Advice To Aspiring Writers

March 30, 2011

Tags: writing, writing tips, authors in europe, black authors, martial arts, aikido

If you are looking for commercial success, study the books on the bestseller lists and select your target audience.
If you are an artist, write what you want and study the craft.
In preparing for your success and/or reconitionsl, take martial arts because there will be all kinds of folks out there waiting (more…)

Should I Be Insulted?

March 25, 2011

Tags: colonialism, setting sun, expat authors, brits in france

For years I noticed…all over Nice… on bill boards, buses and bus stop shelters, humungous ads for The Wall Street English Institutes.
Having no need to study something like this nor the desire to teach English, I continued to remain mildly curious without checking out what it was all about. Besides, here in (more…)

Quote of the Day

March 22, 2011

Mona Lisa Image by Chalie Hall
He who laughs last …is surrounded by dead people!

-- Dat Phan

It' Novel Pimping Time!

March 15, 2011

Tags: drag queens, ladyfingers: a novel, pimping your work, expat authors in france, black expats in france

Elton John and RuPaul
I'll never understand why it's called "pimping" when an author pushes his own work; it seems to me that it would be the agent who would be called a pimp. But then? I'm not really educated when it comes to issues surrounding "gangstah life".
Here Goes:

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