Later that day the offending book was no longer available. I guess having the US Government as a client and a team of lawyers at your beck and call makes a difference.
Research doesn't always go the way we plan, though. Back in the mid-90s I was writing a sci-fi novel set three hundred years in the future when sex work would be legal and respected. In order to give my character, Jazmine, an authentic voice, I travelled to Nevada to interview a sex worker in a legal brothel.
Happy 2023!Yes, It's been an eon or two since I blogged my bloggiest and I'm going to try and keep at it on a more regular basis.I haven't been here because I haven't had anything to say, it's just that what I have to say has either been said in SEARCH Magazine (https://searchmagazinenet.wordpress.com/?s=tim+reynolds) or one... Continue Reading →
I'm not big on New Year's Resolutions because my goals just keep rolling along, being achieved (or not) over time. So, for 2023, I resolve to: 1. Find those droids I've been looking for. 2. Teach Lassie to get help, just in case I ever fall in a well. 3. Get a promotion so I... Continue Reading →
In the News this week: A boy murdered a girl because she broke up with him. Then he died from a gunshot wound. While we're pointing fingers at his father for owning the gun, or the mental health industry for not seeing whatever they didn't see, or the gun lobby for being the gun lobby,... Continue Reading →
It is with great pleasure that I announce the acquisition of my somewhat romantic paranormal novel, "Waking Anastasia", by Tyche Books of Calgary, for release in 2016.
t has been a busy 12 months for my suddenly-alive short story writing and I thought I'd quickly toss up the covers of the projects done and the ones scheduled before the end of 2012. Let's start with the Photoshopped writer's shelf.
I refuse to do a serious photo with my chin on my fist --- that's intellectual cheesecake and smacks of lack of imagination. If we can write amazing stories, can we not imagine a photo which shows readers who we are (or as much as we're willing to reveal)?
RANT & Rhetorical Question TIME: Does knowing about horrific crimes deter us from committing anything similar? Or does it just titillate and entertain us? What if there was an immediate publication ban on the names of all fame/serial killers so that they can't achieve ANY degree of fame or infamy. We don't learn from past mistakes... Continue Reading →
There are many different reasons for a character to use humour, including seeking social approval, self-defence against a bully, or even to facilitate bullying, which can lead right back to 'social approval' and 'self-defence'when the reason for bullying is examined.