Sunday, April 15, 2012

Bee Gees

I was saddened when I read that singer Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees was in a coma in Chelsea hospital in West London. Robin is the last surviving member of the legendary British singing group that performed for us for almost a half century. I think that most of us will remember the Bee Gees best for the soundtrack from the movie Stayin’ Alive. There was something magical about that movie that captivated most of us, not that we lived a life similar to the character that John Travolta played, but rather that we were moved by the music, and could identify with the longing of someone who wanted to excel at what he did. It is the end of a passing era in some ways, but in others the Disco Era will never end as long as we can hum along with the many great hits that were written during those years. I shall always remember Barry, Robin, and Maurice. Their music brought a lot of pleasure into our lives. Click on the title of this article to watch the YouTube video of the Bee Gees performing their hit song from Stayin' Alive.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Another Winner From Writer Felix Francis

I was saddened when mystery writer Dick Francis passed away in 2010. He was the author of more than 40 international bestsellers, spanning a career that lasted more than a half century. When I read Francis first book, The Sport of Queens, I was immediately hooked. There was just the right amount of mystery and authenticity to keep me turning the pages. All of his books were centered around horseracing, and as a former jockey who rode in more than 300 races, he was able to capture the magic of the sport.

I was pleased when his son, Felix Francis, co-author of his books, decided to continue in his father’s footsteps and keep the tradition alive. Gamble, the novel that I am currently reading, is as exciting as any of the books that went before. I hope there will be many more in the years to come.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Writing Your First Novel

In the last few weeks I have received a large number of emails from writers, especially the ones who are trying to get their first novel off the ground. Some of them were having trouble with their writing, and a lot of them were having problem with formatting and uploading their finished book on Kindle. After answering so many questions, I decided that it would be easier to just put everything together in one small self-help book and make it available to everyone who needs some assistance. This book will not write your book for you, nor will it allow you to publish it on Kindle without doing some of your own research when you get on their site. What it will do is open up the process and point the way to where you can find the information you need. Thinks for visiting my site, and happy writing!

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