Category Archives: Common Sense

I have been somewhat busy the last several years…

I have relocated to a horse farm near Dunnellon, Florida. That is about 30 miles west of Ocala and about 20 miles east of the Gulf of Mexico. Over that last six or seven years I have spent most of … Continue reading

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The Business of Writing

This has been a troublesome year as far as my profitability goes (I am a past master at understating the obvious). First, I spent way too much of my savings on setting up an E-Commerce page on a new web … Continue reading

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Profit and Loss Vs. Me

There is an Ebook download alert at the end of this, I promise. But I have a few things to get off my chest, first… Okay, I get it. I’m never going to be “Rich”; It may be that I … Continue reading

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The audio Book version of “The Big Bend” is now available

After three months of work, the audio book version of “The Big Bend” is now up for sale on Audible.com (www.audible.com). It is over eleven hours of listening and priced at $24.95 ($17.46 for members). The link to the book … Continue reading

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What’s in a book, really, or a movie, for that matter?

Images. It’s all about images, and it all starts with the author. Or the author’s intent, at any rate. When we write, we attempt to create an atmosphere in which to tell the tale (happy, weird, scary, romantic, dangerous, etc) … Continue reading

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Write what you know

Or do a lot of research. Then write what you know. Then learn how to write well. And that starts with writing; good bad or ugly, competent or all in a muddle, it all starts with writing. And then a … Continue reading

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On the New Year, and other Odds and Sods

I don’t get all hot and bothered about things like New Year’s day (or eve, for that matter). And birthdays certainly don’t hold any appeal for me any more. But that’s just me. My ex-wife (and there are Very Good … Continue reading

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Another free download coming and a short intro to “Branding”…

Another Free Download My third novel, “Twisted Key” (4 1/2 stars), will be available for free download to your Kindle on December 20 & 21.   Here’s the back text: Terry Rankin has a new client; Fatima al Natsche, a … Continue reading

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Well, Thanksgiving is behind us

So is another short war in the Middle East. Nobody is sure which side won, so let’s call it a draw. Even before Israel started to build up troops along the Gaza border fence phone calls and emissaries were to-ing … Continue reading

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It’s the Weekend! Yippee (not)

What I mean to say is that the thrill is gone. Long, long gone. I can’t recall the last time I looked forward to a weekend. In the interest of full disclosure, I probably just can’t remember back that far. … Continue reading

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