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Susan Shiney, Writer in Lille, France


Susan Shiney is living my fantasy–to live somewhere in Europe and write. She is in Lille, France. Had I been able, I would have lived in my favourite city Venice and written non-stop. Have a look. Her work is very interesting. Do you think that where the writer lives affects how or what he or […]

WRITING NOVELS–I LOVE LISTS!


writing, writing novels, writing tips, Mary E. Martin, The Osgoode Trilogy, Conduct in Question, Final Paradox, A Trial of One, The Trilogy of Remembrance, The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde, Night Crossing, The Wondrous Apothecary, making lists, organic, visual arts, visual artists, music, musicians, creating characters, creativity, creative process, themes in fiction, point of view, POV, resources,

    This post is my own list to begin developing the next novel. If you haven’t read the first article Organic story-telling, you can catch it now by clicking the gold arrow to the left. When I started asking questions about writing novels, these are the thoughts I came up with. Getting ideas down […]

ORGANIC STORY-TELLING [How I write a novel]


WRTING NOVELS I’ve decided to write a novel! But how do you do that? Frequent Advice To write a great story, writers are often told to write about what they know. Sometimes they are advised to write out, ahead of time, everything that is going to happen in the story. So, you have to know what’s going […]

SPIRITUALITY and Creativity ~ ENCOUNTERS IN VENICE


muse, novels about artists, art, spirituality, creativity, Venice, San Marco, Beethoven, Helen Keller, blindness, deafness, café Florian, music, Beethoven’s ninth symphony, Canaletto, painting.

Surely we’ve met before! I am Alexander Wainwright, landscape painter in London. I must tell you about a very strange event occurring at a cafe in San Marco Piazza in Venice. In fact, my story may give you chills as it did me.  Some of you may read my story and think it nonsensical. Others […]

Basquiat and Charlie Parker


Video, Basquiat, Charlie Parker, Rinaldo, Alexander Wainwright, creativity, inspiration, art, literature

          It is my pleasure to introduce myself to you. I am Rinaldo, the conceptual artist, who appears in The Trilogy of Remembrance in the role of “thorn in the side” [I use the polite term] of Alexander Wainwright. An immense gulf  lies between the two of us on the question […]