Character names

I have been asked how I select the names of characters.  Sometimes I look through a phone book or newspaper (the bridal and baby-brag pages provide some interesting contemporary names). …

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Time to read

Some of my friends and acquaintances have expressed an inability to “find the time” to read, or a lack of “the motivation” to read, or difficulty recalling the story line…

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Some of my friends and acquaintances express a belief that I “could be famous.”  Do I want to be famous?  Not particularly.  But being successful is not necessarily about fame. …

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I consider myself an ordinary person.  Not especially erudite or knowledgeable.  (To paraphrase someone—I forget who—my education has not been hampered by formal schooling.)  A Jill of all trades and…

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