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Culture of Violence


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The concept of rugged individualism has been a virtual mantra for denizens of the United States...

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Her Other Family: The Backstory


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A friend of mine, an actress, called me to share her excitement about an upcoming audition. This...

Power, Money, and Sexual Harassment


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“When I grow up, I want to be rich and powerful. A chick magnet. That’s what chicks want. They’ll all want to go to bed with me.” This is the general attitude most men grow up with. When I was a teen, having a car was the...

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Shattered Direction: The Backstory


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How often do we judge people by what they do for a living or for their lifestyle? We make snap judgments on the basis of a word: pornographer, prostitute, drug-addict. Or even lawyer, cop, shrink, truck driver, politician. All...

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Writing a novel: the journey


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When I sit down to write a story, I usually have a general concept and an end point. I know the premise and I know how the story will end. What I don’t know is how I will get there. I begin to write the outline for the...

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The Midnight Shrink: The Characters


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In my previous post I gave some of the backstory for the protagonist in the The Midnight Shrink, Dr. David Edminson. Today I will give you some insights into David’s two best friends, LAPD Detective Sal Catena and ER...

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The Midnight Shrink: The Backstory


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My second novel, The Midnight Shrink, is based on a amalgamation of bits and pieces from my life woven together in the context of a psychological thriller. As with all of my books, psychological messages are embedded in the...

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Why do I write?


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I’ve been writing for well over 50 years. It all began when I wrote a term paper in graduate school at the age of 24. The following week when I walked into class, the professor and my classmates stood up and applauded as...

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