WWII

Non-literary Influences

This week’s Bookends, a feature in the New York Times Book Review, asks two authors to describe their non-literary influences. Thomas Mallon who writes historical fiction cites photos such as one

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Unexpected Treasures

I’m becoming a firm believer in the adage that you never know what each day will bring – today was no exception. Since my mother is moving to a retirement

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Songs to Nail Hitler

Songs That Will Help Us Nail Hitler is a pamphlet my grandfather kept in his WWII scrapbooks. The title says it all, doesn’t it, about the feelings of hatred that

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Unravelled – final tuning

When is your manuscript done? A facetious answer is ‘when it’s done’. And there are endless opportunities to tweak and tighten but I thought I was done when I sent

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WWII – On the Home Front

During a visit to the Canadian War Museum, I spent an hour or two in its associated Military History Research Centre. I have a few notes from that visit that

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Writing a book blurb

Self-publishing requires a writer to take on all sorts of unfamiliar tasks. One of these is creating the enticing but brief ‘blurb’ that will describe your book to potential readers.

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WWII Red Cross Shipment

Revising is a tough business. Scenes and sentences requiring hours of research and writing time must be sacrificed in the interests of story arc, pacing and emphasis. Sigh – it’s

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