An inveterate, practicing raconteur with an MA in BS, it has been touted that I hold the world's largest collection of economically useless information. Perhaps a little harsh but I embrace that brand wholeheartedly.
To be fair though, I should allow that I am a semi-willing victim of a classical education. I suppose the theory there was that if you throw enough things against the wall, some of it will stick. I like to think that some of it did although I'm still trying to figure out if it was spaghetti or linguine.
I hasten to assure you that my character references all agree that I am one, and were I to choose one word to describe myself, that word would be ineffable.
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Frequently, anything by William Faulkner, Robert Service, Robert Ludlum, John Grisham, Louis L'Amour, Immanuel Velikovsky, Sir Francis Bacon, Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler. Strange company perhaps yet through it all I confess that if my favorite crime fighter is not Timothy Cone high priest of Wall Street fraud, then it has to be the Belle of the Burg, the High Queen Bee of Bail Bonds, the inimitable, one and only, Stephanie Plum.
More writers? Damon Runyan, as anyone who can write a story like 'Lady For a Day', has to be divinely inspired. 'Meditations', by Marcus Aurelius, daily, Henry Mencken, when I am half in the bag and in the mood, and a whole lot of really interesting things too but no politics. My current wife (bless her heart ) hates it when I come home bleeding.
(Okay,...so lately I've been reading politics too.)
For anyone who is interested, if I read your work and comment, I will direct such comments towards your intent in telling the story. I care not if you have made a typo on page six, nor if your punctuation is less than according to Hoyle, nor, God forbid, you have misspelled something on page nine. I simply want to know if your story is well crafted; does it read well and would I buy it. A completed book gets extra high marks as I do not read the first few pages alone and an incomplete work generally pisses me off.
Please bear in mind that I refuse to play the game of tit-for-tat mostly because tits are worth far more than tats as any guy will freely relate.
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