Randall's Ramblings

Randall’s Ramblings, December 23, 2018

As the year draws toward its close, the weather continues its erratic behavior. If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you have an enjoyable time with friends and family. With the dawn of 2019 approaching I want to wish everyone health and prosperity for the new year.

I decided to skip this Sunday’s birthday list and will take a look at those associate with the writing world who were born on December 25th. (compliments of http://www.onthisday.com/today/birthdays):

Dorothy Wordsworth, English poet and diarist, brother of William Wordsworth; Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman; Alfred Kerr [Kempner], German-British writer; Rebecca West, [Cicely Isabel Fairfield], English author (Meaning of Treason); Quentin Crisp, English author; Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist; and Lex Hixon, religious teacher/author.

December 25th seemed to be a popular day for the birth of composers, not writers. Whether you recognize anyone on the list or not, if today’s your special day I hope you have a great one and many more to follow!

News About My Published Work

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For those with access to Kindle, Dangerous Alliance and The Kurdish Connection and both be gifted across the Amazon network. So if you need a last-minute gift, why not select an ebook for that special person!

My Work in Progress

Much of my writing time of the past week was once again devoted to social media marketing of Dangerous Alliance. The Christmas decorations are in place and the final touches are being taken care of before our son arrives today to spend the holidays with us.

I did manage to complete another chapter of Carnage in Singapore. The manuscript received another fifteen reviews this week, bringing the total to 529 chapter reviews, all assisting me in improving my writing and tweaking the story.

Books I’m Reading

Chickamuaga and Three Days in Hell by Blair Howard will appeal to history buffs, especially to those interested in the Civil War. You’ll experience the same emotions as those who fought did–fear, joy, heartache. Thousands died and even more were maimed in an extraordinary battle in 1863.

Blair’s created a splendid rendition of historical events, combined with a number of fictional characters to bring the story to life. Once again, he’s demonstrated his story-telling prowess and painstaking researching to bring the story to life. 

This brings us to a close for another week. I hope you found something of interest or at least useful for your own writing. If you have any suggestions for a topic you’d like to read about, please let me know. Until the next time, thank you for reading. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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