Thursday, August 11, 2011

Criminal-E: Les Edgerton interview: Just Like That

Criminal-E: Les Edgerton interview: Just Like That: "Just Like That by Les Edgerton £3.50/$4.99 Amazon UK , Amazon US Les Edgerton is an ex-con who was a writer even when he was robbing folk..."

My comments: Ok that was a mind-blast. I’ve already done the get out and do so I “plop” my “ass into a chair and write” about all kinds of things.
You do “write great frickin’ dialog” and tell what you mean and mean what you say.
I also like dark but not a fan of crime novels, “like kittens or some such crap” protagonists. I will read Killshot by Elmore Leonard and Harry Crews’ A Feast of Snakes and Camus’ The Stranger because you consider them “perfect books” if I can’t get past the first 10 pages I stop reading a book.
I write poetry and some say that my writing is to “poesy” I think it all depends on what I’m wiring.
I LOL, because I belong to a “writer’s clubs” that you think “a vast number of these folks shouldn’t be published... ever. They’re not writers for the most part; they’re typists.”
I love your “This is an art form in which practitioners should either be geniuses” That folks who “take some classes, read some craft books, maybe get an MFA (now, that’s a huge crock, and I have one and would have spent the money and time more wisely on a hooker)”
That “many writers who actually are good turn to self-publishing lately.” I think is because publishing houses and agents want only done deals. Your mentioned “new kids on the block like Bare Knuckles Press, Snubnose Press, StoneGate Publishing” gives me hope.

Monday, May 30, 2011

To live and to love.



“Decluttering isn't just simplifying your life.
It's having a vision, setting new priorities
and using those notions to get rid of obstacles.”
—  Peter Walsh

from http://www.oprah.com/spirit.html

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

EC Charges Six Executives With Financial Fraud at Brooke Corporation

"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Washington, D.C., May 4, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged six former leading executives affiliated with a Kansas-based financial corporation with hiding critical information from investors and conducting a financial fraud.
The SEC alleges that senior executives at Brooke Corporation and two subsidiaries – whose line of business was insurance agency franchising and providing loans to franchisees – misrepresented their deteriorating financial condition in filings to investors and other public statements in 2007 and 2008. Meanwhile, behind the scenes they engaged in various undisclosed schemes to meet almost weekly liquidity crises, and falsified reports and made accounting maneuvers to conceal the rapid deterioration of the loan portfolio."

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