Tag Archives: Tony Mandolin

Literary Agents as Idiots


I was running over a several considerations the other day and came to the unshakable conclusion that I have yet to find a single literary agent capable of functioning in polite society, much less competent to do little more than … Continue reading

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Expanding the market


If you have spent any time at all watching current television programing and if you are an experienced writer you, like me have been rather disappointed in what constitutes plot development these days. One of the reasons for this is … Continue reading

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Beginning a Story


I had one of those moment when the voices begin talking. Every writer has them. Ususally, in my experience, either the timing is wrong or there isn’t anything to write down what is ‘heard’. This time is different. Besides my … Continue reading

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Bad Language and bad writing


Without any sort of fanfare nearly every newly minted television program broadcast in the US stepped over a line this year. Some in the viewing audience may not have noticed and most of those who did more than likely made … Continue reading

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Dealing with criticism


I have an urban noir fantasy series I’m working on. Some have compared it favorably and not at all favorably to Jim Butcher’s Dresden series. One worthy even accused me of plagiarizing not Butcher’s words, but his entire world. Hmm, … Continue reading

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Forum, we don’t need no steenking forum


Yeah, I know the title is cheesy, but I happen to like cheese. What this is, if you’ll indulge me is my attempt to skirt around the fact that I have utterly no idea how to create a workable forum. … Continue reading

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Second Tony Mandolin published


Well it finally hit the stores. One Last Quiche, the second in the Tony Mandolin Mysteries has been released by my overworked Publisher, Sandy Cummins of Writers Exchange ePublishing. I don’t know about that company name, since WEE also has … Continue reading

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