As stated in previous posts, there were twelve important questions about Hitler that needed to be answered in my historical novel, In the Mouth of the Lion. They were: Did Hitler have supernatural powers? Who killed Geli Raubal, Hitler’s niece? Why was Geli Raubal killed? How did her murderer get away with it? Who isContinue reading “The Mind of Hitler, Continued”
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The Mind of Hitler
As stated in the previous post, The Guardienne [see the link to the Guardienne Paper on ResearchGate], there were twelve important questions about Hitler that needed to be answered in my historical novel, In the Mouth of the Lion. They were: Did Hitler have supernatural powers? Who killed Geli Raubal, Hitler’s niece? Why was GeliContinue reading “The Mind of Hitler”
Every writer should be an amateur psychologist. If your characters act in ways inconsistent with human behavior, your readers will throw up their hands (or just throw up) and say, “Nobody would do that!” Their suspended disbelief will drop like a dead bat. But, besides knowing what your characters would not do, psychology can helpContinue reading “The Guardienne”
First-Born Son, better look out!
A few Sundays ago, my guardian angel rose and stretched. “Been working overtime for the old gal,” he said with a yawn, “Think I deserve to sleep in this a.m.” With that, he crawled back into his feathery bed and was soon snoring.
Lost and Found in Santa Monica
Two dauntless dames from Vassar’s Class of ‘54 plan to meet for lunch in Santa Monica. This should be easy, except Alumna Number One lives several miles down the coast and rarely drives her grey Camry into the metropolis of which Santa Monica is a part. She looks up the address on Google and memorizesContinue reading “Lost and Found in Santa Monica”
WHO SCARED THE PANTS OFF PARENTS?
I could have been arrested. Some might say I should have been. But thanks to the passage of time, I can continue leading my reckless life while the children I “endangered” have safely reached adulthood. Today parents like me are being arrested for letting children play in parks unsupervised. I picture my face on aContinue reading “WHO SCARED THE PANTS OFF PARENTS?”
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Recess at Reservoir Avenue School wasn’t much fun for her. As a chunky klutzy kid, she was among the last to be chosen for group games. She wasn’t very good at jumping rope because her feet and the rope would entangle. She usually avoided playing marbles because she didn’t want to risk losing herContinue reading “FOOD FOR THOUGHT”
TACT AND OTHER NICETIES
There was once a judge who always listened with great interest. First he would hear the prosecution’s case, consider the argument, nod, and say, “Hmm, you may be right.” Then he would listen just as carefully to the defense, nod, and say, “Hmm, you may be right.” Finally, one of the lawyers, in a passionContinue reading “TACT AND OTHER NICETIES”
IT’S ALL IN THE CARDS
Some time ago she read of a woman who could read the newspaper through her fingertips. Amazing, if true, she thought she wondered if she could duplicate the feat. Starting with the newspaper seemed much too daunting. Even a book seemed too much of a hurdle. She would start withContinue reading “IT’S ALL IN THE CARDS”
ONE HUNDRED, SIXTY-SIX WORDS and ten numbers
Sometimes it’s challenging to give advice. Her children shun her attempts because they know everything about everything anyhow. Her contemporaries, as hard of hearing as she, are a lost cause. But then, there is her writers’ group, a captive audience if ever there was one. Here are ten things she knows are true: