Sunday, 15 January 2012

Welcome to my blog

Sunday morning 15 Jan. 2012

First official announcement of my new website, www.Left2Write.com

This site was designed by Susan Mellor, hope you enjoy it and feel free to contribute to this blog. I'm really eager to get feedback concerning either of the two published novels, i.e. Machiavelli's Desert and If You Forget Me. As well, for those interested, both of these novels are available for e-readers at Smashwords and Amazon.com.

I'm a novice in this blogging phenom, so I don't want to have it function only as an advertisement for my books. I would really like it to be an open forum for sharing ideas, writing ideas and philosophic ideas that both happen to be implicit in my books.

Looking forward to hearing from you all.

Larry

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations Larry!
    I am thrilled to be the first person to join your site since I have the inside view of all the hard work that has gone into the writing of your two novels and soon to be released short stories. I join with you in congratulating Susan on a superb job of constructing the website that includes a place where all of us who love to read and write can join you to talk about the important issues your books have raised about the world we live in.

    Your devoted life partner,
    Nancy

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  2. Thanks for the thoughtful note in response to my hope that someone out there will do me the honour of visiting the site and activate the dynamics of blogging.

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  3. Just finished reading the excerpt of "If You Forget Me" and am now impatiently waiting for Canada Post to bring me the whole novel. It will join Machiavelli's Desert in a prized spot in my library.

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    1. Thanks Bob. Very honoured. Hope you will enjoy it, a very different story from Machiavelli's Desert. Interestingly, there is a scene in the book that deals with a mention of a performance by Etta James, and unfortunately, I read this morning of her passing. The book is on its way to you.
      Larry

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  4. Hi Larry,
    Finished Machiavelli's Desert and found it a thoroughly good read.
    Looking forward to If You Forget Me.
    Excellent website, bear with me as I find my way around this Blogging set up.
    Peter

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    1. Hi Peter - I'm also having a learning curve challenge with blogging. This is my second to you since receiving your blog. I don't think the first blog has gotten through, hung-up on the profile choices, I think.
      Anyway, thanks for your message and very glad that you enjoyed the book. Sorry to hear about Christine's fall and hope that she has a quick recovery.
      Best for now to you Christina and your sons. Looking forward to talking with you next week and hoping Skype is working.

      Larry

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  5. Well, the final edit of Lochside Stories has gone off to Printorium for construction of a final proof. It was a very difficult edit owing to lots of characters spread among five stories. Punctuation has always been a bug-bear for me but with the help of my web designer/layout person and cover developer - Susan Mellor, I think we've got it licked.
    It's so interesting that the pleasure of creating and writing stories can evolve into monstrous, detailed works that become dreaded entities. But hopefully, after it is published it will rejoin world of respected efforts.
    If anyone reads this blog who also experiences editing challenges I would like to hear of your experiences, too.

    Larry

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  6. Two interesting opportunities for writers in Victoria. 1. The Writers' Union is presenting a full day workshop Friday, 2nd March at Ambrosia Cente on Fisgard, titled Be Your Own Publicist. 2. UVic Debate - The Book is Dead, 7 March, 3:30 to 4:30, Maths & Sciences Bldg., room 110. Should be interesting.
    Larry

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  7. I am looking forward to reading some of your material via kindle when I travel back east next week.

    I also have wrestled with the editing gorilla. Fortunately I have a champion in Nichola Furlong a wonderful woman, who lives in Sidney by the sea, and can be located in one of her many activities via a any reputible search engine.

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  8. Thanks Brock, I look forward to your feedback. And, I'll check out Nichola Furlong. The name is very familiar to me.

    Larry

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