Friday, 13 May 2016

Writing - Seeking literary longevity

What light from yonder window breaks 'tis the moon and Juliet is the sun.
A well known line from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, but why do we remember it? In fact why do we remember any of his famous lines?

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Cunk on Shakespeare

I suppose part of the reason is because of programmes like Cunk, played by Diane Morgan, which is a docucomedy about the bard. Almost from the moment he died people were talking about his plays and that has been happening ever since. I like to think that one of the reasons he has staying power is that his plays were seen by all classes of people. Therefore there is more universal appeal.
In my defence I write for anyone and everyone who reads and if my logic has wings I will be celebrated 400 years hence!!!!

    Please read on.

    December 2015

     My hero was created post recession and so has no concept of how 'good' things were pre-2008. In 'I Have To Get It Right' when he began to flex his muscles he was working in an accountant's office. Then after the Gurentai took him under their wing and removed all of his financial worries, it was justice that was his major concern. He did become involved in international relations in 'The 51st State' but it was for the maintenance of a respectful distance between countries, rather than economic reasons. His trips into the USA had repercussions which can be read about in 'The Biter Bit' but then by the time things began to change in 2011 and the recession was really biting, Steele was trying to make sense of the state of the nation in 'A Changed Reality' and coming up against some really nasty people taking advantage of the shortage of money. By the time the USA are out of their recession Steele's steps are still being dogged by an unknown enemy from the same country. In 'Inceptus' we also find out more about what makes the man tick. The most recent Steele book 'Castled' where Steele is once again at risk from unseen enemies. It would seem that he has become quite recession proof!
    The most recent addition to the Steele family is Earth plc in which our hero is concerned with political and emotional issues in this crime fighting adventure.

    All books are available in paperback or ebook through Amazon, Smashwords and all good book shop websites.

    This is a dystopian story that hinges directly on the state of the nation as a result of fiscal mismanagement. Having said that it is more a story of human relations, privations, love and loss.

    Poetry - there are also two thoughtful collections of poetry available solely through Amazon.


    God Bless