Thursday, 15 September 2016

Writing - Redacting words

I have problems with invented words and slang words such as 'swingeing' becoming acceptable. I understand the attitude that language is dynamic but honestly some of the things we are required to accept is just so much gobblefunk.

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I can't remember when redacting first entered my consciousness but it periodically is shown on TV as the other night in yet another programme concerning the hidden facts surrounding 9/11.(Watch out for the publication of my version Building 7). In fact, even before I knew there was a word for it, I used to do a fair bit of redacting in my school homework much to dad's annoyance.

Of course you could argue that official documents requested by special investigative bodies should never have any redacted sections. In one sense the CIA turning over documents regarding the role of the 9/11 terrorists full of redacted paragraphs is insulting to the receiving body. They want to read the original documents for a purpose and the CIA are still denying them that facility. Well in an effort to be open and above board none of my books have any redacted sections. 

Please see below.

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.


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