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Very nice post this is...

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James

I am always in need of advice on writing. I have just started my journey towards becoming a writer. Please feel free to follow along as I figure out how to get this book out of my head and onto the written page. I don’t consider myself a real writer and the journey is sure to be a fun/frustrating journey. Visit me at http://thefictionalwritersblock.blogspot.com

Richard Fancy

I just wrote today on this issue in my own blog from the other perspective. As an author (two ebooks on Amazon), I believe we have a moral obligation to protect others who are not public figures.
The rules are different for public personalities. By appearing on the larger stage, they expose themselves to a certain risk.
Private people deserve to be left alone.
http://rightabook.blogspot.com

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Some of My Books

  • : The Fall of the Republic

    The Fall of the Republic
    In a parallel timeline, 1990s America discovers the chronoplanes: parallel worlds at different points in history.

  • : Rogue Emperor

    Rogue Emperor
    The hijacking of the Roman Empire, 100 AD, by 21st-century Christian fundamentalists, in the second of the Chronoplane Wars novels.

  • : The Empire of Time

    The Empire of Time
    My first novel, published in 1978, but the last in the Chronoplane Wars trilogy.

  • : Gryphon

    Gryphon
    "Write a space opera," my editor said. So I did, with some nanotech thrown in.

  • : Tsunami

    Tsunami
    A companion novel to Icequake, set mostly in California.

  • : Icequake

    Icequake
    A disaster thriller (Antarctic ice sheet surges into ocean), dated but still fun.

  • : Eyas

    Eyas
    Originally published in 1982, and still the novel I'm most proud of.

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