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dale-estey's picture
Mar.12.2013
Unintentionally I have written a number of novels taking place in times of history. I put it this way instead of saying "historical" because I do not know if the Twentieth Century (I have written of World War Two and also of Kafka) is classed as historical. But I have also definitely written "...
jill-jepson's picture
Feb.19.2013
My Desk Yesterday, I told the story of how I got a picture back from a framer and didn’t recognize it because it looked so different with a frame: A fable for writers. While I’m in the mode of telling slightly embarrassing anecdotes that have an underlying message for the writing life, here is...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.12.2012
I have found myself - totally unplanned- the author of four and three-quarters historical novels. One of the major difficulties (for me) has been having to deal with no modern methods of communication. But one adapts. Otherwise, an author writes to propel characters through a plot. This is the main...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.06.2011
I have written historical novels set in real places dealing (sometimes) with real people. In dealing with Kafka, and following him in real time day-by-day in his diaries, I was exceedingly careful to depict nothing which could not have happened. However, in the  historical work of others, mistakes...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.17.2011
Here is a reasonably detailed account by the scholar/editor who plans to published a run of Huckleberry Finn without the word "nigger" in it.  I don't agree with the idea of altering the novel, but since we can still get the 'original', all power to him. In my relatively innocent A LOST...
dale-estey's picture
May.27.2010
  I'm not sure where to stand on this. I research diligently, and if I have historic facts, places and actions, I make certain that they are research-accurate.  Mind you, that does not mean they are accurate.  No one really knows how onions were planted to the north of Rome in the 4th Century. I...
dale-estey's picture
Mar.12.2009
As I tracked myself down while filling in the Google forms for the Google Book Search Settlement, I came across this cover for one of my books. It is the Italian translation of THE BONNER DECEPTION. I've hunted for it before, so I don't know why it came up this time. Still, it is my one...
dale-estey's picture
Jun.20.2008
Should I blame my father? Kafka blamed his. My father, who long ago re-located to the world Kafka also inhabits, put this annoying impediment into my mind. Whenever he read an article (regardless of how he praised it), if he found an inaccuracy, he would question if he could therefore believe any...
darlene-arden's picture
Apr.19.2008
I'm not exactly a newcomer to writing. I still remember the days when I did all of my interviews either in person or via telephone. Taped, of course. Then, along came the internet. It's very handy for asking a quick question when someone lives in another time zone, or another country. Even a quck...