In the first three blogs of this series I told you about the ‘Dai Hong Dan.’ The never finished story. ... Read More
My new book looks in no way like the ones from the writers I mentioned before. And I’m glad for that. I’ve always been afraid that I would somehow, unintentional, and unconsciously copy a known writer. Rereading the finished chapters I can honestly say my work is different with probably a little of every author I once read and hopefully a bit of myself. Does that make my new book a good book? I have no idea. My wife seems to think so. ... Read More
A year passed by since I iced ‘Dai Hong Dan’ and began thinking of a story in ‘the style of Dan Brown’ and ever since I’ve been asking myself what am I doing, but I am writing. Some five months of research brought me to a mysterious story about ancient secrets (maybe) revealing themselves at the present time. ‘Aldaraia’ (working title) was born and the first words of a prologue were written.... Read More
And…I quit writing. The ‘Dai Hong Dan’ went into the freezer. What to do, go search for another James Mitchel story or start something completely different? It was at that time that I read the latest Dan Brown novel, ‘Origin’. Now I’ve always been a fan of Mr. Brown although I tend to find his writing style somewhat ‘long and full of detail’. But that’s every writer’s preferred style and prerogative. But it’s especially Mr. Brown’s eye for a mystery but a yet plausible story and his obvious research that went into it, that I truly admire. Could I possibly think of such a story and even I could, would I be able to write it, I asked myself. The answer was clear quickly, NO. I never could. I probably could think of a story but writing it. The research alone my patience could never bear. But still like the subjects of the genre I ignored my initial feelings and decided to try and think of a story and see where it got me and….... Read More
Writing is my passion but writing blogs and on social media is a completely different thing, so it’s time for an update.
It’s been a while since ‘47 Hours, The Fall and Rise of Hugo Chavez’ the sequel to Kursk saw first daylight. And after two books held together by one main character what do you do? Indeed, you plan on making it a trilogy. And so I did and ‘Dai Hong Dan’ was born, again a story based on true events with little facts about what truly happened, where I would write my hero in to live and explain it all. After four months of research and writing an outline the new James Mitchel novel found its way to the laptop and principal writing began, and then it happened, I froze. Somehow it didn’t feel right, my heart wasn’t in the story and writing it became heavy, and heavier up to the point when I was looking at my screen, reread my outline and…. ... Read More