In 2004 I left my corporate role as architect, a designing man, who writes (promotions, reports and plans throughout my career), and began a second career as a writer of books. I soon learned I wasn’t done designing, and added scheming and plotting. I found my new journey to be a constant exploration of the man versus nature and his fellow man — a main theme in my works. In the current decade, with the increased frequency of forest fires, floods and violent weather, this once distant murmur has become a loud drumbeat. Along the way, I’ve learned many things about the business, techniques and features of the rapidly changing industry of writing and publishing.
My purpose here is twofold: First, I’ll update you, in my Designing Man Blog, with industry news, my own evolving views, and reviews of the best books I’ve come across. In A Writer’s Journey, on my Writer Insider subdomain, I’ll continue to evolve a free online resource on the writing craft, the changing world of publishing and the new world of promotion in the internet age. As an architect who writes, I’ll keep you informed about local literary events and writing groups, and offer full information about my books and short stories, both biography and mystery, on my monthly Designing Man newsletter and Pete’s Bookshop, an online store, with its frequent bonus offerings, discounts and bargains.
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Welcome, and good words to you!