December’s Random Repartee

#SciFi #IndieAuthor #Update #Biography December 14th, 2017, is my feature day on the 22 Days of Christmas, and I thought I'd provide a blog post as my shareable content. First, a little about me that I've not listed on my various profiles. Hitherto Unknown Factoids I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada, in 1967, … Continue reading December’s Random Repartee

Lessons Learned from Agatha Christie: The Omission Says It All.

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Jean Lee's World

Studying Agatha Christie’s Poirot mysteries has been a real treat this year. But like any favorite food, its taste has grown a touch stale on my writing pallette. Before I take a good, long break from one of the greatest authors of all time, I wanted to share one of the lessons learned from what many consider to be her masterpiece: And Then There Were None

And-Then-There-Were-None-HBI had written this book because it was so difficult to do that the idea had fascinated me. That people had to die without it becoming ridiculous or the murderer being obvious. I wrote the book after a tremendous amount of planning, and I was pleased with what I had made of it. It was clear, straightforward, baffling, and yet had an epilogue in order to explain it. It was well received and reviewed, but the person who was really pleased with it…

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My fantasy Christmas

Today’s #MultiTalented “22 Days of December” #Author is Donna Maree Hanson

Donna Maree Hanson, Author and PhD Candidate

I love the Christmas season….but!

I don’t like all the stress. So my Christmas fantasy is that there really is a Santa Claus and he/she/it buys all the presents and maybe cooks the dinner as well.

Photo by Fionna Sullivan

Talking about fantasies leads me to think about wishes…I wish that Christmas wasn’t so commercial and that we were less materialistic generally.

We live in a capitalist society where the dollar is the key. At times I think it’s a great machine that has run mad, eating up everything in search of profit, destroying the planet, churning through people and selling the idea that the dollar is what is important.

I’m part of this great capitalist machine and while I’m caught in this churn I can’t think of a way out. I feel deeply that there is no perfect system. There might be fairer systems. What worries me that such…

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