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The Michelangelo Concept of Writing, Part 2

Written by on August 25, 2014 in The Writing Life with 0 Comments
The Michelangelo Concept of Writing, Part 2

The request has come to me: More examples, please. One of the most striking in my experience occurred during the writing of The Picardy Alliance. While “dreaming the story” one evening (described in The Michelangelo Concept of Writing), I saw flashes of what seemed like lightning in a night sky. It illuminated the faces of […]

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The Maginot and Mareth Lines

Written by on August 20, 2014 in WW II Research Notes with 1 Comment
The Maginot and Mareth Lines

  In The Picardy Alliance reference is made several times to the Maginot Line; in Elephant Mountain it’s the Mareth Line. I’ve found some readers who are unfamiliar with these terms, so I want to clear up any confusion. After World War I France began building a series of fortifications—including bunkers, casements, and anti-tank defenses—along […]

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