Turning Stories into Novels

Turning Stories into Novels

All great writers are good storytellers. Not all good storytellers are great writers. How does a writer go from merely telling stories to writing novels with substance; books that leave the reader with something important to think about? In other words, how can we use...
Terrorism…From the Sea

Terrorism…From the Sea

Maritime terrorism is difficult to pull off. Attacking targets at sea – or using the sea to access a coastal target – requires special skills and logistics that most terrorists do not have. But some do, and others can learn. The sea connects more than two...

Living the Terrorist Dream

Living the Terrorist Dream Hitler had one. Mussolini had one. Jefferson Davis’s Confederacy had one. Osama bin Ladin had one. Now the American right wing has one – a dream that will never come true. Tragically, these and other historical actors have left for the rest...

“Lovemarks” in Literature

The term “literature” covers a lot of ground.  Ordinarily, literature is thought to be writing that has appealed to a large number of readers over a long period of time.  So-called “classic” literature is sometimes measured according to four criteria: solid plot,...
What Drives Terrorism?

What Drives Terrorism?

What Drives Terrorism?  There have been countless terrorist attacks all over the world for years. Terror attacks have a long history and are still a current threat. In a span of one year, one cannot count how many terror incidents have occurred. The use of violence,...

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