Category Archives: Mar Preston

Website Hack

Foolishly I thought it would never happen to me because I was careful. Now that it has happened and been corrected, I see the yawning holes I left wide open for hackers. I hope that with the application of money … READ MORE »

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The Writer as Watcher

Writing police procedurals as I do, I read a lot of police procedural fiction because I enjoy it. It’s not as if I want to imagine myself in the role of the first on scene investigator. Imagine the stress of … READ MORE »

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Changing The Covers on My Books

I liked the previous covers of my four books. But a smooth-talking Irishman, who presented as a social media expert at a conference I recently attended, persuaded me the covers looked  dated. I fell under his spell and found myself … READ MORE »

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Violent Voices in Our Heads, Violent Books on Our Shelves by Guest Blogger Clark Lohr

 T.M. Luhrmann, an anthropology professor at Stanford, wrote an opinion piece which appeared in the New York Times on September 19, 2013, concerning, in part, paranoid schizophrenics who have done mass shootings.  Culture has an influence on the voices—the commands—heard … READ MORE »

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Writing As An Astral Projection Device

When a book comes alive it’s a wonderful feeling. Your words sparkle on the pages. The dialogue is snappy. You even laugh out loud at some of your one-liners. The characters leap off the page. You can’t wait to get … READ MORE »

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Violence as Entertainment #2 by Clark Lohr, Author

What is the effect, upon US. culture, of printed media depicting violence? A quick Google search comes up with television and video games, but not so much on print. The American Psychological Association says there’s a link between aggression, decreased … READ MORE »

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