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…a wee post about Majlis visits in the Middle East…

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:
…first up, for my non-Arabic friends, an explanation  of the WURD, ‘Majlis’ will be helpful… literally it means, ‘the place of sitting’… in Arabic society, the higher essence is of a council, where authority can listen to the views and opinions of those in their respective communities and constituencies… in the…

…Authors… Giveaways, Freebies and Promos are all a matter of balance…

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:
…as a writer, I’m often asked, ‘why give yer stuff away for free?’… this ol’ Jurassic Scots scribbler can be as charitable as the next man… but, with a nod to my Caledonian heritage, and to quote a famous writer of the past, “…his generosity knows bounds!…” …delving into the wunnerful…

…the gift of sight… all too often among things I take for granted…

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:
…as a wee lad of barely 4 years of age, this ol’ Scots Jurassic scribbler was already an avid reader… the local public library in Elder Park in Docklands, Govan in Glasgow, where I grew up, was an oasis in an area deprived of many things… the junior section encouraged…

…a HUGE thanks to you wunnerful listeners who’ve downloaded my Audio Book…

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:
…one of my favorite poems is Walter De La Mere’s ‘THE LISTENERS‘, published just over a hundred years ago in 1912… fast forward to the present day, and still among my favourites  is a new breed of ‘Listeners’… the good folks who’ve honoured me by downloading my maiden foray into…

…the digital dumbing down of wordsmithing and numeracy… p’raps all is not yet lost…

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:
…many of yeez of a certain age will recall the basic schooling process of the three ‘R’s… Reading, (W)’Riting and (A)’Rithmetic… happily, this ol’ Scots Jurassic has always enjoyed WURDS and NUMBERS… I firmly believe that’s down to the intrigue of connectivity I found between ‘communication’ and ‘understanding’ – two…

…manners, respect, politeness… yes, they DO exist aplenty…

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:
…this ol’ Scots Jurassic scribbler is as susceptible as the next person to knee-jerk reactions to headline nonsense on the news channels, even though I watch SKYNews, coz it’s so bad it’s good, if yeez get my drift… the incendiary commentary that spews so facilely from ‘experts’ is fashioned in…

…a few thoughts on reviews… one of the most valuable commodities for Authors…

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:
…I’m appalled to learn from news snippets on the Web recently that the pernicious practice of false reviews being purchased on Amazon is rife… as a scribbler myself, I consider each and every review that any of my WURKS attract is a a precious commodity… …since first dipping my authorly…

…aren’t top Literary Agents and Big Five Publishers imaginary species?…

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:
…this ol’ Scots Jurassic scribbler has long since realized that any complaining or whining from me, about anything, seldom achieves positive results… and that fact pertains especially to my publishing aspirations… over the past ten years, I’ve experienced the sum’time exhilarating, sum’time depressing, pendulum familiar to many authors… when my…

…time to spend a little timely time with my pal Author, Glen R. Stansfield…

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:
…my great pal, and fellow scribbler, Glen R. Stansfield, he of the crime writing prowess that produced Fishing for Stones, and Harry, is also on the verge of launching a cookbook, a superb culinary compilation, Around the World in Eighty Dishes, which comprises a series of feature articles which first appeared in…

…the simple pleasure of chit-chat… how precious can that be?…

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:
…there’s a certain grotesqueness in the WURLD which features daily in the newspapers and the ubiquitous 24/7 television ‘news’ channels… it would be all too easy to summarize that everything we see and hear is evidence of overwhelming evil and badness… but let’s hold on just a minute… ‘news’ outlets…

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