George Michael’s Poetry at Age 11

George Michael was a genius.  He was also a natural writer. Please click the link to see two samples of his perceptions and writing ability when he was eleven.  Then take a moment to appreciate a highly sensitive person who proved to be very strong. https://www.smoothradio.com/artists/george-michael/poetry-poems-school-child-young/?fbclid=IwAR3x6BBCE5DATjdsL77chcigSILuffB4q5SSkw3ohDNu3obQmmZm6U5aH2c Continue reading George Michael’s Poetry at Age 11

The George Michael Essay You May Have Missed

(Note:  A link to a 2005 essay on The Advocate’s website by George Michael appears at the end of this post.) The Advocate, an LGBT publication founded in 1967, has never achieved mainstream popularity.  However, occasionally it has had features that appeal to people who don’t fit the magazine’s readership profile. I remember buying The Advocate in 1979, when I was first coming out as bisexual.  At the time, I thought maybe I was gay, but more recent history has proven otherwise.  Still bi. When I was coming out, The Advocate was printed on newsprint — the correct name for the paper used … Continue reading The George Michael Essay You May Have Missed

The George Michael Video You May Not Remember

(Note:  This blog post underwent small revisions on January 11 and March 22, 2019.) I can’t believe it.  I spent a year researching George Michael’s work to write an essay, and missed this.  It isn’t his only advert, either, but it’s the one people respect as his better work. The commercial aired on the American Music Awards, broadcast in January 1989.  That was at about the time the popularity of the Faith album ran its course and GM was slowing the promotion of his music in the U.S., although he won two awards during the ceremony. This video may be more … Continue reading The George Michael Video You May Not Remember

Essay on George Michael’s Work: Free This Weekend on Kindle

I’d like to thank the people who have read any of my five e-books.  The books aren’t written for money, and the satisfaction for me is when they’re read. Not everyone likes my books, as I’ve seen from the ratings on the Goodreads site.  Starred ratings are a grey area, though, and sometimes the only thing a relatively unknown writer can do is accept that good writing is a subjective thing.  When you’re not writing for profit, just write what you like and figure someone out there will be interested. This weekend, September 22 and 23, George Michael: An Appreciation will be available free … Continue reading Essay on George Michael’s Work: Free This Weekend on Kindle

My E-Book Isn’t Selling This Week. Sound the Alarm Bells!

I am a relatively unknown author.  I have five books — two novellas, two essays and a short story — on Kindle, and ordinarily there’s no reader interest unless the books are promoted. There are different types of promotions, and I won’t elaborate on the options.  However, I will say that during the past week I spent four afternoons focusing on one title and distributing more than two hundred and fifty business cards in San Francisco, without results.  Some of those people who accepted the cards expressed a real interest, but I was too honest and told them about the … Continue reading My E-Book Isn’t Selling This Week. Sound the Alarm Bells!