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Subscription Madness

It seems the world’s finally gone mad. No, I’m not talking about extremist Islam or Britain re-electing the Tories or Greece refusing to pay its creditors or FedEx putting up an annual prize of $10million for the winner of a golf tournament. I’m talking about subscription services. It seems you can pay a monthly fee […]

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MIDI Lesson 1

Had my first lesson in the use of my MIDI (Oxygen25) together with a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) (Cubase Elements 8). Afterwards I watched a 1-hour webinar by Chris from Seawolf. He showed some of the techniques he used to mock-up part of a score from the Pirates of the Caribbean (“I’ve got my eye […]

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What Next?

I wrote my first novel Monkey Puzzle in 1995, after I was made redundant, and set about looking for an agent to represent it. I got about 30 rejections. Eventually, I spoke on the phone to a literary agent in Ireland. He had not read any of my work, but when I told him my […]

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The Seven Lives of Adolf Hitler

Historical Fiction author David Lawlor investigates the luck of the devil. Take it away, David.       Napoleon once said that he liked his generals to be lucky, well, if Adolf Hitler  had served under the Emperor he would undoubtedly have become a firm favourite in the French Army because when it came to […]

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Hitler’s Drivers

Adolf Hitler’s chauffeurs were all close associates and long term loyal members of his personal entourage. Emile Maurice (1925-1931), Julius Schreck (1931-1934) and Erich Kempka (1934-1945). The Nazi Party, the NSDAP, was formally established in 1920, and soon afterwards, they set up a paramilitary force, led by a close associate of Hitler’s called Emile Maurice. […]