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  • About SK Figler

    SK Figler spent many years in Placerville, CA and enjoys writing about historical events through the lens of fictional characters.


    About The Blog

    In my blog, I'll be posting my fiction writing as well as posting about fiction primarily for readers, which of course includes creators of stories. Posts will include insights and advice from great and good writers. Also some bad advice, which I hope I’ll recognize and point out, such as the age-old platitude to “write what you know,” which too many developing fiction creators misinterpret as "write ONLY what you know."

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  • Recent Posts

    • The Rules of Partisan Politics

      Regarding the current Supreme Court mess… The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg — like Thurgood Marshall, a civil rights giant, who demanded that the United States live up to its ideals — has created the fourth time in the last six decades that liberals may turn over a seat to conservatives. Aware of this possibility, […]

    • What explains Trump?

      Too many people try to explain Trump’s actions and motivations rationally, when he has shown us for many years to be primarily if not totally irrational.  The latest is Heather Cox Richardson writing on today’s Bill Moyers On Democracy blog (billmoyers.com.) As I wade through the flood of news today, all of it trying to […]

    • What Explains Trump’s “Base?”

      As bizarre and lie-filled as the recent Republican Convention was, one would think that it could only do damage to the Cause of Trump.  And yet 35 to 45% of our country remain rabid Trumpists.  Is it simply that they are stupid?  It’s certainly not rational what he and they say about  “evil” Democrats.  Is […]