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."Go to Blog
Well, Trump skated again, which means he will likely be back at us to salve his ego, which is why he became president of the USA in the first place. Ego is why he does anything and everything. We can only wonder what his childhood was like. Maybe there is one good outcome of this […]
Just Call a Liar a Liar
Why have we stopped calling liars what they are?: liars. Why have we, especially the media, come to accept and use weasel-words such as “misinformation,” “disinformation,” and “alternate reality?” It’s like calling a felony a “misdeed.” My English teachers — at Palm Beach Elementary, Palm Beach High (now called Twin Lakes High, dang-it), and Oglethorpe […]
I haven’t posted anything for about six weeks, didn’t know why, not even working on the final draft of Hudson School, my next novel. Then the election came roaring down the pike, the delayed results emerged, and suddenly I can breathe again, really breathe, deeply. I didn’t know I had lost—no, misplaced—the ability to open […]