Living to Write
as much as
Writing to Live

G'day and welcome....

Cutting to the chase, below is a summary of what's in store for you at this site:

  1. A unique smartphone app called Novel Words®. If you study and/or enjoy reading English literary fiction, this app will help you to have a more informative reading experience; and perhaps also, a more relaxed and entertaining one; (Read more....);

  1. Sample a section of my recently published non-fiction narrative (aka memoir) about my real-life experiences as a Cadet Patrol Officer, in Papua-New Guinea, in the early 1960s;

  1. A page all about me - where you'll find a biographical sketch, proof of my professional and academic qualifications, and where you can also find early photos and so on;

  1. A page which details the process which brought me to my real education in life, to wit: the destruction of cherished beliefs with the revelation about the sham and the shame of the world we live in;

  1. A short page which introduces the topic of chiasmus and chiastic rhetoric, and a link to my other site all about it (we all use chiasmus, at times, and you know of it, for sure);

  1. Being somewhat of a movie buff and critic (are not most movie-goers?), here's a link to where you can access a selection of my movie reviews at IMDB.COM;

  1. Read a series of articles, from the last decade or so, covering a variety of contemporary social, economic, political and security issues;

  1. Because I'm concerned about the digital disruption of automation and robotics, I have an intermittent, running commentary and news at another site here;

  1. For a change, browse through some pieces of short fiction - all free to read - none of which have ever been published (be aware: some with explicit coarse language and sexual references);

  1. With extremism global and in the daily news, you can read a thriller I wrote (and published) way back, called Loose Cannon, under a pseudonym, Cyrus H. Milton. The story follows an FBI agent who, while searching for his missing wife, stumbles upon an imminent nuclear attack by extremists. Free to read now, here.

Still a work in progress here, of course; like many websites, I guess. So ... if you want to provide feedback about this site, use my Twitter ID (below) if you like; or simply contact me here.

And thanks a bunch for dropping in....

Roger's sign off

Roger J. Burke.
BA Griffith (Literature & Composition)
MA Swinburne (Writing)
Twitter: @mayapan1942

P.S. More language apps and also games are in the pipeline.... Stay tuned-in here.

Mixed Mentations

Some Passing Thoughts:

Get the free download of my complete chiastic thoughts in Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3.

Words sounding the same....

Confused by words that sound the same? Almost everybody I've encountered is, sometimes.

They're called homonyms and homophones. And I've maintained a dictionary of them for fifteen years. Click here for more....

Heard about chiasmus?

It's a commonly used language tool. Most people have used it, including you. It's been used continuously for millennia by many of the greatest minds in history.

Join the fun here to see how it works....

Here's the novel app about challenging words used in literary fiction:

It's the app that takes the tedium out of the medium!

Want to go to Papua-New Guinea?

Well ... let me take you there with my non-fiction narrative (aka memoir) about the last years of Australia's colonial life in the 1960s. And where I was a Cadet Patrol Officer from 1961 to 1964.

Read more about it and choose a fully illustrated paperback here or choose the ebook here.

Everybody has an opinion!

Over many years, I've written on a large variety of topics, all of which are here for you to read.

You can browse through the titles here, including one describing in detail how I cured arthritis in my hands. And how, amazingly and inadvertently, the end of a rainbow found me and my wife. I kid you not!

Most people like to see movies....

And I like writing reviews. I've been doing that for years at IMDB.COM. You can read, at IMDB, a few from my entire portfolio here. Or, you can sample a larger selection right here.

Is Terminator coming soon?

The short answer is no. Should you be afraid? Not yet....

For more information, news and articles on that touchy topic, you can read through my roboticswatch blog here at Wordpress.

Novel ideas and stories....

I completed a contemporary thriller, under a pseudonym of Cyrus H. Milton, ten years ago titled Loose Cannon. You can find out more here and get a free copy (PDF) of the original edition.

Here's the short of it.

Short stories are fun to write for many reasons. You can browse all the titles for my shorts here and read them all if you wish.

Note: occasionally, there is foul and profane language and explicit sex in a couple of stories.

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