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Karl Wiggins

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Charles Bukowski

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September 2013


Karl Wiggins – Author, humourist, raconteur and (unfortunately) master of dysphemism

I'm an author with seven books on Amazon Kindle, and I'll state right from the start that I have a particular aversion to fellow authors who befriend you and then immediately message you saying, "You might like my book ..... check it out."

I don't do that. If people wish to know more about my books the information is here to read, but I won't invade your personal space (not to mention precious time) with pleas to check out my own books

My goal, my life’s ambition if you like, is to give direction to comedy, purpose to satire. And this is probably why I write the way I do, in order to use self-deprecating, piss-taking humour to bring to the fore situations tha
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The Writer

Between the innocence of infancy and the recklessness of humanity lies a wild-eyed unsung hero known as a writer. I detest the word author, it sounds far too pretentious. I’m a scribbler. Thanks to the plethora of recent self-published books, there are many misconceptions about the writer’s role and what he is really like.

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“Words are the writer's sorcery, our dark arts and our sleight of hand. They're our enchantment and our temptation”
Karl Wiggins, Self-Publishing In the Eye of the Storm

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“I’m not interested in hearing from those who preach joy or talk such crap about ‘positivity pledges’ about not allowing negative thoughts to drain them of energy, or about sending vibes of positive energy into the world and being grateful for all the wonderful things it’s going to attract into lives.
That stuff’s all well and good, except that most people who talk shit like this are as fake as Katie Price’s boobs.”
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message 14: by Karl

Karl Wiggins Sallyann wrote: "When you popped up on my Goodread friend request I wondered who could this be?
Is it for my Poetry, my Prose and Blogs that he's found me?

So before I answered yes this time I checked out who you ..."



Sallyann, my apologies, I've only just come across this. I hope you enjoyed the books, although my personal advice would be to give the Bournemouth one a miss and try 'Searching for your Tribe: Wrong Planet People.'

I am, also, a great believer in Synchronicity. Paulo Coelho, the author who wrote that great book ‘The Alchemist’ said, “Important encounters are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other.”


Sallyann Phillips When you popped up on my Goodread friend request I wondered who could this be?
Is it for my Poetry, my Prose and Blogs that he's found me?

So before I answered yes this time I checked out who you were
and with so many books in tow thought Ok not ooh er

So I've started on my reading list with Grit a Taxi drivers Life
and plan to read You really are full of shit and tempting as it might

I want to read the Bournemouth one it resonates with me
just as your use of language does , so clever and so free

I'll put you on my Christmas List to good a chance to miss
to read about reality with no punches pulled, no arses kissed

I do believe in syncronicity your message was well timed
It's good to see how your writing's so similar to mine.


message 12: by Sahara

Sahara Sanders

MERRY CHRISTMAS & Happy New Year to you and your family!
Let your cherished dreams come true in 2019 :-)
Sahara Sanders


Debbie "DJ" Hey Karl, Thanks for the friendvite!


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


☆~Stephanie ~☆ Thanks for the friend invite!


Thomas Hey Karl,
Thanks for becoming a friend fellow GR author! :)

Cheers to your success!


Marata Eros Hi Karl and thanks for your friendship :)


Sandra Hi Karl,
Thanks for the friend-invite!


Shannie's ⭐️Lookin' 4 My Next BBF⭐️ Thanks for the invite, Karl! Look forward to chatting books with ya. =D


ReadAlongWithSue [Catching-Up] Thank you for adding me


Diana's Thanks for the friend~vite..
Glad you like my cheeky pic ;D
Look forward to chatting books!!!


message 2: by Tom

Tom Blubaugh Hi Karl,

Thanks for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


Lilian Hello Karl.
An interesting chapter and a good laugh. If London was not founded by the Romans, then that's good news. I know, History can be very boring but some people say it's their favourite subject. I suppose it depends on the teacher or prof: if students like or dislike a subject. What do you say?
Hearty cheers!
Lilian J.


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