Randolph Mase

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Hi, and welcome to my weblog!  My name is Randolph Mase.  I was born in New York City and lived my earlier years in the metropolitan area, graduating from West Point just up the Hudson River.  My day job a corporate training manager, and by morning and night, I write fiction.  I’ve published four novels to date:  the first three in the Matthew Hogan Mystery series, Death on Broadway, Death Beneath the Streets, and Death in Central Park, and Nathan Hale, a historical novel.  In addition to my blog, I’m now busy completing two more novels:  the fourth in the Matthew Hogan Mystery series, Death in The Cloisters, and a contemporary comedy, Unbearable.  I live with my wife in Putnam County, New York.  In this blog, I’ll talk about New York City, trying to offer my perspective on things to do and see in that great city.  But I’ll also talk about other things that are on my mind.  Glad you’re joining me on my journeys!

 

Please feel free to leave comments on my posts, and come back often – I try to post twice a day!

 

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (work in progress)

Nathan Hale

Unbearable (work in progress)

 

14 Responses to “Randolph Mase”

  1. rocketone Says:

    I’ve spent my life writing fiction too – as a public relations man mainly, but often when I was a journalist !

    What I really wanted to do from the age of thirteen (that’s 48 years ago now) was write, errrrrrr, fiction; books, novels.

    So, I foolishly thought that I would become a journalist first so I could learn how to ‘write properly’.

    Now I don’t have a clue how to write a novel or get the bloody thing published either. So I blog instead.

    Here at: MODERN TIMES IN MUDSHIRES http://rocketspage.wordpress.com/

    • Randolph Mase Says:

      I didn’t have any idea how to write a novel, but I had an idea, so I just started writing. I haven’t stopped since, as the ideas keep coming…I’m working on two stories now, with two more floating around inside my head. Writing fiction as a PR man? That’s interesting; I’ve always thought that public relations was fact. Hmmm.

      Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer
      http://www.randolphmase.com
      http://twitter.com/randolphmase

      My Novels:
      Death on Broadway
      Death Beneath the Streets
      Death in Central Park
      Death in The Cloisters (under construction)
      Nathan Hale

      • kara Says:

        “I didn’t have any idea how to write a novel, but I had an idea, so I just started writing.”

        That’s so nice to hear. Really the people who make it are the ones who start! Kudos Randolph!!

  2. Rocket Says:

    That’s the point ! PR is supposed to be the truth, but, of course, it is hype and often ends up being pure fictions and lies !

  3. komincents Says:

    Greetings:

    Enjoying your blog.

    Regarding PR…just want to caution you that one man’s truth is another man’s hype.

    Example: Consider the statement, “This is the best chicken money can buy.” If you think all chicken is the same, maybe you think this is hype. If you love this brand of chicken, you may well feel that it IS the best in the world.

    So, to just label PR as “Hype” is a cry of frustration, to be sure…and of course some of it is dishonest, but be careful of generalizations.

    There are many good minds in the industry trying hard not to underestimate the public. They are finding that appealing to intellect can have as much or more impact as the flashing lights and ringing bells.

    Sometimes, from the point of view of someone who works in the industry, the case of an obvious exaggeration, or what may appear as a blatant lie, or an admission from a coworker who suggests his or her approach is less than honest will sour one on the whole process, but if one can focus on the art of conveying a message as honestly as possible, while still pleasing the power behind the message, then at the end of the day you can be proud of the work.

    It isn’t all snake-oil sales.

    Or am I just being rosy-glasses naive?

    • Randolph Mase Says:

      Well stated, Dave, and I don’t think you’re being naive at all. Generalizations are wrong most of the time, and underestimating people and their abilities is a mistake. I do like your point about conveying a message honestly. Most people do, but there are those who don’t. Those are the ones we have to watch out for. Thanks for the comment!

      Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer
      http://www.randolphmase.com
      http://twitter.com/randolphmase
      randolphmase@comcast.net

      My Novels:
      Death on Broadway
      Death Beneath the Streets
      Death in Central Park
      Death in The Cloisters (under construction)
      Nathan Hale

  4. Rica S. Says:

    Dear Randolph,
    It seems that everyone’s writing these days…
    But you have an eye for beauty and human contact points it seems. I would never have thought of NY as a place for natural beauty spots… well you have educated me – Thanks.
    I’ve been piling book concepts into my “creo-file” for that day when I graduate from maternal university with a special degree in creative sanity, artful living and intersubjectivity of individuals called children and partner(s).
    This is about to happen and I recently separated which knocked me for six and yet I have to believe that worthwhile creativity is still to come just in a different framework.
    When you say “YOU JUST STARTED…” well that’s what I need to believe possible for me too.
    Ironically I survived school (just), having “learned that I was no good at any of this stuff….” Now I am writing a dicertatcion not for the above mentioned “degree” actual academics… complete shock to my system – one of the by-products is that I shall find the guts and a way to merge my painting creativity and writing to make these concepts real… I’m just scared shit still. Hmmm… So if you could “JUST START” well – I shall take it up and add it to my “can-do-mantra” Thanks.

    • Randolph Mase Says:

      Thanks for the compliment, Rica, and for stopping by. I’m glad that my writing is entertaining for some, educational for others! And I love doing it!

      It seems that you’ve got the right attitude and mindset to meet the challenges ahead. Most people don’t realize the power of the mind…as Henry Ford said, “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” Go for it!

      Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer
      http://www.randolphmase.com
      http://twitter.com/randolphmase
      randolphmase@comcast.net

      My Novels:
      Death on Broadway
      Death Beneath the Streets
      Death in Central Park
      Death in The Cloisters (under construction)
      Nathan Hale

    • kara Says:

      Hi Rica!
      Do you have a blog? Or some writings about the topics you mentioned? “creative sanity, artful living and intersubjectivity of individuals called children and partner(s).” I am so interested about these things. I hope I can learn some from your projects and experiences. I’m actually exploring them, which I’ve just recently accepted as my passion. I write about them on http://www.heyartist.wordpress.com. THANKS!

  5. ZeroSum Ruler Says:

    It’s good to see someone writing fiction and prospering! Go you! 🙂

  6. Rome Collier Says:

    Does any writer know how to write a novel before beginning the first one? My own works were first envisioned as movie plots. Having no idea how to write a screenplay or a novel, I just set about writing what my imagination unfolded. The stories turned out to resemble short novels more than anything else, although one of the most common reactions by those who have read them has been: “This would make a great movie!”

    • Randolph Mase Says:

      Personally, I didn’t really know how to write a novel when I first started. I knew how I wanted to start and end the story, and just typed whatever came into my mind. And several revisions followed. I have also heard comments about being a movie, and have found that screenplay writing is very different. Thanks for the comment!

      Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer
      http://www.randolphmase.com
      http://twitter.com/randolphmase

      My Novels:
      Death on Broadway
      Death Beneath the Streets
      Death in Central Park
      Death in The Cloisters (under construction)
      Nathan Hale

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