On Writing

Friday, January 21, 2022

I wrote my first dystopian novel in the fall of 2012 / winter of 2013. It was much more difficult than I had thought it might be, but I got it done and out there. Amazon didn't like it, so it was pulled off the site at least three times. Each time, I protested and got it back online. But each time,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

No matter how I slice it, I have at least four more installments of 'Totally Unnecessary Death' left to post. Because of how the story was written, I have had to make some posts of 2000 to 3800 words. Of the remaining four, three of them will also be lengthy entries. I know that this is off-putting... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Opportunity does not knock; it presents itself when you beat down the door. - Kyler Chandler Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

We are calling it an early night tonight. With tomorrow being Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an American holiday, we will be on 'slo-patrol' for another day. With the cold weather due to continue, we decided to take it easy. I don't know exactly what the wife has in mind, but I have been thinking about... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

My Pipe Dream

I've always had 'an office' at home; most were nestled into the corner of a living area, which meant distractions. The office in Newberry was separate, but it was also cold, even in the summer. Since the surgery I had in 2016, I can't tolerate the cold. As our planning session went on yesterday, I... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 14, 2022

I enjoy writing murder stories, and I am always looking for articles that might help me add depth to the slash/stab/slice type story. As I was cruising through an article this morning, I found this link to something I studied in college about ' the laws of unintended consequences.' I remembered most... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

About 'That'

As I am editing 'The Brick,' I am finding an error that is rampant in my writing. I habitually use the word 'that.' Like this: I did CPR on a guy while I was in Lowe's in Live Oak a few days ago. I'm told that he lived. The sentence reads the same if I leave the word out: I did CPR on a guy while I... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

FREE BOOKS! and MORE! LOL I used to do a lot of WooooooHoooooooo, Rah rah rah rah! and so on for a 'book club' that turned out to be a money-making gig for the woman who started the club and only her. I ended up looking like a dork for that over on Twitter. It was a mistake. I didn't do much more... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

I have pulled the 'old' version of 'The Brick' from Amazon while I continue to not only edit it again but re-write and expand on several subjects. A lot of the old story had many minor errors- mainly comma issues - but it was readable. A harsh grammar teacher would have slapped me for submitting it,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 10, 2022

I can't recall what book I read of James Scott Bell that started me following his blog, but I am glad that I did. He sends out an email every few weeks. Some are interesting, and some aren't, but the advice might be worth as much as you paid for it if the email is free. In this last email, he talks... Sign in to see full entry.

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