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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Selling in Brazil!?!

This is a screenshot of my book sales from last week. I think I mentioned that Amazon has been including me in on various promos 'around the world' for the last six months. As you can see, I've now sold my very first book to someone in Brazil! My sales in Germany have gone up as well. I don't know... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

As The World Turns - Part 372 I've been blathering on about the big stall on (and on and on...) working on my murder story and my inability to post anything here. Actually, I've been working on it in my head and on 'paper' for over a week now. I posted a creepy monologue my main bad boy character... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Scary Stuff?

I worked on creating one of the 'scariest' passages I've ever written for my current murder story. It has absolutely no 'bad language' in it, but the concept is to scare the person that is trapped and the reader. Tell me if I succeeded. I’ll bet that when you left home this morning all dressed up,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Aesop Meets Capote

As I rambled on about the concept over here, I was explaining the Beatles song, "A Day in the Life" to a young friend of mine when a story line came to me. This was the format that a friend of mine and I used in the very first attempt of a 'Creative Writing' course back in 1968 at my old high... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Maybe it's me, but it seems I'm seeing more 'journalists' and writers starting sentences with the word ' But...' I was taught that there are times that doing so is appropriate, but rarely. Over the last few days, I have found several articles is alleged news sites where it was used over a dozen... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 22, 2019

An Excuse or a Lesson? I'm Not Sure

I've been rather lax in keeping up on a few sections of my blogs and I apologize. I'm writing on a daily basis, but not all or even a tenth of it is coming here. I have been out walking the Hiawatha National Forests in my area, looking for things that inspire me. Believe it or not, not posting... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Another Lesson

Another thing that I've mentioned here several times that I had slacked away from doing lately that almost cost me huge. Computers are marvelous tools, but they are mere machines that are prone to the occasionally blip in functionality. Late last night I flipped my computer on with the intention of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 15, 2019

When writing a story that has as many twists and turns as my current murder story, you've got to keep good 'under notes,' or the notes that I keep under my manuscript. I've already had to go back into the past posts and correct minor details, find info that I had neglected to make an 'under note'... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

This isn't a 'lesson' on anything, but a thought. I've been reading some of the older (late 1800's to early 1900's) Gothic horror short stories. I found a story by Ambrose Bierce that I liked and thought I would pass it along. It is titled " The Moonlit Road. " It can be found as a no cost PDF... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Just A Song Before I Go, To Whom It May Concern

( Tip of the hat to Crosby, Stills, and Nash for the title. ) One of the things I do is base my characters on people that I know. I use their habits, their looks, their colloquialisms, the way they dress, and more so that I never have to remember how I had previously described someone. Basically, I... Sign in to see full entry.

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