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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

In Contention

I got an email last night informing me that a story I originally posted here, "The Totally Unnecessary Death of Amanda Dawn," has been picked to be in contention for an cash award for a book club that is affiliated with #RRBC. First place is $500 and the top five get at least $100. I'll take it! I'm... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

“I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.” - Isaac Asimov Sign in to see full entry.

To prove the old adage that no matter the subject, there is an audience for it, I see that Audible has launched 'audio books' for dogs. I'm giving thought to buy one for my dogs. So far, it's just a thought, but ya never know. My book in progress, "Murder, A Bit At A Time" was moving along quite... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot – Stephen King Sign in to see full entry.

Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

What I do believe is that there is always a relationship between writing and reading, a constant interplay between the writer on the one hand and the reader on the other – Guillermo Cabrera Infante Sign in to see full entry.

I P.T. Barnum For A Club

For those who are trying to be serious about a 'career' as a writer, I can't say enough good things about the 'Rave Review Book Club' ( #RRBC on Twitter) and what has happened since I joined. Yes, they have an annual fee of $25, but I've already made up for that in increased book sales. Their... Sign in to see full entry.

How A Thought Becomes A Plot

I've only liked a couple dystopian novels (Nineteen 84 was my favorite) in my life long habit of reading, but I did write one back in 2012. As things went along, it turned out that I was about 95% correct in my story. I always told myself that in order to be readable, it had to be believable. This... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Sorry, I've been resting more than posting today so just a quick 'hit and run' post. "When something goes wrong in your life, just yell PLOT TWIST! and move on!" Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ― Ernest Hemingway Sign in to see full entry.

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