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Friday, February 20, 2015

I cannot emphasize this enough...

Many writers write as they would speak aloud, and use the signals of emphasis and pause to be properly 'heard.' Unfortunately, the punctuation and devices we have available don't really do the job we want them to do, and in fact, often does exactly what punctuation is supposed to prevent: it... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Writing opportunity that looks 'write' up our street! So many of us here write of truly inspirational times and events in our lives... I think this could be a worthwhile effort. Be sure to read the guidelines if the opportunity tempts you!... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

It's a bunch of rot!

Let him rot in jail.... rot in prison... rot in the deepest cell of the darkest dungeon... I cringe everytime they say it... in dramas, in live conversation, in stories, anywhere there is dialog about consigning some miscreant to judicial confinement... Can no one come up with a better and... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 16, 2015

first draft

Getting the next post ready, for Today's Visions... Jane Goodall Which came first, the chicken or the egg? With young Jane, it was the chicken that she watched for hours, to discover how the egg was laid. She was five years old, and the police were about to be called, she had been... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Parent/Child Relationship

Various conversations among us here in the land of Blogit, along with the progress of my own life, and an article I read today that suggests adult children become estranged from their parents because of the way they were raised... all lead me to offer this prompt: Parents, once children, have... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Warm and sunny day in mid-winter...

What does this inspire in you? Poem, haiku, story in prose, recollection...? Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Good books, bad books

Every book is useful to a writer. A well-written book demonstrates technique that works. A poorly-written one shows very clearly what not to do. The one I have just finished reading and reviewing for Today's Visions Hot Reads is a light-hearted fiction that is a parade of one loopy character after... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Writing the worthy book

Since starting the Today's Visions project, I have to spend a great deal of time reading Indie books, and writing reviews of the best of them. I read a lot that don't get reviewed. They don't because they simply aren't anything I can recommend to any reader. Today's Visions makes a point of... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thank you and dammit! you who have acquired and read HEAT and offered me useful and generous feedback privately! It is now available through Amazon both as a printed book ($7.99) and a Kindle version (1.99). There is a place on that page where you can give a review and recommendation. I hope you'll do that, it is... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The book is launched! That's where to find it on Amazon. Sign in to see full entry.

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