That First Book Review

That First Book Review

It all takes time, but I received my first book review.. and also a 5 star-rating from someone who bought it on Amazon.. so I am getting at least somewhere. Hoping someone with a little better sense of humor can review it, but this one was a THREE out of FOUR possible stars. [Drumroll] [Following … Continue reading

The New Word to Describe the Life of a Writer

The New Word to Describe the Life of a Writer

Politicians spend too much time raising money. They don’t have time to make good policy, or to care how it affects us. I understand. Continue reading

War and Vegetables: A Chronicle of the Last Gas Station is Available

War and Vegetables: A Chronicle of the Last Gas Station is Available

individuals, their properties, communities, and small businesses were under attack, not mere metaphor in some cases. Solutions, some so simple, were suppressed in favor of archaic, toxic, and inefficient technologies. Continue reading

John Lennon, purposefulness and consciousness in decision making

I derived the title for my first book War and Vegetables from an interview with John Lennon and Paul McCartney, where the interviewer was asking them questions about youth culture, and what, if any good they thought they could bring to the youth of their era. At some point during the third revision I was … Continue reading

Reflections on the First Day of Focused Moments

Reflections on the First Day of Focused Moments In essence, for those of you who are not going to read this whole thing, the first Day of Focused Moments was successful, because it caused me to think about the focuses all day, not just for those moments.

Nonowrimo 2013: My sessions are getting longer, which means I’m getting stronger.  As I approach my second wind, I’m less and less a slogger

Nonowrimo 2013: My sessions are getting longer, which means I’m getting stronger. As I approach my second wind, I’m less and less a slogger

My sessions are getting longer, which means I’m getting stronger.
As I approach my second wind, I’m less and less a slogger. Continue reading

Nanowrimo: Picking up the pace in getting lost in the stories and the people and the situations

Nanowrimo: Picking up the pace in getting lost in the stories and the people and the situations

Doing the wrong thing the right way, is 100% worse than doing the right thing the wrong way. It’s possible to look really beautiful and athletic and artistic while doing the wrong thing and costing a run or costing a game. It’s also possible to look ridiculous while doing the right thing the wrong way. The latter is far more acceptable. It’s better to look stupid doing the right thing wrong, than to look brilliant doing the wrong thing right. Continue reading

Nanowrimo: Working, talking, cooking, eating and drinking in a small town that’s staging a comeback

Nanowrimo: Working, talking, cooking, eating and drinking in a small town that’s staging a comeback

It’s time to see what this town is made of and what the townspeople are talking about. We are in the middle now, the middle third, closing up the first half and setting up the second half. It is starting to look like a book. How about that. Continue reading

Black Friday is for Stupid People who Suck

Black Friday is for Stupid People who Suck

Originally posted on road reads:
Oh my gosh, how awful. I have not watched the news today but I wonder how many people got trampled. What a lot of embarrassing weirdness about our “culture”. They are not relevant until they wait in line overnight to buy shit they don’t need, with borrowed fake money that…

Nanowrimo: When there is a novella written into a novel, is it a novelella?

Nanowrimo: When there is a novella written into a novel, is it a novelella?

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Some stories have dynamics, they are not all straightforward. I have characters who are creative, and there is not point mentioning that unless their skills are part of the book. Continue reading

Nanowrimo: Numbers and logistics can add a dimension to a story, and also attract a whole range of readers? Maybe?

Nanowrimo: Numbers and logistics can add a dimension to a story, and also attract a whole range of readers? Maybe?

#NaNoWriMo 2013 #writing #logistics -Since this is a story about, among subjects like a person finding their bearings in life, love, family, community, it is also about a business. There are some numbers involved, logistics, costs and agreements. That’s another set of readers I might be able to entertain. Continue reading

Nanowrimo: When the story changes direction and minor characters play big roles

Nanowrimo: When the story changes direction and minor characters play big roles

How do you handle pretentious, political activists in real life when your motivations are not political? How about Federal informants and operatives who create problems when they can’t find any, just to bolster their careers and justify their budgets? The real world is shitty, even in a fiction novel. Continue reading