Every once in awhile something comes along that just rocks your world. A piece of technology making writing easier. Today’s blog is being brought to you by my voice to text Memo app and I’m loving it. Not since GPS have I been this excited for software. A gentleman in my critique class is legally … More Toolbox – Memo App
Happy birthday to one of my favorite writers — Louis Lamour. Whose book of the month club during my twenties was an expense I could hardly afford but was worth every dime. His love of the language, history, and good story telling impacts me to this day. His memoir Education of a Wandering Man is … More Saddle up cowboy, it’s time to ride
Had a most excellent week with my writing. I submitted some queries and received positive response (Boom!). I got my business cards on order (which I discovered a couple of times would have been helpful this week). Signed up for an intensive April writing experience (which I am really looking forward to). And did … More Sunday Smackdown 3/10/2019
I have a photo above my desk of a hockey goalie protecting the net. He is there to remind me that there are obstacles to getting published. He reminds me that it takes a team of people to get published. He reminds me that you have to skate up and down that ice, that it … More Goal!
What is great about being a Sherlockian is that every detail matters and you can bet your last shilling that someone has researched it. Here are the 33 members of the White Rose Society discussing the Adventure of the Navel Treaty. Good clean fun.
Nature, Church, and libraries are places where I feel the presence of God the most. In these places of reflection, of worship and of knowledge it is easy to believe in the divine. Visiting the Beinecke Library, located on the Yale Campus in Conneticuit, you will be amazed at the modern building that appears to … More Power Places: Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
It’s too bad writing isn’t more like karate. You would receive a new color belt as you master: grammar, punctuation, voice, tenses, settings, plot, theme, structure, and so on. When you run into a fellow writer on the street you then could square off with trash talk from a bad kung fu movie, “your words … More Rule #2 Writers write. Writers read.
Time Second by second, plenty of time left! Minute by minute, opening doors to the world. Hour by hour, hear my roar! Day by day, growing stronger. Week by week, building something good. Month by month, wisdom not foolishness. Year by year, … More Time
No doubt about it, Mr. Stephen King is my favorite living author. Not because I like being scared, but because he is an excellent writer. Few writers can create a setting and a tone that is so engrossing as being in Derry or a Pa. police barracks (From a Buick Eight), a penitentiary (Rita Hayworth … More Happy Birthday, Mr. King
Rule #1 in whatever you do is to embrace it. Over the years as a restaurant manager I have watched as people crash and burn because they could not embrace the life of hospitality work. Weekends, holidays, long hours, disgusting jobs, customers and their co-workers became stumbling blocks and they crashed and burned. Both my … More Rule #1 Embracing the life