As most of you know by previous posts, I am a fan of Stephen King. A big fan. But not of everything he's ever written. There were a few I choked my way through, although most I enjoyed. Today I finished reading Finders Keepers, somewhat of a continuation of Mr. Mercedes from a number of years back. … Continue reading Finders Keepers, by Stephen King
I read a blog post today (by Ali Luke) that claimed to have 10 writing tips and tricks you hadn’t heard before. I’m not here to debate whether her claim is accurate. I’m here to add one to it. I recently put aside the third book in a series to begin working on an idea … Continue reading The Hat Trick – (The Writing Trick That Helps Me)
Although I try to keep my posts to writing/books/publishing in some form or another, occasionally, I must digress. This is one of those times. I have news. Actually, it's a secret I have been given the go ahead to share. Drum roll please... I am going to be blessed with another grandchild. My daughter Bear … Continue reading New Release… (of a different kind)
There is a certain level of honesty in even the most outrageous of facts. Here are a few to ponder... A. Asshole. Never use this word. It has been so overused it has had one of the S's squeezed out of it. Asshat and asswipe are worthy alternatives but sound rather tween-ish and are best suited … Continue reading The ABCs of Writing
Excuses, Reasons, and Distractions – And The Difference Between Them. I never pretend to be an expert on any topic related to writing nor is it my intention to be an expert. But for the knowledge I lack, I have lessons learned to even the playing field. Today’s post is about the reason(s) writers don’t … Continue reading Excuse? Reason? Distraction?
The first and probably most important thing I want you to know is that I don’t hate you. I’m sure you think I do, but honestly I don’t. I feel sorry for you. Not in the condescending sense of the word, but in the sympathetic sense because I’ve been where you’re going.
That rounds out to $1.25 mil for each of the four unnecessary ice cubes.