If you’ve ever traveled with children, you have a good sense of what anticipation means. “Are we there yet?” repeated a gazillion times from the moment the car door is shut at the front door of your house until either they are worn out or your destination is reached. Anticipation is that state of excitement […]
When I was a teenager, my mother asked me to help her in the garden with weeding as part of my contribution to family life. Chores were bad enough, but weeding was about the worst on any Saturday. Chores were a part of being a member of the household and I did my share, unless […]
The following are entries I began in a journal (handwritten in pencil) when my youngest was approaching 3 years of age. All the entries are in the ‘bane’ aspect but one has to wonder where the ‘pleasure’ comes from such as this? March 28 I do really want to be writing again but am having […]
This short selection from Salsa Dancing with Pterodactyl, Part I is for the Sunday Snippet Group on Facebook. This selection from the novel happens on a Sunday. I’m only allowed 10 sentences so if you want to read more, I’ve put the scene on my Books page: … Miguel stared up at the priest who laid his […]
About Entrepreneurial Publishing read Kristen Lamb’s latest blog: http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/the-democratization-of-publishing-independence-is-scary/. Kristen’s post puts this burgeoning industry into perspective for anyone who hasn’t yet taken this step and for those of us who have — more fuel for our fires!
Eres Books has enrolled my novels in the Read an eBook Week from Sunday, March 3, 2013. The first two stories of the Nights Before series and Salsa Dancing with Pterodactyls, Part I are on offer. Also Following the Troops, Life for an Army Wife 1941-1945 is included. Just search for the book’s page and the discount code will […]
Why social media isn’t the magic bullet for self-epublished authors This article refers to the Pareto Principle: (Wikipedia): “The Pareto principle (also known as the 80–20 rule, the law of the vital few, and the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the” whole is 20% of the profit/problem/solution/etc. The […]
Avalon Authors’ Online Novel continues with a chapter to get the heroine out of rain-soaked Seattle. On a promise from Stan, she finds a bit of sun. Read the next (my) installment at: Avalon Authors’ Online Novel: Along for the Ride.
You see a lot of advice around about mistakes you must avoid, rules for writing not to break or rules to follow. My personal favorite is Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing because it is not so much a list of commandments as a declaration of independence. I read 10 Rules of Writing in the […]
Today is Sunday, my quietest day of the week. This morning, I listened to KCSM 91.1 on my TV, DR’s favorite radio station at the moment. Jazz is an acquired taste in my book but for DR – a musician through and through – it’s life’s blood. For Sonny Simmons, music is his life’s mission […]