Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this glove, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attracctive forms. His own heart laughed; and that was quite enough or him.
I hope those of you reading this blog also like to read other stories. Why would you follow an author if you didn’t like to read, right? 🙂 Through the years I have read quite a few books and one of my favorite genres is horror. Ever since I was a kid I loved to […]
One of the aspects of writing that is difficult for me is Point of View (POV). Point of view is basically who is telling the story you are reading. The easy example is first person point of view – I walked my dog in the park when I saw a wonderous site. A UFO landed […]
I just made progress on Martin & James Adventure! So far I’m 46% complete on the Writing phase.
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I broke my hand over the weekend. Actually, not the whole hand, it’s not shattered or anything. Just broke the pinkie on my left hand. If you had to choose a finger to break, that’s a good one to choose. How did I break my finger? That’s a good question. Below are three stories of […]
I just made progress on Martin & James Adventure! So far I’m 44% complete on the Writing phase. The goal is to write a couple more short stories and compile all of their adventures. If you haven’t read the first couple, go to Martin & James vs The Masked Moss-Trooper and check it out.
There are many ways to improve your writing. The first, and most obvious, is just to write more. With more practice you should get better. Part of that process is to get feedback from others. What we think we are writing is not always what is coming across to others. It can be very difficult […]
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Good news readers! Right now, Martin & James vs The Evil Mosquito Scientist is FREE on Amazon! Even better, The Crazed Weatherman and The Witch are also free, and those will stay free! If you would really like to help a new author, go check those out, click to buy them for free. Just doing […]
Have you seen the Justice League movie? If you haven’t, it’s pretty good, you should check it out. It’s supposed to be DC’s answer to the Marvel multi-movie universe. That’s a whole different discussion and not what I want to bring up today. In the movie, Batman gathers Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Cyborg to […]
I’ll tell you a quick story before I tell you a story. I sometimes review audiobooks. Some are good, some aren’t as good. I try to be fair, even if it is a book I personally am not enjoying or it’s a genre I don’t read much. On occasion, though, I get an audiobook that […]
This was a short story I submitted on Reddit for a writing prompt I found on the Reedsy writing prompts: https://reedsy.com/writing The prompt was: The doctor gave you six months. You lived through it, one year has passed. Not surprised, he then gave you one year; after that time you are still alive. You’re starting […]
Have you heard of the Great American Read? Sponsored by PBS, this documentary special is a celebration of reading. There are 100 books on the list, and you can vote for your favorite. There will be 1 winner based on these votes. http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/ It’s pretty cool and exciting, go check out the list. Going through, […]
Many writers, including yours truly, struggle to write not just well but the bestest words. See that, I need to edit that. It’s very difficult to write out what you want to say. Sometimes you write the most perfect thing, then get disgusted when you read it back. “How could I write that?! Why did […]
When my kids were in middle school, they participated in a program called Power of the Pen. A group of them would meet once a week after school and work on writing. At the end of the year, there was a contest amongst multiple schools. During the day, the kids would be given a writing […]
One of the writers I have read a lot of is Stephen King. Starting about age 10, I have read almost everything he has written. The Shining is one of my favorite books of all time. One reason for Mr. King’s popularity may be his comfortable, aw-shucks tone at times. He especially brings this out […]
If you’ve read Martin & James vs The Masked Moss-Trooper, you may have done it at Wattpad. That’s mostly because that has been the only place you could access it. You can now also access it on biblioboard app or the biblioboard website. Keep in mind that you will need to have an account to […]
I must say, there are quite a few opportunities for independent authors in today’s world. Kindle publishing started a revolution and many people have had success with it and there are quite a few really good books that may not have gotten published without these avenues. Is it still a struggle and does it still […]
This is the first sketch I have of one of my characters, Liza Jane Drawn by Maegan Schneider – https://he-mei.deviantart.com/
I recently came across something that has me completely intrigued. I was at the Cleveland Wizard World Con in the Manga/Anime area. I normally am not a manga kinda guy, but I wandered in. Looking at the one table, a young lady started to tell me what they were about and I must say, I […]
If you are anything like me and my family, and I’ll assume you are because you are here, then you like to read. Again, if you are anything like us, you have a stack of books that you want to get to and read. The problem is, you keep adding more books to that list. […]
A couple days ago, I posted the links to the short story Martin & James vs The Masked Moss-Trooper. Go ahead, if you haven’t read it, click the link, read it, I’ll wait. One issue with that was the cover. Here’s the problem with covers. Most people will make a large part of their buying or […]
This is a Dick Tracy, pulp fiction style story. If you aren’t sure who Dick Tracy is or what pulp fiction is, take a minute and look it up. I like the era of action stories that Dick Tracy is from. The pre-James Bond detective with gadgets, but that post-victorian era time. If you’ve seen […]
Star Wars has always been a big influence on my creative life. I thought Force Awakens was excellent and even (might have) replaced R2 as best droid with BB-8. I’ll know for sure once I get a sphero BB-8 to play with. Big anticipation for this movie. Hope everyone is going to see it.
Every year at Christmas, I read A Christmas Carol by Dickens and also Skipping Christmas by Grisham. If you’ve never read A Christmas Carol, you should. What other ghost story do you know set at Christmas? I discovered Skipping Christmas because I really like the movie based on it – Christmas with the Kranks. Both […]
Many people have ideas for stories or want to write a novel. Most of those people never will. I was one of those people. I had ideas but it was always too hard and would take too long. I’d do it sometime in the future. Finally, I realized I would never do it unless I […]
This quick post is a life event for me that goes back to September 2015. This was a very exciting time. Without knowing it, my life was changing. While attending some plans I had for the weekend, I met Ian Douglas – author of tons of sci-fi books. And I didn’t even know who he […]