Monthly Archives: February 2013

Writing Tips – take ‘em or leave ‘em.

Writing a fiction series is more difficult than writing independent novels. You may write in a chronological fashion, and naturally you think that way. You have built your characters, you know them intimately. Your first instinct is to “just pick … Continue reading

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Flight into Redemption

I don’t do movie reviews. That is best left up to Leonard Somebody or some TV or newspaper critic. But I was so emotionally moved by the movie “Flight” starring one of my favorite actors, Denzel Washington, that I must … Continue reading

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I Lost a Friend Today

I received some sad news today. My widowed brother-in-law called me to say that Tommy Kiser had died. You probably didn’t know Tommy Kiser, so let me tell you something about him. I met Tommy in the first grade and … Continue reading

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One More Thing!

One more thing: If you have visited this web site before you may have noticed some advertisements on the lower right side usually touting some publishing company or related to writing. Those ads are known as “Google’s Ad Sense” and … Continue reading

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Mark Twain – RACIST!

“You can’t depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus” ~ Mark Twain I read somewhere that some school system had removed “Huckleberry Finn” from the library because it was “not politically correct” in that Huck’s companion … Continue reading

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On Being a Real Writer

On a different note this time: My mom once told me that “God doesn’t close a door, without opening another.” I don’t know if it is God or just modern conditions but I do know that we have a conundrum … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block?

I had a fellow interview me a couple years ago and asked me about “Writer’s Block” and I answered that I never had believed in writer’s block, except that it is just an excuse to not write. I’ve always felt … Continue reading

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