Category Archives: Writing

Writing a Novel Like a Movie

Originally posted on How I Got My First Novel Published . . . and other musings:
When I wrote The Silent Partner, I wrote it with visual stimulations of storytelling that I hoped would resonate with readers. Sure, there had to be great mechanics, grammar,…

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Why Read Dystopian Novels?

Friends, This is an author’s perspective of their novel. And why they let their kids read dystopian novels. I do not know if the novel is any good, the reasoning is ok, even if it is unlikely global warming will … Continue reading

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Fiction: Enforcers

Enforcers I don’t know when I first noticed them; or, why it seemed no one else saw them.  But, when I realized they couldn’t see me, I ran. —– Some friends from our meetup group in Schaumburg wanted to meet … Continue reading

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What Hemingway Can Teach You About Web Writing

Originally posted on 101 Books:
William Faulkner once said, “[Hemingway] has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” Hemingway responded: “Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?” No…

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About guest post requests.

Readers? Has anyone ever asked if they could write for you? Ghost.

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WHAT is important?

Friends, For such a common word, ‘what’ is sometimes important. Isn’t it? When someone says, “You did WHAT?” Don’t you immediately try to figure out ‘what’ got you in trouble? I opened this blog thinking I would write about the … Continue reading

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Geisha Zombies

Friends, I thought this was the strangest thing to hear. But, at a writers’ meeting, I guess you hear all sorts of strange things. But, a Geisha Zombie was a surprise. What do you think? Ghost.

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Writing while wet – 2.

Friends, I cannot resist making you wonder how to write notes while taking a shower. But, I won’t make you wait too long. I just need a little time to write a short story around the solution. Thanks, Ghost.

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Writing while wet.

Originally posted on The Bookshelf of Emily J.:
My best ideas come in the shower.  I will be in the middle of scrubbing suds into my hair, with bubbles flying and sodium laureth sulfate dangerously close to my eyes, when…

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Friends, If you can, help Paul get over his writer’s block. But, his writer’s block brings up two important point for all writers, and especially bloggers. If you are writing, you do not really have writer’s block. If you are … Continue reading

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