Yes, It’s Revision… But Is It DELICIOUS?

Sheldon Helping 14

Like other folks, lots of writers have pets. And while it had been a whole lot of years since I had pets, for Christmas my guys got me a cat. Sheldon. Very cool cat. Likes to help. Really likes to help with revision, which is generally not an area where I welcome help. Here. Let me show you… How about … Continue reading →

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And now I’m fifty-five. Life, health, and…yes, Destiny

I’m back from two weeks of enforced R&R, recovering from another surgery on my tongue, and then waiting for biopsy results. I’ll tell you exactly what my doc told me. There was bad news, and there was really good news. The bad news was there was a large area of severe dysplasia at the back of my tongue. The good … Continue reading →

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Why I love history: Ancient Roman Dick Jokes

I have been doggedly trying to find out more about the Roman Republic (pre-Caesars, pre-decline, pre-depravity). It’s almost impossible. The Romans were a successful self-governing people with a working republic for five hundred years and change, but damn near every resource I can locate begins at the point where their corrupt senators handed over control to individual despots and everything … Continue reading →

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Totally Off Topic: Writers Who Role Play

I posted this as a response to a comment about office supplies and role-playing games in one of the “Write A Book With Me” posts. But I realized I’m curious. How many of you who write are or have also been role-playing gamers? (D&D, GURPS, another system…whatever. If you’ve sat in a room with friends talking your way through an … Continue reading →

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Finishing Thorsday Night: Starting In

Closing on ten p.m., and I’ve had and enjoyed my weekend and a break from work. And, equally important, the story has had two days to sit on the hard drive while I did not think much about it. From time to time I’d get pings from my subconscious/ Right Brain/ muse, so I have ideas of what I need … Continue reading →

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Thorsday Night: To Kill . . . Or Not To Kill

Down to the last scene. I’ve finished 5865 words, and I’m still trying to decide if the story is better served by having the villain live, or die. I hate him—I really, really hate him—and I want him to die. But I can nail some great plot points either way. That and the ending are left. Having already made myself … Continue reading →

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Thorsday Night: 882 more words

I’m at 3687 words. And right at the midpoint, I came up with a better way to do the story, which is going to require significant rewriting. Probably on Sunday night. Something my main character found out in scene three now has to be transferred to scene four, which is going to cause some word loss. But that’s okay, because … Continue reading →

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