Writing 2.1 – Getting Help

Roughly a year ago, I posted 18 chapters and about 50,000 words and thought I had a really good story about two people in a plane crash.  Not so.  Over the past two months I revised those same 18 chapters and, with the help of some great people, I now have 25 chapters, 75,000 words,…

Connecting Flight – ch.7 – update

Warning you now – this is a loooong chapter, slightly over 4,100 words.  I think I can break it into two chapters, but it is begging me to leave it as one.  I will put a mark where I think it can be broken.  Question 1 addresses that.  Thanks again to those of you sticking…

Connecting Flight – ch.6-updated

My continued thanks for coming back again.  This chapter is one that is supposed to give the story some direction.  I don’t know if that’s clear, or if that is clear enough.  I hope it works for you.  If not, I know that you will let me know.  What I don’t know is if it…

Connecting Flight – ch. 4

My continued and unending thanks to those who are helping.  FYI – I’ve gone back to the first chapter, made some changes, and set the text in red in case you want to glance through to see what was changed or added.  I will also do that for other chapters as I revise using your…

Connecting Flight – ch.3

Chapter 3 Chris and Ann sat side by side at a wooden picnic table several yards from a small parking lot aside a two-lane road into the state park.  The road was jammed with cars that hadn’t moved during all the time they had been there because it was too narrow to handle as much…

Connecting Flight – ch.2

My thanks very much to those who carefully read and commented on chapter 1.  You are some very generous people with your time.  I know there are lots of other things you could be doing or reading, and it’s flattering and humbling that you’d choose to read here. To clear up a few things –…

Connecting Flight – ch. 1 – update

Roughly a year ago I posted a full novel, one chapter at a time, in order to get some feedback, and several of you were more helpful than I could have imagined.  After having revised it once, I am re-posting a few chapters but can send you more if you’re interested.  Saying “thanks” is not…

FYI – I Hate You All

If you’re going to hate someone (because “dislike” is too politically correct) it’s only fair to make sure they know exactly why you hate them.  People of WordPress – consider this a fair warning.  You messed up my vacation.  Also, this post took a lot longer to write than I expected. Every summer for the…

11/22/63 – Stephen King and JFK

Two of the most controversial and never-endingly (?) discussed items in the last 50 years can each be summed up with three letters.  UFO and JFK.  Stephen King has written about many things, and although I haven’t read anything he may have written about UFO’s, he did manage to take a crack (no pun intended)…