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…

Yo. Little Help.

I’m having a little trouble with something, but I can’t tell you what.  Let me be more specific.  I’m working on a short story, but I’m not sure if something is clear that needs to be clear. It’s a story about two regular, average kids in a regular, average, middle-American town.  However, there’s something a…

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…

– the writing process – step 3: revising

For me, revising is the worst part of writing.  It puts me to sleep, bores me to tears, and leaves a literal pain in my butt and shoulder.  However, without it, stories would suck. Revising mainly involves reading, re-reading, and asking questions.  “Does that make sense?  Will the reader see what I see?”  “He said he…