From Whiskey Creek Press & Start Publishing

Connecting Flight, a book born from a news item back in Nov. 2011, is finally available for purchase from Whiskey Creek Press. When the Mirror Breaks is my first collection of 13 short stories. Volume II coming next year. Thanks to those Word Pressers who helped make it happen.

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Writing 4.0 – “So, what do you write?”

Have you been asked that question?  “So, what do you write?”   It’s not good enough to simply reply with, “Stories.”  To ask what one writes is a perfectly legitimate question.  However, while it shows one’s interest in me as a writer, I have always feared this question because I never had what I believed was…

Writing 3.9 – Quotes, Italics, and Underlines

There are several reasons why many writers are confused about when a title should be quoted, italicized, or underlined.  One reason is generational, meaning that some writers who are younger are at a disadvantage – or my advanced age provides me with an advantage.  What you might not know is that two of those three options…

Writing 3.8 – Writer and Wronger

Some of you who have been following and reading, and stalking, for a while might remember a series of posts in which I examined common grammar and punctuation errors.  At first, it was done rather straightforward, but then it got out of hand.  I was illustrating errors with pictures of women puking in the streets…

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Writing 3.7 – Writer’s Block

Everyone wants to not discuss writer’s block, including me.  For many years I couldn’t understand why anyone actually experienced it.  I had always assumed it was just poor planning until I was recently up against it myself.  The good news about writer’s block is that it’s very easy to work through it.  The bad news…

One-Minute Book Reviews, vol. 1

I read books.  No, actually, I “hear” books on CD while driving to and from work and other places.  Your average book on CD is about 10 discs, and your average disc is about an hour and ten minutes long.  Based on that, it takes me about a week to finish a book.  I especially…

Writing 3.6 – Write and Wrong

Too many people spout off about too many things about which they don’t know enough.  And then there’s me.  I spout off about things about which I am certain, unlike those fools.  I mean, what do they know?  They’re just uneducated people with uneducated opinions.  Am I right?  Well, sometimes, yeah.  I suppose.  Of the…

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Writing 3.5 – A Personal Update

 Time for a short, happy update on my own writing progress. You may have noticed that I am in the process of posting another set of first-draft chapters for a work in progress.  While some have told me it’s a bad idea, the positives still beat the negatives for me so I’m sticking with it.  I’m…