Category: Writing

Journal Entry Type #23: Five Day Reprieve

I’ve been feeling stretched thin, pulled in many directions, like I have for much of my life. You might be asking yourself, why the hell is this person so wound up all the time? Like one of those old toys where the ticker inside…

Journal Entry Type #22: You Can’t Live Without a Heart

As I was jogging the other day, I thought about how long it would take for my heart to go down to a normal resting pulse.  I have yet to do this because I couldn’t remember how long you should wait before checking my…

Journal Entry Type #21: Different Subjects, Different Tastes

Here is my bright idea of different subjects and my take on them in a sentence or two or three and more. Chapstick/Lipbalm: I could not live without it. I have about 15 tubes from different companies in my apartment. They are so essential…

Journal Entry Type #20: At Least, I’m Winning in My Dreams

I didn’t do much this past weekend but laundry, vacuum, dishes, dust, color, journal, read two chapters of one of my books, watch TV, movies, and Netflix.  By the time Sunday rolled around, I realized Peaky Blinders, season five, came out on Netflix (will…

Journal Entry Type #19: Do What I Can

I recently posted somewhere else my ability to touch the back of my feet with relative ease.  The thing I didn’t mention were my thighs hurting like hell before I bothered my roommate and asked if he’d take a picture.  They always seem to…

21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors

I like when writers state the often harsh and brutal reality about writing.  It isn’t glamorous by any means, okay maybe some of it, but little.  It’s hard to contain the personality and emotions involved at times.  Writing is more than quotes and opinions…

8 Writing Tips from Authors Who Won the Nobel

These writing tips are from the website, http://www.nownovel.com. If you have time, there’s many links below you can click about writing. Writing tips from authors who won the Nobel (such as Toni Morrison and Gabriel Garcia Marquez) are often worth taking to heart. Read 8…

15 Grammar Goofs

I’m not one that too often posts other people’s posts directly from their blog or from the Internet, but I thought it why not on a Friday?  I sometimes find people who have never written any kind of story less qualified to tell you…

Journal Entry Type #19: Seriously! Really! No Kidding!

For the last two weeks, I’ve been out of sorts and going through the motions of work without much going on except medical crap.  What I thought was a routine CT scan of my sinuses, to try to get some relief since I’ve been…

Book Recommendation: Description and Setting

“Everybody needs a pat on the back occasionally, even if it is self-inflicted.” -Ron Rozelle-   Publisher: Writer’s Digest Books Reissue Edition: March 15, 2005 (first published in January 2005) Page Number: 224  As I’m in the rewriting process of my first novel that…

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