I attended an online seminar about first sentences a few days ago. I should tell you, I learn by challenging assumptions. When I’m told that out of an entire novel that takes years to polish, Continue reading First Sentences: The Pain, The Glory
The plan was to write something positive this time, or even a sort of neutral post, maybe about what I’ve been enjoying in some of the books I’ve been reading lately. Seemed like we could Continue reading A Time to Listen
“I’m fucking pissed off at the world” is not a proper post. Again, I’m struggling with what to say. Not because I have nothing to talk about—obviously, we have plenty going on. As it likely Continue reading Unseemly
At present, my loved ones are safe and sound. We’re stocked up. Still, like many of us, I’ve had a difficult time settling on what to say in the midst of all this. I’ve spoken Continue reading I’m fine. Are you fine?
He stands on a hill. From under his cape of skins, a whorl of musk, a whiff of lanolin that has tipped towards the rancid. Damp from dew, his wet wool. Heat under there, samovar Continue reading One Got Away in the Night
It’s possible to know the future. Asimov in his Foundation series imagined so with Hari Seldon’s psychohistory, where a mathematical formula is able to plot the psycho-social movements of a connected people across great distances Continue reading Prophecy, Fate, and Tender Mercies
My work requires my undivided attention right now, but I still wanted to say something, so here goes: Goodbye yesteryear selves! Hello new us! Do you ever think about self-driven evolution? I used to call Continue reading Goodbye and Hello: Happy New Year!
Sorry for the delay. I was too burned out. It took two NaNos, but I’ve now reached 79,458 words and finally have a complete very rough draft of I’m Your Goat! Yay! I would describe Continue reading NaNoWriMo… Mission Complete! (& some thoughts about it)
Yesterday, Day One of NaNoWriMo ended for me. I was fried. I’m doing what some of you out there are doing. I’m finishing a novel I started last year. Don’t laugh, but when I emerged Continue reading NaNoWriMo… Round TWO
Sorry for the hiatus! I’ve been up to my eyeballs in a project, but now it’s time for me to move on to the next thing. I went hunting and found this article in Psychological Continue reading Two Aspects of Hearing… & Virtual Reality