Bluebird of Bitterness entertains us with Caturday funnies. Thanks so much for the giggle.
I generally do whatever I can to use my free time to write. The very best time is my vacation. Tons of free time and “nothing” else to do. Yes, of course, there’s the usually shopping trip. Meeting friends, book fairs, a few meetings, a little bit of sightseeing, if necessary, but normally I spend my vacation time with my Californian Mom, my sister… you get the point. Places where I can relax and concentrate on my books and stories.
Once again I was lucky enough to have had a home for three weeks, where I had nearly nothing to do than to shop, type, and write.
I could concentrate on the current book – number seven in the series, where I got stuck while being at home. No matter what I tried, I just couldn’t get forward with the story. I had an idea and it didn’t work. I wanted to write about a conversation between two characters and it didn’t make sense, not even to me.
As soon as I was gone, decently relaxed and had peace and silence around me (two dogs, four cats, a handful of birds and a guinea pig, my pen touched the paper and wrote.
I mentioned this before, and it once again proved right with me: I cannot write a good story (or part of it) when I’m stressed out or unhappy. Hemingway wrote his best books when he was weeping over his life and/or drunk. Not working with me.
I’m very happy my work made this good progress during this vacation, even more since the first book of the series got its copyright and is currently prepared to be published.
I’m so very excited!
Thank you all who have worked on this with me.
This vacation was successful for me, even though I was “just hanging out”! It’s been calm, quiet, helpful, reducing stress and homey too!
Thanks to my sister and my brother-in-law who hosted me during all this time!! You rock!!
The jury has decided!
Today I’m writing representing the Jury of the 4th Halloween Poem Contest 2018.
The winners of the contest are:
Collen M. Chesebro with “Samhain’s Song – Etheree, Double Etheree, Etheree”
Billy Campbell with “Happy Halloween”
M. A. Cortez with “The Curse Of Night”
(The winners are listed in order of their submissions)
Thank you so much for your amazing poems, winners! You will get an email today.
Our three winners of the contest can choose one of the offered e-books.
E-Books-set of “A Father’s Protection” and “An Elf, A Dragon And a God’s Intervention“, written by K. M. Jenkins
E-book of “Angelic Confessions” written by Jan Marie
E-books-set of “Journey to Aviad” and “Ancient Voices: Into The Depths” written by Allison D. Reid
It was a difficult decision for the jury. But we had a lot of fun and wanted to thank all poets for their wonderful poems.
Thank you, K. M. Jenkins and Jan Marie for their jury work and offering one of their books to the winners – and of course to Allison D. Reid who offered her books to pick from as well. I appreciate your help and support!
Read what Author Don Massenzio has to say about time travel. As a successful author this subject is quite familiar to him. Thank you very much for your very educational blog post, Don!
As a reader, my fascination with time travel began as a child. When I first read The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, I was enthralled by the idea of travelling either backward or forward in time.
Traveling backward could allow one to catch glimpses of historical events or important figures. You could go back and wander among dinosaurs. Similarly, traveling forward gives a view of the development of man, technology and the future of our planet.
As I sat down to write my book, Extra Innings, I was fascinated by the different views of time travel that have been used in fiction. This post will discuss those various theories and I’ll give you a view of my thought process in landing on one.
Here are some of the theories that have been presented in fiction:
- Precognition – This is the idea of seeing the future during dreams or through…
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On The Story Reading Ape’s Blog I discovered a few trailers and movies. I know, Halloween is over, but believe me, these are AMAZING!! I love each one of them and I couldn’t resist showing one of them to you!
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