#HowIWrite Blog Hop: Jumping into my mirky pages

#HowIWrite Blog Hop: Jumping into my mirky pages

I was tagged by a fellow author across the Atlantic ocean to take part in this Blog Hop: Scottish literary author John Logan, whose novel, “The Survival of Thomas Ford” I reviewed on my blog last year.  The fun behind ...

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Listening: It’s like riding a bicycle

Listening: It’s like riding a bicycle

My wife often accuses me of not listening to her, but that’s because she doesn’t understand my brain. I have a hypothesis about my brain, and I think most guys’ brains are the same way… Listening is like riding a ...

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Saved from what?

Saved from what?

Note: This is a chapter excerpt from my upcoming novel, JUMP.   Protesters. It didn’t matter what religion you were, what political lever you pulled, whether you smoked marijuana or were against it, for or against the war … every ...

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A reflection on a love story

A reflection on a love story

I used to work as a Pizzaiolo in Pittsburgh, and a fellow pizza maker (was his name Carl? I can never remember names of acquaintances from far ago) was head over heels over a girl. I thought that was great: ...

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Great sentences are not good enough

Great sentences are not good enough

I got suckered into reading a novel titled “All That Is” after I read a review once. In that review (which I can’t seem to find anymore) the reader mentioned that author James Salter is a master of sentence structure. ...

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Start in the middle

Start in the middle

Ever had a hard time starting a story? You see it in your mind. You see the conflict, the characters, the action unfolding. You just don’t know how to get there from here. You just don’t know where to start. ...

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