My Craft On Writing

Letters Never Meant to be Read Vol. III

I received some good news today regarding my contribution to Letters Never Meant to be Read Vol. III. The book is now LIVE on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Very exciting stuff to find yourself published in an anthology. I wrote my letter a while ago and it was picked up for inclusion in the book. Have you ever wanted to write a letter to that guy or gal you brushed up against on the train? How about…

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My Craft Self-Publishing Tall Tales of Sin

Cindy’s Sin Kindle E-Book

That’s right, you heard it first folks, my premier novella on Kindle Cindy’s Sin, and my first foray into self-publishing, is now a download on Kindle. I just ask for a review if you enjoyed it, and a review if you found it lacking. Review help me improve. So, pile on! Thanks for reading. Leave me a comment? Other Writings You May Like Improving Your Chances of Receiving an Honest Book Review I Wander Away,…

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My Craft On Writing

Book Review – The Ultimate Hero’s Journey: 195 Essential Plot Stages Found in the Best Novels & Movies

Well, that’s a mouthful and they had to use an ampersand to make it all fit. However, Neal Soloponte provides 195 plot stages to consider in shaping a novel so the title needs some heft. The Ultimate Hero’s Journey: 195 Essential Plot Stages Found in the Best Novels & Movies delivers so many plot stages that I fell into the rabbit hole Soloponte took in writing this book. Like my favorite, Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys…

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On Writing

Write Fiction with a Story Prompt

I am a big fan of story prompts whether they consist of a word, a sentence, an idea, or a photo. The story prompt serves as a launch pad for creativity and it prompts the writer to see inward, consider possibilities, and think how the reader will respond. On Steemit, the #freewrite group of writers tackles a daily story prompt provided by @mariannewest. Nearly 250 writers participate by writing whatever comes to mind in five minutes. Some…

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On Writing

My Typewriter Affection

In the fourth grade I received an old manual typewriter. I immediately put out a family newspaper and charged my sisters 5-cents to read it. They loved me and bought my daily scribblings until mom told them to stop it. I then just gave them copies. We never had hamster cages, so I always assumed they read them and probably tossed them (recycling wasn’t a thing when we were kids). My early writings are probably…

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Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic

My personal writing routine centers around creating at least 500 words of thoughts and reflections everyday. This could be fiction, poetry, a chat-story, or just drabbles. Writing comes natural and I enjoy it. However, those 500 words of fiction writing provide a challenge. Think of writing with your non-dominant hand; the letters scrawl out, but they may not be easy to read. I am a professional writer of non-fiction, and even though it consists of…

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