Sunday, game day

Sunday, game day

Have you ever been sitting at a restaurant and decided to be a real observer? Watched the people closest to you, eavesdropped on their conversation? I have. And I do, on occasion, as a writing exercise. (I don’t think it’s illegal, especially when I do not interact with them, know them, or any of that). I certainly do not use any of their conversation or information in a derogatory manner. (be forewarned, authors do eavesdrop!) Today, I’m visiting my favorite eating/coffee drinking/thinking place. It’s pretty crowded as usual thanks to a hungry after-church crowd. To me, a forty-hour-a-week worker bee,

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Amazon/Hachette Debacle

The Amazon/Hachette debacle goes on … and it seems everyone has an opinion. Some are on the side of Amazon, and say they are for the indie author. Others are on the side of Hachette and say that their stance protects the rights of legacy published authors. TheCreativePenn / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Well, let’s face it folks, it all comes back to that unholy dollar . Both sides want theirs, and they are going to fight to the death until someone is victor in all this. The problem may well be, however, that

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Three things I learned from Gravity, the movie

I watched Gravity with Sandra Bullock last night and here are a few takeaways. First off, I know that most people go to watch movies for the entertainment value derived from it. I get that. But most writers watch for information from the screenwriter. Clues and cues on how to do it. At least that is what I think. I watched Gravity with a warning from my daughter that it was a total nail-biter. And she wasn’t kidding. The writers put the character’s butt up in a tree (a space station actually) and set proverbial bears loose to climb it.

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Survivalist Mode: Will We Make It Out Alive?

I think I have gone into survivalist mode. I see so many books being published every day at Amazon. In a recent interview on Writer Groupie my guest mentioned 2200 a day. That’s a lot of books, folks. NY publishers are sitting back watching their slush piles grow smaller and smaller and they are laughing at the rest of us. Yes, this is the slush they USED to have to deal with. 2200 books a day, y’all. It’s enough to make me grab my bug out bag and race off into the wild. I think I have a better shot

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#Writerrecharge, final post

#writerrecharge Well, the month of February has come and gone, and I am truly thankful for the effort of #writerrecharge and all of its participants. You guys rock, and you have kept me motivated all month long. I hope you all accomplished everything you had set out to do. Prepare for a LONG post to come below. It is my explanation for my week. I said that I wanted to accomplish 1250 words this past week and to work on my book blurb. Well, it’s funny. Things happen and plans change. Let me explain. My husband is such a great

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