How to Publish a Book

Have you wondered the easiest way how to publish a book? I know from my own experience it's easier to self publish a book than it used to be. But, these days you can sign up as an author at Amazon and Barnes and Nobel and upload your manuscript and start selling it online. On … Continue reading How to Publish a Book

Book Writing Software

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You might like New Novelist book writing software, if you need a helping hand writing a book of poetry or novel. You can get by with Microsoft Word, but within the new novelist software, you can add as many chapters as you want and keep notes for characters and your references used. For me, it's simpler … Continue reading Book Writing Software

How I Usually Write a Book

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Wondering how to write a book? How it happens for me is, subtle messages pop out from nowhere while watching scientific documentaries on YouTube, throwing a tennis ball to my beloved dog Bubba, exercising in my dusty garage, to a fluttering cooing Dove flapping down on my cracked block wall in the backyard (Remember, I told you about the Doves?) … Continue reading How I Usually Write a Book

How I Often Write Poems

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In my opinion, there's no single way, formula or person anywhere I know about that shows you step by step how to write a poem and makes a Poet out of you. I am sure there's many books for sale and websites about this subject, but I never visited them nor bought any books about it. It's … Continue reading How I Often Write Poems

All Us Authors Get Writer’s Cramp

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The only thing for sure in the writer's world Is that he owns the words and is responsible for what he writes like sound bites he can rearrange words anyway he wishes That's his only control over the thing besides washing his own dishes when publishing you unleash it like a wild bird into the air where … Continue reading All Us Authors Get Writer’s Cramp

Edgar Allan Poe influenced me

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Edgar Allan Poe influenced me early in life, writing poetry. But much later in life, I wrote Deafly Thinking, Hell Bent, Ode to Uncle Joe, Always, Angel of the Water, Darkly Winged  and Night Blooming Jasmine in that same spirit as when I was a young teen. One poem of his titled "Annabele Lee," moved me deeply. It … Continue reading Edgar Allan Poe influenced me

Where I Get Thoughts To Write About

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Subtle messages seem to pop out of nowhere. It doesn't matter what I'm doing. I carry a small yellow sticky pad in my truck, just in case. Inspiration doesn't give any notice or wait for you, and if you don't write it down, it's lost forever. But, I don't usually worry about that, because it will just come back to … Continue reading Where I Get Thoughts To Write About