Aspiring Writer? Real World Tips From One Who’s Been There…

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How does one become a writer? There is no secret except for you simply need to keep reading and writing. How did I become an author? I had things to write about I was interested in. And, through the years of writing thousands of words, in my opinion, I improved greatly. Writing helped me to … Continue reading Aspiring Writer? Real World Tips From One Who’s Been There…

How to Cope with Ups’ and Downs’ of Publisher Reviews as Writers

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I told you years ago I submitted the first chapter of my novel 'Meet Duff' for a review and received three stars out of five rating. I was ecstatic! I thought that was pretty darned good considering it was my first one. Then, the reviewer (publisher) suggested I should put 'more action' in it. I … Continue reading How to Cope with Ups’ and Downs’ of Publisher Reviews as Writers

Meet Duff Chapter 2

Meet Duff Chapter 2 Pinball Sam His fingers flipped pages back to front. That shiny black book wasn't a Bible after all. Disappointedly, most pages were blank, except one. The first page had one sentence; "Do what's wrong, play the ancient song." He could still hear the melody in his mind's ear, but he didn't … Continue reading Meet Duff Chapter 2

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

Meet Duff

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Meet Duff Chapter 1 Think Pink! It's Monday. Morty was going to blow his head off. When the Lumberjack appeared, he laughed in his face, wildly swinging a double edged AXE. He whispered in his ear. "Pull that Trigger--Shooter! Go ahead--Sweet Cheeks!" He lowered the gun. A casket appeared in the woods. It silently urged … Continue reading Meet Duff