the book Archive

Buy my novel at Lulu

Da Vinci said “Art is never finished, only abandoned,” – that applies to the book I wrote and self-published. You can buy it at Lulu

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Book cover

Updated – October 17, 2012 Nevermind, I figured it out. Done: I have no idea what to do for a cover. Someone, please, help me

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I like to read

The year is coming to a close, and I didn’t know what to blog about today. I have a million thoughts swimming around, you know, so it’s hard to focus them into a blog post at the moment. Since my techie category had so many posts, I thought I would tell you about some of [&hellip

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Scrivener Review

Sequestered in a hotel room, I’ve been writing. Last week, my creative lull was unbearable, but towards the end of the week, it completely reversed itself. What happened? Well, I bought and downloaded Scrivener, a software that helps writers organize their thoughts, and I think my productivity is related to that. Being able to separate [&hellip

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Creative Lull

It’s so strange, actually, that a creative person can be creative in one moment and not in the next. Yesterday I had an extremely productive day working on How to Wake Up. Today, I could barely read the section I’m working on. Should I just chalk it up to a creative lull and hope that [&hellip

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Restructuring

I knew a first draft was just that, but going back and rereading my first draft is like pulling out teeth. Everything is out of order, everything is a mess. I didn’t want to go chronologically through the story because Chapter One is kind of rad, but it looks like I really have to restructure [&hellip

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Deleted Paragraphs

Thought I should share some cuts, excerpts that don’t make the mustard or whatever: I’m a faker, you see. Everything about me is a lie. Every story is embellished, every opinion is someone else’s simply modified. I’m a fraud who is desperately trying to be something real. I’m a person to whom self-esteem is optional. [&hellip

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Thanks, I needed that!

I just read this post and I’m reposting it here because it needs to be done. How often do you hear someone admit that they don’t know WTF they’re doing half the time, but at least they’re doing something? I’ve been butchering my book lately, deleting page after page of what is good writing, but [&hellip

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the BOOK

I am writing a book. The working title is: How to Wake Up Why am I writing this book? Because I have to. I have no choice. The words want out and before I cut off my ear to display my imbalances, I thought I should just write it all down, give it to the [&hellip

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