In a perfect world, one would be able to read about mistakes others have made and not have to make them personally. Or one would see someone make a mistake and never go down that road one’s self. Here, in reality, such as it is, we do all make mistakes. Continue reading “Learning from Mistakes”
If anyone is keeping track, I didn’t use the word from August all that much. I hardly thought about the word, applause, and therefore failed to stick it into my writing at any time. This month, I have set myself up to do even worse. Continue reading “Word of the Month for September”
I only remember once having to write the dreaded Summer Vacation essay in grade school. My mom had worked as a housekeeper for the family of another student in my class. I talked all about hanging around her house while she ignored me or played mean tricks on me. Yeah, that was fun. Continue reading “What I Didn’t Do on My Summer Vacation”
As you may know, I struggle with my weight and eating carbs. I attend a weekly support group where we are told repeatedly this Golden Rule: The Best Diet is the one that works for you. Writing fiction is much the same. No two writers will agree completely on the right way to write. Continue reading “The Best Method for Writing Fiction”
Royalties are part of being a published author. If you are lucky, you will get tons of money rolling in and be set to write for years to come. Out of the novella, novel, and various short stories, I have more debt than income. Sadly, being in the red means that the other authors in the anthologies might move to Outer Mongolia before seeing much in the way of royalties. Continue reading “The Royal Whee”
I’m sure you have heard the saying, No battle plan survives first encounter with the enemy. Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, A German field marshal in the 1880s spoke those often quoted words. Of course, he also believed that war gave humans a sense of purpose. However, his battle plan quote is trenchant in the world of writing.
Maintaining a healthy weight is in part a mind game. Sadly, my mind doesn’t want to play. All the self-talk in the world has yet to convince me that I don’t need to eat what I want when I want to. The best I have at the moment is left over from doing Medifast some years ago. My capacity to eat in one sitting has diminished. I take smaller portions at home and have left overs at restaurants. Continue reading “Millstones to Milestones”