There is an emphasis in our culture on making things easy. Banks, car companies, technology developers, grocery stores, restaurants, and many other businesses are actively seeking to make life easier for us. (Or so their advertising would have us believe.)
Don’t get me wrong, I am as big a fan of modRead more of this blog post »
One of my favorite parts of writing fiction is character development. As the author, you get to be a fly on the wall as the hero faces challenge after challenge. As they overcome each circumstance, the reward is not only that the challenge has been overcome, but also that the character has discovereRead more of this blog post »
No eché de menos al músico callejero
Hasta cuando ya no estaba
La acera vacía
Carentes de gracia las hordas caminan
Sin el maestro de orquesta que guía el andar
Parece un sepulcro
La vida es la misma, las caras son otras
¿Se pudo enfermar? ¿Dónde está?
¿Será para siemRead more of this blog post »
Finally started on a new book last night after a week of research and outlining, and maybe a bit of procrastinating. Putting down the first word on a blank slate is harder than you’d think. By the time midnight rolled around, I had 2000 words written. Yay!
The post New Book Started – Progress on ChapRead more of this blog post »
What book or e-book would I recommend to my readers this week is the challenge for Welcome to My World? That is a tough question to answer as I have read at least five excellent books this past month in doing the research for my focus articles on Spiritual Wounding, Generational Trauma, and Child AbRead more of this blog post »
i sat by the window
and it was cold that night
but i let the air in anyway
billowing past ruffling my
with a rumbling rippling
until at last settling
on the chipping egg white
of the pitted frame
it made me uncomfortable
but i found
in that place
perched on a stained matRead more of this blog post »
The Prairie’s Book Review just uploaded their review for Haelends Ballad! Below is an excerpt, or you can read the whole thing here.
“A triumphant debut . . .
Conrey’s fantasy world is morbidly gripping and enriched by darkness, intrigue, and poignant emotions and enlivened by bloody action . . . HeRead more of this blog post »
¿Cuántas veces te has pillado a ti misma… impidiéndote ser tú misma?
Ya sabes…Escondiendo tu enfado tras una risita tonta y complaciente. Sintiéndote incapaz de hacer un víde Read more of this blog post »
Name a fond flashback that helps define you?
Yesterday I took liberties to ask for feedback and created a poll. Now, I'm going to give you a glimpse of my past. This is a cliff's notes version of events that helped form who I am today. It's a quick read. Here's my Flashback!
First year of writing serRead more of this blog post »
Se acaba de cerrar las puertas,
las llaves han caído al suelo
No se pude abrir la herradura.
No me rendiré,
sé que ahí esta tu ternura
No me rendiré.
Se que ahí está mi consuelo
y mientras aun existan esperanzas
«Conquistare tus huertas».
I just finished the ninth chapter of my new novella and the end is in sight. This work has been my “pandemic project” and I began it just as a way to escape the trappings of being, well, trapped inside our home for the better part of a year.
Now that we’ve gotten the good news regarding my immigratiRead more of this blog post »
There is widespread belief that as educated and intelligent people, we are above deception. Let me tell you that nothing could be further from the truth! On November 18, 1978, James Warren Jones, preacher and faith healer, led his Jonestown Guyana cult members in a mass murder-suicide that claimedRead more of this blog post »
Pursue the dreams that ignite your life. Don’t allow the projections of others to cause you to settle for anything less. Work hard, stay humble, give something back to better our community, and make a difference…
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Our “take-make-waste” economy has cost consumers billions of dollars and has cheated us out of an inhabitable planet. But it doesn’t haveRead more of this blog post »
Fancy having a read of The Twenty Seven Club before committing your pennies to it? Well, turns out that Amazon will let you do that for FREE!
This fictional tale takes you back to 1994, when the music world was mourning Kurt Cobain – and the concept of The Twenty Seven Club emerged – along withRead more of this blog post »
How to start for this one?
First of all, I have never read or watched Phantom of the Opera, so my vague understandings of the story are this: A disfigured man with a possessive streak a mile wide gets obsessed stalkery over a singer who has very low self-confidence because of abusive upbringings.
I.E.Read more of this blog post »
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Years ago when I was a carpenter I learned to focus out the noise. It was my responsibility to figure out the stairs and roof rafters. I had to focus on doing the math correctly so no time, or material was wasted. A construction site can be a v
Ready your wings and thighs and grab your bread, because we're talking chicken again. In today's round find who has the best chicken sandwich.Read more of this blog post »
It’s time to tidy up the recycling center. If you have enough empty cardboard boxes to start a shipping company, recycle them or fill then with donations then ship them for free through GiveBackBox.com.
The post appeared first on Jamie Novak.Read more of this blog post »
ராமோஜியம் நாவல் உணவைக் கொண்டாடுவது. நாவலில் இடம் பெற்ற உணவு வகைகளில் சில பட்டியலாக்கப்பட்டு இங்கே –
2) மல்லிப்பூ போல சாதம், கிள்ளிப்போட்ட இஞ்சியும், பறித்துப் போட்ட கொத்தமல்லியும் அரிந்து போட்ட பச்சை மிளகாயும் துருவிப் போட்ட தேங்காயுமாக துவையல், முருங்கைக்காய் சாம்பார், தக்காளி ரசம், பாRead more of this blog post »
Boston’s Green Line doesn’t have a great reputation. As the city’s oldest subway line, the Green Line cars are squeaky, slow, and not very efficient. Specifically, many (but not all) of the cars make godawful screeching noises when they barrel into the stations. Traveling west of Boston,Read more of this blog post »
I was honored to be interviewed recently on the Connie Pheiff Show. Connie Pheiff and I both held executive positions, both are/were married to firemen and both had career pivots later in life. We had a great discussion about my book and so much more. Click the link below and give it a listen anRead more of this blog post »
Original 2015 Review:
I'm trying to think of another Stephen King book that doesn't have a supernatural element to it and it's hard - Delores Claiborne and Gerald's Game I guess. I spent the majority of my time reading this one expecting an alternate dimension to appear or a crazy ghost, but nothingRead more of this blog post »
These poems are based on "Spear-thrower", the story I wrote for "NaNoWriMo" which I had based on the "Inktober" prompts from 2020. The story and poems will be featured as a future edition of TheRead more of this blog post »
He told her to run. And she did. As fast as her legs would take her, but it wasn’t fast enough…
The bodies of a husband and wife are found in a patch of woods in small-town, rural Arkansas by a neighboring farmer. They were shot with an arrow, guttRead more of this blog post »
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