Wednesday On Writing: Creating Things

Summer Sale!! During the month of July, all my books and stories will be on sale at Smashwords. Three, including the first two stories in my urban fantasy series, The Yo-Yo Files, are free. My short fantasy collection is half off, as is my latest sci-fi novel, Two's Company. My first novel, Circle Unbroken, is at even more of a discount. Ebooks are … Continue reading Wednesday On Writing: Creating Things

Wednesday on Writing: Training- and Retraining- Your Writing Muscles

If you read Monday's post, you know that I have been kind of down and out as far as writing goes for the last two weeks. Either I had too little time or was too sick to worry about word counts. Naturally, I fell behind. I expected that. What I didn't expect was finding that … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Training- and Retraining- Your Writing Muscles

Wednesday on Writing: Drafting- A Word about Mechanics

You have a brilliant idea for a story. You know your characters- their virtues, their failings, what they think, feel, do. You know where, when, and why. Now, it's time to write that Great American Novel (or Short Story or Novella), right?  Well, maybe. I mean, yes, once you have figured out all of the … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Drafting- A Word about Mechanics

Wednesday on Writing: Sometimes, It’s Good to Just Walk Away

Many people will give you the advice that you must write every day to be or become a writer. For the most part, that is very good advice, because if you don't develop the habit of writing, you will never finish or even start anything. But is it really necessary to be sitting at your … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Sometimes, It’s Good to Just Walk Away

Wednesday Wanderings: Is the Human Mind Bound by Physics?, Scottish Castles, New Discoveries at Pompeii, and Animated Film “Alike”

Scientists are proposing an experiment to determine if the human mind is bound by physics: Bell Test for Human Mind Planning a visit to Scotland? And a fan of medieval castles? Here's a list of 10 to visit while you are there: Scottish Castles When Mt. Vesuvius erupted, it covered the city of Pompeii in … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Is the Human Mind Bound by Physics?, Scottish Castles, New Discoveries at Pompeii, and Animated Film “Alike”

Wednesday Wanderings: Halloween!

Monday is Halloween, so for starters, here's a Wikipedia article on the holiday and its origins and customs: Halloween Want to know the most popular Halloween candy? Got you covered on that one: Halloween Candy Here's a different idea for decorating pumpkins that you can use not only for Halloween, but for Fall decorating, too: … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Halloween!

Wednesday Wanderings: Jumping Horse, Ice Shards In Duluth MN, Civil War Trailer #2, and Choosing the Right Playlist for Your Work

When you really, really love what you do, even if you are a horse: Jumping Horse This video of ice piling up on shore in Duluth, MN looks like shards of glass piling up Ice on Shore The second trailer for Captain America: Civil War has been out for a while, but it should be … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Jumping Horse, Ice Shards In Duluth MN, Civil War Trailer #2, and Choosing the Right Playlist for Your Work

Wednesday Wanderings: Age of Ultron 3rd Trailer, Where Lightning Flashes Most, Saturn’s Rings, and Creativity

Another trailer for the upcoming Marvel movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron has been released. We get a bit more of a look at Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, as well as commentary from Joss Wheedon, Chris Evans, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Elizabeth Olsen: Age of Ultron Trailer 3 Want to know where in the world lightning will … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Age of Ultron 3rd Trailer, Where Lightning Flashes Most, Saturn’s Rings, and Creativity

Wednesday Wanderings: Crystal Cave, WInd and Ocean Currents, Carousels, and Creative Inventions

Mexico's Naica mine: http://www.discoverychannel.com.au/images/the-cave-of-crystals/ Neat look at wind and ocean currents across the globe. Click on the word "earth" for the menu: http://earth.nullschool.net/ If you know me, you know I love carousels. Here are ten really nice ones: http://www.buzzfeed.com/tjane/top-10-carousels-in-america-to-check-out-5r4h For those who have everything, or so you thought: http://www.boredpanda.com/useful-creative-inventions/     ====================================================== Six of One: … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Crystal Cave, WInd and Ocean Currents, Carousels, and Creative Inventions

Wednesday Wanderings: This Time, I’m the One Wandering (Away)

Good morning! As some have noticed, there has been a lack of blog posting lately. I have excuses. Oh, yes, I do have excuses. “We were away.” For one weekend. Nope, not good enough. “The puppy, you see, takes up a lot of time.” He does, yes. But there are also times when he is … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: This Time, I’m the One Wandering (Away)