A Cold Weather Writing Prompt

A Cold Weather Writing Prompt

It’s been too long since I last posted a writing prompt. Since I’ve always thought of October not as a month in Autumn, but the month that signals the beginning of winter, it seems this scene should be suitable.Looking up a cliff face

The scene: a cliff

Weather: It is cold

Characters: – a middle aged man
– a stunning younger brunette

Props: – an expensive piece of jewelry
– two hamburgers and an order of french fries
–…

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16 October 2014 ·

The Password of Death

The Password of Death

Your Password RulesA story I began working on awhile ago that I haven’t touched in months surfaced today when I saw this picture.

The story is a humorous thriller (or maybe just a bumbling idiot trying to stay alive). In one scene my hero, Torrance, is fleeing from a trio of guys trying to kill him. He realizes he is in the neighborhood of a former girlfriend. Her apartment is password protected. He has to enter a…

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14 October 2014 ·

Convincing Myself

Where it sometimes gets scary is when I’m out, such as shopping at the grocery store or maybe the mall and one of my characters starts talking to me.

Convincing Myself

Where it sometimes gets scary is when I’m out, such as shopping at the grocery store or maybe the mall and one of my characters starts talking to me.

11 October 2014 ·

If you have a baby and you’re tired of singing the child to sleep (or in some cases humming) the…

A few months ago I became a grandfather. Lately I’ve been watching for gifts Lullaby Renditions of  Metallica Songs(Christmas is coming up, first birthday next year, etc). I stumbled across an album of Lullaby music, rearrangements of Metallica songsRockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Metallica. At first glance this seems extremely stupid, but after a closer look it just seems… well, potentially dangerous.

If you have a baby and…

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11 October 2014 ·

A major concern of mine is that this will be the title of my biography. Rather than that title, I’d…

Autobiography- Well, That Didn't WorkFirst, I’m wondering if this is a book of  blank pages and,if so, how many.

Second, it’s an ‘up-to-now’ book. An autobiography is always an up-to-now book. A biography could have a completely different title.

A major concern of mine is that this will be the title of my biography. Rather than that title, I’d prefer, “Well, It Was a Good Try.”

It is funny, but is a red cover really a good idea?

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10 October 2014 ·

The Most Important Thing In the world

The Most Important Thing In the world

Believe itI guess that’s why I keep at it, writing that is.

I’d love to have thousands and thousands of people read what I write, but that isn’t as important as doing it because even if there are times I don’t think it’s important, I know it is.

It has to be done. It has to be said, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing it. I’d just mumble it to myself and that would be it. Of course, I hope someone else likes…

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8 October 2014 ·

Looking at a Funeral

Looking at a Funeral

Two men stood on a beach talking.ocean

“You can’t just dump his body in the ocean.”

“That’s what he said he wanted.”

“But it’s his least favorite place. He’s not a water person.”

“So, what’re we gonna do, dump his body in the woods somewhere or on a mountainside?”

“Sure.”

“And let the mountain lions chew him up.”

“No, we cremate him and scatter his ashes.

“But that’s going to cost money and he said…

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7 October 2014 ·

I Am Crazy !

Sitting here, day after day, trying to turn ideas into words and sentences and paragraphs that will make enough sense, cast enough of a web to grab the attention of someone, and hopefully many someone’s down the road, who will at the very least say, “That’s good.”

I Am Crazy !

Sitting here, day after day, trying to turn ideas into words and sentences and paragraphs that will make enough sense, cast enough of a web to grab the attention of someone, and hopefully many someone’s down the road, who will at the very least say, “That’s good.”

5 October 2014 ·

This New Yorker cartoon is paraphrasing Ernest Hemingway: “There is nothing to writing. All you do…

Finding the best wordThis New Yorker cartoon is paraphrasing Ernest Hemingway: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

Today’s writers bleed a little less thanks to the computer’s xxxxxxx word processing capabilities. I’ve also found  that if I write my first draft with a xxx pencil I bleed a little less. It’s xxxxx x xxx probably xxxxxx about as easy to scratch out a word,…

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29 September 2014 ·

Visited Writer’s Block Today

Visited Writer’s Block Today

Yes, it was a terrible morning, but at least I got something out of it. If I write  enough, I always do…

Writer's block

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25 September 2014 ·

But What Is the R E A L Meaning?

But What Is the R E A L Meaning?

What Did the Author MeanThe one time I took a Poetry Writing Course about the only thing I learned was that people find much more meaning in a poem than the author probably intended.

I wrote what I saw as a nice little poem about a leaf falling, fluttering in the breeze, bouncing along the ground, traveling far from its original home to until it was raked up into a pile of leaves and burned.

When I wrote it I had fun…

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23 September 2014 ·

Feeling Magical

Feeling Magical

29 July 2014 ·

About Me

I am a writer.
I used to be a radio announcer, sports reporter, teacher. Now I write YA (young adult) and PB (picture books).

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