I Write; I Paint

I write out of obedience. My brain fills up with ideas. The only way to clear it out is to write it all down on paper or type it into the computer. Then… Continue reading

The Battle That Never Was

I remember reading a novel where the author made a big deal of an upcoming battle. He spent chapters talking about how important the battle was. His characters prepared, dressed, and rode out… Continue reading

Road to Success

A well-known scientific saying is: The road to success is littered with failure. Scientists are not known for giving up. Thomas Edison failed 1000 times before he invented the light bulb. But he… Continue reading


Usually, I’m a good muti taster. I can write, cook and do laundry all at the same time. But this time I bit off more than I could chew. I was editing my… Continue reading

Sunshine Award

I have received the Sunshine Award. The rules are as usual: Thank the person (people :D) who gave you the award. Thanks to Amber at Conversations With Novels. Write a post about it.… Continue reading

My First Award

I have been given my first social Network Award, Sunshine Award. I’m excited. Okay, I’m not dancing around the room, but still. It is my first award. When I started this blog, I… Continue reading

It’s in the Details

I read Paul Morningstar’s review of “Warbreaker” by Brandon Sanderson. Paul liked it, but didn’t. His review intrigued me so I downloaded the book and read the prologue. I thought I’d read a… Continue reading

Today Editing

I have the perfect job. There are times when there is nothing to do. Sometimes we talk and joke around, but sometimes we’re quiet. Everyone but me has a smart phone. They all… Continue reading

Driving Force of Motivation

Plots are not so much what a character does as why a character does it. Motivation moves a character. Character moves the plot. In the TV series Revenge, Amanda Clarke’s motivation of revenge… Continue reading

4 Hours at the Movies

I have and elderly male friend, who lives 25 miles south of me. I don’t get down there as often as I’d like. He likes to see science fiction or spy movies. Not… Continue reading

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