Monthly Archives: August 2011

Suffering

I was reading an interesting book (Render Unto Caesar by Charles J. Chaput) where the author stated that he once heard someone ask, “how any sensible person could choose to become a Christian because Christians have such an unhealthy desire … Continue reading

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I wonder

Two events involving youth occurred in the last few weeks – 1 – For seven days last week the streets and squares of Madrid, Spain, were overrun by more than a million young people from all over the world. They … Continue reading

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More on empathy

I asked the same question about empathy with characters on a writers forum and it seems most writers feel the same way. As least I am no stranger than other writers.

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Empathy with my characters?

This morning I was working on my novel, developing a stressful part of the story and found myself feeling very sorry for one of the characters, almost as if she was a real person. I wonder if other authors get … Continue reading

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More on profanity

There has been an ongoing discussion about profanity on a writers forum that I visit regularly (“Aspiring Writers on Linkedin.com). In my very unscientific poll of the comments, it looks like most writers think it’s ok (or good in some … Continue reading

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Back in business

The old computer truly died. The new one is nicer and I had almost everything backed up so I’m back on track. Word count on the new story is up to 26,000.

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Computer crash

My computer crashed yesterday and I am just now getting things back in order.

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What keeps you reading?

If you read the following first page of a book, would you keep reading? “So, great Utnapishtim, how do you live forever and ever? Can you let a mortal like me know the secret?” “Oh, impatient Gilgamesh,” the Baal answered. … Continue reading

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If you opened a book and read the following sentence, would you read on or put it back? “So, great Utnapishtim, how do you live forever and ever? Can you let a mortal like me know the secret?”

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Working and Wondering IV

With no destination in mind, I walk through the crowded streets looking and listening. So many people with so much to do, they all hurry back and forth rushing toward their death as fast as they can. No one stops … Continue reading

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