Monthly Archives: August 2011
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
My computer crashed yesterday and I am just now getting things back in order.
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
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?”