I have started writing a historical fiction novel. It was going to involve time travel–which would fuse historical fiction with science fiction. I started out writing with the time travel part. But then I went back to the main character’s childhood, and I’ve stayed there. I have found interesting tidbits from history, and I’ve written … More Writing quandaries
I’ve been busy with many distractions. It’s time to get back on track. Our dog Bailey passed away Monday, and I am now fighting the flu. Never a dull moment. It’s been five years since I self-published my ebook, Arm Wrestling with Pharaoh. My plan now is to add several more chapters, add more hands-on … More Good Afternoon, and other ramblings
My original post about the Orphan Spirit is popular. I didn’t write most of the information there; I included articles by other authors and included their names and websites. I had two revelations this week that I will share. I find that other people go through similar trials. The first is from the book Complex … More The Orphan Spirit part 3
Preamble: Forgive my rhyme and meter For it has been so long Since I have been in college; I hope that it’s not wrong. *** It must have taken decades for James Strong to find the words to help our understanding and tell us what we heard to research Greek and Hebrew and some … More An ode to Mr. Strong #thursdaythoughts
Dear Barnes and Noble: Pardon the pun. I’ve been reading news stories about you. You’re trying to survive against Amazon. You fired yet another CEO. Let me give you a few ideas. What can a live box store give that an online store can’t? Premium Customer Service. But this can’t be achieved when you’ve just … More Dear Barnes and Noble: It’s time to think outside the “box” #books #reading #writing #BarnesAndNoble
My Nurse Practitioner recommended this book for PTSD survivors. This could include returning Veterans, victims of crimes, and those abused as children. We have all heard of the “fight or flight” theory of dealing with danger or stress. But I believed there is a third one, “freeze”. When you just don’t know what to do, … More You are not crazy: This book says so! #BuyThisBook #books
Peace. What is true Peace? How do we obtain it? Did you know that Peace is a weapon? I found myself marking every page and writing in my notebook as I read The Weapon of Peace: Warfare Strategies from the Courts of Heaven by Reeni Mederos. What is illegal spiritual warfare, and how does it … More The best 4 bucks I ever spent
Okay, so its official term is “writer’s block” but since I don’t always feel like running with the crowd, I will call it Muteness. I have dozens of ideas in my head, some of which may hit paper or computer screen in the next few months, I am having trouble getting any of them out. … More Writing Muteness
There were rumbling thunderstorms last night with huge lightning flashes, so we turned off all major appliances, including the TV. I used the time to catch up on my reading. I found this book in the “free, take one” section of the local library. The author, Barbara Smucker, was a Canadian woman born in … More Book Review: Underground to Canada
Do you have some time when you will be stuck at the airport or a doctor’s waiting room? I have an answer for you. I just picked up Anna C. Bowling’s Never Too Late and read it Saturday night. It’s a sweet historical romance following Amelia Sinclair, a 19th century banker’s wife who lived the … More Looking for a quick, easy, and satisfying read?
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I cut back on my time on Facebook and Twitter to only minutes a week. I haven’t blogged. But there’s a good reason. I have finally finished my first manuscript, Arm Wrestling with Pharaoh. It’s set to be ePublished on February 17, 2017. This book illustrates the struggle between Moses and Pharaoh from the book … More I haven’t blogged much lately. Here’s why.
Notice the last line on this magazine cover: Eleanor & Park’s Rainbow Rowell. Yes that’s really the author’s name. Here’s the full cover: I picked this up at my local Barnes & Noble about a week ago but I had no time to read it. I set it aside. As you may (or may not) … More I call your attention to this:
If I could tell teenagers today one thing it’s this: High School sucks for everyone. Well, everyone except the Mean Girls and the Jocks. But that’s ok: The Law of Sowing and Reaping (sometimes called “Karma”) will get them. Sometimes it takes decades to catch up, but catch up it will. Don’t make it happen; … More Into the Locker: Not so great High School Memories
I decided to try to live in this century, and bought myself a NOOK. I am cheap (thrifty) by nature, so I went for the inexpensive “Nook Touch.” I went to a class last night at the local library, to learn how to download books from the library. It’s the modern equivalent to borrowing a … More Now that I’ve found NOOK – What am I gonna do..with it?
“Pray for the PEACE [shalom / wholeness / prosperity / well-being / safety] of Jerusalem. May they prosper who love you (the Holy City). May peace be within your walls and prosperity within your palaces!” — Psalm 122:6-7
I heard about “4th Genre” and I’m like, what the heck is that? So I trot off to Google… and find out that there were three: Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry. Now there is “the fourth” —which is called “creative nonfiction.” Isn’t that kind of like “an embellished memoir in short spurts”???????!!!!!!! From what I have … More There is now a fourth genre for writing
Book Review: The Gendarme by Mark Mustian. I was walking through the Public Library and the cover of this book jumped out at me. It is a picture of a young woman, and only one side of her face can be seen. The title caught my eye, “The Gendarme.” [ This is because I am addicted … More The Gendarme
Nope, It’s NOT Harry Potter! It’s a book called The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey, copyright 1942. I plunked down 4 bucks the other day and made the investment in this book to study why it was so successful. Here’s a few quick observations: 1. Just about everyone loves puppies. (Except for serial killers, who … More What’s the best selling children’s book of all time?