Tag Archives: thoughts

What’s Wrong With Being Odd?

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how people and society tend to declare what is normal.  Part of this has probably stemmed from my son being special needs and seeing how the world responds to him.  We seem to … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Putting Mental Illness in Fiction

Not sure this will be a long post because this is a delicate topic that everyone seems to have a different opinion on.  Using various mental illnesses is common in fiction.  Many of us can name at least one story … Continue reading

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Is There More to the Crazy Characters?

People who have been following my blog or read my books may have noticed that there’s one type of character that I really enjoy writing.  This is the ‘crazy’ character who can be either a hero or a villain.  The … Continue reading

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Types of Silly Stories: I’m Shirley Not an Expert Here

So, I’ve been sitting here trying to think of different types of ‘silly’ stories and I keep coming up with movies.  That being the only thing I can think of, I don’t know if I’m going to have a really … Continue reading

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Marketing: The Agony that Can Lead to Victory

What do you do after publishing a book?  You promote until you get sick of the following terms: Social Media Retweet Blog Tour Banner Ad Word of Mouth That’s only a short list and I’m sure everyone will have their … Continue reading

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Author’s Monkey Mind

A long exhausting day Where the mind wanders Distractions yanking it  away So progress takes a hit Just like the friggin’ phone Mourning lost time The author crawls into the cot Pillow stealing muscles’ strength Blanket tickling at his nose … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Magic in the Air

Welcome to the first official installment of this new thingy.  The rules are that there are no rules.  Sort of.  I think of a topic on the fly and make a post that has 3 questions.  You can answer in … Continue reading

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