The New Look

Hello everyone, I’d like to know how you like the new look of my blog. I switched the theme so it will read better on various devices. There is still  fine-tuning left to do but I will get to it. Please let me know what you think. In other news, a little story I wrote is now published within the winter issue of Spotlight On Recovery magazine. The article is titled Salute to Strangers. Oh, and the current header  image is a mixed media: colored pencil, magic marker, water color, and a smidgen of acrylic. It is the bottom half … Continue reading The New Look

NEW BOOK

Hello everyone. I’m happy to say that one of the book projects I’ve been busy with these past months is now available.   Practical Preparation for the Lord’s Second Coming can be purchased at the following storefronts: AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE BOOKLOCKER ITUNES KOBO I’m also creating a blog site for this book and  I’d really like your feedback on it. You can view it here: Practical Preparation for the Lord’s Second Coming I know this subject matter isn’t for everyone and that’s alright.  But there are also those of you who’ve been waiting for this announcement and I’d sure … Continue reading NEW BOOK

NANOWRIMO 2015: What is it to you?

I’ll tell you, those of you who don’t already know, what Nanowrimo (Nano) is. I want you to know what people are talking about and I’d love it if you, all you readers, participated in it this year. Nanowrimo equals NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH. November is the designated month for novel writing. Now you know.There is a challenge at Nanowrimo.org for writers to reach a goal of 50,000 typed words towards their novel during November. The participants provide a vast amount of accumulated knowledge and encouragement to help each other do that. Go ahead and visit Nanowrimo.org to learn more. … Continue reading NANOWRIMO 2015: What is it to you?

The Home Office: Fall Clean Up

I’d like to welcome you to my office. The doorway frame remains unfinished–another project for another day, but come on in. My post have been few and far between these last few months. I worked so hard on book edits and formatting that I experienced severe eyestrain and made a visit to the eye doctor. A pair of new glasses should arrive sometime next week. And, Lord knows, there were ample household projects to separate me from the computer for a while, such as cleaning and reorganizing. September and October have been my months for cleaning and organizing the household … Continue reading The Home Office: Fall Clean Up

The Foibles of Phonetics and Dialect

How we pronounce words influences our ability to spell them correctly. I’ve moved around enough to pick up and combine a number of dialects. There have been times I’ve spelled a word so wrong that I cannot even find it in the dictionary. This is a highly embarrassing situation to find yourself in, especially in a work environment where people are watching your every move and wondering how come you haven’t finished typing the bosses letter yet. The word spelled is a case in point. By now, I know the correct way to spell spelled is spelled, yet I type … Continue reading The Foibles of Phonetics and Dialect

Writing Related Projects

August 27, 2015 Hello Dear Readers, As I wrote to another blogger this past week, a quote from a fairly well-known movie came to mind. Our discussion dealt with writers bloc. (I never suffer from writer’s block, by the way, just so you know. Way too much to write about.) However, the quote was from The Shining and it wasn’t “Here’s Johnny.” (I watched that movie in high school, viewing the scariest parts while peeking through the window of the door from within the lobby. It wasn’t so spooky there, with the lights on and all.) The quote I’m referring … Continue reading Writing Related Projects

Making Your Book

Part of my job, as a writing coach, is to help people create the final product for their writings, the book. There are many ways to achieve this and how a writer goes about it depends upon the particular project their working on. There are templates available from book designers. The costs vary depending upon use, whether it’s personal, multi-book, or commercial. Do you want a template for a paperback or an eBook? What size will your book be? Are there graphics involved? How many? What kind of paper do you want? What type of binding? I’m going through Booklocker … Continue reading Making Your Book