The next stage of the current WIP has all my attention, so I'll point you in this direction (click on the pic to go to the Amazon preview): The Old Woman & The Mad Horse ... A Thriller, Espionage, Rural Australia, Light Romance Reviews It was supposed to be a quiet place for a … Continue reading Blatant
How little adds a lot …
In his Paradoxes in Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics (1986), Gábor J. Székely shared a paradox learned from his professor, Alfréd Rényi:
Since I started to deal with information theory I have often meditated upon the conciseness of poems; how can a single line of verse contain far more ‘information’ than a highly concise telegram of the same length. The surprising richness of meaning of literary works seems to be in contradiction with the laws of information theory. The key to this paradox is, I think, the notion of ‘resonance.’ The writer does not merely give us information, but also plays on the strings of the language with such virtuosity, that our mind, and even the subconscious self resonate. A poet can recall chains of ideas, emotions and memories with a well-turned word. In this sense, writing is magic.
The paradox described above is also known as the…
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It’s your thing, dude, he says, and it really is – a lesson for us all, I think! Enjoy!
The lovely Mel Finch of Crushed Caramel has kindly nominated me for a 3.2.1 Quote Challenge! Originally created by Rory over at A Guy Called Bloke, today’s particular topic is ‘creativity’. Mel is a wonderful blogger who shares such heartfelt life experiences for readers to appreciate. Thanks Mel for considering me, and for getting me thinking about such a fascinating topic!
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• Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.
• Select 3 other bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’
Note: Although this is the topic for today there’s no specific deadline to it, meaning you can answer whenever you choose.
This was one of my favourite inspirational quotes when putting my thoughts onto paper: believing that the stories I thought of were truly worth writing because I had real genuine faith that they would work. I could have thrown in…
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The question raised by #FPQ “Do you believe that anyone can really experience anything objectively? Why or why not?” The first reaction was almost shock. Objective? Humans? Not influenced by personal feelings? Not only is that unlikely, I think it's impossible. Why do I feel that? First, how do we learn? Is it through the force-feeding … Continue reading Discourse
Why worry about whether this will happen or that will happen, or what if, or why ... if an opportunity arises to do something, why not just do it? Opportunities are few and dwindling. Especially with age and the consequences of choices made while indulging in the belief of never-ending youth. Who, me? No, I'm … Continue reading Do, or Do Not
I have a friend - sad, I know, only one - and that friend asked: Why do you write, why continue to write when it all seems so futile? The question took some time to mull over, and I had to toss a few glib answers out the window (defenestration at work - and yes, … Continue reading And What Then?
Boof (aka Thom Thumper, Boss and Barbarian of all He Surveyed) Anniversary ... 15 years
Thanks, Fandango, but it's not at all what you expect ... call it a twist of irony. Does size matter? Of course, it does. ... I wrote a whole diatribe, deleted it, wrote it again, deleted it. It had nothing to do with the expectation of the question - or, at least, the expectation … Continue reading Size, and How it Matters
the feeling is humble … the joy is sublime …
I just finished reading this book and want to write the review while it is fresh in my mind.
The genre for, “The Old Woman & the Mad Horse…”, by Cage Dunn and Rose Brimson, is action thriller. It takes place in the sparsely populated town of Brimpaen (that actually exists but is being used fictitiously here) in Australia. The story starts out pretty calmly, where Hella Solaris, a six-foot plus tall woman who is an “ex-operative” of a secret organization, plans on settling down from her previous top secret job. She’s had her boss find the perfect little out-of-the-way ranch for her and he’s taken care of all of the paperwork.
It doesn’t take Hella, who is a sharp, trained fighter long to start catching on that something is amiss about the property and the location itself. There is a mystery to be solved, and if it isn’t…
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We (that is, storytellers) want our books to be read, but in order to do that we also need to entice the reader. There are various weapons ... ummm, tools we use to try to find a way to open the curiosity, and this is one. A Blurb, or a storyline (although that's mainly for … Continue reading How Does it Feel?