for the Smashwords sale, that is. It's the only time I'm putting Diaballein up for a freebie moment, and only in the Smashwords Summer/Winter sale, so if you enjoy suspenseful horror novella stories, take a chance. But don't wait. July is almost over. And with two new novella stories coming out later this year, there … Continue reading Last Chance
It's one of my banes. Description of places, people, things in a story that need to be there. I've devoured how other people do it, read up on the best/worst for each style of storytelling. Does it help? Sometimes. One book I had to read about three times before I realised what he meant. That's … Continue reading Description?
This guy: does this thing and offers up a word to make a few words of wasteful wantoness. Not really, but today for me is a day of whimsy. I'm not editing, so this state of mind is a way to play out a story. I have a penchant for wilderness writing, childish writing, overly … Continue reading FOWC – Penchant, not Pedant
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
... Well, the price is never clearly stated, but I have borne some of the cost. My trees. It's hot here. And dry. It's always hot and dry in summer in Adelaide, but this is the worst and the last rain of GT 4mm was in September. I empty the laundry and bathwater onto the … Continue reading And That’ll Cost You …
I have a tag: Fibber, Fabricator and Teller-of-Tall-Tales. That, to me, is three things that give the person who reads them some indication of what they're in for. An account that may or may not be truthful, honest, or even possible. A storyteller invests a lot of things in the story. There may even be … Continue reading The Three Things