Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I have internet access; I’ll be spending the time trying to catch up on your blogs... if it lasts I’ll post up something more--but for now I am off to visit your blogs!

Thx for being there.

It’s easy to take the internet for granted, when you have never been without it for years and years.

If I don't make it to your site before I lose it again, I am very sorry... and of course I miss all of you—kind-of-sounds weak, but there you go.


Monday, September 12, 2011


I have been working out of town, with very sporadic internet access… so I am working on catching up with all your blogs.

I realized how subjective writing and reading is the other day. A good friend of mine suggested a book that he thought I HAD to read, so I suggested one in return and went and bought the one he recommended.

I couldn’t get though 15 pages, before I had to put it down… I nearly threw it in the garbage, I hated it so bad.

I am not going to reveal the name of said book, because it is fairly new and don’t want to cast a bad light on it, or to offend anyone who thinks it is good.

It’s a weird deal; if I hated a book you loved, it seems to drive a wedge between people.

I will tell you about an old book that caused the biggest augment me and my best friend ever had. It was: Lord of the Rings

I couldn’t finish the first book, it was slow, hard to get into… and plain boring. I hated it; I don’t know how anyone could like it. The movies were ok, but that’s about it.

And I am sure you might disagree, and all the more power to you… it’s what makes writing an art.

What I am trying to get at? don’t take ever critic to heart, you might have 10 people read your book, to find only one person really got it. Don’t change everything to fit all opinions, focus on the one that has the same taste you do—and work from that one most. I am only talking about subject matter and craft, the technical aspect of writing can come from most anyone versed in advanced story telling.

What’s your opinion?

Read any books you hated that other people loved?

Does it bother you if other people hate the books you love?

Thx for your support, and any comment you might leave!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pay Back

I am so horrible at blog awards, so I am doing a hybrid, I won’t pass on the award because I know some people prefer not to participate. I’ll list those wonderful bogs that inspire me, give me hope, and offer priceless advice or just an awesome read.

Really, if you want a great follower and a fantastic blogger to meet, just follow the links I’ll leave. They all rock and make me feel special; they make the world a better place: and me a better writer. They don’t appear in any order, they all have a place in my heart. Thx for all you do for me! If you can, let them know you're comeing from my blog, so they'll know I care.

The other side of the story : Probably the single biggest factor in my development as a writer… her advice is priceless; her blog is full of awesome advice put in a way you can understand, so you can put into action! I highly recommend you follow her and read all of her post—new and old!

Creative Arts Anonymous  : I love her blog, I love what she writes... a must follow!

Rockets and Dragons  : She is a hard nut to crack, probably my first follower… I know she is my first steady commenter, she is a huge reason I am still blogging---even though she has kind of faded from blogging lately. Definitely worth a follow, her topics are great and thought provoking!

Nancy S. Thompson : great blogger, writer, teacher and an all around great person to get to know---her blog is worth the visit.

The Write Stuff  : Wonderful lady and great blogger, I just started following her.

Sarvenaz Tash    : Love her blog, and can't wait to read her book... worth a follow.

So, You're a Writer...  : A must follow, she is worth the effort to get to know.

Peggy Eddleman: Will Write For Cookies  :What can I say, she rocks, her blog is pure fun... give her blog a visit!

From Pen to Paper... : She has a great blog, fun to visit, awesome to get to know... go give her a follow!

Writtled :  Great blog... Awesome reviews, fun to visit!

The Character Therapist  : A perfect place to get to understand how you can relate to your characters better---nice blog to learn from.

Marcia Hoehne : I love what she does... Give her a visit.

YA Author Elana Johnson : You probably already follow her, but if you don’t, she is a must… great blogger, writer and funny as well.

Paranormal Point of View : Awesome blog... give her a visit!

Random Thoughts : She rocks; I owe her a lot… worth a follow.

Beyond the Pages : If you like book reviews this is the spot for you.

The Bookshelf Muse : A Thesaurus for everything, plus a great writer’s insight… go now!

Inner Owlet :  Very inspirational, great person and awesome posts…

BANG OUT THE PROSE : Just started to follow her, nice blog, great posts-check it out.

Michele Shaw She is a great writer, blogger and offers impressive writing advice... I owe her a lot.

.W.I.P. It : Go now... she is a must follow.

Weaving a Tale or Two : She knows a lot... more than she'll admit, great place to visit!!

Lisa L. Regan : I owe her more than she knows...great advice, awesome blog, fantastic person!

Julius Cicero : He is an avid writer, awesome blogger and superb follower.

The Waiting is the Hardest Part : Love what she does... check her out.

Barbara Kloss : Perfect follower, awesome blog... worth a daily visit!!

Julie Musil : I love her blog, great place to go... go there now!

klahanie : He has a lot to say in a very interesting way… go give him a visit… a fabulous blog.

Sophia's Desk : She rocks... wonderful follower and great blog friend!

Untroubled Kingdom of Laila Knight : Worth a visit, she is informative, interesting and fun. She won't disappoint if you choose to follow her.

Mark Noce Stories : I love his work and his blog... Very thought provoking, solid writing topics… go now!

Meetings with My Muse : she has always been a great follower and a wonderful blogger, check her out!

Sharp Pen/Dull Sword : She has great posts, advice and given me awesome support and not to mention; she's one hell of a GAL!

clarity2010 : Smart, informative... awesome post; I never fail to learn something from him and his blog.

Aspiring Novelists  :   Great gal, wonderful blogger and follower... she has helped me a ton...thx!

After Troy - Hektor Karl  :Great blogger; thought provoking posts... go give him a visit.

If I missed anyone plz leave a comment and I’ll add you.

Everyone I have listed is worth a follow and I guarantee you won’t regret it. They are the reason I am growing as writer… go ahead and start clicking on those links.