Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Quotes of the Week

Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts.
—Anne Lamott

The ability of writers to...familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.
—Toni Morrison

Create your own visual style... let it be unique to yourself and identifiable to others.
—Orson Welles

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
—Virginia Woolf

As long as you can start, you are all right. The juice will come.
—Ernest Hemingway

Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can write anything good.
—William Faulkner

Just set one day’s work in front of the last day’s work. That’s the way it comes out. And that’s the only way it does.
—John Steinbeck


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday Tips: Stand Up

I have been on a strict fitness program. I have actually already lost over 100 pounds and still dropping.

The more fit I become the clearer I think and the better, easier, faster my writing is.

I got to weigh 296lbs mostly because of my sedentary life working on the computer all day at work and then all evening at home.

Everyone at work stared getting stand up desks and I jumped on that bandwagon with a stand-up portable desk at home!

It allows me to work standing while watching TV, outside, in my office, anywhere really.

I got it on Amazon and it was only $46 delivered!

--My legs are already sore!


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Monday, September 18, 2017

Reading: Departure

This week I read: Departure by A.G. Riddle.

Here is the description from Amazon:

En route to London from New York, Flight 305 suddenly loses power and crash-lands in the English countryside, plunging a group of strangers into a mysterious adventure that will have repercussions for all of humankind.

Struggling to stay alive, the survivors soon realize that the world they’ve crashed in is very different from the one they left. But where are they? Why are they here? And how will they get back home?

Five passengers seem to hold clues about what’s really going on: writer Harper Lane, venture capitalist Nick Stone, German genetic researcher Sabrina Schröder, computer scientist Yul Tan, and Grayson Shaw, the son of a billionaire philanthropist.

As more facts about the crash emerge, it becomes clear that some in this group know more than they’re letting on—answers that will lead Harper and Nick to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy involving their own lives. As they begin to piece together the truth, they discover they have the power to change the future and the past—to save our world . . . or end it.

--Good stuff. Fast easy read that kind of reminded me of LOST!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Spanish Edition

The Spanish language edition of Virtues of the Vicious is now available on Amazon!

Virtudes de los Feroces

Elizabeth Cruze llegó a la Tierra con un sólo propósito: comprar armas. Nunca pensó que terminaría en prisión. Pero no teman, no planea quedarse allí por mucho tiempo.

El Investigador Especial Neal Locke ha forjado su carrera capturando a los criminales más evasivos y peligrosos. Nunca ha fallado en “capturar al hombre”.

Cuando Cruze se escapa de la prisión, Locke se encarga de encontrarla. Debería ser fácil hallarla… sólo necesita seguir el rastro de cuerpos.

Pero Locke ha sido investigador por mucho tiempo. Y en poco tiempo notará que está sucediendo más de lo que le han dicho...