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WHY WRITING? WHY WRITE A CANCER BOOK?

This is gonna be short because I’m writing a cancer book. See what I did there? Didn’t say writing ‘my cancer’ book. Cancer book is more than enough. The whole ‘my cancer’ talk is a bad track. Who really wants to claim it like that. Instead, I’m giving it a good thrashing, plowing the cancer […]

BOOK OF DAVID, pt 1: How To Encourage Those Of Faith Without Losing Sight Of Your Own Beliefs

The real post title is Book of David and how I encourage those of faith without losing sight of MY own beliefs. I went second person plural in the title to create community, so it’s not all about me all the time. That’s my secret. Most writers don’t pull back the curtain back that. You’re […]

BLOG PLATFORM, WRITER PLATFORM, LAUNCHES MEMOIR

We’ve got a joke, or more accurately my blog efforts get ridiculed, around the keyboard. Goes like this: “Why do you always write about yourself, or put yourself into every post?” I answer by spelling memoir, as in memoir blogger. “M-e … m-o-i-r. You can’t spell memoir without M and E.” Hilarity is supposed to […]

WRITING THE BOOK I WAS DESTINED TO WRITE

    An English major joke goes like this: I like to write poetry, but I suck at writing poetry. So I wrote a short story that was worse than my poem. To fix the problem I wrote a novel and it’s the worst yet, and this explains the deluge of bad writing.

TONY ROMO WRITNG COACH

    Tony Romo is getting great press as an NFL color commentator. His MVP showing in the AFC title game earned him the sort of career extension anyone would hope for. And he’s a second year guy in the booth. What if Tony Romo was a writing coach, as good a writing coach as […]

WRITE A BOOK, THEY SAID. IT’LL BE FUN, 2

    What is the goal of writing a book? To get readers to turn the page. Such a modest goal. Should there be any other? I call it a building block, that’s what I call goals. What happens when you achieve your goals, when you have readers turning to the next page. Write another […]

WRITE A BOOK, THEY SAID, IT’LL BE FUN

    Long form writing is like a walk in the woods with no map. In the dark. With animal noises. And cliffs on both sides of the trail. If that isn’t a picture of adventure, what is? And all you need to do is sit down and write. And stay down. For a long […]

AMAZON SEARCH FOR BITTER, ANGRY, PROFANE MEMOIR

    Amazon search is easy, like google, except you can buy the search results right away. Not so much on google prime. I’m not searching as much as researching the competition during editing breaks of my cancer memoir in the works, and happy to find great books on the topic, though not too many […]

SOCIAL MEDIA SUPER STAR IN THE WINGS

    News reports about social media and the ‘new awareness’ we all need to observe will never keep grandma from posting new baby pictures. ButI think I get the point of the warning. From my census training I learned how to gather visual evidence at the door if a citizen didn’t want to interact […]

KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU, (UH HUH)

    Knowing Me As a young child in an unsupervised moment one of my playmates decided to ride his trike. I hopped on the back axle where there was room to stand and gave him a big push. Except he pulled back on the handle bars just as I pushed and popped a wheelie […]