Welcome to “THE SLEEPING ONE” Blog Tour! @KarlJMorgan #4WillsPub #RRBC

Rhani DChae

  • Today, I am priviledged to host author, Karl J Morgan as part of The Sleeping One blog tour.

I hope you enjoy the following as much as I did.

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This excerpt from Chapter One of Carl Prescott and The Sleeping One begins at Carl’s San Diego school. Headmaster Dorchester of the Thorndike Academic Institution is meeting with the three friends in their school cafeteria. Two skunks have wandered onto school property and raised a commotion. As we join them, Dorchester is addressing the students:

“Earlier, Carl mentioned that a large number of animals seemed to be watching and following your bus to school. That could be a random happenstance or not. Our little experiment will have each of you venture out onto the patio. Then, we will see if or how those creatures react to you and vice-versa. Most likely, the skunks will continue…

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Guest Post by Author Paul DeBlassie III, Visionary Fiction and the Soul Blog Tour

Stephen Geez Blog

Welcome to the

Visionary Fiction and the Soul Blog Tour

@pdeblassieiii

#4WillsPub

#RRBC

Goddess of the Wild Thing

And

The Unholy

  

Does being a psychotherapist inform your writing of visionary fiction?

In doing depth psychotherapy with patients in emotional and spiritual crisis, I listen to their stories. They are dramatic thrillers in their own right. People go through rough stuff. The wounds and bruises we sustain in life often come out of action-packed encounters with people. We trusted them. We never thought that what happened would happen. We’re wounded and bruised and want to give up. That’s when it’s time to read a story, a terrific story that takes time to get through because it takes thought to get through.

At the end of one patient’s treatment, they related, “You know I didn’t think I’d ever had a chance in life. I was beaten down as a kid…

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Another Word Quiz? Verily!

Mark Bierman

So, are we all settled in to 2019? Are the Christmas decorations neatly tucked into their boxes in the attic or basement? Is that New Year’s resolution list gradually being struck off as each goal is completed? Ya . . . me neither.

Hey, what about stepping back in time with me to last September and whipping that cerebral cortex into post holiday shape? Some of you may recall that word quiz, and if you participated, I thank you kindly. For those who did not see it, you can find it here: Bibbles, Ratoons, And Bumfuzzles. Oh My! 

Well, instead of prattling on like a blatherskite, I’ll plunge right in. Please feel free to post your answers in the comments section.

Woopie: 

A: To declare oneself victorious, in spite of logical argument(s) brought forth by one’s opponent(s).

B: A beveled edged chisel used in nineteenth century cabinet making.

C:…

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I Have That Same Dream… #RRBC #RWISA

Watch Nonnie Write!

Today is the day that we celebrate that great man, who, with perfect eloquence made us focus on the fact that “all men are created equal.”

I could very easily just post the words to that famous “I HAVE A DREAM…” speech, but, I think that you will feel it more deeply, if I share with you those words, via his most powerful delivery.

And I’m also sharing the actual speech because, believe it or not, some have never even heard of it before.

REST IN PEACE, DR. MLK.  THERE ARE THOSE OF US, BLACK AND WHITE, STRIVING TO KEEP YOUR DREAM ALIVE.

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Please Welcome #RRBC Spotlight Author, Mary Adler

Rhani DChae

It’s my great pleasure to host #RRBC and #RWISA author, Mary Adler. Below, you will find a touching piece that tells how one writer keeps the loved ones who have passed on alive in her world(s).

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YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN

PART ONE

Everyone from my childhood family is gone. No aunts, uncles, parents or grandparents. When my last aunt died, I realized there was no one in the world who remembered me as a child. The blonde curls, untying the chickens who wrecked my grandmother’s dining room instead of escaping, the precocious words, the broken bones. No one knew how old women in head scarves reminded me of Little Annie Rooney’s Mrs. Meany and kept me glued to my grandmother’s leg, or why I wouldn’t go out when there was a full moon. Of course, there is no one to remember that they had told me…

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A Big Welcome to Mary Adler, #RRBC Spotlight Author for January!

The Indie Spot!

I am truly honored to host the first #RRBC Spotlight Author of 2019. Please welcome writer Mary Adler to The Indie Spot. Take it away, Mary. . .

WORKING SMART: PART ONE

 

CHARACTER BIBLE

There are so many things for a writer to worry about when writing a novel. Plot, dialogue, characterization, conflict, style. Do all the characters names start with the same initial? Were Jimmy’s eyes blue or brown?

To make the most of the time spent toiling at the computer, many authors create time-saving aids to make the book building process go more smoothly. I do several things as I write my first draft.

Character Descriptions: I don’t write long backstories for my characters, but I do note their physical characteristics, speech peculiarities, and other specific details about them including their birth dates and affiliations in a character bible. I also pin up photos from…

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Parking Sticker Blues©

Tales From the Fourth Dementia

In most confrontations, The Powers that Be win and the Little Guys lose. In this story, the Little Guy won, and the Powers that Be had to do re-write the rules.
Some background is essential for readers to understand this story. Decades ago when I came to teach at Letongaloosa Community Junior College, Emmaline and I moved next door to a retired military officer. His last assignment was in a country where cars drove on the right side of the road. The colonel bought a four-door Hillman Minx, and shipped it to the U.S. The car’s steering wheel was on the right hand side. When he moved a couple of years later, I bought the car. I loved driving that car. The gearshift was on the left side of the steering column.
At the beginning of fall semester the university administration gave faculty members and students a pamphlet that outlined…

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How to Write Realistic Friendships

Brain Clutter Blogs

Most good books will feature at least one friendship, if not a few, so it’s important to learn how to write them well. Whether the friendship is your main plot or a sub-plot, it’s important to make it believable. Your audience can’t connect with your characters and relate to their friendship if it’s completely unrealistic. Today, I’ll only be talking about platonic relationships, because romantic chemistry and relationships deserves a post of its own, but some of the tips will still apply. Having said that, let’s get started!

Interests

It is important to have your characters share some common interests. You can’t be friends with somebody if you have absolutely nothing to talk about or do together. There should be a reason your characters enjoy each other’s company. These interests can be pretty much anything, from science, to boxing, to a love of certain T.V. shows. This can also…

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