The problem with writing is the research. There’s been a few stories of writers who get the dreaded knock at the door. While the Trash Taste crew are talking to a chemist, he happens to have a similar problem when researching chemicals. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
This one has to do with a single rule (see part 1 and part 2: Don’t use cliche openings. Inspired by the last two, I made this into one big cliche’d story (original). I’m not editing this mess. TW – mixed tenses. It was a dark and stormy night during the best of times and … Continue “What not to do in Writing, Part 3” »
After writing the last short story on Blogger, I thought I would give it another shot (see the original; I edited this one a little). Prologue: The wise white wizard in his white flowing robes. The wind made them flutter around him as he turned towards the other white wizard. “Wise friend.” He stroke … Continue “What not to do in Writing, Part 2” »
But I broke all the rules… And it turned out as you would expect. Someone tweeted Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules for Writing on Twitter: How many of Elmore's "rules" do you break? pic.twitter.com/fQrmnC8fCd — Mαɾƚყɳ R. Wιɳƚҽɾʂ (@UKHamlet) October 17, 2022 A while back on Facebook, someone else has also posted these rules, and I … Continue “What not to do in Writing” »
Yesterday was Sarah’s birthday and we took her to Menchie’s in Tyler, Texas.
Elizabeth: Transformation for Amazon Kindle is free for only three more days: Today (Wednesday, September 28th), tomorrow (9/29), and Friday (9/30). Your last chance (at least until the next quarter).
Sixty-Two-year-old Elizabeth Weinstein, like everyone else, is trying to make it in a post-government collapse society. Things are starting to look up for everyone, including her – until a DNA test showed her true heritage. Now, as she tries to resolve her past with her newfound future, she finds herself dealing with Nevil, a narcissistic … Continue “How about a free kindle book or two?” »
I finally updated the look of the blog. Not sure if I care for it. I still have to do some tweaks and we’ll see. I’ll have to pay if I want to change more colors than just the background and I don’t know how to feel about that. The link colors kind of match … Continue “Not sure if I like the update” »
I think Mometek needs a new makeover. I like what I have, but it’s more like a news site than a multimedia blog. I plan to post more than just random diatribes like short videos and picture series. But first I need to pick a theme. To be continued…
I’ve signed up to the DALL-E waiting list, but I haven’t gotten an email back yet. It’s been so long, I’m not even sure what email address I used. So to pass the time, I’ve been using Craiyon to come up with interesting art concepts. Don’t worry, artists, AI has a long way to go. … Continue “AI Art” »