Category Archives: Random thoughts

One Fox, One Hound

No, not THIS Hound…another one, my son’s dog. She’s a mixed breed, but she looks like a Kooikerhondje. No, I swear that’s the name. But let’s just use the easier term “Dutch Spaniel”. It’s been a while since our last … Continue reading

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I Talk to the Trees

Or, rather, the Family Tree, since we were asked this week: “Is there a certain ancestor that you wish you could travel back in time to spend a year with? What do you hope to learn? Why that relative?”  Tough … Continue reading

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My name is Jeff

…and I’m a Procrastinator By Jeff Salter Topic: To what degree does procrastination affect your writing projects? Do you have any theories about WHY you procrastinate on certain projects… or at certain periods? I found several great-looking links to articles … Continue reading

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Towing the Line

“If one — and only one — of your stories would be adapted for the silver screen, which one would you select? Would you prefer to write the screenplay… or just watch from the sidelines while the studio uses whoever … Continue reading

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Writers Block Themselves

Our Monday Fox asked: What are some ways you deal with writer’s block?I can tell you how others don’t deal with it. The inability to finish a story, to get past a plot hole, to link one set of happenings … Continue reading

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Guest: Wyatt Schroeder, Book Reviewer, Author Interviewer, Gaming and Book Vlogger

We’ve had not only authors as guests, but readers, narrators, editors, publishers and we’ve talked about all phases of writing work and enjoyment, so I decided to broaden the scope a bit this month. My guest today is Wyatt Schroeder, … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Not…

“If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?” I wracked my brain for a while on this one. I am without any question a bona fide bibliophile. I literally own … Continue reading

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I See London,I see France,I see Someone’s Under….drawers

Apparently I came up with the question: “What is in your desk drawers”? What ISN’T in my desk drawers? We have desks all over the house. I bought a little, dainty writing desk when we first got married and that … Continue reading

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English: British to American

Last week while we were discussing the possibility of our works being translated into other languages, I said that  I would like to bring up translating English to English, that is to say, “British” to “American”. I have read books … Continue reading

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Breakfast Paid

And I never figured out WHO paid it By Jeff Salter Interesting experience one morning (exactly three years ago) as I went out for breakfast (after my haircut). The place was more crowded than I’d ever seen it — every … Continue reading

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