Category Archives: What if

Watching the Milestones Fly By

“Looking five years down the road — to the middle of 2024 — tell us where you WISH your writing career would be. And then (if you’re able) tell us where you actually EXPECT it to be… unless those are … Continue reading

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Out of Character

“Has anyone ever asked you to add them to one of your stories?” -OR- “Have you told anyone that you were basing a character on them?” My long-ago idea, and again, I forgot to make notes. I have had people … Continue reading

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The Perfect Author …

One of the foxes asked, “What one thing would you change about yourself as an author?” I don’t think I’d change anything about what I write, but I think I’d change HOW I write. As I’ve mentioned before, I tend … Continue reading

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Dining in Paradise

Our resident hound has a knack for coming up with unusual scenarios, and this week he asked us to respond to one. “You’re stranded on a desert island (or someplace deserted). There are only three different things to eat/drink and … Continue reading

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If I Could Only …

This week’s topic is one I selected. I have the feeling I was dealing with various medical issues in my family and bemoaning the fact that I’m not as young as I once was. Some days just don’t have enough … Continue reading

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Daydream Believer

Let’s Talk About Daydreams By Jeff Salter First things first — Happy Independence Day to all of us living in America. Secondly: I’d be willing to swear on a stack of Mad Magazines that this is NOT my suggested topic. … Continue reading

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How Could I Earn A Living?

If I Couldn’t Work in the Book Industry… and if I were not already retired. By Jeff Salter Yeah, I really should make clear the disclaimer that my discussion of these possibilities might sound quite different if not for the … Continue reading

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