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New contribution to Totally Novel on writing, update on Sweet Sixteen Killer

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I've been pretty quiet lately on the blog, sorry about that. I've been laying mostly low, though I did recently begin contributing to a new website for writers and readers called Totally Novel. My first contribution for members of the site is a post I titled 3 things that prevented me from writing a novel. To read the post, sign up for a free trial. Take a look around and if you don't wanna stay, don't renew membership. That said, it's a pretty cool effort being put together by a former Google+ member like myself. As a matter of fact there are several members on the site from the old Google+ days. (Side note: there is a free membership option)
I will be contributing to the Totally Novel blog bi-monthly for now. My next addition will be in August. I'm super excited for the site and I hope you can come join us and become a part of the groups, forums, blog, workshops, and more. 
All that said, I haven't given up here. This is still my primary site and blog. 👊

Let me pick your brain about writers, readers and how they intersect.

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Let me pick your brain about writers, readers and how they intersect.



I've noticed over the years since self publishing became a thing, that there seems to be a weird trend among us writerly folks. It seems we seek out other writers instead of readers. I'll admit, I do it. Why? Because sometimes the easiest way to find a reader is to find a writer first.







But what a ridiculous notion. I feel like we're looking in the wrong place. It would be like me asking my friend to use my plumbing, because he's a plumber by trade.







And I don't believe all readers are writers or would ever want to be writers, so that means there's potentially a lot of folks we're not reaching. Why? Because they're harder to find? Because we're too lazy to find them? Because we like the company of less judge-y writers? Because.....







Any rate, something I've noticed over the years. It's like we're the congregation of readers where membership dues comes in the price of ink.







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Deep Thought #6

Deep Thought #6



What if instead of an election, the Republicans and Democrats had to play a game of flag football? The winners then got to choose whether their defense or offense would run the White House. And the losers would pick whether their offense or defense would run Congress. The Senate would be made up of the referees. And the Supreme Court would be the sports commentators.

The Order of the Dragon, "That's not a Cross..." (excerpt)

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(excerpt from The Order of the Dragon)

Tom Bradshaw sat at a table near the windows that looked out to the beach and Lake Huron. With the morning fog covering the lake, he couldn't see Mackinac Island. But he knew it was out there, and in the back of his mind he was hoping another body hadn't been added to the count of violent crimes being committed on its pleasant shores.

Originally shared by Damien Boath

Originally shared by Damien Boath







Watching the newest X-Files 1st episode. I must say I'm feeling disappointed. It seems to miss the mark for me. I would've thought it'd be a bit more refined and clever.







It just seems stupid and chaotic with shallow performances. Will still watch them but meh.