“How To Write For Online Publications: 6 Things Most People Don’t Know” by Nicolas Cole https://link.medium.com/FqaZwbeWOZ
I expected to be back at my writing table by 7pm. A great match that took away a writing day. Congratulations Rafa!
354.4 •It is 9am, I never sleep this late, although I was up around 4am watching YouTube because I woke up with energy. Oh well, it is Sunday. I am going to have a cup of coffee and then, hopefully, go for a walk. •Managed to get a walk in, not sure how far, I... Continue Reading →
Sitting down with the second draft of "The Comfort of Despair." Since I started back to a healthy lifestyle 2 weeks ago, no more alcohol, so instead of Cuba Libra, I am drinking Ice Coconut Pineapple sparkling water.
I usually get this once a week and I am posting a link here for my fellow writers and authors. http://www.publishingtrends.com/2019/09/top-5-publishing-articles-blog-posts-of-the-week-9-2-9-6/
355.0 Thought about sleeping in and working out later, but I didn't. I have a long way to go before I crave going in, but I do like having my workout, no matter how little it is, done and over. Saturday = legs 8 sets thighs 4 sets quadriceps, 4 sets hamstrings 8 sets calves... Continue Reading →
Wow. I was cheering for Serna. However, on this day she was vanquished and I think we just witnessed the dawn of new greatness in Bianca. Simply fantastic tennis. We were treated to two tennis virtuosos and perhaps, the next dominant tennis champion. #shethenorth
If you have wanted to witness genuine greatness -- tune in and watch today's U.S. Open. The most perfect, brilliant, dominating, superior and athletic tennis virtuoso of all time, who has been in peak form the last two weeks, will be on the court today. Prediction Serena 6-3, 6-0
My current diet, the diet I had been following faithfully for nearly a decade, is a diet which is as close to nature as possible and, while I am losing weight, restricts most starchy carbohydrates and most simple sugars (I have a bit of a chocolate problem 🙂 ). When I am maintaining, I throw... Continue Reading →
357.1 Made it to the gym today. Friday = Shoulders and arms 8 sets of shoulders 8 sets of arms (4 sets biceps; 4 sets triceps) Currently my workouts are disorganized. I know what body part I am working, at whatever equipment is available, I do exercises. In time, as I start to gain strength... Continue Reading →
Are you fucking kidding me? This from the organization that for centuries colluded to cover up the molestation of children? This ludicrous hypocrisy is the reason I wrote She Is The New Savior!! https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/harry-potter-banned-school-library-nashville-tennessee-exorcist-a9087676.html
They seek to lay blame upon others for the innate fallibilities and learned barbarity of the human race. It is those deep-seated, often repeated, willfully ignored atrocities which the artist seek to unveil.
358.2 Yesterday the scale went up just a touch, and today it is down. One of the issues with daily weighing is that it can both be encouraging and discouraging. It is why I always emphasize, and some people don't always get it, that the scale is more than just a record of progress, more... Continue Reading →
Nothing to do with writing or storytelling, I just love anything to do with the ocean and people like Laird Hamilton, who live life on their own terms. https://www.surfer.com/features/interview-laird-hamilton-on-his-divisive-path-through-surfing/
HEAVY SUBJECT MATTER It is so close to the date, yet, your desire will not be denied. We make love, unbridled is our passion. To unimagined climax, we bring each other. Behind closed lids, your beautiful eyes are now hidden. I lay next to you. My hand, upon the outline of our child. Eager to... Continue Reading →
359.4 Well the holiday w/e screwed me up a bit, in as I forgot to reset my alarm. Slept in so, no walk or gym this morning. 8:00am 3 eggs, 4 strips of bacon 12:45pm 4 meatballs, tossed salad b/c dressing 7:00pm couple pieces of sausage. snack 4 pieces g.h. peanut butter smidgens...
"If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can't allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative." -- Elmore Leonard
Some are trapped in a physical sense -- some by addiction. Perhaps worse for some -- entangled by their own mind. Some are limited by age or infirmary -- others by injury or decline. Cause not always known. Everyone’s trap is different. Some who fight are damaged. Some lose and become broken. Whatever the bars... Continue Reading →
359.3 I started the journey to recapturing my health a week ago yesterday and one week ago today, after quite some time, I stepped on the feared and dreaded scale -- it reported a weight of 366.7 lbs. This morning the report was 359.3 lbs. After a week of getting back to eating a healthier,... Continue Reading →
First draft of my latest novella, and the final story in Book I of The Damaged and Broken Collection, "The Comfort of Despair," is now complete. There is a grand pleasure in altering the name to 2nd draft and saving it as a new document. Five drafts/revisions and then it will be ready for publishing.
As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand." ― Ernest Hemingway
The end of summer Air cools Sun weakens Days shorten Football everywhere Trees lose leaves Leaves lose color Grass is less green The early harbinger of winter in which life hides Mostly, it is my birth month, and with each year that passes, the years of failure outdistance those of success.
“To Write with Power You Must Find the Essence of Things” by Nick Wignall https://link.medium.com/zWTL8YWqaY
The sun turns down earlier Its warmth not as powerful The wind gusts cool Still comfortable, but foreboding Summer’s creatures serenade Their songs not as vibrant They no longer sing of new beginnings The hot, life giving rays no longer warmly cascade Just a hint of winter’s death is in the air Mourning will replace... Continue Reading →
360.2 Unfortunately, no walk or gym this morning. Not sure what has hit me, having lower intestinal distress which usually happens after too much gluten. I didn't have any yesterday, or in days, so I am thinking a possible stomach bug. Whatever it is, it is coming from high up in the colon, I'm pretty... Continue Reading →
Not sure what hit me this morning. Spent around four hours in bathroom. [I will spare the details] I am so close to completing the first, but could not focus to create. The day wasn't a total loss, I made some formatting corrections
360.7 Sunday was, and I guess is again, my normal day off from the gym. No weight training. I went for a walk. I find no fitness endeavor more worthless than walking. Mostly, because the effort for the same time spent jogging is much more time effective and the results are overall considerably better. However,... Continue Reading →
...the title of my latest work in progress. The story morphed from my original intent and I'm not sure if the working title, "The Comfort Of Despair" is the one I'm going to use. If I can write a scene to capture the original intent I still may.
What better selection for Sample Sunday, a day set aside for many as a day of worship, than a passage from She Is The New Savior; The True Savior? Her story is available in both an e-book for kindle and paperback formats. She Is The New Savior is available in the kindle unlimited program. ... Continue Reading →
The collected novellas and short stories of Scono Sciuto available in one place and in both e-book or paperback formats Embrace The Wild Fantasies contains eight unique tales of passion, lust and sex, which combine erotica with awareness, fusing strong feminine sexuality with female empowerment. These may very well be some of the most controversial... Continue Reading →
An article I find interesting https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/tarentum-book-publisher-plans-new-chapter-after-bankruptcy/
Solid information https://blog.lulu.com/2018/10/01/4-elements-of-great-short-stories/
Class and sportspersonship personified
361.2 Made it to the gym.😁🏋️♂️ Leg day 4 sets thighs [2 quadriceps 2 hamstrings] 4 sets calves [2 gastrocnemius 2 soleus] 9:30am 3 eggs, 2 sausage patties 2:30pm 4 meatballs, tossed salad b/c dressing 5:30pm 2 hard-boiled eggs snacks, a couple of pieces of peanut butter covered chocolate
The afternoon hour of one The sun high, but rays less intense The mercury just touches seventy The winds blow cool There is something in the air Life getting ready for hibernation Joy silently seeping
During my short stint living in Florida, I was at this beach three times a week https://www.aol.com/article/news/2019/08/30/surfer-catches-air-at-florida-beach-lands-on-chomping-6-foot-shark/23803755/
I logged on this morning and was greeted by news of the passing of fellow chiropractor Dr. Franco Columbu. I was lucky to meet Arnold and Franco when I was living in Hawaii. Arnold sponsored an annual bodybuilding contest with Mits Kawashima. I would use my amateur writing skills and send reports on local contests... Continue Reading →
A good read https://blog.reedsy.com/what-is-flash-fiction/