Who Is Your Favorite Author?

I am a self-published storyteller, not under contract by a major publishing house and have sold a very limited number  of books. In the literary world I am insignificant. That is the truth, but that truth doesn’t change the reality that I am a storyteller. Storytelling is my passion and drive. Storytelling is my love and... Continue Reading →

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Was Hemingway right? Does the world break everyone?

The last scene of "War Springs Eternal," was a dream and in the dream, the main character was Ernest Hemingway.{I had been reading a biography.} The dream was so vivid, that when I woke, I grabbed my cellphone, opened my memo app, hit the microphone icon and immediately dictated the details of the dream. I... Continue Reading →

Official Worldwide Release

I am proud to announce the official worldwide release of my latest novella in The Damaged and Broken Collection - THE COMFORT OF DESPAIR I ask that you please click the below link and order your copy today - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y5QWW57 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y5QWW57 Comfort - To give strength and hope to. Despair - The complete loss of... Continue Reading →

The Comfort Of Despair, E-Book on Amazon

For those of us who read primarily via a kindle or kindle app, "The Comfort of Despair" Kindle edition is now available. Please click or copy and paste the below link to get your copy --- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y5QWW57 Comfort – To give strength and hope to.Despair – The complete loss of or absence of hope. Two... Continue Reading →

GoodReads Review – She Is The New Savior

Aug 16, 2019 Jupiter Grant rated it 5 stars It was amazing When Kelly Dress' world is turned upside down in a hideously violent attack, she vows to take revenge. What follows is an engrossing tale which is part feminist fairy-tale, part religious satire, and part revenge fantasy. I was absolutely held by the story. The premise... Continue Reading →

Quick Answers w/Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Great, straight forward answers. My favorite is when asked, "What have you resolved to never do?" https://youtu.be/zJnZQqiO4BI “Who am I?” I am an independent, self-published teller of tales, an author of scarcely any renown. However, as a storyteller, I know who I am, and with that persona, I am both confident and comfortable. I invite you... Continue Reading →

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is NOT the most talented woman television writer…

....she is the most talented television writer bar none. If you have not had the chance to view Amazon's Fleabag, or BBC's Killing Eve, season one --- What is wrong with you? In all seriousness, if you haven't, log on and check them out. You are in for a viewing pleasure that is not equaled... Continue Reading →

Writing Instrument of Choice

Recently I did a post entitled, Thank You Ernest Hemingway. The post contained seven tips from Hemingway on writing from open culture's website. The #6 tip was to write with a pencil. Hemingway gave three very very good reasons for using a pencil. All three basically boiled down to providing the writer multiple opportunities  to... Continue Reading →

Embrace The Wild Fantasies

Eight unique stories by Scono Sciuoto. Tales of passion, lust and sex. These stories combine erotica with awareness, fusing strong feminine sexuality with female empowerment.  These may very well be some of the most controversial stories of all time.   Get your copy today.....  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076GXMNQ3/ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076GXMNQ3/      

Twenty Years Without A Complete Sleep 

I still remember the first night I didn’t sleep the night through. Of course, there were random nights before.  How could there not be? Especially being at sea in the U.S. Navy.   But this night, was the night that began a chain of sleepless nights that has lasted uninterrupted for close to twenty years.   ----------------------------... Continue Reading →

A Good Story Trumps The Disdain Of Grammarian Gatekeepers

Yesterday, I wrote a post discussing the importance of the author maintaining her or his voice, despite the pressures of self-appointed grammarians. Today, I am going to give an example of an author who makes those grammarians crawl right out of their skin. I belong to a few author and writer groups on social media.... Continue Reading →

Social Media Power of Positive-Thought, Pop-Psychology Poppycock

The social media pop-psychologists are out in full force. The self-righteous self-helpers offer unsolicited words with only one purpose --- to give themselves a superior sense of self. Lacking even a single request, they offer their self-aggrandizing wisdom - -To those they have never met. -To those they do not know. -To those they do... Continue Reading →

Hemingway – The Iceberg Theory

According to Jenna Blum in The Author at Work, “Hemingway said that only the tip of the iceberg showed in fiction—your reader will see only what is above the water—but the knowledge that you have about your character that never makes it into the story acts as the bulk of the iceberg. And that is... Continue Reading →

Future Damaged and Broken Novellas

In 2019 I am expecting to release at least five more stories in The Damaged and Broken Collection --- • “It Is Never Just A Slap,” which I am currently working on, a woman trapped in an abusive relationship. •“Abandonment and Addiction,” a girl from a broken home who becomes addicted to heroin. •“A Father’s Son,” the breakdown of... Continue Reading →

From Tortured and Tormented — creating a school shooter

Years have passed. I expected to be out of high school by now, but the struggle with academics has me back with my original class. Each time I convince myself things can’t possibly get any worse, well, you can’t even imagine. ​ Peter has graduated and is now the school’s chief of security. The head... Continue Reading →

ENTER DARKNESS

https://youtu.be/dm_S_-zV-1E     “Who am I?”  I am an independent, self-published teller of tales. I am an author of scarcely any renown. However, as a storyteller, I know who I am, and with that persona, I am both confident and comfortable. I invite you to visit my website, ShortStoryScribe.com and/or Amazon Author Page, if you are so inclined please purchase a copy and... Continue Reading →

Short Story Scibe

https://youtu.be/cuuH4HZ1X44 “Who am I?”  The Damaged and Broken Collection I am an independent, self-published teller of tales. I am currently an author of scarcely any renown. However, as a storyteller, I know who I am, and with that persona, I am both confident and comfortable. I invite you to visit my website, ShortStoryScribe.com and/or Amazon Author Page, if you are so inclined please purchase... Continue Reading →

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