Monthly Archives: October 2012

Stay tuned for more adventures

The Lost King continues to get around. He can now be found in the Nook Book e-book store. So if you happen to have a Nook e-reader, now you have something new to read on it. Of course, if you … Continue reading

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Making progress

The Lost King’s wanderings have led him to yet another outpost. He can now be found in the Sony Reader Store. So, if you happen to have a Sony e-reader, now you have something new to read on it. If … Continue reading

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More from the work in progress

A nugget from Chapter 6 of my novel-in-progress: Joe Eddie didn’t have a liquor license so he didn’t actually sell beer. He gave the beer away. What he did sell was the container. I’m congratulating myself because I discovered I had … Continue reading

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Back to speed editing

Working on Chapter 5 of the novel-in-progress today: “Wisconsin-American.” That was rich. Sure he came to south Texas from what was originally a family of Cheeseheads, but that was generations ago. National Novel Writing Month starts November 1. I’ve got … Continue reading

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Speed editing, continued

Here’s a line that I like from Chapter Four of my novel-in-progress: Perhaps the lounge lizard look appealed to some women, but to Holly he looked like an overaged pool boy who’d watched too many reruns of The Lifestyles of … Continue reading

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How hard can it be?

In the 1960’s Richard Mueller was a “pizza guy,” indeed, one of the “rising stars of the pizza industry” … more

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Speed editing, continued

First line of Chapter 3 of the novel I’m editing: She had to make it on time, she just had to! If she could get to the newspaper office before tomorrow’s—really, today’s!—edition went to press, she could splatter the front page … Continue reading

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Speed editing, Day 2

White-hot light blasted in front of his closed eyelids. That’s the first line of Chapter 2 of my work-in-progress novel. In editing this, I’m pleased to find that I still like the story and am interested to see how it ends. … Continue reading

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Speed editing

“It’s not right what they want to do here,” Holly’s father Clark Rivera had written. That’s the first line of my next novel. I got a first draft going in June during Camp NaNoWriMo. I had been trying to get … Continue reading

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