Tag Archives: Last Word Before Dying

Breaking it Down

We humans are unique in our ability to categorize, classify, and organize. Yes, other animals acknowledge seasonal changes. You won’t find many bears hibernating in the summer and few geese fly to find the snow in winter. Still, we take … Continue reading

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Why I’m Writing a New “About” Page

You think you have your life figured-out and then you’re knee-deep in muck because you were too busy congratulating yourself to watch your step… I’m under orders to rest this week, to let the meds help defeat the chest congestion … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Technology

There’s nothing quite like discovering you have no idea what you’re doing. Fortunately, I didn’t discover this disquieting revelation while driving a vehicle. Actually, that did happen once, but it had to do with a reaction to Prednisone and is … Continue reading

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New Menu Item

My online fantasy serial is revised and now placed in the main menu on my website. No more scrolling through over nearly sixty separate parts to read it. Instead, simply hover over Last Word Before Dying and the menu for … Continue reading

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Last Word Before Dying: update

I’m presently posting a revised edition of Last Word Before Dying, my online serial. Too, each post will contain an entire chapter and each chapter will appear on the menu to aid reading. Expecting people to slog through over 50 … Continue reading

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Adding Mystery: History

Everything you don’t know is a mystery. You know that, of course, but seldom do we consider the mystery that exists in the commonplace. No matter your genre, it’s a powerful force and shouldn’t be ignored. This, again, isn’t huge … Continue reading

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Providing Mystery: Location

I want to thank you all for joining me, for this examination of mystery in fiction has renewed my enthusiasm amidst summer’s heat. Mystery adds tension and suspense to a story and you should be careful to recognize its many … Continue reading

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Providing Mystery

Everything you don’t know is a mystery. There’s the mundane: “Are those leftovers in the fridge still good?” There’s the unsettling: “Why is someone watching my house at night?” There’s the frightening: “Why do I hear movement in the attic?” … Continue reading

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Train Stations

I wanted to be a writer when I was young, but I became convinced the train I sought had already left the station before I arrived. Where, I wondered, was the distinctive worldview I required to share profound insights and … Continue reading

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Stumbling Over the Timeline

Sometimes you step around the corner and realize the road is taking you in an unexpected direction… I have to admit to feeling a little lost right now having concluded my week’s stay in New Mexico and Last Word Before … Continue reading

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