The Writer’s Grimoire: A Magical Fact Book for and by Novelists

An author’s fact-book is filled with magic. (Click photo to see more of David Kracov’s metal sculptures.)

So, I was fortunate enough to come across a reblogged-and-commented blog entry by Alice de Sturler () which directed to the original by Jessica Loftus ().

Jessica’s “Fact-Books are Your Friends” (06 January 2015)

Alice’s “Fact-Books are Your Friends” (06 January 2015)

Writing back-story, which goes unseen by readers, is nothing new. Organizing back-story is the real challenge.

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#MondayBlogs Round Up (05 January 2015)

Click the image to find @MondayBlogs on Twitter!

Happy New MondayBlogs Year 2015!

I was thrilled to see so many amazing web journals and articles to choose from on Monday, and it was hard to pick. I commented and tweeted each blog on this list, and I encourage you to do the same.

If you want to learn all about MondayBlogs, then please read this informative web article:

“What Is #MondayBlogs and Why Should Bloggers Participate?”

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Book Review of COPYRIGHT: A Novel by Lori Lesko




This is my first book review, so please bear with me. In summation, however, I consider COPYRIGHT: A Novel by author Lori Lesko to be a must-read for fans of psychological thrillers and mysteries. Its fast pace, smart writing, and innovative plot grabs a reader’s attention from the first paragraph and holds it to the last.



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It’s a Wild, Wild Writing Life

I wish my words were like David Kracov’s butterflies . . .

Oh, I am more than a little frustrated as a writer right now.

As I transcribe ‘Til Undeath Do Us Part onto digital format from its pink typewritten pages, I see the powerful language from the Dome Trilogy is just not there. The richness of my vocabulary is missing. I use weak and general verbs instead of strong verbs. I use passive voice too often instead of using it to add to the novel’s varied sentence structure.

Of course, I could simply be second-guessing my own writing because I have access to so many rules about writing for a reading public. I want to be the best writer I can be. The ideas are there; the creativity is there; the story is there. Maneuvering it from mind to manuscript is the challenge.

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Analog to Digital: Progress Update for The Cryptid Series

'Til Undeath Do Us Part
From Pink Pages to Digital Publication

About half of Chapter One of ‘Til Undeath Do Us Part has been transcribed into digital format. I have a great page holder to type from, and it’s going pretty quickly. Well, it goes quickly when I’m actually doing it.

I admit I’ve been socializing on Twitter quite a lot in the past couple of months, and I’m currently inching up to 1500 followers. Sales on the Dome Trilogy are slow yet steady, and I am grateful that people are taking a look.

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