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Journal of a Novel – Number Two

The last post was a description of Chapter 50, the capture of the Banditos who intended to kill Carlos and Juan. That dovetailed nicely with the bit about the all-female C130 crew from the West Virginia Air National Guard which … Continue reading

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Journal of a Novel – Number 1

The purpose of this post is to prepare myself to write a scene, one of the most complex ones in the book. The situation is: The Sanchez Family of Diego Vallo, Mexico has been smuggling Mexican peasants into the United … Continue reading

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Journal of a Novel – Pilot

I’m within a few chapters, 1,000 – 1,800 word chapters, of finishing my latest novel, Southern Investigation-Tucson. I started writing in February, and there have been days, and even weeks, when I didn’t write a word. I have a day … Continue reading

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One Star Reviews

I subscribe to Seth Godin’s blogs. When I read this one I wished, for the thousanth time, that I could leave a comment on his blogs and then I thought – I’ll just reblog this one on my site and … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Writer

Russell and I travel together, often. If you know anything about either of us, you know that he lives on the Pacific coast of Mexico, and I live in Huntsville, Alabama. So, let me explain. I travel a lot in … Continue reading

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A Six Blog Trip

Last Thursday Morning, at 7 AM Central United States time, hereafter referred to as Elvis Time, I left Huntsville, Alabama. My Destination was Batesville, Mississippi, approximately 220 miles southwest of my starting point. Thirty-six hours later, just before 7 PM … Continue reading

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Writing: String Theory and Book Reviews

Life doesn’t hinge on traumatic or cataclysmic events no matter what you hear on country music radio.  Life is proof of the validity of the string theory.  Our lives stretch  behind us like a piece of string.  When we take … Continue reading

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Writers: Who Will Make It? Why?

On March 6, 1944, The Eighth Air Force bombed Berlin.  Nearly nine hundred American bombers took part, including the B-17G named Little Willie from the 388th Bomb Group stationed in Knettishall, England.  Over Berlin, flak knocked out two engines and sent Little Willie into … Continue reading

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Writers: How, Is Not The Right Question

There are few writers who do not know the name, Albert Zuckerman.  In case you are one of the few, Al is a senior agent at Writers House, one of the top literary agencies in the world.  He has been … Continue reading

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“I’m as Mad as Hell and I’m Not Gonna Take This Anymore!” A Tale of Copyright Infringement

TweetThis post will be a slight departure from Positively Peggy because I am positively pissed. Let’s talk about copyright infringement. I recently watched the movie Network and in it Howard Beale has a mental breakdown live on the 6:00 o’clock … Continue reading

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