I Am Not A Prude: About Writing the Arnie Dufner Series

I am not a prude. I just wanted to say that up-front so you don't misunderstand what I'm going to say in this post. And there is something else... I don't like to be critical of other writers. Other writers are welcome to write what they want to write. It may not be [...]

By |2020-09-07T16:26:44+00:00July 30th, 2020|Arnie Dufner, Fiction, Ideas, imagination, Writing, Young Readers|0 Comments

Don’t Tell the Kids – About Writing the Arnie Dufner Series

Don't tell the kids... You probably don't want to tell the kids about this post...a least not if you want them to read about Arnie Dufner! I'm going to let you in on a little secret about the Arnie Dufner books...and it's a secret we [...]

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NOTE: This short story is a part of my challenge to write an ongoing collection of stories based on photos I come across. You can see the collection of photos HERE. These are quick and short stories, not polished or fully edited, partly for you to enjoy and partly for me to see if [...]

By |2020-09-07T16:45:05+00:00April 14th, 2020|Fiction, Humor, Ideas, short stories, Writing|0 Comments

“I’m just not that creative…”

Question: It is interesting to see how you come up with your ideas from something you see or hear or something you read. But I’m just not that creative. Never have been. Do you think some people are just more creative than other people? Thanks for the question, and it’s another one that I hear [...]

By |2020-09-07T16:43:44+00:00March 20th, 2020|Creativity, Ideas, imagination, short stories, Writing|0 Comments

How Stories Happen: Working Title – “November 18”

I am often asked how I actually write my fiction stories. As a shot at a response, I thought I would give you an inside look at how it happens by sharing an early "idea" for a story I may or may not end up actually finishing. In fact, this might even work as a [...]

By |2020-09-07T16:43:10+00:00March 10th, 2020|Ideas, Personal, short stories, Writing|0 Comments

Some Ideas Make it Hard to Breathe – From April 2019

I was late for class, which as the instructor, is frowned upon. I was following a big, slow, truck, watching for a break in the traffic so I could get around. It gave me time to think about that big yellow thing the truck was carrying, and wonder just what the heck it was. I [...]

By |2020-09-07T16:42:43+00:00March 5th, 2020|Ideas, imagination, short stories, Writing|0 Comments

Making Your Characters Sick! – From May 2019

This is going to be a short post today, and one for the writers who may come across it. It will be short because, well, wait a minute, I have to blow my nose…Okay, I’m back. That’s why. I woke up in the middle of the night last night with a scratchy throat threatening to [...]

By |2020-09-07T16:42:10+00:00February 15th, 2020|Emily Graham, Fiction, Ideas, imagination, learning, short stories, Writing|0 Comments

A Dingo Eating a Shark and Two Snakes Making Love: My Self-Publishing Journey.

I didn’t have to self-publish. I have traditionally published 5 or 6 books in the past, and when I realized I was actually writing my first novel one of those previous publishers asked to look at it. I thanked them. But I had been hearing and reading so much about self-publishing, I decided that the [...]

By |2020-09-07T16:41:28+00:00February 5th, 2020|Personal, PR, Publishing, Self-publishing, Writing|0 Comments
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