My Opinion

Don't Know What You're Doing? Do It Anyway

One of my all time favorite quotes is by soon to be Saint Teresa of Calcutta (Sept 4, 2016). People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some
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Gun Safety Not Gun Bans

Let me start off by saying, I’m not a gun expert by any stretch of the imagination. I’m not a gun nut, either. I do however live with a gun nut and have guns of my own. I know how to safely shoot and I can hit what I aim at. On occasion, I will write
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Rules Are For Boring People

This showed up on Facebook this week. It’s the 8 Rules of Writing Fiction that Kurt Vonnegut used during his career. I’ve never read anything by Kurt that I recall. (Yes, I know, I live under a rock.) These rules obviously worked great for Kurt, however, I believe every writer needs to come up with their own
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Read Fun Books

First, there was the Hugo Awards controversy and now the Bram Stoker Awards have their own version. What the heck is going on? Have people lost their freaking minds? Books should be about the story. Who the hell cares what the author’s skin color is or what politics they subscribe to or who they’re having
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Taking Sides

For the last three years, I’ve sat on the sidelines watching the Hugo mess. But, no more. I’m choosing sides and joining Sad Puppies 4. Why? Because of this recent comment by George R. R. Martin: I’d like to address this.  “You’re making the same mistake that many of the Puppies did – assuming more voters would make
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I’ve been reading Science Fiction since I got my grubby little hands on a copy of Logan’s Run. I have no idea who wrote it and don’t recall the plot. (It was almost 30 years ago that I read it, give me a break.) For the most part, I have never much cared who the author
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