Sunday, May 22, 2016

What to Write

Have fun playing with words. Be simple or be wildly creative. 

Unlocking your imagination is not easy, but once you do, the possibilities are limitless. 

The hero slashed the sword across his chest.  

The Hero of Aberland summoned up the strength of the gods, and he struck a killing blow upon the malevolent beast, plunging his magical sword deep into the demon’s chest, and thus saving the beautiful, sexy, unmarried, and totally available, damsel from certain death.

Both sentences work, especially the second one, if your trying to fill the pages with vast amounts of word painting pictures.

The labors of a writer are never easy when pounding out a story to captivate the collective audience of loyal, devoted, and dedicated readers.

I believe the best course of action is to write what makes you happy.   

Endeavor to be different. 

Writing is a like giant puzzle; find the pieces that fit together and it will the reveal the story inside you.

Enjoy life, write like you mean it, and read a ton of books this summer.

Get in touch with your inner Brotoloff. Be a purple cow.



Monday, May 16, 2016

Plagiarism vs. Parallel Thinking

Integrity --- A firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.

As a writer, I strive to be creative and different, though I do understand my uniqueness is not entirely singular. When I write a sentence, I know the possibility exist that someone else might have already scribbled down the exact same thing. Is there a way to check? I suppose there might be. I could scan every book that has ever been written to try and find out, but that’s absurd and extremely time consuming.

So what other option is left for a writer? How do we find out if what we wrote has already been done? No worries, there's a way to avoid the hassle of researching, it's called Parallel Thinking

Parallel Thinking; the ultimate camouflage excuse. If you ain’t got a good enough lie to hide behind plagiarizing, just claim Parallel Thinking. Evidently that fixes everything, and makes stealing from an indie writer perfectly acceptable. Besides, indie writers will never notice anyway nor do they have the clout to contest the thievery.

Yeah, I’m going all Papal Decree on this one.

Me, Elvis, and moral and artistic integrity have left the building, so there ain’t no one home to buy any of your Parallel Thinking cookies. If you gotta steal to deal, I suggest you find a new line of work. Hiding behind BS rational is cowardly.

Being cheesy is easy and the thieves are everywhere.  

Penny for your thoughts?

Proclamation by U. S. President: he informs the citizens that all bathrooms have no gender distinction. Thanks, POTUS, we've been waiting 8 years for that bit of brilliance.

The Cold War is back? –  Friggin’ summer reruns! Time to binge watch all the shows I missed.

A Clinton could be the next president? – I’ve seen that movie already and I didn’t like it the first time.

A Trump could be the next president? –Canadian home prices sky-rocket! 1 acre Lots are available in (Liberal Estates) and they’re going fast! 

Game of Thrones is back! – Wait! He’s alive? The Walking Dead is everywhere! Long live zombies! Hey, writers, read any indie books lately? Or do you just pick out the parts you need, because that dude ain't finished the next book yet.

Russian Athletes Juiced at Olympics – Flashback to the 1960’s

72-year-old woman in India gives birth for the first time – rock on grandma!

Somebody bought all 3 of my books this week – whoever you are, I love you. Call me, we'll do lunch.

Shoplifting is Misdemeanor – in some states you can take as much as $2,000.00 and only get a slap on the wrist. Me and jimmy are moving to those states to do are grocery shoplifting. The United States; the place where everything is really free!

Live with Kelly and Michael is over! – oh, the horror!

Hockey in May – the sport that never takes a break.

“What’s that even mean?” Four words that have been and forever shall be the reason why I question every stupid thing I read in the news and see on TV.

Have a great week, I'm off to do some Parallel Thinking!