Archive for April, 2010

My First Book!

Posted in Books, Writing on April 30, 2010 by oneoveralpha

Ooooh. Aaaaah.

Today I received the proof copy of my book, A Man of Few Words. I had realized I had left something out after I sent it in, but I had resigned myself to letting that go. Then, the day after I sent the file in, something outside my control changed making one of my stories no longer accurate. I figured I would write up a blog about it and leave it at that. Then I opened the proof. There were things I had looked at hundreds of times on my screen without seeing anything wrong. But as soon as I opened the book, I went, “Oh, that has to change.”

I’m going to spend tomorrow fixing the problems I know about, and look for others, and then resend it in. So, I should get my second proof in about a week, and my if everything looks good, it will be on sale. 😀

An interesting idea

Posted in humor, Writing on April 23, 2010 by oneoveralpha

I don’t think I’d do it, though. Bathroom Monologue: The .lit Revolution

Always writing

Posted in humor, Odds, Writing on April 18, 2010 by oneoveralpha

I can’t dream about porn without writing about it. Let me explain.

This morning I had a dream that started as in a class of high school delinquents. (I’m not entirely sure what I was doing there. :D) Anyway, people had been leaving offensive messages on this bulletin board and this guy – I think he was a cop – was in talking about it. The third or fourth message down was about some woman getting her bunions removed and, I guess as evidence, showed several photos of a very flexible, nude woman.

The cop and class of delinquents changed to a professor and a college writing course. We talked about the photos and the idea of bunions for a bit, and then the professor gave an assignment. I misheard, and spent some time thinking about Jeanette, a girl who could not deal with pain and had to be knocked out for even the slightest medical procedure. When she went in to have her bunion taken care of, she had a reaction to whatever they gave her, and she stripped off her clothes and danced around the waiting room.

My friend was sitting behind me, but when I looked at his paper it was covered in columns filled with various words. I believe the assignment had been to take all the bulletin posts and separate out all the nouns, verbs, etc. It was busy work. My friend even said, “We [the class] haven’t done anything for the past half-hour.” I was in a bit of a panic because I couldn’t follow the logic of what my friend had done and there wasn’t enough time to just copy it. So I wrote a note to the professor saying I had misheard the assignment and had worked on a story. I gave the basic outline as above, and said I’d email it to him once I finished it.

Then I woke up. Not only did I have an idea for a story (I’m sure I can make something of a drugged out, naked, dancing woman) but also an idea for a blog as well.

A Picture in Less Than 1000 Words

Posted in Stories, Website, Writing on April 7, 2010 by oneoveralpha

Introducing a new contest on my webpage.

While I was home for Easter weekend 2010, I was walking around the family farm and I snapped a picture of something I found interesting. Probably within a few seconds after taking the picture, I wondered what story I could write based on it. With more ideas than I have time to write, I wondered if I should see what stories my readers could come up with. Thus, “A Picture in Less Than 1000 Words” was born. Each quarter I give you a photo and you write a story, of less than 1000 words, based on it. You email me the story, I pick the story I like the most from the entries, and post the winner on this page. Easy, right?

Check out my page to see the first photo.

Boy computers are dumb

Posted in Uncategorized on April 1, 2010 by oneoveralpha

I’m in the process of scanning in an essay by a low-tech member of one of my writing groups to put it up on the group’s blog. So I’m scanning it in and converting it over to Word, but the process isn’t 100%. It probably isn’t even 90%. For example, the word “computers” somehow was converted into “COifl(itcrS.”

March Newsletter

Posted in Newsletter, Website, Writing on April 1, 2010 by oneoveralpha

See what writing I did in March:

http://www.oneoveralpha.com/Newsletter.htm#Mar10

Flash Fiction Magazine

Daily Flash Fiction Stories

Defusing Chaos

Because chaos doesn't sort itself out.

SFoxWriting.com

Something For Everyone's Needs

Mr, Mr.

Travel wildly. Dream deeply. live daringly.

Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis

Best Differential Diagnosis Book

Stop. Focus. Over.

Silence is violence.

David Gaughran

Let's Get Digital

Eye-Dancers

A site devoted to the Young Adult sci-fi/fantasy novel The Eye-Dancers

ssteinwriting

#YA and New Adult Author #Contemporary Fiction Writer #Sylvia Stein

The Evolution of Eloquence

Improving the English language one letter at a time

Book Hub, Inc.

The Total Book Experience

Twenty Somethings

Stories, poems, and things about things.

Read it to absorb my awesomeness

And you will become...awesome

Daily (w)rite

A DAILY RITUAL OF WRITING

- tony.espino -

a human. for now.

On the Homefront

Reflections on life: the funny, poignant, serious and quirky