Archive for September, 2010

What did I write?

Posted in Books, humor, Odds, Writing on September 8, 2010 by oneoveralpha

Some of the best lines that  came up when I typed “A Man of Few Words” into Sloganmaker.com:

A Man of Few Words extra long for extra flavor.

It’s more than satisfies, it’s A Man of Few Words.

Always ready, always A Man of Few Words.

A Man of Few Words brings you to glow.

The Story begun with A Man of Few Words.

You need A Man of Few Words every day.

A Man of Few Words – A never ending story.

There’s a A Man of Few Words in your future.

An eye for A Man of Few Words.

When you say A Man of Few Words you’ve said it all.

Where A Man of Few Words meets A Man of Few Words.

A Man of Few Words – 1% pure.

A Man of Few Words so good you want it again.

But probably the best:

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Dammit

Posted in Books, humor, Stories, Writing on September 6, 2010 by oneoveralpha

Some weeks ago, A Man of Few Words was #4,000,000 on Amazon.com.  After the fact, I thought it would be funny to have a screen shot of it right when it hits a nice round number.  So, for the past few weeks, I’ve been checking a couple times a day to try to catch by book when it hit #5,000,000.  But when I looked today, I saw that I had missed it by 941.  😦

Writing dreams

Posted in Odds, Writing on September 5, 2010 by oneoveralpha

The other day as I was reading, I came to a section where one of the main characters had a dream about an old lover morphing into someone else.  It reminded me of a problem I have with dreams in stories, basically, they seem too normal.  I mean, I have dreams where monkeys with robotic arms show up. I think my problem is that most of my dreams are weird and don’t make any sense once I’m awake.  For example, I had a dream where I was on a plane in the air and then turned and walked into a large auditorium.  In the dream, I didn’t notice anything weird about that.  But if I try to explain it now, it seems so stupidly fanciful.  I think that’s the problem I have with dreams in stories, they are used to advance the story or delve into a characters desires, but they’re written while awake.  Their cheap, imitation dreams.

Does anyone else have this problem, or do I just have really bizarre dreams?

Google Imaging myself

Posted in Books, humor, Odds, Writing on September 4, 2010 by oneoveralpha

I was a little bored, so I Google Imaged myself.  I was happy to see that my book showed up on the first page:

My face didn’t really show up until Page 3, along with a bunch of women.

Huh?

August Newsletter

Posted in Newsletter, Website, Writing on September 2, 2010 by oneoveralpha

See what I did writing-wise this past month:

http://www.oneoveralpha.com/Newsletter.htm#Aug10

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

Author of New Adult and Contemporary Writing

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