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A Man of Few Words

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 16, 2015 by oneoveralpha

Coming up with ideas for stories, writing them out, polishing them up, putting them together in a manuscript, getting a cover, and publishing a book is a lot of hard work. But that’s only half the battle of writing, because then you have to sell your book. In many ways, that’s the harder part. I have several books and ebooks out, and while I send out tweets about them on a regular basis, few people know they exist. So I’ve decided to take one day each week and really push one of my books. One aspect of these pushes is to write up blogs about each, which brings us to:

FewWordsA Man of Few Words is a collection of 50 of my flash fiction stories. How does a teenager work up the courage to call a girl? What would happen if a “T-Rex on steroids” attacked a city? Why do science fiction writers make the best lovers? How does a company get to Second Base with VIPs? These questions and more are explored using less than 1000 words and in various genres from humor to horror and general fiction to science fiction.

The majority of the stories were previously published (most by myself on my website) but all were revised for the collection. In addition, each piece is accompanied by some background information giving a fuller story experience.

For an example, here is one of the stories you’ll find within.

“Until the End”

Anne moved her chair next to her husband Gregory. From her purse she took a thick paperback, bought just over a week before. Putting on her glasses, she studied the glossy cover and read the blurb on the back. Shaking her head, she said, “I never did see why you read these sorts of novels.” She opened to the receipt used as a bookmark and said, “You only had forty-some pages left.”

Without knowing anything about the characters or plot, she began reading the end of the story to her husband as he lay silently in his best suit.

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If you are at all curious, then check out the page for A Man of Few Words on my website to find out where you can find it.

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20 Days In, 19 Stories Down

Posted in Uncategorized on June 21, 2010 by oneoveralpha

I’m two-thirds through my 30 Day Challenge, and I’ve managed to keep hold of … a portion of what passes for my sanity.  I’m not banging my head on the table, yet.  That usually happens in the last three or four days.  But it is getting to the point where one day I’ll just want the month to be over regardless of how many stories I’ve done, and the next I’ll be wondering if I could do this two times a year.

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.”

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