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Photographer, writer, grandfather, graffiti mural promoter, social activist
Interests: current affairs, writing, fiction, grandkids, quality assurance, photography, graffiti, social activism, urban art, graffiti murals
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Thanks Joyce - and thanks for doing these FFF. Gets me writing again, and thinking outside the box. I watched the Addams movie before writing, to refresh my memory, but used to watch the original show too. I liked the way the ending surprised me too, as I wrote it.
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Glad you liked it Rose. Doing outlines for these now, and it helps.
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Thanks Izzy - glad I did the family name proud.
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Thanks Beth. I enjoyed writing this one. And the ending just sort of happened- was a more complex one in the outline., but this was more fun! I like these little challenges.
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Here's Wednesday's check in - a little late. I surprised myself with my editing goal. I really pushed for two days, and discovered that last 10k was pretty clean. So, this pass is finished. Still more to be done but... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Ravens' View
This week's prompt for Flash Fiction Friday is based on a photo. There’s an old saying that ‘good things come to those who wait’. That’s not necessarily true, especially in your case. You’ve had your job for a number of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Ravens' View
I haven't had a lot of success so far this year with meeting writerly goals, at least not as much as I'd hoped for. This final round I WILL get this damned book #2 edited, and pitch to some people.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Ravens' View
Thanks, glad you liked it. I'm a big Pratchett fan, too. Was fun to explore a more malevolent piece of luggage. Or maybe it had good intentions, as he does seem to like his new career better.
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2015 on FFF - Week 5 - That Damned Bag at Ravens' View
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This week, the prompt from Flash Fiction Friday started with a little story. "It’s Friday afternoon, and it’s been a tough week. You have your gym bag handy, so you decide to visit the gym after work. You get comfy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at Ravens' View
I did compose a status for Sunday, with nice links to things, then accidentally deleted it all before posting it. Along with the backup. And I just realized now that we're done for this round. So - a last status... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at Ravens' View
This week's prompt from Flash Fiction Friday was about taboos, those things that may be forbidden or sacred based on religious beliefs or morals. I went with the forbidden, investigating a couple of issues in the news lately. Limit was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2015 at Ravens' View
This week's prompt from Flash Fiction Friday looks at opening lines. From the site - Stephen King said about the first sentence of a story: “An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at Ravens' View
This week's prompt for Flash Fiction Friday was love. As in unrequited. 1500 word maximum, in the Sci-fi genre. From the FFF site - Ah, love. The many splendored thing that makes the world go ’round. As long as it’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at Ravens' View
This seems to be another on-again, off-again session. Between Netflix, summer, a Federal election, and long talks with my girlfriend - well, it seems not a lot of writerly things are being done. I did do some editing, of a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2015 at Ravens' View
A friend has revived a popular Flash challenge site - Flash Fiction Friday. Each week you are prompted with a word, phrase, photo, song, genre mix, etc. The challenge is to write a very short story - less than 1500... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2015 at Ravens' View
Well, I won third prize in a short story contest recently. That was $20 and a certificate and publication in the Mensa Canada newsletter. The cash is gone after a few beers at my local to celebrate, but then I'm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Ravens' View
My stone flew true, hitting her just above the eyebrow. She staggered back, then straightened and calmly gazed back at me, blood already running down her face. Following my lead as high priest, the others joined in too, cursing her... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Ravens' View
I was asked this question about my writing again the other day. It was from a fan, who was not a writer, and who seemed to think 'getting ideas' was the only step needed before a novel is produced. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at Ravens' View
Sunday check in, with yet another distraction - a Federal election. The kick-off for the campaign was today, right in the middle of a long weekend, with the fixed election date of October 13. Making it the longest campaign, at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at Ravens' View
Sunday's check in - on Monday, as usual. Had a nice visit by my girlfriend, but she's gone back home now so it's time to get back to writing/editing. I'm just past the halfway point in my editing, and still... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Ravens' View
Well, the past week has not been a complete loss for editing. Some days I managed an hour of work on my book, some none, occasionally two! It's further along than before, and that's what counts. I did some tidying... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Ravens' View
Thanks to both of you for the feedback. I'm looking forward to getting more done on my writing this ROW80.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2015 on ROW80-3 -07/07 - Okay, I'm in! at Ravens' View
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I sort of faded away last ROW80 after my back went wonky again. Then life got in the way, with video games, a book fair, reading, spring weather, and a new girlfriend. I'll try this again. First, an update. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Ravens' View
I had to take a bit of a break when my back went out - again. It's a disc think we think, and are working on a diagnosis. And hopefully on a fix. The downside was that I couldn't sit... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Ravens' View
I'm not doing many other writerly things, but I am still editing. Yay! Doing my 4/25 minute sessions every day, and slowly whittling away at this. The high level looks pretty good now, so I've started going through scene by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Ravens' View