Tag: Writing

Why the First Edit is the Best and the Worst

Finishing the first draft of your novel is best described as relieving. Your story, albeit in rough form, is finally down on paper and out of your head. It's finally tangible and real. It's freeing because you don't have the looming feeling hovering over you that you need to put it down. You've done that ...

Tales of Western Lore

I was never much into Westerns. Cowboys and Indians didn't really appeal to me and I didn't have much desire to go about reading novels from that genre. That was all changed when I was coaxed into purchasing Red Dead Redemption 2. I had never played the original Red Dead Revolver or Red Dead Redemption ...

How Many Books Can You Read at Once?

Did you ever wish you could read at supersonic speed so you could read as many books as possible? Me too. Unfortunately, this is a rare skill that eludes many despite how in demand it may be. I would love to have this skill but I can only read so fast. I've gotten better lately ...

Chicago: The Wild Midwest

Known for its unpredictable weather, unparalleled food, and extreme violence, Chicago has gone from a world-class city to a criminal haven. Chicago's violence has been prevalent and well-documented for decades but now citizens in all parts of the city are seeing numerous murders, reckless shootings, and an unsupported and unproactive police force due to a ...

Crime Dramas

TV is riddled with police shows that unrealistically portray the police as dirty, politically connected, and unnecessarily violent. Obviously, there have been specific instances in the past that have caused these perceptions, but portraying this to be the norm has been harmful to police and harmful to the community. I can go on about this ...

Making Time

Life gets busy. There's no way to avoid it. Your daily routine, if you have one, can get disrupted at the worst times and there's not much we can do to prevent it. Life happens. I do my best to stick to my routine but events come up, incidents occur, and sometimes you just need ...

Reading the Classics

Going through school, you get the impression that in order to be a fan of reading you need to enjoy the classics. Everyone reads Shakespeare, Chaucer, and other classic writers in school. To some, they're awesome. To others, they're an absolute bore. I wish I loved reading Shakespeare but I can't say that I do. ...

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