Daria’s Tale, Chapter 2

Recently, I posted chapter one of “Daria’s Tale,” a story I have been working on off and on for several years now. Mostly in between other projects. I was hoping to get some feedback. I wanted to know if it is too pompous? Is it relevant? Is it at all entertaining? The post garnered aContinue reading “Daria’s Tale, Chapter 2”

Weird Words, Part 12

Bumfuzzle I like the way this word sounds. I can’t recall ever using it in a conversation, but one day I might. You never know. Apparently, I’d be in good company. Read on. I looked for it in my 1972 edition of The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, but it was not listed.Continue reading “Weird Words, Part 12”

The Re-release of Millie

I finally finished fixing the errors in “Millie’s Adventures in Time.” This time around, I had the help of my sister, Debbie Todd, who made note of all the typos, wrong words, and grammatical errors that she noticed. She then sent them to me in an email and I implemented 95% of them. In someContinue reading “The Re-release of Millie”

If You can Afford It

Here’s my advice. If you can afford it, absolutely go with a professional proofreading service. Also, seriously consider having your novel professionally edited. Most people advise that you have your manuscript edited first. Typically, editors have the power to change just about anything up to eliminating whole paragraphs. Ultimately, the final product is more readableContinue reading “If You can Afford It”

I like Science Fiction but I Don’t want to Participate

Well … if I could get on a rocket and go to the moon today, I’d be sorely tempted. I’ll qualify that: a nicely settled, well-established moon base would be preferable. Hey! I’m 67. I like some comfort in my life these days. It’s movies like “Andromeda Strain” and “Contagion” that I don’t really wantContinue reading “I like Science Fiction but I Don’t want to Participate”