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Category: Books

Book posts, including Novels and Novellas

Becoming a Better Writer

Throughout this blog’s existence, I’ve shared everything from why reading is important to the problems with illiteracy, so today I thought I’d do something for my fellow writers out there, particularly the aspiring writers. Listed below, you’ll find some tips on how you can become a better writer. Please feel free to reach out to […]

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A Lazy Day, Perfect for Writing

Writing is fun on any day, but it’s especially fun on a day when you’re just relaxing and you have nothing to do except watch old episodes of “How I Met Your Mother” on Netflix while you’re cooking some pasta and putting off doing the laundry for another week of hard work. Today I’ve been […]

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Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: A Lover’s Garden gift basket

Gift baskets keep on giving If you’ve been wondering what to get your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, you can always go with the gift basket approach. Gift baskets let you give something that’s both practical and low-cost, while giving something that will last for a very long time. Below, I’ve listed some items that […]

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Some New Changes in the Midst

A year and a half ago, I detailed my desire to continue writing and I really meant it. In fact, for the past year and a half, I have been working on TruTower and also acquired 1800Pocket/PC. Needless to say, those two websites have kept me busy (and unfortunately this hasn’t left me much time […]

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A Year and Two Months Later, and Yes I’m Still Writing

Yeah it’s been awhile — long while — since I’ve posted on my personal blog. Yes, I’m definitely still writing. In fact, those who follow me via my Twitter account know firsthand that I’m writing a lot. Of course, a quick peek at TruTower.com will suffice as proof aplenty. I know quite a few of […]

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Illiteracy & Its Social & Economic Impact on the United States

Illiteracy is a very common problem in the U.S., more common than some people might think. As many as 23% of the adult American population (40-44 million) is functionally illiterate (Level 1 according to the National Adult Literacy Survey), lacking basic skills beyond a fourth-grade level. Illiteracy is widespread, a problem in every community, not […]

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Morning Is My Most Creative Time of the Day

I don’t know whether it’s the sheer, utter calm that I feel when the first breaths of a brand new day penetrate my lungs or if it’s something as simple as the position of the sun reminding me of happy days spent as a child looking at the world around him, questioning everything he saw […]

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New URL, New Name, More to Read…And More Coming

The new layout is now fully online. The website has been fully integrated with the blog so that all the content is now available in one place. In addition, ALL pages are now mobile compatible, so whether you’re out and about or just relaxing on the couch, you can read poems, short stories, articles, and […]

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Wynx Story Line Complete, Now Just Working on the Draft

The story line of my upcoming fantasy novella Wynx has had a few revisions over the last few months as I explored different ideas. Many ideas seemed to fit, while others did not. For those that I did not use in the final story line, I set aside for future works, of which I have […]

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New Short Stories, Maybe A Novel Coming Soon

I am nearing completion on a brand new short story tentatively titled The Top Hat. The short story is actually based on a series of nightmares I had years ago as a child, nightmares that I can still remember as clear as day. The Top Hat will begin a series of short stories based on […]

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