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The Basics for Being a Successful Author—Craft Tuesday at Write on the River

Write a lot

Before writing a lot, be a voracious reader

I also am a big fan of watching a lot of movies and TV specials and series. 1,707 more words

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78 Years Ago Today: The Worst School Disaster in US History

“I did nothing in my studies nor in my life to prepare me for a story of the magnitude of that New London tragedy, nor has any story since that awful day equaled it.” Walter Cronkite… 224 more words

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Common Traits of the Successful Author—Craft Tuesday at Write on the River

It’s not normal to sit alone and write 100,000 words. So let’s get that out of the way. You aren’t normal. You aren’t in the bell curve and you aren’t necessarily on the good side of the curve. 1,058 more words

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98 Years Ago today, the last Czar abdicated!

The Last Czar: Leadership Failure

Quote: “I am not prepared to be a Czar. I never wanted to become one. I know nothing of the business of ruling.” Nicholas II, last Czar of Russia. 333 more words

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Putting Things in Perspective

I didn’t know Lisa Bonchek Adams personally.  I followed her tweets, which is a strange 21st century thing.

She passed away this past week from breast cancer and I think it’s worth going to this… 20 more words

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87 Years Ago Today: One of the Worst Civil Engineering Disasters of the Century

From:  Mulholland & The St. Francis Dam:  Engineering Failure

Quote: During the Los Angeles Coroner’s Inquest, William Mulholland said, “this inquest is a very painful for me to have to attend but it is the occasion of that is painful. 329 more words

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Why Write? Craft Tuesday at Write on the River

78% of Americans believe they can write a book. I’d be willing to bet 77% of them will die regretting they never did. However, in this age of eBooks, more and more are actually doing it. 983 more words

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