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That’s A Great Question

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  … Is it really?   Of course, it’s not. This phrase is the most overused remark in the English language, just under, “Whatever.”   Most of the time, they are really stupid questions but people still use this phrase. … Continue reading

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Bored and Brilliant

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I heard a podcast from Manoush Zomorodi last weekend that blew my mind. Her explanation on how cell phones have zapped the creativity right out of us as human beings is enlightening. I beg you to check out her Ted.com … Continue reading

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Reverend Jed Smock or Colonel Remus P. Entwhistle

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One of the best memories from my college days was Reverend Jed Smock, or Brother Jed, as he was known to those who interacted with him. I even used him as inspiration for one of my characters in The Art … Continue reading

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JUST TRY NOT TO SUCK!

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October 24, 2016   I love that saying. Thank you, Joe Maddon.   Here it is the morning after my beloved Cubbies finished off the Dodgers with ease and I’m still in shock. All I could think about was what my … Continue reading

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Best Young Adult Novel of 2015

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“The Art of Raising Hell” won Best Young Adult Novel of 2015 from BestIndieBooks.com!!!   http://bestindiebookaward.com/live/     Likes(1)Dislikes(0)

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The Art of Narrating Well…A Lesson In Patience

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Finding a narrator to create an audiobook is no fun. Any author who has used ACX knows exactly what I’m talking about.   I must have searched through 2,000 auditions trying to find the right voice…and price. Oh yes, there … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Rock n’ Roll Hell Raiser

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The other night, I watched the movie “The Rocker” starring Rainn Wilson for the very first time. I don’t know how this film escaped my radar screen all of these years, but somehow it did. I must say that it … Continue reading

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To Your Mother

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It’s believed that in ancient times, people toasted as a form of protection from being poisoned. They would clank their glasses together, purposely spilling one drink into the other to insure that each person was drinking from the same “well.” … Continue reading

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Best Beta Buddy Ever

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  I thought I should take a break from the subject of raising hell and write about something that is more important than any blog, book or idea to a writer: the perfect beta reader. Every writer needs beta readers … Continue reading

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My Dirty Dozen Tips

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Before I get too far along with posts on this subject, I thought it best to post a blog that talks about the basics of raising hell. I decided to go back and analyze Lonny Nack, the main hell raisers … Continue reading

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