January 2016 archive

Jan 10

Hot Blacktop Ch. 7 – Test Ride – Part II

Mature content “Is he alright?” Sienna asked. The boy’s reaction made her heart hurt. She recognized the look in those eyes. She watched as Saint turned, kneeled and gently held the boy’s tiny biceps to stop him from shaking. Saint started to speak to the boy. She couldn’t hear what Saint said, but she saw …

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Jan 08

“She Wants to Dance Like Uma Thurman” Fallout Boy

Thank you Fallout Boy for reminding me of another plot structure. Consecutive stories in   parallel narratives are one of the special ingredients in Pulp Fiction directed by Quentin Tarantino. Granted, there is plenty to love or hate about the film. Before I first watched Pulp Fiction, I knew people who had left mid-show because of …

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Jan 06

No Excuses

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” Jim Rohm Happy 2016! This is the year I stop blogging under my pseudonym, Book Lover, and use my real name, Barbara Pattee. My commitments for 2016 include writing for a minimum of five hours per week. …

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Jan 01

Writers’ Commitments for 2016 – What’s yours?

  As of this post, 2016 launches a time of reflection, renewal and growth. Last year I posted Writing Commitments for 2015: What’s yours?. These were not resolutions of possibilities or “maybes.” The post was to lay out the end in mind that I could work towards, and to invite other writers to do the …

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