Category: Writers

Nov 18

Coffee Shop Chronicles: Thoughts from overheard conversations

Boonton Coffee Boonton, NJ September 2017 People speak loudly in coffee shops, so it’s their fault I think what I’m thinking. “She’s tall.  Very nice.  Comfortable.” — Guy on high school desk chair. I sip my coffee and wonder if he’s referring to an actual woman or if he’s assigning a gender on an inanimate …

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Nov 06

His to Hold

An insidious hot bubbling from Lucas Remmer’s past started to rise inside his chest. He’d been out of practice blocking it out, a kid the last time it happened. But he felt it when he heard a scream come from inside a suspect’s house. They were there to question him, but the sound lit a …

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Nov 05

Twenty Games I’d Like to See Get a Sequel

If there is one thing I like best about video game sequels, it would be the continuation of a story or enhancement of a casual game. While I love hearing news of an upcoming installment that will add to a series I enjoy, there are many games I’ve played in my lifetime that sadly never …

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Nov 04

Plotter or Pantser

“Secret Sauce: If you’re not spending most of your time figuring out how your characters act or acted, you’re probably wasting your time.” Annalisa Parent, featured speaker, at the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference 2017. Are you a plotter or a pantser? Or are you a crazy combination of the two? Some writers prefer to know …

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Oct 25

Crow story, part seven

By Phil & Jack Rosette My wife is a great organizer, for things important to her, anyway. Twenty-plus years of nursing probably has something to do with that. I find our three honeymoon photo albums on the bookshelf right between the wedding album and the one dated 1990. Boy, we sure took a lot of …

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