Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Quotes of the Week

If your book doesn't keep you up nights writing it, it won't keep anyone up nights reading it.
—James A. Michener

I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live.
—Françoise Sagan

Writing is a job, a talent, but it's also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.
—Ann Patchett

You look ridiculous if you dance. You look ridiculous if you don’t dance. So you might as well dance.
—Gertrude Stein

If today was not a productive day don't beat yourself to death over it. Wake up tomorrow and start from there. Try it. It works. We can't go back. We can only go forward. Let's go!
—Terry McMillan

A writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing
—Junot Díaz

My aim is to agitate and disturb people. I'm not selling bread, I'm selling yeast.
—Miguel De Unamuno

The primary duty of literature is to tell the truth about ourselves by telling us lies about people who never existed.
—Stephen King

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Fast Friday Interviews: Robert Eggleton

Robert Eggleton
Tell me about yourself, Robert.

I’m an old, pot-smoking hippie who amped up creative writing in the ‘60s for the fuck the war movement. I enrolled in college to avoid Vietnam and ended up becoming a powerful advocate for children’s rights. I worked in that field, including occasional but not frequent haircuts, for over forty years, during which time my work was covered on local television, radio, and frequent newspaper articles throughout the ‘90s. I was licensed and certified in a lot of shit, including psychotherapy which I delivered in a children’s mental health program until I retired in 2015. Rarity from the Hollow is my debut novel.   

Tell me about your current Book:

When the Upper Management fails to address an imminent threat to our universe, Lacy Dawn, an eleven-year-old victim of child maltreatment on Earth, is recruited to diagnose and resolve the dilemma or we are all up shit creek.   

Write the verbose blurb. Make me want to rush to Amazon an buy it! Make me fear that I will be socially outcast if I don’t read your book!

Lacy Dawn's father relives the never-ending Gulf War, her mother's teeth are rotting out, and her best friend is murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in the hollow is hard. She has one advantage - an android was inserted into her life and is working with her to cure her parents. But, he wants something in exchange. It's up to her to save the Universe. Lacy Dawn doesn't mind saving the universe, but her family and friends come first.

An award winning adult social science fiction novel filled with tragedy, comedy, and satire that raises funds to help abused children.

What are you working on now?

The next Lacy Dawn Adventure is Ivy, an almost forgotten Appalachian town and the headquarters of an alien invasion of Earth by the addiction to a drug ingested through Campbell’s soup. 

Where is your favorite place to be when you write?

I can write anyplace, but most of my work is done on a PC in my living room with loud rock playing.

What is your favorite lesson you have learned about the business of writing?

My favorite lesson learned is don’t back down. This business is filled with trolls, not just honest competitors, and if they smell weaknesses you will be devoured.

What is your favorite Website?

Youtube because it takes my mind off of compulsive writing with posts about politics, music, funny videos, etc. Plus, it has lots of “how to” videos, such as about car repair.



Monday, August 13, 2018

The Omnibus

A special promotion is happening on Kindle and Audible!

The complete Solstice 31 Trilogy is now available in a single volume.

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Here is the description from Amazon:

Barcus is a working stiff looking for a good paycheck. When the Ventura and its crew enter orbit for a scheduled planet survey, the ship activates an automated defense system protecting the planet. Although the Ventura is destroyed in the attack, Barcus alone survives the harrowing fall to the remote planet surface. He struggles to remain alive and sane, and to discover why everyone he knew and loved on the Ventura was deliberately murdered.

Swinging between despair and fury, Barcus discovers that for every answer he obtains, there are more questions raised. Barcus is assisted by the Emergency Module, Em, his most useful tool. It is an artificial intelligence system contained in an all-terrain vehicle specifically designed to help him survive. Barcus soon finds himself in the middle of a planetary genocide of the local native population. He is unable to stand passively by as more people die, even if they are long lost colonists who fear "the Man from Earth" like children fear the monster under their bed.

Will Barcus ever find his way home? Will he find out who is responsible? Will his rage just burn this world down? Or will he find his soul in the eyes of a starving, frightened woman?

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Quotes of the Week

Write…as if you'll never be read. That way you'll be sure to tell the truth.
—Lori Lansens

Do it now—write nothing but what your conviction of its truth inspires you to write.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley

Nothing you write, if you hope to be any good, will ever come out as you first hoped.
—Lillian Hellman

When all else fails write what your heart tells you.
—Mark Twain

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do in private and wash your hands afterwards.
—Robert A. Heinlein

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Quotes of the Week

Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer.
—Barbara Kingsolver

I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.
—Frank Capra

I write only when inspirations strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o'clock sharp.
—W. Somerset Maugham

I do not write with ease, nor am I ever pleased with anything I write. And so I rewrite.
—Margaret Mitchell

If your book doesn't keep you up nights writing it, it won't keep anyone up nights reading it.
—James A. Michener

I'm a writer and, therefore, automatically a suspicious character.
—Alfred Hitchcock