Category: Random Thoughts and Opinions

Aug 22 2015

#boutofbooks 14 day 6 Roadtrip with @S_InWonderland and a #GrammarPolice

A5. My favorite mythical creature is a dragon. #boutofbooks — J Lenni Dorner (@JLenniDorner) August 22, 2015 A6. #boutofbooks Books I surprised me by how much <3 The Other Normals and Red Queen — J Lenni Dorner (@JLenniDorner) August 22, 2015 A7. #boutofbooks It's not about how many pages you read, it's about how …

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Aug 20 2015

#BoutofBooks 14 #4SeasonsBookCovers by @kimberlyreads and a quote on #reviews by @Trans1110 #TeamTrans1110

The 2 most important words to use in an online review especially a negative 1 are "My Opinion" Be truthful & avoid lawsuits! #TeamTrans1110 — #TeamTrans1110 344K (@Trans1110) August 18, 2015 This is my entry for the Four Seasons in Book Covers Challenge. Details are at the blog of Kimberly Faye Reads. I’ve been a …

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Mar 30 2015

Life is a Journey Not a Destination

I came across this on Pinterest. I’d just like to say that most of the finest adventures in my life have come from just getting in and going without a destination in mind. So yes, I would get in a car and drive and without knowing where I’m going. And I feel bad for anyone …

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Jan 01 2015

Happy New Year 2015 with three Fortunes for Writers

All three of these fortunes can be applies to writers. The books that make it are the ones that dare to be different in some way, even though they’re the same basic “person versus” initial concept as every other story every told. It’s the DIFFERENT that matters. The fire of enthusiasm is the only way …

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Oct 29 2014

Thinking Ahead for my #NaNoWriMo story

I have briefly outlined my story. It is no more than two pages that remind me when the major events have to happen by, really. However, from that outline, I have the concept that will one day be turned into a query. (Gut-wrenching at the idea of writing one of those again. Ugh.) So I …

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Aug 26 2014

Quote for my current feelings

Jul 01 2014

Learn from Anonymous Beta Readers #writetip

Special thanks to: Tony, Elliot, Keryn, Cab, Brie, Nicki, Dan, Chris, Pepper, Lianne, Seth, Chris, Rachel, and S.   I am grateful for the opportunity to have witnessed a feedback session done by a group of strangers. It is very interesting to learn how some minds perceive a story.   What I learned:   1- …

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Jun 25 2014

Survey Says

Congratulations to Jan Lee, winner of the Is Flash Intro a Vestibule contest! For those who were hoping to know, here are some of the survey results: Some people are easily lost. A vestibule confuses them to the point that they cannot shop at large stores or eat at certain restaurants. It’s very sad. That …

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May 02 2014

Inspirational Writing Motivation Quote on a Coffee Cup

inspirational writing motivation on a coffee cup

Mar 31 2014

Divergent Diverges

The movie was pretty good. The real question is: how did it stack up to the book. Not as good. Did it diverge? Well… no one loses an eye.   How do the relationships hold up? A bit under explained. The way Al seemed to feel about Tris in the book doesn’t get enough screen …

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Aug 15 2013


Just a reminder of how well people drove before they had mobile phones and texting.

Jun 24 2013

Hashtag conversations

I mentioned how I feel about these last month. (See post Married with Hashtag) Now it is in the news! “Hashtags are an interesting cultural meme,” says Jonah Berger, author of ‘Contagious: Why Things Catch On’ and a marketing professor at the University of Pennsylvania. “They started as a way for people to find a particular …

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May 19 2013

Two topics

Here are two things which are on my mind right now. 1- There are a ton of diet sites on the web. Most of them suggest a food diary where you need to figure out what you ate and how much of it you ate. There are a ton of people who take pictures of …

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Mar 19 2013

My Unpopular View

Can it be considered Muslim lit if a Christian wrote it? Can it be filed under young adult if a senior citizen wrote it? Can it be Hispanic lit if an Asian wrote it? Can it be classified as homosexual romance if a heterosexual wrote it? Can it be special needs lit if someone without …

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Feb 06 2013

A note about captcha word verification

UPDATE April 24, 2014 As Quick Blogcast is shutting down, this post is no longer relevant. I asked last year if the captcha feature could be turned off. The answer I was given by the web-host was no. This answer still holds true. Someone else has asked in the support forums, and also got an …

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Jan 07 2013

Pet Peeve 1 What time is it

I am going to take a moment to vent a frustration I have. As some people do not know, there are multiple timezones in the world. It may be Monday where you are, but still be Sunday where someone else is. THAT’S RIGHT FOLKS! Some of us are in the past. I just felt that …

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Aug 25 2012

A View On The Lance Armstrong Enough Is Enough Debate

            There’s the suggestion Lance opted not to engage in this merciless battle because he is guilty. One might wonder, if the decision not to fight endlessly really was an admission of guilt, why did he not say, “Yes, I did all these things,” instead of leaving the world with an …

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