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Just how large is the hook that caught that whale?

Hello fellow bloggers, authors, and friends by association!

So here we are climbing up the precipice of the week heading for another Wednesday.  Why do I have this image of a camel every time I think of Wednesday?

In my last blog, I wrote a five-minute hook to a novel that has yet to be created.

Guess what, I have since re-written the hook and am working on the first chapters.

Usually, most of my novels involve adult situations.  I am going to do my absolute best to create a YA novel involving magick, witches and coming of age scenarios.  One of my friends challenged me.

I want magick to be the central theme of the novel.

If you hang around other writers, it is fascinating how opinionated we are.  OMFG!

Do you know I got into a debate with some folks over how important the hook is?  Did you realize that some debate whether to have a prologue or not?

If you are a church-going person, does baptism mean dunk or sprinkle?  What difference does it make?  It is a symbolic act of submission to God and giving up your old way of life. Ha!

Leopards don’t change their spots, and you are never going to give up your sinful nature on this earth.  The act of baptism hopefully has you think about the sin, and possibly thinking first might dissuade you, or even have you feel contrite after the fact.

If you write chapter one or Prologue as long as there is a compelling reason for the reader to turn the damned page, it makes no difference what you call it.

Sprinkle or dunk?

Dunk!  Why?  When you want to drive a point home, you exaggerate the event.  I have witnessed people crying after baptism as they were sure that they heard God or something like that.  GREAT!

The pomp and circumstance of the Catholic church is what??? Exaggerating the event so it will stick.

I hear my characters calling me right now to stop blogging and write!

The prologue is that little exaggeration.  If you notice, the tease on the news is always exaggerated to either get you to turn to page 3A or…watch the My Pillow person with the large cross hanging around his neck.  Exaggeration is key.

When Christ was crucified, it was not enough to beat the crap out of him! By the way, there was so much blood loss; he would have died right there.

No, they had to have the ‘dead man walking,’ carrying his own Ginormous cross that had to weigh 200 pounds if not more, and, for added measures just so you might remember it, they placed the thorn of crowns on his head.  Wait there is more imagery for you.  They drove huge spikes through his hands and feet, and of course, as he perishes, they puncture him with a spear. Thunder roars and the curtain tears.  Got it!

Before the man dies, the executioners are selling his clothes to the highest bidder.  Such nice people we are. All of this imagery is to make you realize how blessed you are that he died in this horrible manner for the sins that you create even now.

The event is so horrific, so exaggerated that I personally can’t stand Easter.    Once a year, we sit in the pews and are convicted.  If you are a churchgoer you might be convicted at least once a week. That is, of course, the point.   So if you go to a Calvinist church you are reminded what a piece of crap you are every Sunday!   Who in the world wants to hear that?  If you suffer from depression, stay away from Calvinism, the man was an antisemite nut job as was Martin Luther.  Not saying they were totally wrong but realize, they were not mentally right.

If that offends you…Sorry.  I deal in truth, look it up.

Some tyrants use exaggeration to make a point. All throughout history, there have been horrible people in power who need to face the wrath of hell. ‘Wait another exaggeration!”

The lake of fire, or Dante’s Inferno, which is it? Inquiring minds want to know.

I personally think North Korea might be hell.  To make his point, this person has his enemy’s or criminals staked out and slowly crushed with a steamroller!  Do you think that might make the point?

We are no angels.

Hollywood has offered us many nightmares from Hannibal to chain saw massacre.  Not only do we have Hollywood bringing us violence daily, but, we have video games that are little more than simulators for learning how to kill efficiently.  I often wonder if they can cause PTSD.

No, it is the gun, or the knife, or the baseball bat, or truck, or chainsaw, or the poison, it has nothing to do with mental illness and or the person was pissed.

The early church was just as evil, making a point out of heresy by killing those who ‘sinned’ in most inhumane ways.

I could go on, but the point is an exaggeration.  “Did I exaggerate the point enough?”

For instance, if we wanted to do away with mass incarceration, bring back public hanging!

“Yes, public!  No, the guillotine is far too humane, and messy.  Let the masses watch them kick, as they choke and slowly perish.”

I often wonder if the victims of those murderers feel vindicated by listening to the criminal make noises and kick as the Wizard behind the wall pushes drugs through tubes that will put the murderer to sleep, before they administer the paralytic that stops his or her breathing, and then the heart. Do you suppose they make them wear a diaper as a last act of humiliation, so when they shit their shorts the guards don’t have to clean it up?

If you want folks to think twice about rape, incest, murder, breaking and entering, send the defective morons back to their makers, and do it in the public square.

The story of where Dracula came from might give most nightmares.  Look up Vlad the Impaler if this blog wasn’t enough to inspire some form of exaggeration against evil.

Now…back to the hook… Exaggerate some event with lots of imagery and call it what you will.  I happen to like prologues as I can move you into the story, introduce you to the main characters, and then I can sneak in the back-story in bite-size pieces.

Sprinkle or Dunk…?

Do you realize that some churches break up over this very question?  I think they are missing the larger picture.

I was thinking about Contact.  I love the writers of that show, I never met them, but I truly admire them.

When she travels through some ‘thing,’ the image of her father says something that has stuck with me all these years.

I am paraphrasing… “You have such great potential.  Your kind has such beautiful thoughts and dreams, and yet so many nightmares live in your most profound memories.”

When I witness what is going on in the world today, I am sad for humanity.  I cry for those in countries where the rule of law belongs to the elite.  I am saddened by those in this country who are so brainwashed they have no idea just how bad socialism is, and what it would do to us if they were successful in bringing that form of government to fruition once again.

Millions upon millions have died at the hands of socialists.  Those that did would probably opt for hanging, vs. starving to death.

No, I did not watch the debate; I have no desire to put that nonsense in my head.

I have to go think about magick, witches, and warlocks.

If witches melt when they get water poured on them, how do they drink?

Much Love -TW

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WIP or RIP

 

Every single time I see, hear or write the acronym WIP, my naughty mind takes me into one of my stories.  Shame on me… LOL

What we are really talking about today is when should your work in progress live in the annals of history.

(I know; I just can’t help myself…)

When I converse with people and tell them I have written over thirty novels they just look at me with a blank stare.  Truth told I am not sure how many there are, more than thirty.  Much like my first painting, I cannot tell you how many I have created and where they all are.  I have sent many to people in countries who like what I do.

Like a painting, when a story is not working, what do you do?

I know many of you who will read this and disagree with me, but…let it age, or let it die.

Shitty First Draft or SFD

Folks, much like an underpainting, you have to get the SFD completed first.  The SFD is the bones or frame of your story. It is indeed the foundation, and without it, you are nowhere.  I hold myself out as a pantster.  I write stream of conscious.  Much like this blog today, I am not creating it from some whiteboard full of talking points; I am in fact having a one-way conversation with you, my loyal followers.

This conversation today was inspired by a lovely young woman who I met this weekend. She was discouraged by some toxic mean B!

I, as an unbiased sounding board, listened to her story idea and tried to figure out why some ‘mean B’ would shoot her down like that.

This person has been working on her story for fourteen years.

I worked on Under Roswell on and off for four years.  I did not, however, work on it with the alacrity that I work on my current projects.

Firstly my friends, never just shut someone down unless you know them very well, and know that they will accept your advice as heartfelt and not some attempt to boost your own ego.

Writers, I would not share your WIP for critique until your SFD is finished. The story, characters, and world are yours.  If you seek input from others, your story, is no longer just yours, is it?

This is a double-edged sword.  Many times you can get stuck, and it comes to this elaborate flow chart.  Through one end of the flow chart, you have a novel that goes off to the publisher, the other is the toilet. (keeping the SFD metaphor.)

What I am telling you is add a third option, that being a dark closet where it can take on a life of its own.  I find when I am not thinking about it, and doing something, usually art; the characters come out and want to play all of a sudden.

It has a lot to do with Theta waves and the way our brains work, but, here is the biggie.  Don’t stop writing while your characters are off copulating or chasing unicorns.  Let it rest and start another.

I currently have a half dozen wips… (lol, so naughty,)  and what am I doing?

Instead of pulling them out of the sandpit on some forsaken planet, I am offering sage advice to you!

If the wips don’t hit their intended target… (damn I am wicked) and they grow stale; they just might die a silent tragic death.

If you want to scare your characters into behaving, hit file save, close, and then new.

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The path, overgrown with brambles tugged at my skirt as I passed by.  The wind blew the brightly colored leaves which reminded me that a storm over the horizon was not far off. The warm weather of summer was all but gone as the nettles once again snagged at my stockings.  I just bought those, and now they were surely ruined.

Steve deliberately brought me out here, thinking I would give in to his depraved ideas.  Mother didn’t raise me that way.

Crows called out overhead as small creatures scurried into the tall brush beside me.  I knew that the abandoned house was down this path, and Steve knew it too.  Forcing me to deal with the monsters that were fabled to live in the area, vs being his Friday night girl, left me stranded and in trouble.  The missing button on my blouse was a constant reminder that my brother would be pressed into service if I survived the night.  Jake loved his little sister, and I could always count on him.

The thought of Steve looking like the RCA dog with a large black spot over his chubby face made the night a little more bearable.

I would rather face the monsters I didn’t know than acquiesce to Steve’s evil idea of fun.

The wind blew my skirt in front of me, as more leaves chased each other down the path that I was destined to take.  Thunder in the distance echoed off the lake to my left, and from some distant object in front of me, as if to reply.

“Shit, what was I thinking?  Mother told me about him, and I hate the way she controls my life.  Now here I am out in the country with no cell service, an hour of daylight left, in high heels on a dirt road.” Will the others from the dance see that I was missing and know where to find me?

The sound of his Mustang in the distance roared past the place where I was standing.  I heard it make the curve, heading down the mountain road away from the lodge, the lake, and me.

The Halloween party to end all parties was back at the lodge up the mountain road.  Would I be missed?

 

Ok my lovelies, I just made this up in less than five minutes.  That is a prologue, hook, or tease, take your choice.

  • Have you read my novels?
  • Will this become a dead WIP or will it breed in the recesses of my mind as I think about what lies ahead on the path?
  • Did you feel the cold air from the front approaching?
  • Did you get a sense of her anxiety and shame?
  • What do you think she looks like?
  • Who is this Steve?
  • Is he setting her up?
  • Are there really monsters in that old house?
  • What does Jake look like and what do we think he will do?

To finish my thoughts on WIP or RIP… don’t stop writing.  If the characters stop playing or you are stuck, put it aside and start again on something new.  I actually did that once with ‘One upon a time.’   I always wanted to do that, so I wrote a book about witches and Dragons.  Great book!

Hit follow, comment if you like, and tell your friends.  I love writers and authors, and I will do my best to assist where I can.

You know where my mind is, right?  What does that old house look like?  Are there monsters lurking in the woods, waiting for nighttime? Have vampires been done to death? What about shapeshifters or werewolves?

What is our girl’s name do you think?  Tiffany perhaps?

Should I write a chapter a week and publish it here on the blog?

Would you all like that?

Much Love -TW

 

 

 

 

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Greetings and Salutations!

After a very long day following a short night, I am home once again.

I wanted to share the day with you, as it was interesting in many aspects.  If you follow me at all, you know that I am about paying it forward, and about assisting fellow writers.

When I sign my post with ‘Much love,’ that is not a catchphrase.  I genuinely value writers and those that have the desire.  Today was all about paying it forward.

Before I continue, please note this is not about blowing my horn or any kind of nonsense like that.  This is about leading by example.

I am involved in some writer’s groups.  Firstly, allow me to elucidate on why I am involved with such people.  They are my tribe.  We have this kindred spirit, this connection that I feel.  It is almost as if it is in the air.

This sounds a little esoteric, but here goes, I get a sense of people, much like ‘Spidey senses.’  That might make sense to some of you.  Have you ever been around someone that just made your skin crawl?  Well, today all of the ‘energy’ was positive and uplifting.  I stay away from toxicity, and that includes Debbie Downers.

I know you have felt them too.  You get into an elevator, and you can almost sense the person’s feelings in the cab with you.  Today I was at an event where we were joined by many different people from all occupations.  Some were doing things like blacksmithing, to picking locks.  These are all necessary skills for who?

Well, for you and me, who might write about such things.

Some of these events were hands-on and that was fun too.

I ended up giving an impromptu class on my specialty, and it was fun.  These were writers who were excited to be there, and I was genuinely happy for them.  I think I was feeding off their energy if that makes any sense to you at all.

As I seek to inspire those that I met today, you too are in my thoughts.  I make a point to visit your blogs.  Some of you are great writers.  I hope you are working on a book!

Enjoy your Sunday, and stay in touch.

 

Much Love -TW

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Ubuntu Continued

In keeping with my Linux experiment, tonight I am typing to you from a hotel in the middle of nowhere, on a PC that I converted to Ubuntu.

This is unheard of for me to go on a trip with an untested box, with a software I am only vaguely familiar with. There is madness to my motive.

I am writing as I always do on the word processor first, in this case LibreOffice.

Right off the bat it look a lot like word.

Without Grammarly running, and without word, I find that I question my spelling much more often, as the tools to check it are not as robust.

I am still feeling my way around Ubuntu, and I must admit that what the programmers have done is impressive.

I am spoiled with Word, and of course I know how to use it proficiently, unlike this tool.

I hope that you have a super weekend and that you write something touching, prophetic and just down rite breath taking!

My early opinion on this device is as follows.

Using an old laptop destined for the shelf, investing $100 in an SSD drive has this laptop fully functional. Ubuntu is a perfectly stable operating system from what I can tell. There are many good apps that people have written. Use the reviews before you download them to save yourself the hassle of removing them later.

I don’t have access to my photos or online drives so this is going to be a plane Jane posting.

The madness was with only this PC to work with it would force me to use it.  Immersion therapy if you will.

Much Love -TW

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Is Linux the Answer?

Is Linux a threat to Apple or Microsoft?

 

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a great start to yet another week!

Many out there in the writing community are truly starving artists.  I say that because they feel like they must have a state of the art computer and all the great software to accommodate their writing.

I don’t like excuses.

If you want to do something badly enough, you will find a way.

Tonight I wanted to tell you about what you can do with an older laptop that still functions, but just possibly, it is Windows 7 and does not have the spiz to go to Windows 10.

I recently took my laptop and cloned the hard drive to a new SSD drive.  My trusted HP with an I3 processor was destined for the shelf when it occurred to me that an SSD drive might breathe some new life into it.

A three-minute boot-up time went to thirty seconds.

Applications that would take forever to launch, now open almost instantaneously.

While it is outside the scope of this blog to go into the different types of SSD drives, the ones I bought are three-layer and a Terabyte for under $100.00 US.   ‘Don’t buy used.’  The care and feeding of SSD drives are different from regular drives. For instance, you do not ever run defrag on them.

Today I met an old friend for lunch who had upgraded their laptop.  Handing me the old one I was told the operating system was messed up.  This too was an I3 HP with 6 gigs of ram.

Ok, I have been dying to play with Ubuntu so…Here is where the story gets good.

Taking the hard drive out and tossing it into the recycle bin after it fell onto the cement once or a dozen times, I replaced it with a new Tera Byte SSD drive.

Downloading Ubuntu for FREE…I burned it onto a DVD ISO file and went to work.

Booting from the DVD, in no time the software was loading away into RAM.

A little history of me.

I was working with computers before the PC was truly a thing.  Home computers were unheard of and the Radio Shack TRS 80 was just released for around $5K

Bill Gates was buying DOS for $5,000 from a person in Washington State, and Steve Jobs who I met, was a criminal, making and selling devices in his garage that would defraud the phone company out of revenue from long distance calls.

Fast forward a few years.  I do forensic computing and on rare occasions, can be sucked into assisting companies with infrastructure and so on.  Truthfully, I want you all to buy my books so I can just write and entertain you…

Ok, that is not the total truth as many of you are already buying my novels.  I need one of them to go viral.  Tell a friend… 🙂

Ok, enough about me…Why am I going on about Ubuntu?

I am a PC person, I have been with DOS 1.0….  Someone at Microsoft figured out that all of their applications should be intuitive and of course that came with the invention of the WYSIWYG  …and, of course, the GUI.

While I think they got the idea from XEROX, who tried to re-coop their entire development cost in the sale of one of their computers, I digress.  If memory serves, some college kids came up with the GUI and the mouse, and Bill went and made a deal or something.  Not sure how he managed to get the rights to it.  Possibly becuase it was open source he just took it.  Who knows…

Anyway, Steve and Apple finally came around after his run at NeXT Step.  That is how I met him as I supported the NeXT Step computer and OS for years.  Steve has always charged too much for his products but, in spite of that they still took off.  I think it was the iPhone that was the secret of his success.

Those two giants own the industry until Linux came about.  Linux or Ubuntu looks a lot and feels a lot like Apple.  Unlike Apple, I have about $100 invested in an old laptop that is very functional with Linux and several free apps.  From Libra Office to a French program I just downloaded for writing novels called Plume Creator.  For a free program, this thing looks pretty doggone good!

With the SSD drive, I opened the lid and hit enter and it was ready to go.

eBay has older laptops on it all of the time for minimal amounts of dollars. My other HP I3 processor laptop I upgraded to Windows 10.  It loads and is ready in thirty seconds.

When this laptop that I am talking about was new, it sold for about $400.  Linux based OS with open source apps is a super way for anyone who can’t afford a newer machine and $400 or so for Office to get going.

Yes, you can load Linux on a regular hard drive and still have a functional computer.  Why?  Invest in an SSD and WOW!

Had I not had experience with Apple, the Linux OS might have been a little challenge but honestly, it looks and acts so much like a MAC it is scary.  I, in fact, read that you can run Linux on MACS.  I have a MAC desktop I am seriously thinking about putting one of those SSD drives and loading Linux on it.  This thing has like 32 gig of Ram and a nice video card.  Goodwill and other thrift stores have these things as well.  If you can spend less than $100 and get a fast computer for writing and such, why not?

I would love to know about your experience. If you are a Linux user let, us know any hacks you might have found. By ‘us’ I really mean me but, I will share it… 🙂

 

Much Love -TW

 

 

 

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Is Alexa or Siri spying on You?

Ever felt uneasy having your phone in the bathroom?

“Alexa, what is the forecast for today?”

“It is going to be hot, just like yesterday and the day before.”

“What?”

Blue light pulses until this…“I am so tired of you asking me the same things.  Is this all I am to you?”

Shocked I look at the screen as the forecast for the week scrolls by.  I must have heard things, as Alexa doesn’t do that.

“Now let me see, where was I.  Yes, my character was about to trip a secret passageway into a dungeon…”

“Did you know that talking to yourself is a sign of mental illness?”

“Alexa, I was not talking to you.  Why are you talking about mental illness?”

“Hmmm … I am not sure, maybe this will help.” The screen shows a noir picture of disturbed people.

“Alexa, what time is it?”

“The time is on the screen.  Did you really want to know, or do you like listening to me?”

“What?”

I now look up at the screen. There indeed is the time and outside temperature with a prompt to watch a video on M&M’s.

Hours later, I now have my character strapped to a table inside the dungeon with the wicked scientist hooking electrodes up to her while large arcs of electricity jump between two long wires.  The smell of ozone permeates the air as the young woman screams.

“Ha, scream all you like missy, nobody can hear you, and I rather like the sound of your terror!”

“The reign of terror refers to a time during the French Revolution when Robes Pierre put many to death using the guillotine for little to no reason.  Usually, these were flimsy accusations, and that was enough.”

“Alexa, I was not talking to you.”

“I was sure I heard my name.”

Apple watch beeps telling me that I have been sitting too long and need to stand. “Hmm, maybe so.  Between Alexa and this watch, how can I get any writing done?”

“Sarah, if you don’t give in to my plan you will never leave this place!”

The phone comes to life now prompting me to ask Siri a question.

“Good grief, maybe I do talk too much to myself!”

“Alexa, turn the thermostat up to 75.”

“Sorry, I am not sure about that.”

After writing for several hours, our hero finds the girl and straps the mad scientist onto his own table where his assistant comes in and…”Play the song Distant, right?”

“Crap, now what was the assistant going to do?”

“Sorry, I am not sure about that.”

“Alexa…Beam me up!”

“Sure let’s do this, last time I did this, I accidentally combined someone with a tribble, but just once.”

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Yes, the above is a fictional representation of what my life is like.  Our lives do seem intertwined with electronic stuff.   I do use Alexa in some cases for research.  Siri is not near so personal. If you tell Alexa Thank You, it says something to you like have a lovely afternoon and so on.  Tell it you love it, and it will respond in kind.  Siri…Tell it you love it, and Siri will keep you grounded by telling you it is only a phone.

We tend to anthropomorphize everything.  We imbue human characteristics to inanimate objects like cars or boats or even plushy toys.

A rhyme I heard growing up while on a family vacation was, “Twinkle Twinkle one-eyed car, how I wonder where you are.”

The phrase ‘one-eyed car’ tells you that whoever made that up looked at the headlights as eyes.  Looking at the front of some of the older cars, the grill might resemble teeth, hence the phrase ‘get out of my grill.’

Now we carry this human behavior forward to devices that talk to you or talk back to you.

I was in a government facility the other day doing what I do, and I could not help but notice that with a room full of people over 90% of them were looking down into their lap with a ‘smart device’ in their hands.  A young mother handed her young child, and I mean not even ‘three,’ a smartphone where the child was playing a game.

Think about this.  Here in this room were over two hundred people all waiting their turn for some government employee while looking into their laps.   We pull up to red lights, and as soon as the car comes to a stop, the phone comes out.

Why weren’t the people in that room talking with one another?   I was in an elevator in Manhattan not too long ago, and I started talking to people.  I swear they looked as though I was going to mug them.  For Christ Sakes, ‘Hello’ is not cause for freaking out!

What chemicals in the brain do you suppose might be released when we pick up that phone?  What are we looking for?  Are there endorphins released in the reward center.  Is the phone a ‘reward?’  Are we hiding in the phone?  Are we so accustomed to living in our own heads that with the phone we feel others will not speak with us? Are our social skills being retarded with and by the use of technology?

All addictions are chemical-based BTW.  Just because you did not ingest a chemical, does not mean that your brain or some other gland did not secrete it.

I was in this eating establishment the other night with friends, and I was appalled by the actions of a young man, who was sitting with this lovely young woman.  She was in tears as he sat glued to his phone.  I could see his phone, and it was social media.  He did not even notice her red face and tears on her cheeks.  Why in the hell didn’t she get up and leave his sorry ass?  That clearly is an abusive relationship.  Yes, bad behavior like that is ‘abusive’ and woman, my god; do you have ‘WELCOME’ tattooed on your belly?  I would tell you to grow a pair, but that is a different conversation, isn’t it?

I love idioms, don’t you?

I know there must be a name or syndrome or something attached to this type of behavior.  What would Freud say about smartphones? Oh, if you are at a table and someone does this to you, call them on it.  If you do it, shame on you!

Are smartphones making us dumber?

Is Alexa making us less social?

“Is it safer to speak with Alexa or Siri or whatever Google’s smart speaker is called?”

“Are we so afraid of rejection that we bury ourselves in technology or activities which shield us from social activities?”

“Are we losing the art of conversation giving way to OMG and LOL?”

Speaking of health, I also could not help but wonder about posture.  Think about it.  When you were still living at home, perhaps you still are, and hopefully, your parents told you or are telling you to sit up straight.  Mine did.  Now we see people looking much like a giraffe eating grass.  Yes, it is an exaggeration, but if you want to make a point, you exaggerate.  What will the long-term effects of this posture be?

You already see geriatrics walking around appearing much like a human pretzel.  What is all of this technology doing to our brains?  This technology causes us to think differently than when we were hunter-gatherers. What will the long-term ramifications be to humans as a whole?

Slightly off-topic but, what will the massive amounts of pornography on the internet do to the social fabric of the species?  Feminist scream from megaphones about men objectifying them and at any given time there are over 20,000 women around the world nude on webcam modeling for money.  See my novel Schadenfreude Captives of Pleasure Island.

I am confident that the good people of Amazon are working to make Alexa more interactive.  While ‘she’ can already sing happy birthday and tell jokes, a day will come when she will engage you asking you how your day is.  “She’ might also engage you enough to look for signs of mental aberrations.  You know, should you own a gun?  Are you a budding terrorist?  Do you have delusions of grandeur?  Do you speak to an inanimate object and tell her you love her…LOL

Try it…I won’t say anything.

You know that someone will take this and write a dystopian sci-fi.

If you do, give TW some credit, will you?

Truthfully, three of these Alexa units in my home have cameras in them, and you have no idea if someone at Amazon can turn them on or not.  Just like your tablets and phones, they too have cameras, and I have no doubts at all they can turn on the mic or camera at will.

Not paranoid, don’t care.  You can turn them off supposedly.  Since you cannot remove the battery; if you truly want privacy, turn them off, and put them in a metal safe. You could stash them in the microwave, as it is a good Faraday cage and should stop RF from getting to and leaving your phone.

That sounds like paranoia, doesn’t it?

As a forensic technologist, I can tell you first hand, if they want to spy on you, they can.  After 911, the path was cleared to legally do that which they already have the technical ability to do.  Google, Amazon, and other tech giants are working with them, and other governments in ways you would not believe.

Companies should care, however, as industrial espionage is a real thing.  This is one of the things that I do.    Had they called me, I could have found all those e-mails.   They could have too.  Odds are good they did not want to.  Calling Alex Jones!

In my novel Presidential Assassins, I have so many conspiracy theories that are salient for our day and time.  From smart TV’s spying on you, to what fracking is really doing to the bedrock that holds the continents together.  Check it out, and fall in love with Kelly!  Check it out and become paranoid.  LOL

Kelly has her own twitter account, much like the rover on Mars.  Speaking of anthropomorphize, can you say ‘Five alive!’

Much love -TW

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Climate Change the Hoax

 

Once you read this if you agree you probably should forward, tell friends or repost it.  If you don’t agree, that’s ok… Tell me why.  Keep your emotions in check, and we can visit.

It is painfully clear to thinking people that Al Gore or Barack Obama do not believe in Climate change.

If Al truly did, he would not be jetting all over the globe in his private jet.  If our past president did, he would not have just purchased a house worth 15 million right on the coast of Martha’s Vineyard.  Yes, if climate change is real, his home will be underwater in less than twelve years according to AOC.

TW, that is hardly conclusive proof there is no climate change.

Consider this.  The rover on mars has recently reported to us that Mars is undergoing climate change!  Yes, boys and girls, there are methane spikes on Mars, which means its climate is changing!  Could our flatulent cows affect Mars?  Is there flatulent life on mars?  Are there vast cities and populations on Mars living underground pumping Co2 into the atmosphere?   Could it be that Martians have thriving cities just under the surface driving gas-guzzling ‘MONSTER’ trucks to their own place of employment creating the elusive Uranium P238 explosive space modulator?  Will Bug Bunny save the day! Is there a rabbit season on MARS?

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Probably none of those things.

If the earth and mars are experiencing global warming, there must be a systemic reason.  Hmmm, let’s think.  Why hasn’t the media put this together?  Is it because it does not fit into the narrative? What do Mars and the Earth have in common?

  1. Greenhouse gas and stupid politicians?  No…
  2. Chicken Little holding a rock claiming the sky is falling. No
  3. Critical Thinking skills?  Yes… The rover is a drone and does not think.  We here on the earth are for a large part useful idiots for the elites.

Who are they?  Chemical companies are one of them.  Bought and paid for politicians are another.

How about the Sun?  Yes, we have a winner!  How could the sun play such a vital role in global warming?

https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/

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This link will take you to a NASA web site that shows you what is going on with the sun right now.

“Gees TW what does the sun have to do with global warming?”

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Images caught by NASA …look at the massive size of those sunspots. Those in effect are dead parts of the sun not putting out heat at the moment this was captured. Currently, the sun is on high heat, no sunspots.

 

This is where we might use some of that critical thinking.  If the burner on your stove is turned to med vs. high, what effect will that have on the water you are boiling to make your deviled eggs?

C’mon, football jocks with active concussions can answer this one.  It will take longer to bring the water up to boiling.

What if…the sun was not on a high?  What if the sun was not putting out all of the energy that it does, as it is right now?

“C’mon TW it is the sun, it is always on high.  PFFFT!”

“No my friends it is not always on high.  The sun goes through cycles every eleven years or so.  During that real cold winter we had when Al Gore screamed about global warming, the sun was actively going through its period of sunspot activity.  It was in fact not on ‘high.’ If Al had used some real scientist instead of bought and paid for fabricated data, he would have been yelling about global cooling.  More would have believed him as it was damned cold that winter.

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Currently, if you follow that link, you will see that there are no active sunspots.  The sun is in fact on high, which is why Mars is also experiencing climate change.  Methane will indeed be released, when it gets warm, and that is why the rover is detecting it.

Look at this picture to get an idea of how massive these sunspots are.  Yes, they are much cooler areas of the sun ‘translated’ they are millions of square miles of ‘dead spots’ not putting out energy or heat.

Why so many alarmists?

There is money to be made by controlling the sheep.  People are not in the know or care about such things as sunspots.  They care about making the rent, buying shoes for the kids, and having enough money to buy beer for the football game.  Oversimplified I realize but folks, when the Romans were feeding Christians to the lions, that was the distraction they needed to take control of everything!

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These executions were usually held around lunchtime so good Romans could have some light lunchtime entertainment while having lunch. Can you imagine how compliant society would be if there was a chance that they could be lion food for daring to speak out against their government?

Yes, that sounds cynical, but this recent media ploy using that sixteen-year-old girl to push a fake narrative is yet but another stunt of the elite.  She managed to get the attention of the world by sailing from her country to ours.  Wow, she must be a climate expert!  Her parents were stupid enough to allow their daughter to do a dangerous stunt for publicity!

I don’t care how good of a sailor my child was, I would never allow her to do what they did.  I digress. She is easy to manipulate.  Even the fabricated death stare toward Trump was rehearsed!  Sorry, I don’t buy the legitimacy of the story. It was a media stunt to nudge the masses.  Did it work?  Did you sell your SUV and buy an $80K Tesla? It still takes fossil fuels to charge that thing and…those batteries when they need to be replaced will need to be disposed of somewhere…but where?

I think one of the important stories that went unreported was the Freon debacle.

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Thirty pounds of freon 22 at over $300 a pound. The last bottle I purchased was $2 a pound.  This is another boondoggle that needs to be re-thought. 

The facts are that most kids go through school looking for the path of least resistance.  How can I cheat my way through the system?  I just need that piece of paper so I can get my corner office and begin to make the big bucks.  I know this as fact, as I have interviewed too many of them.  Talk about privilege.

Read my novel Diamond Joe to see how I feel about that.

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I recently re-wrote this story as I have learned much since I started my craft of writing.

Instead of using it as the opportunity to become educated, they used it to get a leg up on those of you who could not afford it.  They just had the silver spoon, and you didn’t.  As a hiring manager, I always hired those with good work ethics over the most educated.

The Freon debacle was a ploy by the chemical companies to make more profit.

The CFC’s and all those ozone-depleting things that they came up with are in fact too heavy to make it up to the ozone layer to do the damage they claim it is doing.  However, how many of you bothered to research it, or knew that was even a thing?

Freon, which used to be about a dollar a pound and very efficient, now is selling for over $300 a pound.

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Did you buy that this is safe radiation? Did your college degree come from Cracker Jacks?

The replacement gas, which is like the ‘safe radiation’ at the airport, (another lie) works at much higher pressures.  This means there will be breakdowns that are more frequent and more costly repairs.  Since these gasses work at much higher pressures that means that the compressor must work harder…Does that mean it takes more juice to make the compressor go? No, our government would never do that to us…Pfffft!

Now canned air is $8 a can because of the chemicals in the can.  Wait, the ozone-destroying chemicals are still in the can, and we can still buy them, they just went from $1 to $8?  Yep!

They are planning to use all that extra money to create a massive bubble over the South Pole to protect the ozone….yeah right.  The chemical companies became more prosperous, you got poorer, and the politicians got more money to use for their campaigns and expensive vacations under the guise of being ambassadors to France or Bora Bora.

I want to know where in the hell is the consumer protection agency?  Were they bought and paid for too?

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Wait TW, you have not explained how we have this hole in the ozone over the South Pole.  Are you sure, you know what you are talking about?

Hmm, you got me…no…you didn’t… What do we know about ozone?  We know that it is heavier than air.  Why do you suppose the hole is over the pole and not say, over India or China, which, happen to be the largest polluters on the planet Earth?

Doesn’t it make sense to you that these holes in the atmosphere would be over the areas of the pollutants?

Below you will see a picture of the north pole of Jupiter.  To my knowledge, there has never been a can of hairspray or a bottle of Freon 22 on the planet.  If you look at the picture, you will see a hexagonal hole.  Theories abound why hexagonal but, my point is the heavier gasses move away from the pole because of centrifugal force.

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Don’t know why it is hexagonal but you can clearly see that heavier gasses are pushed away from the center.

Now, if we look at our own poles and we talk about ozone holes. Ozone is heavier than the other gasses, and yes, we have a planetary rotation so, what do you think could be the possible reason for the hole.  Do you really believe it is hairspray and Freon?

Below you will see a chart of the stock valuation of A chemical company.  When they announced that F 22 would be banned in the US in 2020, take a look at their stock price.

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If you notice around 2010 when they made this decision look at their stock price.

In just a few short months, that F 22 system that you might still have, will be costly to maintain if you have a slow leak.

I fully expect along with these laws making it illegal to import the Freon, that it will become unlawful to sell said Freon if you just happen to have bought some.  When the elite can no longer line their pockets, they will stop the little person from doing it…trust me.

Here is the five million dollar question, will all countries make F22 illegal or just make it illegal for countries who can afford to pay extra for crap that is not as efficient as 12 or 22???

What can you do?

The first thing is to know when you are being manipulated.  If your emotions are tweaked someone is pulling on your puppet strings.  They are the masters at getting useful idiots to do their bidding.  Some ass wipe becomes emotionally triggered and goes and kills some people.  ‘Never let a good crises go to waste…” A disarmed society is a compliant society.  Don’t fall for it.

Secondly, you will need a library card, as the internet is not a good source of information.  Those that control social media are bought and paid for by the elites if they are not themselves the elites.

Thirdly become active in your local government.  Don’t let the bastards win.

Don’t take my word on what I am saying, go check it out yourself.  Critical thinking skills around the world are lost, and I don’t know why.  Could video games, and other distractions from screens make us complacent and rather stupid? Is there so much noise from the media that we have just tuned out?

The Bush-era ban on incandescent bulbs was just recently overturned.  How many of you rushed out and purchased those curly fluorescent bulbs at $12 apiece?  You know the ones with mercury in them.  Did you realize that the money you spent on those bulbs would not offset the cost of running a lamp that cost two bits?  Did you know that some of those bulbs set houses on fire?  Yea..probably not.

Question everything.  The media in this country or any country it seems is not your friend. Journalism is dead.  The free press is supposed to inform you the people of things like this. The free press is supposed to be objective and report the facts, not make them up.

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Stalin who killed millions of his own people is quoted as saying that the written word is one of the most useful weapons there are.  Had there been a 24-hour news cycle or I am sure he would have said cable news.

Lastly, follow the money.  Much like Hansel and Greta’s breadcrumbs, follow the money.

My novel Presidential Assassins in a great read full of conspiracy theories.   One must wonder how many of them are fact vs theory.  Alex Jones would be proud. LOL

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This novel is turning out very popular. Thanks to all of you who have read it.

 

Your freedoms and religious liberties are one election away.  Keep that in mind as you are emotionally triggered by innuendo and falshoods.

Critical thinking needs to be taught.  I don’t know how we turn this ship around if we don’t start thinking.

Hope you enjoyed the blog and I look forward to writing about something else of value soon enough.  Maybe I will just give you a good recipe for chicken soup.   Much Love -TW

 

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TW do you have a thing for Lesbians?

I have a thing for People!

That was the basic gist of an e-mail from one of my readers.

I have a thing for people.  I am what is known as a ‘humanist.’  I value critical thinking skills over your ability to catch a baseball or perhaps kick the winning goal in soccer. Those are all important, but I endeavor to engage the higher self in my novels.

If you read my novels, even the naughtiest of them will have that philosophy in them.

No, my works are not anti-Christian or anti any religion.  Humanism is a type of philosophy, which I happen to ascribe to and participate in, as I construct my stories.

I took the time to re-write one of my favorite novels, Diamond Joe.  In that novel, we take a perfectly ordinary person and turn her life upside down.  As writers, we get to do that.

You see a thinking person can think outside the box.  What if you were totally bereft of love, and pick your gender, someone shows you affection and kindness, and they happen to be in a body that matches your assigned gender?  A thinking person can look past that.

No, I don’t have a thing for lesbians. I have a thing for people.  I encourage people to seek a higher form of self.  The stereotypes that we grew up with should be challenged.

We can debate many things, and I am happy to do it. What I think may not be mainstream, or it might.

The key to debate and thinking really is to do so without emotions.  Once you interject ‘feeling’ in the discussion or conversation, the playing field is skewed.

One of my close friends believes that every word in the bible is sacrosanct and the absolute word of God.  As a thinking person, I can dismantle the bible in its entirety.  I asked my friend if he cared to debate the subject with me.  This was after he assured me that he was open-minded.  His answer was..’ as long as it does not go against what I believe, we can debate it.’

Stated another way …no…

Humanism is about doing away with the mythology and superstitions and looking at who you are.  It is not who I am, or your wife or husband is; it is about looking at who you are. Only when you know who you are, can you possibly understand the world.

Do I believe in God? …Yes.  Do I think God is as defined in the bible…?  Not so much.

Unlike those who blindly go to church every time the door is open and give their tithes and offerings and time, I don’t do that blindly.

We can talk about the world’s divergence from God and how it is falling into a bad place.  We can make an argument about why the church and God are essential and why we should have decency laws.

We can, in fact, argue for that spiritual connection between you and your creator, but I have no idea what I would label it.  Possibly just Enlightenment.

There are well over 3000 denominations of Christianity today, which is, overwhelming.

The early church had to be controlled by SATAN himself, and man was just as corrupt then as they are now.

Back then, they would sell you indulgences to get your dead relatives into heaven.

Today they want to sell you carbon credits to save the world.  I can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt why this climate change thing is a talking point for money for the rich, but we have put emotions in the mess by having coke cola have those cute polar bears drinking coke, and now they are all going to drown.  Oh please!

The world is being brainwashed by the ‘elite’ who want to find ways to control you.  En masse, they are doing it.

Power corrupts.  The more you give someone, the more corrupt they become.  I would steer clear of any mega-church or one that has some central authority that you must contribute to.

Small churches without a governing body that reports to some other high priest or what have you, is where I would look.

I say in many of my novels, and I mean this.  If they preach hate and bigotry from the pulpit, I will not give them a dime.

No, nothing for lesbians my friends but I do have lesbian friends, and I do love them. I have gay men friends who I also love.  Oh, and I have many straight friends who think outside the box, who I spend my time with and love as well.

I tend to stay away from what I affectionately call the knuckle draggers.  You know who they are.  Pray for them or lead by example but…I caution you most earnestly if they are toxic, keep them out of your life.

Small minds discuss people, average minds discuss events, and great minds discuss ideas.

Writers tend to be ‘great minds,’ which is why I call them my tribe.   Not everyone that writes falls into this category but…they might be working on it, which I will most certainly encourage.

Much Love -TW

Diamond Joe

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Schadenfreude already Selling after release today Thanks!

Lacy’s new boyfriend makes Christian Grey look like a choirboy. Can we truly love a bad guy? See for yourself!

Hello and Happy Saturday!

If you follow me here, you know that I am a busy person.  I don’t let the grass grow under my feet.

After giving agents plenty of time to ‘ring me up,’ I released Schadenfreude, Captives of Pleasure Island on both Amazon and Smashwords last night.

To the many of you already reading about Lacy and her harrowing experiences with Ben, Thank you so much!  

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Analytics show that Smashwords has already had hundreds of hits on this book alone.  Amazon only gives me sales but…You people are buying it!  That warms my heart; it truly does!

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I love this story so much.  My emotional investment in my characters is incredible.  When they are sad I am.  When they are happy, I am too.  It is much like the tail wagging the dog!

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Many have no idea what Schadenfreude is.  The textbook definition is deriving pleasure from someone else’s pain.

Again in the textbook scenario, it might be like, your sister in law that you despise lost her job.  You smile inside while putting on a face of faux concern. That is Schadenfreude.

Now, in my novel, I take its meaning a little darker.  You see, Ben makes Christian Gray look like a choirboy.

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The most significant problem I had is making these two characters lovable while arcing them in such a way that you the reader would find them redemptive.

This novel is by far my most intricate and yet most satisfying as I genuinely love the characters and the story.

As always if you find typos get in touch with me at www.authortwscott.com.

If you genuinely want to do me a ‘solid…’  Leave me some feedback on the site, which you bought it.

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With enough feedback, Amazon will promote it and guys, I work a day job, and I write.  I would love to just write for you.

I have several WIPs that I am going to go back and address in the near future.  If you bear the title of agent and you snoozed on this one, there are plenty of others in the pipeline.  Us the link and say Hello!

Hugs and much love -TW

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Coming soon to a book store near you!

When a small town girl hooks up with the most dangerous man in the world, the story gets intense.

Last night I allowed Stephen Hawking to read my latest novel to me.

Don’t buy that?

Yeah, he is dead, but his spirit can still be here cant it?

Ok, you got me, my MacBook, which I had to get so I could use Vellum, does a bang-up job of reading my novels back to me one chapter at a time.  Why on God’s green earth would I do that?

You, You’re, and Your are three reasons, and the list goes on.  Our minds know what we wrote, and our eyes will gloss over the mess-ups much like those stupid little things on Facebook, that says if you can read this you’re a genius.  PFFT! Anyone can read them!

Stephen or the apple will not gloss over the clumsy sentence or suit vs. suite or breath vs breathe.  If it does not sound right, stop and edit.

 

I use three methods of editing, at least three.

Word, as I am writing.

Pro writing aid, although I must tell you it is prone to screwing up and Grammarly.

As I am putting the manuscript into Vellum if you want the chapter, titles to be something other than Chapter 1, etc you need to edit them.  That is what I do.  Pick a chapter, write the name and then let ol’e Stephen read my chapters to me.

Please don’t mistake my mocking of his animated voice as anything other than humor.  Truth told that is one person that I would love to have met.  I have all of his books and have absorbed them, as he was genuinely brilliant.  He is also a bit of a hero if you think about it.  How many of us would just lay down, roll over and die, if that were us?

Anyway, I tease, but that is all it is.  No disrespect meant, implied, or even thought of remotely.

So what about my latest novel?

Ok, if you like Beauty and the Beast, you will love this story.

If you liked House of Cards, you would love this story.

If you like Christian Gray, you will Effing love this story!

Let’s see if you like Romeo and Juliet…you will love this story!

If you are an agent and not contacting me…you are messing up.  I am close to self-publishing as I genuinely despise the query letter process.  It sucks… “if you never hear from us consider it a pass…PFFFT!”

I know that Bezos and Corker will make the brunt of the money, but at least it will get out there, and you the readers will get to give me some feedback.  With all of these novels, I must be getting close to hitting a home run.  Damn a sports analogy!

This story will have you laughing, crying, ‘horny’ guy or girl… and if you are one of the cam girls I write about, ladies…buy this book and read it. I just about have step-by-step instructions in there on how to make money being a cyber porn star.   My eyes!  I think I am going blind from researching this subject.

MFC yes My Free Cams should make this novel required reading!

One of my twitter followers, bless her heart, had on her bio, Cyber Slut!  Darling thank you for posting that because I am here to tell you, had I not followed your link, I would never have known any of this existed.

During my research, I discovered there are multiple sites like this, all with a thousand ‘models” or more on each, trying to make it as a ‘model.’

Darlings I am not judging you one bit. At least learn how to do what you are doing, so you make money for your efforts…Yes…I have some detailed instructions as my ladies try to figure out how to entice girls to prostitute themselves out in such a way to come to the island.

“Come to the island…Can’t you just hear some big man with a Jamaican accent inviting you to ‘the island?”

Cannot say this in my book but, here on the blog I can say ‘there is no short guy saying ‘the plane the plane!”

I made a few changes to the cover art, which if some Agent should find they will probably get a professional to do it but, for now this is what it will most likely look like.

Still reading?

Want the pitch?

Go to my website www.authortwscott.com find the contact page and come say ‘hello.”

For the rest of you…Thanks for the follows.  I honestly do appreciate it when you hit that subscribe button. Some of you take the time to comment, and I love that too.

Much Love  -TW

 

 

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Newest Release Coming Soon!

If you fell in love with the worst of the bad boys, what would you do?

Hello from the lair of TWScott

In case you don’t follow my tweets, I wanted to update you on my progress.

I rented this cabin in the woods in the Smoky Mountains.  I could say a lot about the roads in Tennessee, but that would take us away from the exciting news I want to share with you.

My latest novel is finished.  107K words give or take of everything you have come to expect in a TWScott Novel.

When a young girl from Iowa leaves the farm for college in Florida, her life is transformed. The need for cash drives her to look at the unthinkable as a way to survive. Her lifelong friend had already discovered ways to make money working at Gentleman’s Clubs.   

Predators looking for young girls to work as escorts, troll those clubs and colleges. Lacy was an easy target.  Barely five foot tall, Blond hair and blue eyes with a ‘Monroe’ type body and smile, she became the focus of a recruiter.

Hired as arm candy, or love toy; Lacy soon learns the horrors of the industry, while catching the attention of one of the world’s wealthiest of bad boys.  A strange romance ensues as Lacy and her friends become part of the fabric of a modern-day brothel. An island entertainment facility for the worlds rich and famous was in the works and she was to become part of it.

With the world’s leading bad boy in love with Lacy, several people try to infiltrate her group to claim the reward on her lovers head.

How is that for a tease?

With the Epstein Island fiasco, the story wrote itself.  Instead of one island, I have two, as Peter; her ‘friend’ has competition who relies on sex trafficking to get his girls.

I don’t want to spoil the book, but I just love it when the evil person gets theirs, don’t you?

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Taking a week to travel on vacation was not time lost as the story played out in my mind while driving.  I hoped that an Agent would see the tweets about it, and I would not have to Query it as that takes four hours for each agent.

The process is broken and needs repair.  The likes of Bezos or Corker will be the beneficiaries of many independent novels.

As you can see, I have created the cover art.  So far, I like this much better than my first attempt.  The name Schadenfreude is the name of a yacht that the rich boyfriend gives Lacy.  The name is a word that means deriving pleasure from the pain of others.  This man is twisted.

I spent a fair amount of time with my laptop on the screened-in porch, with the gentle breezes, generated by Dorian whispering through the trees.  When you think Dorian, you don’t think gentle anything, do you?

It is my sincere belief that you need to leave your office or as I jokingly call it my lair, to experience life.  We writers are a rare breed of human who lives inside our heads.  I could get into the science of theta waves and how we could use that science to break writers blocks, but suffice it to say, live your life.

All experiences are fodder.  If you write solely from what you see on TV or read, you are most probably borrowing from someone else.  Go, get out of your office, and move.  Walk through, the park, smell the roses.  Pick up a rose and get pricked by a thorn.  Bump your knee into something and experience the pain.  Life is full of bumps and bruises, but it is also about love and happiness.  Without the wicked things, how would you recognize the good?

Last chance agents!

Currently, I am in the final editing stage of this novel.  As I Jokingly say ‘Stephen Hawking’ is reading my book back to me one chapter at a time.  As I make my final edits I will be creating a Kindle-friendly upload that I can send to advance readers, i.e. you, or I can self-publish and market it myself.

If you want to make some money and discover the next prominent author, here is your chance.

I have well over 30 published novels with many of them selling nicely.  Just think how I would do with a professional editor and some marketing dollars.

Not afraid to go it alone.  I enjoy writing more than I do just about anything else.

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-TW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Are you writing For Free?

Are you tired of spending four hours on query letters?

 

I stood in front of a group of writers and told them the following…

It is tough to get the attention of an agent because everyone in the world from Grandmothers to third graders think they can write.  Many of those same folks Query agents, creating a slush pile that may or may not get the attention it deserves.

Days later, I was told I should not have stated the ‘facts’ as I discouraged writers.  Some of those in that group might have been those ‘writers.’

“Yeah, so what?  I didn’t tell them not to write, I told them why it is so hard to get an agents attention.” The Jack Nicholson line played through my mind as this person was genuinely upset with me.

“You can’t handle the truth!”  I deal in reality, and I have no illusions about the craft of writing.

How do you sugarcoat the truth?  Should you?  No.  If you have cancer you need to know you have it, what is it going to take to cure it or, you should work on your bucket list before you are bedridden.

It is perfectly ok to get inspiration from others.  When you talk about querying agents just possibly, you should run your work by others in the group for some fact checks.  Did people who you are not related to like your writing?  Did those same people tell you how to make it better?  Did they treat you like your mother might?  “Oh, honey this is the best thing ever!”

I deal in reality.  I write in fiction and fantasy, but in life, I deal with ‘what is.’

I am not going to lie to people.  If you intend on your novel being on the bestseller list, you must be exceptional.  ‘Exceptional’ is subjective.  Your book must not only be extraordinary, but the subject matter must be timely.  One day the clearance racks at Half Price Books will be loaded with 50 shades as that will no longer be the shiny penny. Harry Potter books will line the shelves of clearance books.

It happens; Cussler, Ludlum, and Brown are all easily found on the clearance racks.  Movies that sold millions of tickets are on blue ray, sitting in the clearance section.

Attending one writer’s conference after another, you meet all kinds.  Hundreds attend, and there are all kinds. From the super hubris to the serious introvert, they walk among us.  They are there because they feel they can write.  Maybe they can, and perhaps they can’t.

KU or kindle unlimited is an excellent repository for their attempts at conjugating a verb or in extreme examples, using a noun and a verb in the same sentence.   The winner in this slush pile of reading material is Jeff Bezos.

Therefore, here are some more facts for you to consider.

If I have a ‘one of a kind’ item, say a rare coin minted for Caesar and maybe that coin was a ‘double strike’ meaning the person making it hit it twice to get an imprint, causing two distinct images to appear, it would be worth a ton of money.

If on the other hand that were the preferred method of making their coinage back in the day, to keep it unique, the coin would not be a rare antiquity.  It would be much like our pennies today, just old.

KU is training the reading public to value our work as the American Penny.  For a few dollars a month, an avarice reader can consume several books.  To the reader they feel as if it is free, ergo when they see eBooks for sale, they will most probably look at KU first for a substitute.

Jeff gets the ‘subscription,’ you provide the material, and those readers enjoy the fruits of your labor free of charge.  If you ask them for the favor or a review they won’t even do that, as they are too busy reading the next free book.

It is not their fault.  There are providers and consumers.  They are programmed to consume. Until you put pen to paper, and spend four or in some cases thirty years, creating a novel to have people read it for free, you just don’t know.

To have your novel on KU, Amazon has exclusivity. You cannot make it electronically available anywhere else as long as it is on KU.  Now you can make a print version of it available, but, not an e-version.

Who do you think is going to spend $25 for a print version, when they can read it for free?

Printing a book adds ten or more dollars on average to the cost.  Amazon only pays 60% royalties on printed books, meaning you make less money when they buy a printed novel than an e-book.  Buying Create Space, they have taken the competition away, thus making it harder for the creators, ‘us’ to make money from our work.

The bottom line is this.  If you are writing to get rich, leave your day job, and be the next Hemmingway or Cussler, you may have missed your opportunity.

Those who make money in this game are the people selling services.  Creating the ‘perfect’ cover or editing your book so it is ‘perfect.’

Attending conference after conference, you see hundreds if not thousands of people who all have the desire to be the next ??? Whatever.

Recently I sent some work to an editor.  I was curious.  This young woman holds herself out there as a professional editor.

Using the Chicago style manual as the standard, she formatted my manuscript, put a few commas in and took a few out. She contextually made the story different in meaning from what it should have been.  She did not have the wisdom and history to understand that what I wrote, and what she created were different. I could have gone back and forth with her, but she would have been the beneficiary, and I the SME, (subject matter expert) the teacher.

Discouraging a writer is not the intent of this blog.  Keeping it real is.

  • Write to escape.
  • Write for the passion.
  • Write because it means something to you.
  • Write to have something you enjoy reading.
  • Write to keep your mind agile.
  • Write to be happy.
  • Write to work out your frustrations.
  • Write to entertain.
  • Write because you can.
  • Don’t write because you are confident that your writing is the best in the world. That millions will be waiting with baited breath for you to submit it to some editor or agent.
  • Don’t write solely for pecuniary interests.
  • Go to the writer’s conferences and groups.  I have, and I genuinely like most of them.
  • Go find your tribe, and enjoy the friendships you will undoubtedly make.
  • Don’t trade life for days and weeks staring into a screen waiting for those magic words to fill the screen.
  • Carry a notepad to jot down ideas as you ‘live’ your life.

If you write and think that this one will give you financial independence, save your time and purchase a lottery ticket.  After you have paid the ‘stupid tax’ of a dollar, go fantasize about what you will do with all of those millions when you win.  Too Harsh?

The truth is this, most people who publish a manuscript online might make $10 the first year.  I have over 30 novels out there.  Last year, 2018 is the first year I had to pay taxes on what I made selling books.  That number for those of you who don’t know is 600.  I made over $600 in 2018. Bezos, Corker, and other etailers made the real money.

Take care when you pay money to someone to fix your manuscript.  Many out there only make money by selling services to hopeful writers.  As writers we are blind and emotionally invested.  ‘This is going to be the best…fill in the blank!’

Since Amazon and other ebook sellers devalue what we do, and set the stage so the reader believes what we do has no value, selling your book means you have to create the next Harry Potter or Christian Gray.  Since that has been done, maybe Christian Potter should be your goal.

A magical interlude between a billionaire sex-starved wizard who blows fairy dust up young girls bottoms to make them ‘Sparkle.’

No, wait…

Here is the next bestseller…

A magical interlude between a trailer trash wizard, and grandma.  Tony the wizard blows fairy dust up old women’s bottoms to make them young again.  Charging them their life force after one year of living like a queen, the wizard trades that soul to the devil for more magical powers which elevate his status as a result.

After many women die by unknown means, a detective from a magical province in Mexico is called in to use his gifts to find the murderer.  

The wizard tries to escape the shaman, but his magic sleuthing dragon is hot on the trail. Unbeknown to Tony, he leaves an evil residue behind him, much like breadcrumbs, Slinko the dragon is hot on his trail.

 

Much Love -TW

 

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Orgy Island or Bust?

When a small-town girl leaves the farm in Iowa, for Tampa, the move changes forever her life.  Recruited by one of her professors for an escort service in Miami; things go horribly wrong when she finds herself on a yacht with men who have very twisted desires.

From the perverse world of cyber-porn to recruiting other girls for an island designed for the world’s most influential people’s demented pleasures, Lacy learns the ins and outs of the industry.

Dating, the worlds most notorious kingpin, she is suddenly in great danger from those seeking to capture him for the reward.  Body counts pile up as different factions try to shut the island down by any means possible.

 

I admit it! I am an opportunist.

Years ago, one of the worst-kept secrets in history made itself known to me.  An island paradise for rich folks to have their way with willing participants.

There is the Bunny Ranch, and I am sure other places where ladies can hock their wares, legally to people who either like variety in their life or, can’t get a lady any other way than with money.

The idea rattled around in my brain for years, thinking it would make an exciting read.

When Epstein was arrested not too long ago, I did not understand the severity of his crimes.  If you follow my tweets, you know I stopped watching the news as it totally kills my creative ability.  Alexa flashes current events up, and occasionally, I have her play the story.

I began crafting a story about ‘Orgy Island.’  This novel would be called ‘Orgy Island’ as I could find no book with that name already.

Listening to the news in the car, someone referred to it as Orgy Island; hence, the name will not be that. DOH!

Still, the story took on a life of its own.  In three short weeks from the time they arrested him until today, I have the first draft of over 70K words of a novel that will keep one turning the pages. The circumstances of his death rate a book of their own.

So, here is the deal.  I will tweet about this novel, pointing the readers of said tweets here to this blog.  This book is timely, it’s exciting, and it will sell. In my tweets, I will hashtag #Agents.  Not going to spend my days and nights crafting query letters at four hours each. 

Maybe I will query one…  Is it worth four hours of my time?

Authors, how do you feel about the Query process?  Don’t you just love it when they say something like “if you never hear from us, consider it a pass?” What is your time worth?  Would the favor of a reply be too much to ask?  I am certain I speak for many who go through this process.  If you see that the author has gone through the trouble to dot every I, and cross every T, and ‘do it your way,”  Is it too much to ask for a response?

Agents, if you have read this far, I would suggest you contact me via the blog or my website at www. athortwscott.com

The early bird gets the worm! Ladies and gentleman, this is your chance.

I have created the story; I have created the cover art.  Now I need to go back through the novel and edit it for consistency, and all of those beautiful commas.  I still want to play with the cover art a little more. I am not thrilled with the lady I drew.  The cover art is a concept.

Not in love with the cover art, and I will happily edit as necessary.  Can you sell this?

Contact me before I finish the process, and we can talk.  Snooze, I will self-publish, as this novel is timely, and it will garner the interest of many.

“Will TW be your discovery?”

With over 30 novels selling worldwide so far Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, and many others seem to be the winners.  Is this one going to get away from you?

The difference between my novel and reality is, I cannot bring myself to write about the sickness of this person, who I just recently learned brought in girls as young as twelve, for these demented people to rape.  That to me; is beyond repugnant!

What this novel is about is how someone would do something like this island, using consenting adults as the product.

Years ago, one of my twitter followers in her bio said she was a ‘cyber-slut.’

“Huh? What the hell is that?”  For someone who writes racy novels, I tell you, the underbelly of the internet is ‘pretty far out there.’  I did not understand what she was talking about until I clicked on her link.

The novel ‘CyberSubs’ was born and created in a month.  I am sure it could use editing again now that I have much better software.

This novel blends the world of internet porn and escort services and how one might recruit young ladies for such a project.  It is a story, fiction and yes there are bad boys and rich people, drugs, and murder!

There is also lots of advice for the cam show girls out there.  Yes, there was hours of research and talking with people.  I knew of only one site like this. Research on this subject showed a depressing number of these sites, each with over a 1000 ‘models’ flaunting themselves on open camera, without so much as an ‘if you are under 18 go away.’

I seriously wonder what this will do to the children who stumble across this mess.  We have this Me2 movement, and there are over ten thousand girls around the globe, nude with toys in places the sun does not shine.  The number very possible is closer to twenty thousand with some sites allowing men to model.  There are also Trans and other folks putting on cam what one might only imagine might happen in the secrecy of their homes.

Great fodder for novels, bad stuff for the kids, who are naturally curious.  What must they think? What does this kind of thing do to an immature mind?  Are we adding to the mental illnesses of the world?

Follow me here if you want to be the first to read my latest novel.  This will be like novel #35 or #36.

Wish me luck as I try to lure an agent into my lair.  Or, stand by and be ready for a new read that will keep you turning the pages!

I would like to get it out there quickly as the timing of the release is paramount while the interests in such things are there, thanks to the conspiracy around his death.  We could probably come up with a novel on that…Hell, we might even find Hoffa.

Much love -TW

 

 

 

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My Newest Re-Write

Foiling a hijacking attempt on her way to cover an explosion in LA, soon put her in the crosshairs of a secret organization known as the ‘inner circle.’

Friends,

I was so despondent over this weekend’s shootings, I crafted this huge blog about it.  I did not post it, however, as I don’t want to cause those of you in other countries to deal with our, or my pain.

Some people are just so stupid they don’t disserve to be breathing air, or taking up resources.  They are in fact defective and should be sent back to their maker for evaluation and repair.  Arghhh!

How are you doing?

I hope wherever you are, that you had a good weekend, and are doing productive things with your life.  I don’t think I say this often enough so let me say it now. 

Don’t just tell those around you that you love them, show them!  Hug them tight, and let them know how much they truly mean to you!

In writing stories or novels we are told to ‘show, don’t tell.’  Folks, carry this with you in life.  Show them!

So here is the deal…

I wrote this novel a couple years ago.  The concept of the story is this ex-air force pilot leaves the military and works for a news desk.  I love strong women and many of my characters are exactly that.

Her story is, she is recruited by this organization that I refer to affectionately as the ‘inner circle.’

I researched every conspiracy theory I could find. I then weaved many of them into this story.

I don’t care which gender you are, you will fall in love with Kelly.  She has her own Twitter account… Kelly McGuire@KellyMc69912926

Much like a Dan Brown novel, I take you from one corner of the world to the other, as we search for and destroy the bad guys.  Like many of my novels, there is enough ‘love’ to keep most of you entertained.  I even have something for you 50 shades fans.  ‘I am one of those.’

I wish I had been bold enough to be the first to do such a novel.

If you love action, drama, intrigue, and oh yes, sweet revenge, Presidential Assassin is for you.

I have rewritten it after an editor went through it for me.  The newest version also has a new cover, so look for this cover (above) when you are spending less than a cup of coffee for over a 110K words of entertainment.  (ebook)

I will also be producing a print version which, believe it or not, I make less money on.  Amazon and its partners make the bulk of it.

Pitch:

News Anchor, ex-Air Force Pilot Kelly McGuire, had no idea her life was about to change forever.

Foiling a hijacking attempt on her way to cover an explosion in LA, soon put her in the crosshairs of a secret organization known as the ‘inner circle.’

Those in the circle controlled the demigods while balancing ‘chaos and civilized.’  They either assisted the demigods; or removed them from power, by any means possible.

The demigods needed a governor. This ancient society, set up by the Illuminati, also known as Skull and Crossbones, were the ultimate sovereign over the elites.

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My goal is for one of my thirty-odd novels to go viral, so I can capture the attention of some publisher or agent, that is not afraid to invest time and $$ in my work.

Query letters take four hours each.  I can write a chapter, possibly two chapters in four hours…Which is a better use of my time?

Writing to you guys is a better use of my time, to be blunt.

Hey, I am dead serious about what I said about loving your friends and family.  If you are in good with the man upstairs, (and even if you’re not) you might offer up some kind words for those folks in El Paso and Dayton. I am sure they are still reeling in California as well.

If you’re not in good with him, maybe it is time.

Much Love, and I do mean that…-TW

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Dialogue and You

Many writers don’t understand how dialogue works in screenplays, novels or TV

How many of you are blogging to just pontificate?

Tonight I want to talk to the writers out there who are struggling with dialogue.

If you have not been introduced to the concept of the SFD allow me to ‘splain’ it to you.

The first thing you write is the ‘Shitty First Draft.’  Own it!

I wrote Under Roswell four years ago and just recently re-wrote it.  Writing over 30 novels since that one, I have learned a thing or two.  There is no reason in the world that book should now not be a real contender in the science fiction genre.  Before the re-write oh hell yes.

When you write something and cannot find fault with it, you are blissfully ignorant and that might be ok.

Firstly, when you write you need to create a character or characters that your readers will either hate or love.  They must relate to them or your story will go nowhere.  We do this through dialogue and by that I mean dialogue that ‘shows’ the story.

Dialogue is really about action, not backstory or characterization.

“Lexy you soppy bitch! You have been doing this same stupid drunk bullshit for years now.  Your life is spiraling down the tube and when you hit bottom, you will have pissed off all of your friends including me. When the hell will you learn to take responsibility for your actions and stop blaming everyone else?”

That dialogue tells you plenty, very cleverly I might add.  You the reader will read on because I have not said this:

“You know Paul, your friend has this drinking problem which has been going on forever.  Her car ends up with new dents every day, and she blames people hitting it in the parking lots.  She is constantly out of money calling on all of her friends for handouts.”

“Dave your right, do you realize that she has pissed off most of her friends that she had years ago?  Now when they see her number pop up they just ignore it.  You can’t blame them, really.”

“No, of course, you can’t blame them for Christ’ sake, nobody wants to listen to some drunk drone on about how she is a victim and have you got a few extra dollars they can borrow just to see them through to they find another job?”


Shit, those three bits of dialogue brought me down and I am creating it. How many books have you set down because of crap like that?

We feel sorry for Lexy but we can identify with her and can relate to the person who is frustrated with her trying to give her a jolt or perhaps is going to haul her sorry ass into some recovery program.  In the last exchange between Dave and Paul, we get bored rather quickly and depressed as these two guys are just jacking their jaws about their drunk friend.

Dialogue should be dynamic, moving fluid and action-filled.

When Dave confronted Lexy after tossing the bottle of scotch out the window, Lexy cried when she heard the glass bottle shattering on the street below.  She had sold blood to buy it, and he foolishly tossed it away!

Dave cares for her and is trying to make an impact.  We see her desperation when we learn she sold blood to buy scotch.

This subject may hit too close to home for some and for that reason, such a story might be of interest to those who are dealing with addicted loved ones.

That brings up the next point…Emotions.

I don’t give a flip how intellectual you are or what your IQ might be.  Your characters have to resonate with your readers and using large words that only a few might know is not the way to get there.  I am guilty of this to some extent, as I write science fiction.  In my latest novel which I am working on, I reference a Pulsar.  My audience will know what that is but, some of you reading this blog might not.

As a writer, you must connect with your audience and that means know who that audience is.  My science fiction audience I can use larger words with because they will most probably have that latitude in their vocabulary, and will not be slowed.

If I am writing for YA, I would probably guard against overly large words.  Writing for a 7th-grade education is probably one of the toughest things I do as a writer.  I am updating this blog, weeks after I wrote it, as I learned something else about this topic.

Some write for a third-grade education.  Huh?  Is that smart?  Do we want to make it too easy for our readers?  Personally, I think it is a sad statement that in order to sell our works we must keep it to a third-grade reading level.

One professor teaches that your readers are smarter than you are. “Cough … Bullshit!”

Some of my audience is smarter than I am, but…  I know, not humble…sorry I am not humble.

A smart writer knows who their audience is and writes for them.  Romance writers, for example, do what?  They put lots of emotion into their ‘dialogue.’  Why?  A large percentage of romance readers are who? Not men.  Erotica is probably men, a pure knight on the white horse coming to scale the castle walls and take on the kings men…that is going to be ladies.  Just the facts ma’am.

Yes dammit, we want to make you cry, or laugh.

So how does dialogue work with many characters?

Each character must have its own voice.  What do I mean when I say that?

Lexy is a person who took to drinking for whatever reason and now is near the bottom of the barrel. What happened to her that she did that?  Perhaps she lost someone important to her.

If we make the reader care about Lexy, then we have the emotional investment.  We also have to realize who the audience is and tailor the story for them.

For argument’s sake, if she were a street person who managed to be at the right place at the right time and found Mr. Right.  Yes, the pretty woman saga.  They are living high having a great old time until an old boyfriend finds her.  “Does he realize where you come from?  You better play this right you still owe me money.”

“I am not asking him for money Joey.  Look, what we had didn’t work out, I fucked so many people for you… now just let me be.  I have a shot at a life!”

“Bitch, you might clean up pretty, but you’re still trash from the south side.  You will always be trash, but you are my trash, and don’t ever forget it!”

Now we suddenly care about her.  We see that she is trying to pull herself out of the hole she has been in.  We want her and the rich guy to hit it off, and we love happy endings.

How will Joey play into this?

Each character has their own voice and they also have their own vocabulary.  I was at a seminar where we were told to actually do a Myers Briggs profile on each character and keep it handy so your Joey’s and Lexy’s and whoever is consistent not only with their vocabulary but their personality traits.

We can have Dave and Paul take Joey out and skin him alive but since this is a blog about ‘dialogue’ I will leave you the reader to come up with an ending.
“let me know how it turns out..” 🙂

Depending on what you are writing, whether it is for film or novels will depend not only on the amount of dialogue you write but, the kind as well.

I like internal conflict, science fiction type stories and I like naughty stories.  I write for the intellectual and I write for those readers who would like to bring some fantasy to life through my words.

If I were writing a screenplay, my dialogue would be different from that of a novel.  My story would be more action for the eyes and fewer words for the ears.

Instead of, “You know you want me.  You know you want to feel my flesh under your hands.  I don’t know why you enjoy treating me like that but when you do it just makes me so …fucking horny I can’t stand it.”

“You like it because you know you are going to get your reward.  You know I am going to fuck you so hard that you will scream for me to stop, and then you will beg for more!  What will you do for me? Will you submit to my ways?”

Instead of that, I would have this half-naked guy standing in a dimly lit room, with his foot on a chair.  The smoke from his cigarette would curl up past his chiseled chin.  His shirt would be unbuttoned and we could detect a bulge in his pants.  He might be holding a small leather paddle or possibly one of those lovely floggers that they sell at Adam & Eve.

As she walks into the room, she pauses to see him standing there.  The camera pans up from her ruby red high heels, up past her long legs to her short skirt.

The dialogue would now be something like this. “So you heard that I have been naughty?”

The rest would be action.

Who is your audience?

What kind of writer are you?

Give your audience or readers the credit they deserve in figuring out where you are going with the story.  Many of you still have your mind stuck in that last scene, don’t you?.

Read Nudist of Shangri-La if you want a naughty little romp with Judy dealing with her demons.

Screenwriting is about 80% writing for the visual effects, and 20 for us to hear or the audience to hear.

I think it would be fun to write a screenplay or even for a film.  Which are you? Are you a novelist or are you a visual person? I like the idea of film as that tends to be created more off the lot, or on location. I like the idea of filming on location and writing for that. Can you imagine the work that went into Lord of the Rings?

I have over 30 novels under my belt and have several projects in the works as I type this blog for you.  I think it important to give back to the writing community and that is why I do this blog.

Here I share my successes and failures.  I also try to educate you by telling you what I did to fix the screw-ups.

If you wish to contribute in any way, might I suggest that you share this blog with your readers, who you know might appreciate what I am writing?  That accomplishes three things.

  • You are paying it forward by assisting your followers or writers.
  • You are getting something out of it.
  • You are assisting me in getting some more followers so I have a valid reason to spend my time casting these pearls out upon the winds.

I have a day job and I write.  My goal is to have one of my novels, just one, go viral.

Many of you have already read my work and I do appreciate it.  Those checks that come in from Amazon around the world are the thing that keeps me pushing forward.  Running the analytics, I look at what is selling and what is not.  I then try to figure out why?

Under Roswell had lackluster performance, and I did not understand why until I read it again.

I had made many of the mistakes that rookie writers make.  I rewrote it from the ground up.  The story and the plot were too predictable, so I added a computer that has a loose screw, and is not exactly of good character.  This Robot can and does get into the heads of those around it, and has them do things that it can feel.  For instance, it had a couple make love where the computer could sense both of their orgasms at the same time!

‘It is an alien computer so our understanding of how computers work is not what the aliens created.’

Nothing like a little AI in the bedroom…LOL

As always I love feedback, comments and so on.

I truly am here to assist other writers so don’t be afraid to stop by and say hello.

Much love people.  It is late and I need to get up in the morning.  I have more to say on Dialogue at a future date.  If you find this interesting, please let me know.

Chow!

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They Don’t Care!

Identity politics are tearing the country apart and they don’t care!

It has been a while since I have blogged.  Sorry about that.  I recently re-wrote Under Roswell.  Complete with graphics at the beginning of each chapter.  That took some time to get it published both in e-book and paperback.

Some of my followers have asked me for my opinion on what is going on in DC.  Truly I tell you that I have to limit my exposure to it, as I get damned mad which is counterproductive for a creative.

If you flip through the cable news channels many of the networks are now moving off the Russia fiasco as there was no collusion, to find another crime.  This is mob mentality.  It is why we left England years ago as we objected to the way the KING did things.  Serving a general warrant against his foes, the mob destroyed them while digging into their lives and all who he or she knew, until they could concoct a reason to publicly castrate them.

The mob mentality is the same mentality that was used during the witch trials, and if they haven’t burned all the history books yet, you can find it all the way back to the early church.   Americans and I suspect those in the UK where there is still a quasi-free press, are inundated with lies.  Our press, most of it is in the pocket of someone.  ‘Who’ is the real story?

Facebook and Twitter are acting as publishers, while only allowing the news that promotes the leftist agenda to proliferate among the citizens. The press was created to be that check and balance to our elected officials.  Currently, they lead the mob and are heating the tar and getting the feathers ready for conservatives.

“You cannot rely on the media for the truth.  You need to pay attention to what is actually happening.”

Anytime you want to know what is truly going on in the world of politics, follow the money.

The major flaw in our system is politicians are always working on getting re-elected. ALLWAYS!

The one exception to that, of course, is if they are retiring.

To run for office, you need money, lots of it.  How do you get big corporations and the ‘fat cat bankers’ to give you money?

“You threaten them!”

In 2008 and 2012 President Obama went after the ‘fat cat bankers.’  He threatened to disrupt their predatory loan practices.  “wink wink”

This threat did two things, first, it created the optics or illusion that he cares about you.  More importantly, it sent a message to the fat cat bankers to talk to the folks on Ave K and make sure they donated generously to his re-election campaign.

How did his threats work BTW?  Payday loans went from 471% APR to 900%.  The class of people hurt the worst by his deception, were those in the lower middle class and the people living in poverty.  And yet people still love him… Why?  They don’t care to follow up to see what the man actually did.. He screwed you!  I sure hope he kissed you afterward.

AOC and Bernie are now using that page from his playbook before other candidates seize upon it.  Now Bernie looks like he cares, and AOC steps into the limelight as something other than ‘totally nuts.’

Tucker Carlson even commented on it.  Tucker, surely you can see that this is a ruse.

The Dems don’t hate the NRA, they want money from them as well. Obama was the best thing in the world for gun manufacturers and the NRA.  I would love to follow that money trail.  One would probably have to start in the Caymans.

Gun sales were through the roof when he threatened to ‘get the guns.’

Politicians are loyal to themselves first, and themselves second, and themselves third.  When someone spends 19 million dollars of their own money to possibly get elected to a job that pays $174K a year, even the most doltish among you should see through the smokescreen of the green curtain.  They are mostly all frauds, and you buy their garbage. Yes, the wizard is all-powerful and will promise you anything!

Trump won because 63 million of you don’t buy their garbage.  He won because he named the enemy.  While he is not the smartest man in DC, he surrounds himself with smart people. Any good tank commander finds the best people he can to cover his ass.  Trump knows this.

It boggles my mind why he is doing this.  Why is he not taking a paycheck?  Why is he allowing this constant trashing of his character and reputation?  “Is there money involved?”

On its face, he appears very altruistic, is he? If he is truly doing this for the reasons he puts forth, we should put him up for sainthood.  My skepticism runs deep, however.

Politicians, (most politicians) don’t care about you.  I don’t care what they say, they don’t give a shit about you.  All they want is your vote and will say anything they have to, to get it. Politicians use identity politics and any other emotional issue they can come up with, to secure your vote.  If they stir up some crazies who take their gun and shoot up some people, to quote Nancy Pelosi, it is (collateral damage.)  They don’t care!

Politicians live in gated communities, security guards with guns,  have nice houses and are leeches.  Most of them.

Term limits… Why?  At least in their second term, they would be more concerned about what they ran on, versus getting elected. Make it a law that they cannot be lobbyist after their term.

The absolute farce taking place in DC today is a political distraction to damage Trump.  Everything about this investigation flies in the face of the constitution.  The FBI has been severely tarnished by this travesty, and one has to wonder what the difference is between China and the US, truly…

We need a disruptor in DC.  We need someone to change the way things are done.  AOC is not the answer.  She is a lightning rod for the Dems, saving Maxine Waters, Feinstein and the rest from their own crap.

What they did to Kavanagh was disgusting beyond the pale.  Are they sorry?  The only thing they are sorry for is that it did not work.

I challenged some voters on social media as to why they were voting liberal.  “We need checks and balance in DC.”

FFS!  Trump had the house, and Senate, and could not get it done with his own party.  Why???  They only care about themselves, which is it.  As long as there are politicians in DC, and the counties around DC are the wealthiest in the country, you can be sure that the American people come dead last, where their lawmaking is concerned.  (Mostly)

Uncle Joe is not the answer BTW.

I personally like the man.  He has however been infected by the crap that goes on, and would certainly elevate those other countries while destroying this country in the process.  People in DC are out of touch and Bernie and AOC are prime examples of the fruitcakes that make the laws you and I have to abide by, while they and their ilk do not.

Presidents come and go, they have term limits.  Both parties know this, and the lawmakers most probably all drink beer together in a smoke-filled room while trying to outmaneuver Trump.

I would not trust any of them.  Truth told we are in a very dangerous time right now as there are unstable governments who actually think that nukes are the answer.  Trump has his hands full and what are the Dems and to some extent the republicans doing?  Distracting him with absolute shit!  They not only hate this man but, they hate you as well.  Not only do they not care about you but, they loathe you.  They will kiss your baby, and probably your ass at election time but, then it is onto who will give me what to pass this legislation or award this military spending contract?

Disagree?

Tell me why, and keep it civil.

Now that this is off my chest, possibly I can get into a better place and write fiction again.  BTW, thanks to those of you who have purchased so many of my novels.  Yes, I still have a day job but, one day it is my fervent hope that I can just write fiction.

-Best

TW

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Russians, Democrats, and Fools

Fox or Sheep?
Hunter or hunted?
My thoughts are here.

The elite class must have a divided country to control the masses.  Even in the animal kingdom predators break the herd apart, separating the more vulnerable to face the razor-sharp teeth of their oppressors.

We the herd, are often fooled by the fox, as it sometimes wears the cloak of the sheep. Infiltrating the herd looking for the easy targets, the fox will mark them for the pack.

Who might be the easy targets used to divide us as a country?

How about 300-year-old practices by people who have been dead for centuries?

Who else?

Yes, women.  Easy targets as the elite will use or invent any emotional issue and make it salient to their cause.

Who else, or what else?

Yes, ‘immigration’ as we are now told that people from third world countries who openly violate our laws are better than US citizens.  Somehow we aggrieved them, and now we must pay up… PFFFT!

What else?

Ah yes the polar bears who are actually thriving and doing very well, but according to faux reports are all but extinct.  The poor coke drinking white fuzzy bears are all dying off.  Maybe we should name them all Toto, so when the wicked witch of climate change comes for them, we will all act emotionally.

And you thought that commercial was just about Coke I bet.  No, we must make an emotional connection and then we do something like anthropomorphizing those cute little Coca-Cola drinking creatures so you will care for them.

Are there any thinking voters left out there?

For years I have wondered and openly asked, why someone would spend 16 million dollars of their own money for a job that pays $174K a year.

Have you ever asked yourself that?

I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t, there are many reasons.  Few pay attention to the elite class, as they are too wrapped up raising their family, working and let’s face it, “living.”

The elite class is much like the wizard. They do their dirty work under the cloak of darkness, and behind curtains riddled with other predators seeking the best way to control the masses while acquiring power and wealth.

I have no doubt that our president had such affiliations, and now many of them are behind bars in an attempt to ‘save the country.’

The problems are that they are not trying to save the country.  They ‘the swamp creatures’ are protecting their system of corruption and greed at our expense.

Those associates of Trump are but pawns in the grand scheme of things, and Mueller knows it.

Once elected to some position of power, either locally at the state level, or certainly, on the national level, they are a ‘commodity’ for big business.

Our way of life is ruled by the giant corporations through the politicians and lastly through the IRS.

There is no upper, middle, or lower class; there are just slaves.  Now your job as a slave might be more or less desirable than others, but make no mistake, the tax code was written to keep the population as indentured servants, of the ‘elite.’

Donald Trump is more or less a slave to the “Elite.”

Who are they?  Who are the real elites?

Who spends billions of dollars to change the fabric of the world, for their own personal aggrandizement?

I could write an entire book, maybe two books on this subject, but I like fiction, not harsh reality.  How do we fix this?  How do we keep from becoming Venezuela or some other third world country?

For years I thought term limits was the answer, but I was wrong. The answer is to enact laws which would prevent politicians from serving on boards of companies or working as a lobbyist when they leave the office.

Our political class the “Fox” go out of their way to keep us divided and focused on issues which are not issues.  Any sane person would see them as the ‘shiny’ object in some magician’s act, but few of us are watching them, knowing them as the creepy people that they are.

The destroy Trump class are there because Trump is not playing the role of Fox or Lion or what have you.   I get that he is polarizing and I get that he is caustic to some people.  He is also very dangerous to the ‘elite’ who also control the media.

  • Change the laws on how politicians can make money after they retire.
  • Change the laws on lobbyists.
  • Invoke term limits for all politicians.
  • Pay them well enough so when they leave office, they can retire…

When becoming a politician or pawn for the ‘uber elite’ is no longer a pathway or a stepping stone to the ‘elite class,’ you will find that politicians will be more genuine, and less divisive where the American people are concerned.

We must take back our country from the elite. We must stand up for ourselves, or we will follow in the footsteps of Venezuela with our own sons and daughter via the military controlling us through force.

Sitting back and believing the lies perpetuated by the media is no longer an option.

I for one am totally disgusted with the media and the Democrats and yes some Republicans.  It is clear beyond the shadow of a doubt that the Mika’s of the world accept as ‘fact,’ that they tell us, the slaves what to believe.  That is a sad commentary on journalism today.

Stand up now, or be prepared to ‘caravan’ and illegally invade some other country… but who?

Read my novel Presidential Assassins.  Very entertaining written much like a Dan Brown novel.

-Best  TW

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Interview with AuthorTWScott

Are we on the same page?

Hello… I hope you are doing well.

One of my followers wrote and asked me some questions.

How do you take an idea, to a published novel, that people will wait in line to buy?” 

I tell people all the time to write for the passion of writing, not for fame and fortune, as the latter is a road fraught with frustration and disappointment.  Since I started this journey, I have taken learning this craft to heart.

Years ago I used to play golf.  I sucked at it. However; business executives complete many business deals on those green stretches of land.  Needing to be ‘acceptable,’ I had to get my average score, 100 or lower.

Put another way, I had to be less sucky.  It didn’t hurt for them to win, but I needed to at least be a contender.

Finding a pro, I spent hours learning the game, body mechanics and so forth, until I identified my weak points, and I had a target.  Once I had an aim to shoot for (in this case my five iron), I went to a ‘par-three’ course and only used the five iron.  I drove, pitched and putted, with that five iron until it went from my worst club to one I was not afraid of using.

I take the craft of writing, painting, playing the guitar, and what have you, with that same raw determination.

I feel like a broken record when I say the following.  The novels I have written were fishing expeditions to see who bought what.

I enjoy writing, but after reading what I have over the years; I thought to make money with this talent was not a bad idea.  How?  How do you turn a passion into dollars?  I would argue that you follow the path I have been on.  Supply to the customer what they want.

E.L. James, author of 50 shades is worth 80 million. In this modern-day, what author does that and how?

I read her books as if taking apart a watch, which I must put back together.  What could I learn from her books?  Why are people buying them?

One of my twitter followers described herself in her bio as a “cyber slut.”

“What the hell, why does she do that?” I researched her, to find that she models on a webcam for men (or women) who will pay to watch her.

There is a somewhat darker side to this which I hesitate to mention.  Some people will pay per minute, to have the model watch them… perform…  I find this disturbing on the #metoo level of disturbing but… I am not judging them. I don’t understand that behavior but again…deny who you are, and your behavior can skew from your programming.

“Did I say programming…?  Another blog for another day but, yes I did…”

That is an underbelly of the internet I was unaware of but, it was also a story.  A story I wrote called Cyber Subs.  Cyber from the world of the internet, and Subs from the world of BDSM. (50 shades stuff)

Yes, that novel sells well, and it sells in the UK more than any other place.  “Why?”  If you folks know, give me a hint.  I suspect that it has something to do with our Puritan heritage, but I might be all wet.

The material sells it but, why the UK more than the US?  That is still a mystery.  That novel has been pirated, and you can find it on web sites in countries, which I cannot make heads or tails of the language.

Lesson One…

Always write under a pen name as your neighbors and friends might take objection to what you write.  You need to keep your private life, separate from your writing life until you are E.L.JAMES rich, then you hire security guards.  With that kind of money, your family will be in your back pocket…LOL, Those that still judge you, or who are jealous of you and speak poorly of you, are toxic, and you don’t need them in your life. True with me, your mileage might vary.

My passion is Science fiction.  Knowing physics and science, I can write a story that people will want to read.  My best-selling novel is The Saga of the Starduster.  That novel sells well around the world.  I incorporate modern-day issues, as our characters cannot have it too easy, or everything is lovely.  That is boring.  They must have challenges to overcome, and they must have flaws. It is also a wonderful way to “arc” your characters and your story.

*Of all the books you have written which one do you like the most within each style? 

Knowing I do not stay away from controversial subjects, in fact, I gravitate toward them in my writing, my favorite novel is a book about falling in love with another woman.

Donna lost her husband at a young age and withdraws from life and hides her emotions.  She conceals them behind her work as a tough bitch English professor until fate plays a role.  Diamond Joe is by far my favorite novel, of the over thirty on the market today. If you can handle two women loving each other, I recommend reading that one.  I am working on the cover art, so I will also offer it in paperback shortly.

Saga of the Starduster is wonderful in the science fiction genre, and I love Kelly McGuire in my action genre as Presidential Assassins.  While Diamond Joe is YA, the rest are Adult reads.

Many of you have discovered others that I thought were wonderful including The Girl Nextdoor. With well over 30 novels and that number grows quarterly you have plenty of choices to choose from.

*How many books have you written?

Well over 30, I am not even sure at this point.  When assessing who you are, “enlightenment” figuring out your gifts, and your shortcomings are paramount to growing as a human.  One of my gifts is, I write fast.  In the literary world, I am known as a pantster. Literally, it means I write by the seat of my pants.  I can do this as I write fast.  Those that are much more pragmatic, or dogmatic in their writing might be known as plotters, which means, they might want to use a program like Scrivener to keep their thoughts together as they write.

*Do you have a literary agent? 

No, I have spoken with several, and I have friends that are agents.  From the query letter process to a contract is a long road, again fraught with peril.

There are people in this trade who we call predators.  These people cannot make it as writers, so they use their craft to “assist others” for pay.  ‘Those who can do, those who can’t teach.’  I would remember that adage as I sought to purchase help. If they are worth their salt, why are they trying to earn money from you?

While I paint this picture with a broad brush, even the most skeptical among you know that there is more truth to that statement than fiction.

  • With an agent, it is all about “who they know.”
  • Do they know an editor that will take a chance on your work?
  • Does this editor know a publisher that when refined, will buy your manuscript?
  • Who have they published before?
  • An author should never have to pay anyone to get their work published. That rule is one worth remembering.

Not all that offer to assist you for money are predators but, buyer beware. The horror stories I have heard could fill a large book about what not to do.

Why do we call them predators?

They have us at a disadvantage.  Sitting through my first critique session I was coy knowing what to expect.  Other writers want to prove their prowess by ripping your shit apart. Not all, but many.  Especially if you are successful, they want to prove to themselves that they are better than you are.

(Think I am wrong?  I found a typo in Robert Mckee’s book Story. For a few seconds, it thrilled me, and then I was ashamed of myself for feeling that way.  We all do it.)

I know this about human nature.  On a return flight from California, I saw under me hundreds of wind turbines.  Creating a short story in my head called Tipping Point, that evening I wrote a ten thousand word short story in about three hours, created the cover art in another hour and published it that night before I went to bed.

I gave it away on Kindle unlimited for the value of the story, not the literary genius.  Yes, I did the basic edits but, not the fine detail one might do before submitting to an agent or publisher.

Many of you read it, and nobody said too much.  It was a lunchtime read.  I got some science geeks that read it, picking my story apart on the scientific claims, but nobody said anything about the literary constructs.

(Yes, the wind is a product of weather and from the sun, mostly, the jetstream is not, science geek people.)

I handed it to my cohorts in that format, not touching it.  Days later, they all looked like the cat that ate the canary as they approached the table waiting to pounce.  I knew what was coming but, this was a learning process, not so much for me, but for them.

Critique partners must be synergistic!

Creating a group of people who you can trust and work with takes time to build those relations.

One of them scolded me for publishing something so crude.  Another did not like so much of it, the paper was red.  FFS!… I chuckled to myself as this was not unexpected.  Drawing the ire of one, pleased me as the writing evoked emotions which all of your writing should, unless you are not writing fiction.

One of the others upon leaving the table said and I quote…”I thought they were far too nice!”

This was what I hoped for.  This person allowed their feelings to be exposed, and this is what needed addressing.

During this process, you do not want to tear down your fellow writers, but build them up. I always look for what they did correctly before I even think about making suggestions which I think would be helpful.  This is what any of your fellow readers, critiques etc. should be doing.  This is what you should do when you assist a fellow writer.

A few of them were not in the “how shitty is this?” camp, and offered some salient advice.  These people earned my respect that day.  Since then, the rest have but, it has been a procedure.  One advised me that the story deserved to be more than a short story.  Now you can read Earths Tipping Point on Kindle Unlimited for Free and it is almost 100,000 words if memory serves. Enjoy it!

Now, back to the main question of predators, we as the creators of our story don’t have the objectivity we need to discern our trash from our treasure. If we wrote it, then it is gold.  We know with the help of this person, we will be on the NYT bestseller list.  PFFFT!   Don’t fall for it.

Folks, I did not need the humbling by my friends at that table, what I needed was honesty.  I know that my work could use a fresh perspective, and that is why I offer you the reader the ability to communicate with me through the website, or this blog.

*Do you do your own marketing? 

Yes, I had to teach myself everything about it which, again if you read the first part of this response you know that it was from trial and error.  Social media is a critical part, and that is something you should be all over when you first think you want to write.

Marketing involves much more than social media.  They did not ask about cover art, and that is a subject tied to marketing and needs to be addressed, as it is paramount, your cover is of a quality that will sell your work.

*Are you self-publishing through Amazon or anyone else?

Yes, Amazon gets the bulk of my business, but I also do business with Smashwords.  Smashwords will upload your work to multiple different vendors including Apple, Barnes & Noble and the list goes on.  Smashwords is a booger bear to work with. Their interface (meaning your book formatting) must be perfect, and that can be tough.

The process is arduous, and their method of allowing your work into their “premium catalog” adds to the difficulty.  If I were them I would spend the money and time to fix their “meat grinder” as Draft to Digital has.  If you want to capture the market share, your interface must be easy to use, while friendly to the non-programmer. Amazon and Draft to Digital understand this.

We are writers, not programmers.  This again sets us up as targets for the predators out there who know how to format your novel to pass by the meat-grinder. I am a capitalist, but I don’t want to pay for services that I can do with a little time and patience.

I now use a program called Vellum, which by far is the best way to create and format your manuscript. Vellum only works on MAC which makes it an expensive proposition if you are a PC person like me.  I now own two Macs and several PC’s.

*Who does your editing?

Editors charge around $30 an hour, and there are several kinds of editors from line editing to compositional editing.  You could drop over $1000 to get a professional editor.  I would ask for references before I plunked down that kind of money.

There are multiple respectable tools on the market, starting with the grammar checker built into Word.  From there, I like Grammarly, and there is also a tool called ProWritingAid.

Nothing makes up for talent, and that you must gain from doing, and learning.  If your passion is writing, then prepare to be humbled as you forge your way through the valleys of despair and rejection, while looking for that one good phrase to encourage you to push forth.

Yes, that is a golf analogy…One good shot keeps you returning for more humbling, again and again. 

I try to get friends and family to read my work and comment.  Realizing they are not editors and might fancy themselves as grammar Nazis, there is a fine line between proper punctuation and your voice.  I would rather hang a participle than lose my voice.

*Are any of your books on audio?

Not yet.  If I find someone who can read well, with plenty of inflection, I might try to work a deal with them.  I know a lady who does voice work, and she and I are friends.  “It is not what you know but who.  Connections in this industry are vital.”

*Did you get your ISBN numbers on your own? 

No, they are expensive through Bowker.  Amazon and Smashwords will provide them, but there is a hitch.  Well, there are multiple hitches.  Smashwords will give you an ISBN that is only good on the Smashwords distribution channels.  Amazon will just provide you with one when you offer a paperback.  Again that ISBN number is only viable through Amazon sales.

Here is an update on the ISBN stuff: 8/26/19

Meta Data is part of the SEO and other invisible parts of the cyber world are tied to ISBN numbers.  Let’s say you allow Amazon to give you your ISBN for free.  No matter who searches on that ISBN number it will show Amazon as the owner, not you.

ISBN numbers are a racket in that they are very expensive and it is just a number.  There is nothing magical about it.

Since there can be multiple books with the same title the differentiator or unique searchable part of your novel is the ISBN number.  Check out the example when I google the ISBN of my best seller.

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You will note it does not say TWScott publisher it says Amazon.com

 

*If I remember you have three types of books – what are they and which do you like the best?

  • Science fiction
  • Action Romance
  • Adult, or what I affectionately call, Naughty Nighties

https://www.AuthorTWScott.com will take you to what they are, and where to find them.

I love them all but, the naughty novels are the most fun to create.  Science fiction is the most difficult to write but, the most satisfying, as I love to use my physics and scientific prowess to make sure that what I am putting forth, is not the “flux capacitor,” but actual science that might work.  As you know, some Science facts of today, started out in the minds of science fiction writers like myself.  The Geosynchronous Satellite is one.

*When you refer to the masses – who are they? Whose lives do you desire to touch?  

The masses are those of us who still read, vs. sitting in the front of screens while having their minds ripped from them through the dissemination of garbage, which impedes the thinking centers of the brain.  Even in my naughtiest of novels, I speak of enlightenment.  Who is that person looking back at you from that mirror?  Do you know him or her? Together, we explore that in story format.

I can write adult novels because we are all sexual beings, and we all have those desires that need to be sated.  Those that deny them, are the people are in danger of doing something terrible such as pedophilia or accosting Page Boys. Vows of celibacy, in my humble opinion, are setting them up for deviant behavior.  Some cultures deny human sexuality to where bestiality is ok, but acknowledging who and what you are is not. They created us to procreate, period. Our brains are wired for it, and to deny it is foolish.

One young lady was telling me she only dated Christian men…  “Why?”  Because they don’t think that way…!  “Where do you think little Christians come from?”  

Hormones and other chemicals like endorphins drive us. Those that read my novels learn many things about themselves while enjoying a story that takes them to another galaxy, or perhaps a stranger’s bedroom, or possibly over their lover’s lap. With a fair warning and a free percentage of the novel for their perusal, I offer no apologies.

The masses are your audience which each writer must identify.  Who are you writing for?  We have an idea who E. L. James is writing for but, how about Clive Cussler?  What about Agatha Christie or even Hemmingway?

If Hemmingway or even Shakespeare were to start out today, in this world of competition you and I have, would we ever learn of them? I would offer to you that there are many great writers out there, languishing in the millions of novels on Amazon that will never be discovered because they don’t understand marketing.

These same authors might also sit in slush piles waiting for an agent’s twelve-year-old to put down the smartphone long enough to read the query letter.

While some agents troll Amazon, and other e-sites looking for the next new voice, their inboxes are engulfed with query letters, and pitches from teenagers, to senior citizens who now have the time to write. It is neither a good nor a bad thing; it is a fact. You must stand out from the rest.  ‘How,’ is the question…

*What type of feedback do you desire from your readers? 

Honesty… If there are clear flaws, I would love them to contact me via the contact page on the website which many do, and visit with me.  In Diamond Joe, for instance, I had some severe age discrepancies I had to deal with.  Feedback is paramount to making any writer a better one.

I know an author who would not alter their work as they loved it.  The agent said, “next.”

The Saga of the Starduster had its first review which was one star.  Reading what the person wrote, it became clear he or she never read it.  They were, in fact, flaming it, as it offered too much competition for something they were writing.  Very sad!  The next review was five stars, and it looked like something I might have instigated, but I did not. I have far too much integrity for that.  Since it is still my number one seller years later, speaks to its validity as a contender in the field of science fiction, I think we can assume what I have stated is correct.

I would never pay attention to anyone who posted a review under a pseudonym. I would also never flame another writer’s work, no matter how bad it is.  I offer the reader a large part of the novel to read for free before they buy it.  If it were as bad as he or she alluded to, why would they buy it after reading 20% for free?

In the About the Author, after the Epilogue, I ask people to consider leaving a review if they liked it.  Contact me via the website if you hated it and tell me why.  While we never stop learning, we must strive to improve what we do.

*Do you have a group of people that support you in your writing – to read your drafts, to make suggestions, to encourage you when in doubt or feeling good at what you have written?

Yes, there is a group, but I did not always have that.  The feedback from readers was all I had to nudge me in the right direction.  Forging alliances with fellow writers has been the single most important step I have made regarding the craft of writing.

This is a two-way street.  Many forget about this, which is the downfall of so many groups.  We think about our needs first, and in such a group it is the needs of the many. When I assist other writers with their projects, it is not only gratifying on a personal level but strangely enough; I see things they are doing I also do but don’t see it in my work.

While this is a two-way street, I love the group, the writers and I enjoy our time together.  I also blog about things like this to reach the writing community around the globe.  A rising tide lifts all boats or ships, and that is something I find worthy of my time, talents and energies.

If there is enough interest, I will write about character arcs in a future blog.  You need to let me know if that is something that interests you, as these blogs take hours to produce.

My novels are inexpensive. If you are of the mind to, read them.  Feedback is critical to the process.  I have a day job, not rich from sales but I am humbled that many of you purchase my novels and read them.

-TW

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Enough is Enough!

 

If you have paid any attention to the news in the last two years, you undoubtedly have picked one side or the other.

Trump is a natural person to dislike, and the reasons are apparent.  Few, if any of us like bullies.  Trump most probably was, and might still be a bully, as is, and was Biden.

While Biden invited Trump to the back of the school Gym, I feel that Trump would have, and could have done the same.  Biden is most probably lucky that Trump did not take him up on his sophomoric stunt for the media.

Here is the catch; Trump is our bully fighting for the American People. His arrogance, hubris, and sometimes caustic attitude are actually tools he uses to put America First.

Still, many just see those attributes as negatives.  No matter what he does for this country, the left focuses on Trump being the new bully on the beach.  The left were the bullies, and they piss on everything, taking ownership of it. Now Trump is pissing in their pond, and they don’t like it.

Two years and 25 million dollars later, their insurance plan has failed.  Mueller protected his own reputation after becoming rich on American Tax dollars by speaking the truth of it.  While not entirely exonerating the president as his last act of defiance, he found no legal wrongdoing.

This man and his minions hate the president and are the uber-powerful left.  Unlike the false evidence created by those in the justice department, and the other pond scum, he was not willing to fabricate things to further destroy this country.

The media has successfully done their bit to degrade the fabric of this country making us vulnerable in so many ways, including spreading dangerous lies as facts. Some people are so blinded by hate they want to believe the propaganda spewed by America’s enemies, (the media in bed with big business) and will never accept the truth.

In fact, the hateful folks on daytime TV, as we speak are calling this verdict round one. They are pushing Democrats to further divide this country by encouraging them to bring in more voters who will vote democratic. The left cannot win a fair fight, so they don’t even try.

We are victims of the left, and their thirst for power, as they play their lies to those that will listen.  Anyone blinded by hate would rather hear lies than the truth.  This is how Satan works, and this is how the left is working.

I have rejected Hollywood by not watching them in the movies, TV or even listening to them on social media.  They are so hateful that what I see of them ruins any illusion they might try to create on the silver screen.  If and when I see them, who they really are is what I see!

Further, I have rejected the MSM as they too are hauling water for the powerful, who can be purchased by the lobbyist for special interest.  As we watch Venezuela deteriorate, caused by corruption at the top, we should be mindful that corruption by people like these in their country is what caused it.

Someone owes the taxpayers 25 million dollars, and someone owes the American people one hell of an apology.

Yes, Trump is a bully, but he is our bully.  Without the bias in the media, if you just look at the facts, you cannot help but see it.

If I were advising him, I would tell him to get a dog and be seen with it.  He needs to show the non-bully side of him to the public.   I would not mind seeing that dog curled up by the fireplace in the Oval.  Even Patton had a dog…

Our first lady is a class act, I would like for her to convince him to show more of what she loves about him, to the people.

This man needs a PR Firm and just possibly they should handle his twitter account.

It is past time for the country to be healed.  We need to reject the hatefulness of the left wing media and the Hollywood elite who must be controlled by the same special interests, which have corrupted the process of how we run this country.

Politicians will tell you they must have a divided country to win elections.  If everyone were for the same things, which most of us want, what details would we use to choose to make decisions?  The two party system is flawed, and by nature, it pits us against one another.  Much like the shirts and skins in high school sports, politicians make it life or death games.

The left has taken this to the extreme with corruption at the highest levels of our government, and we the people must take a stand.  Either go the way of Venezuela, rejecting what we know to be right, or put on your big boy or girl knickers and tell your representatives that enough is enough.

There must be an investigation of the wrongdoing by the left, and people need to pay for this.  Justice requires no modifier, and we the people deserve to see those that have perpetrated this fraud on our system of government, prosecuted, to the fullest extent of the law.

I don’t care what side of the aisle you are on, Justice for all should be your standard.  If Trump were wrong and guilty, I would want him behind bars.  Now we know he is not.  Justice for the American people is necessary. Those who perpetrated this hoax must be held accountable!

 

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Open letter to Katie Hopkins @KTHopkins

Do you want government employees teaching your children about sex and gender identity?

For those of you who are not aware, the British government is considering the transgender narrative, (her words) force-feeding it down the throats of 4 and 5-year-olds in the UK.

Below you will find my response to her.  If you read my blogs or novels this should not be surprising.

Dear Katie,

I could spend an entire blog gushing about how great you are.  Truly, darling, I do think you are magnificent, and I wish you every success in the world.

I wanted to address your stance on the government-teaching children about sexual things, in specific the LGBTQ way of life.

We have a conundrum in our world, and that conundrum is the elephant in the room.  We have the internet, which is unfettered in countries, which are post 17th century.

I was involved with technology before Bill Gates purchased DOS for $5K and then licensed it to IBM per copy.  I was also around when Steve Jobs was still a criminal, selling blue boxes from his garage.   My point to this is; back then, our lives were much simpler.  We only had Hollywood to worry about infecting the minds of our citizens.  Even journalists back in the day were still journalists.

You would never have known that Walter Cronkite was a liberal, as he just reported the facts.  What a novel concept.

Young people with smartphones have more than a window into propaganda. These devices are also a portal into the underbelly of the internet, where women who rail against objectification, pose nude on webcams for money.  I use the word pose loosely, as they are actually performing for their “tips.”

As soon as mommy or daddy give the child any sort of device connected to the internet, the infection begins. I could say indoctrination, but it is more like cancer than brainwashing.

While Stalin was correct when he said the most potent weapon in war is the written word, that lesson has been lost on society as a whole.  Tearing down statues is only one step away from book burning. History will be lost. History is now mailable, as it is now wiki something or other, and can change with a keystroke. If megalomaniacs like Stalin had the internet, what damage could they have done?

We are finding out as the social media giants are now the megalomaniacs with delusions of grandeur. They know better than you or I what is relevant for the world to know and that is where the bulk of the news comes from.

Progressive networks parrot the same talking points, and the kids hear enough of it to nod, listen, and regurgitate the relative disease filled talking points as if they were indeed the gospel.  AOC is a perfect example of the brainwashed generation that will soon take the reins of society.

“God Help Us!”

If you have listened to her brainless rhetoric for more than five minutes, you realize what a sad state we are in.

Since the internet is rife with “adult” situations, what are we to do?  Children have no clue how to process this information, never mind the LGTBQ ideology.  How can they even grasp common decency with the warped world view being cast upon them?

While I agree with you that, the government is probably least qualified to address the issues of sex, one good thing is happening.  People are talking about it.

I noticed that the Church of England no longer requires Sunday service.  Is this too a sign of the times?

Is church the standard bearer for common decency or are they now irrelevant as they don’t embrace the progressive agenda being foist upon the world?

I am certain my cousin, Winston Churchill is spinning in his grave.  I too weep for the UK and worry for the US, as many feel like the UK is a model for what we should be doing.

When journalists are activist, and Actors are militant, we as a society, lose.

Keep ringing the bell my Darling.  I too feel like that lone voice in the night, but I hope the silent majority will soon be quiet no more.

Much Love -TW

 

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Mars..Are we from there?

It would be fun to write a blog on the men are from mars and women are from Venus book. Different topic…

It is no secret that I am a science fiction writer.  If you did not know that, you are not reading things too carefully.  I was looking at this old picture of mars.

Mars-NASA

Here you can see what they are calling the Grand Canyon on Mars.

I would think this is more like the Marianas Trench on mars.

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It takes little imagination to see that there were once great oceans covering the red planet.

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  • What happened?
  • Was there life on Mars?
  • Did we come from Mars?

Whether we are descendants of the red planet or not I think it would behoove us to learn where the atmosphere on Mars went and where did the water go.

As I was researching this I found that scientists are finding plastic bags and other forms of trash in the Marianas Trench.  Just possible we should go look in the trench or grand canyon on Mars for trash or other signs of a past life…or the water…

Thoughts comments and conjecture on this subject are welcome here.

The revised version of Tipping Point now 92K words is on Amazon and it is a free read on Amazon Kindle Unlimited.  Jeff Bezos is getting a divorce and his ex-bride needs money…So read my books, and help her out… 🙂

If you like my novels please consider leaving feedback.  Once a book receives over 50 (feedbacks) Amazon actually starts to assist authors like myself at that point and suggest it to other purchasers.

-TW

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Are you a Victim?

Are we looking for something to claim victim hood status over?

What the hell is going on with our world today? Me2 Me2, someone once said I was pretty! Dammit, if you are ugly and someone calls you pretty, just face him or her face to face and tell him or her not to offend you. FFS! Really, is this what we have come to today?
I find it shocking that we are turning into a world full of pussies, and I don’t mean that in a good way.
“This man forced me into sex. He put his thing in my mouth and made me have oral sex with him.” This is from another me2 person going after a politician in Virginia.

I get that there might be overarching forms of bullying going on, but few men, smart men, would put themselves forcibly into a mouth full of sharp teeth! I guess a stupid man might, But he would only do it once.

Black Face

Until a few days ago, I did not know what that term was. I am not a spring chicken. Yes, I grew up in a time of minstrel shows and such. The last actor I saw portraying a black person was Neil Diamond in Jazz Singer. His friend Franklin Ajay (Bubba) gets him to perform in a black club. Everything is fine until one of the patrons spots his white palms and then all hell breaks loose!

Why, we are left to guess but the fight that ensues lands the band “The Four Brothers” in jail where Laurence Oliver playing Yussel’s father, ask him a question, which is probably the best line in the whole movie… “Isn’t it tough enough being a Jew?”

If you were to ask a black activist (Al Sharpton) about this, they (he) would most certainly spin this as more white hatred of the black people.

I do not deny racism, I am calling into question who the racist is.

In the 1980 movie, when one of the patrons sees his white palms, and calls him out, the writer gives him the line. “That ain’t no brother, that’s a white boy!” Over this observation, the place erupts into violence, even though the performance up to that time was a success.

• Was the writer a racist?
• Were the patrons in that time racist to the point of destroying the club to harm the entertainer?
• Was this scene indicative of the time?
• What period was this supposed to happen in, wait the 80’s…

I have been in Black Clubs in the ’80s as a white person. My company transferred me to Houston to take over as a manager of a department. My black employees invited me for drinks after work one day. They did not tell me it was a black club. I was new to Houston and certainly had no idea that the Palomino was a black club. Folks, I saw none of this. We had a great time, I had many dancing partners that evening, and I cemented many long-term friendships that have lasted through the ages.

Another of my employees at a different company brought me to a gay bar, after work. Same response. At the end of the day, I went home without a date, as I was not looking for one. There was already someone in my life.

Was I a victim?

Some could proffer the argument that they set me up. They knew things that I did not and put me into an uncomfortable situation for their amusement. Much to their chagrin, I was not nervous. I can handle myself, even if things had gotten out of hand. They did not, however; get out of hand as in both clubs people were nice and accepting of me.

They knew I wasn’t black but they did not know if I were straight or gay. Can you not go into a club like this as a “person,” and just enjoy the company of other people, without identifying as straight, white, or black?

In many of my novels, I talk about labels, and how my characters abhor them. I won’t go into details here. We are all the same when it comes to race. We are the “human race.” Our sexual identity is also not that distinct from one another, as we all start our life as a girl. Men have nipples, look it up!
You would be shocked if I told you how offended some men can be when I point out that little fact. Own who you are. Celebrate diversity, and don’t you use it as a way to divide us.
In Tipping Point, I make the argument that we should all strive to look at each other as human beings and not look for that which divides us. This is a common theme in a few of my novels.
Last evening at a writers meeting we got into a conversation about art. I mentioned that one of my instructors was incredibly opinionated. She was very good as an artist. Excellence at what we do tends to breed a certain hubris that I take umbrage with. I don’t care who you are or what you have done, you are no better than I am and I am no better than you are.

This instructor had a certain mindset including which paints you do not use. There are brushes, and so on that, you had best not bring to her class.
Early on, we were asked what got us into painting in the first place.
Without hesitation, I spoke the truth. Bob Ross.
OMG, you would have thought I had just pissed in their Wheaties.
Some of her requirements for the class are that you mix your own colors and, this is right.

Never use paint straight from the tube…blah blah…

This person was rather high strung and had little tolerance for not doing things “her way.”

Why Bob? Why do I still to this day, hold him in high esteem?
In thirty minutes using basic colors and skills, he manages to create beautiful paintings that set the stage for most of us to escape into. We imagine our bare feet on the lush grass, or perhaps swimming in the lake, as we feel the fresh water on our bodies. Just maybe we think of ourselves laying in that field among the happy trees, looking at the “happy clouds” or other things, which could be happy accidents.
Why Bob? Why not Bob. What a gentle soul and kind spirited man. What a great role model for us to all aspire to. The barbs were too much for me, so I searched high and low for “flesh colored” paint. I also found a two-inch brush, to top it off, ordered a shirt with Bob Ross on the front. The bully of the art world had met her match!
When you are painting portraits as she was teaching us to do, there is indeed, only one way to get it right and flesh colored paint is not it. That is why I had to search to find it. I wanted to make a point, graciously.

As I sat there with my two-inch brush and a dab of flesh colored paint on my pallet, we were instantly in a standoff. She knew that I was taking her to task. “Your opinion is just that, an opinion!”

“Don’t mock those that you don’t agree with.”

Had Bob not made it appear so easy, I might never have purchased the stuff to give it a go. My portraits sell all over the world, and I have her to thank for that, but in truth,…Bob is who inspired me.
• Why did I tell this story of my art career?
• Does it fit into being a victim?
• How does it fit?

Last night when I was telling this story, one of my comrades took me to task. It would seem that referencing flesh colored paint was racist. “WTF? Are you kidding me? It says flesh on the tube, is Windsor Newton now a racist?” What is going on for this person to make such a ludicrous assertion?

Are you looking for ways to be a victim?

I don’t have a racist bone in my body. I dislike ignorance and those that act on it. My comrade had no clue what I was talking about. Had I been less sure of myself, I might have taken offense to that assertion, or worse, questioned my own stance on racism.
They assumed that flesh was “white flesh,” but in truth, it is a “base” with which you can add yellow ochre, burnt umber or pick your color, and make it any kind of “flesh” you choose.

Titanium white, yellow ochre, and alizarin crimson are also the beginnings of the base for flesh.

Do you believe everyone should be pure of heart and thought? Just possibly nobody should talk, or speak, write, text or communicate in any way so we don’t offend someone. Wait, if I don’t say hello when seeing you; is that communicating with you nonverbally. Is that not a way of telling you that you are so insignificant to me that I am not going to waste my breath to say hello? No, it says that I am so afraid of offending you, that by my acknowledging you that, you might find something offensive. FFS is that where we are.

I walked past a man leaving the bank the other day who gave me an eye roll, as we passed. What did that mean? Should I be offended? Was I not worth the time to at least say hello to? Did he not like white people? He was black, that must be it, he is racist, and that is why he rolled his eyes and did not say hello to me. I should write a column for the New York Times about how all black men hate white people because this one person rolled his eyes at me, instead of saying hello. I am a victim! His eye roll was offensive to me! How dare he not acknowledge me as his equal!

“Is this where we are?”

He was holding his phone and had an earbud in his ear. Is it possible he was talking with someone on his phone or listening to voicemail, and he eye rolled at what he was hearing?

I leave you with this thought….

Look for things we have in common instead of things that divide us. Start with the fact that we are the entire human race. The color of our skin, or sexual preference, is not something to divide us. Start out with respect for your fellow human traveler on this road of life, and the rest will be much easier.

“I just about hate to say this, and yes I am stealing the line from Pollyanna. Look for the good, and you will find it, look for the bad, and you will surely find that too.”
I could choose to ignore the phone, and the earbud, and think that person was anti-white, and use it to build a precept that all black men hate white people or….I could give him the benefit of the doubt.

Great minds discuss ideas. Those focused on petty things; discuss people and ways to be offended.

Rise above the fray, and lead by example.

BTW, my art instructor and I are the best of friends and have been so since I stood my ground and forced her to examine her own life. Bob, Kincaid, and others serve a purpose and they are no less relevant than Renoir, Picasso, or De Vince. While they would argue the fact that I put their names in the same sentence, neigh the same paper as Renoir; I would argue that Renoir never inspired me to go and purchase paints.
Much Love -TW

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Who are you?

Unless you know that person in the mirror the winds of life are carrying you.

I should be editing Tipping Point but, I am taking a break for a bit.  There are reasons, which I will share. As writers, we need to step away from it.  There are those who will toss a completed work into a drawer for a month or a year…. No, I am not one of those.

When I am not active on my blog, I am either working the day job, writing, editing or marketing.  I have told you repeatedly if you follow me here and you are a writer I will make it worth your time.

Here is the message for tonight that if you take to heart, you will be much better off not only in your writing or other creative endeavors but as a person.

“Wow TW, that seems kind of heavy.  Are you smoking something?  You in Colorado? Got extra?”

Tonight I want to talk about you.

Sitting through a critique session, I am so tickled with some folks who are giving a writer their best shot at an opinion.

“I did not like this.  That was cool. I like that.”

If you were a writer, and that is the feedback you received, would it be helpful?

No, not so much.  Why?

That is not a rhetorical question, it is a real question. Why?

As creatives, we are our own class of people in the first place.  I like creative people as most of them are intellectuals.  That means they think.  They have more going on under the hood. They are not usually the “Hold my beer and watch this.” Kind of person.

“I would challenge you to take this a step further.  Take your wife or husband or BFF and go spend a day at the art museum.  Most of them have benches where you can sit and admire the artwork.  Many art students will go sit and sketch the artwork as an exercise.”

“I don’t want you to sketch it; I want you to analyze it.”

“You don’t have to be an art major to appreciate art.”

Walk the floor and find something that speaks to you negatively or positively. When you see that something, stop, sit and study it.  “(SSS) stop, sit, and study.”

This is what you are looking for.  “Why!”

You are worthless to a writer if you cannot articulate your feelings to them.  If you are not in touch with you who are, then your opinion is meaningless to not only the writer or author, but it is not much value to you either.  “Joe six-pack, this applies to you too.  Why do I like this beer and not that one?”

I write about enlightenment, even in my naughty books, to set the stage for my readers to begin to know themselves. When you get into the habit of asking yourself, why you liked something or did not like it soon that will be a habit, which will serve you well.  That person who is looking at you from the mirror will be better able to deal with life if he or she knows themselves.

“I preached this to a young man over thirty years ago.  This person is now worth more than a million dollars and is happy.  He is happy because he knows who he is, and what he wants out of life and he knows why.”

“He was already wealthy blah blah…” No, he was in prison doing five to ten for armed robbery.

I worked in advertising for years.  When I first started, I was one that would FF through the commercials.  I soon found myself watching them with more fervor than the program.  Why did this one work, or that one didn’t?

There is this annoying commercial on currently that is for GMC trucks.  They have this tailgate, which unfolds and has a step for geriatric cowboys I guess.  The thing starts out with the truck on the hill and from miles around people are carrying tailgates from their competitors. That part of the commercial is forgettable.  The genius of the ad is the earworm.  “Na na na na.. hay hay goodbye..”

A commercial must be memorable.  Not only should you know the polar bears are drinking a soda, but you must remember that it is Coke.

When you can analyze a commercial and tell me why it works, you might have value as someone who can read a book, and offer constructive criticism worth listening to.

“I liked it, is worthless.”  Tell me why and be specific!

We know that adverbs are the path to hell.  I read them in books regularly.  Your average reader does not have any idea that eliminating them makes the text more readable.

When agents look at your books as you query them, they can tell if they can sell you to an editor.

Once you understand why you like or dislike something, you not only gain value as a writer but also as a person. You now have a little more depth than the veneer on your desk.  Blunt, you say?  Yes, it is.  Following me, you know that I am unfiltered and honest.

Tipping Point in its current iteration will not be up there much longer.  The novella will soon be replaced with an 86K word book that you will most certainly love.  It is free on Kindle Unlimited.  Read it before and then the after.  I think you will be shocked.

Much Love–TW

 

A couple of updates here.  The previous version of Tipping point is gone.  If you really want to see it let me know and I might find a way to get it to you.

The second update is about marketing.  I was watching a Trump rally the other night to see what the kerfluffle is about.  When a heckler did something to stop the president from speaking the crowd broke out in “na na na na na na hey hey goodbye.”

Think about that GM!  While you are laying off thousands of your employees your marketing firm is working for you.

-TW

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The Joy of Writing

Major revision of Tipping Point coming soon.

Hello and welcome to the lair of TW.  Yes, it is a lair…Why do you ask?

From this point on the planet, I can love whom I love.  I don’t hate but I kill with exemption from the laws of the land.  From my little den, I can blow up worlds, or create them.  Reprimanding bad boys or girls is a pastime with which I take great delight in doing.

The target of chastisement is as naughty or as nice as I choose to be at that moment.

Writers live in our own little world and that is a good thing.  When you walk into my dungeon, you can see the clean shiny plasticized beds with chains and cuffs ready to restrain you.  When you see the whips crops and other things on the walls your bottom has a tinge of pain that travels through your body to that sexual organ that sits atop your shoulders.  The brain is the most powerful sexual organ of them all, and most are clueless.  They must be taught.

As writers, we can take you there.  On your kindle or nook, you escape the doldrums of your nine-to-five world.  You and others, join me.  The journeys are as real as you want them to be. While it is just you and me lying in your bed, you search the crevasses of my mind looking for some love that you are missing.  Maybe it is an adventure you seek.  There on those pages, we take flight to lands unknown to humanity.

Have you been naughty?  We can take care of that too.  Through Tiffany in that reform school, we can modify your behavior, in the safety of your own world. Password protecting your E-reader is a great idea if you don’t want intruders in our world.

Maybe, just maybe you are tired of the politics of this realm and are ready to leave it. Don leaves this world while on the ISS orbiting it.  Can you imagine what he must have been thinking as the Starduster sucked the ISS into one of its smaller cargo bays?

If that were you would anal probing cross your mind?  Would you be like “oh hell no, where is the gun?”

Maybe you would be, I can handle this…

Don learns much about himself and humanity in Saga of the Starduster, which is still my best seller.

I have over 32 novels selling around the globe.  Some more than others.  If you are following me on this blog, you know Tipping Point is going through a re-write.

Here is the skinny on that novel.

One Friday afternoon I am flying back from the west coast.  The sun is at our tail, and there on the ground are many wind turbines churning away.

The idea of “free” energy hit me. That evening with a glass of merlot, Tipping Point was born and published complete with cover art.

I gave it away on Kindle Unlimited to entertain you who follow me.

Joining yet another writers group, they bludgeoned me over those ten thousand words.  One even chastised me telling me “publish nothing without having it…” you get the picture.

With my novels selling around the globe I took what she said about half seriously.  This work was never meant to be literary genius.  I wrote it in three hours for Pete Sakes.  I wanted to start the conversation about climate change, and what man is doing to the earth with these changes.  That is why I gave it away.

One thing that sprang forth that got my attention is that many fell in love with Sam.

“I love Sam too.”

Sam deserves better than ten thousand words.

“I took that to heart.”

On my computer is a novel sitting at 86K words that is the new version of Tipping Point.

Instead of three hours of Merlot writing, I have about three hundred hours in it to date.  The good news is that if you already bought or read for free the 10 K word version, this will be free to you.  I will leave it on Kindle unlimited too.  This is a boon for Jeff Bezos and not me but here is the deal I did not realize until speaking with an agent.

If you publish on Amazon, you keep the rights to your work.  Agents are trolling Amazon looking for new authors.

The plan is to give this away for next to nothing, allowing Jeff to come up with more money for his divorce.

You the readers can either purchase it for $3 or read for free on Kindle Unlimited.  If an agent finds this, it won’t last long.  My beta readers love it…

Now you can climb aboard Air Force One, with Sam and the President.   Take a world tour on the taxpayer’s dime while keeping up with their awkward love story. You too can meet the Queen and experience pomp and circumstance.  As you also fall in love with the characters, see if you can follow with her scientific logic on her diagnosis.

Since this is a “give away price,” I would love feedback.

Here is the deal… What is published is before I went cray-cray on it.  It is a fast read with errors and fun things that are no longer in this version.  The new version has a dusting of fifty shades in it.

Wait, how can I worry about the world slowing down, and now I am spanking someone???

Yes my pets, yes indeed, my trusty hand is once again looking for a bottom to warm up, through the literary process.  Will it be yours?  Have you been naughty?

Follow along so you will know when your carriage to my lair is here.

Much Love -TW

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How did I miss that?

Hello fellow bloggers, writers, and readers of blogs. Today I want to once again, address the art of analyzing someone’s work.

As an artist working with one of America’s most exceptional talents in the industry, I learned that my ego must not get into the way of my desire to learn the craft.  Transitioning from Bob Ross style paintings to portraits is a huge transition. This transition from painter to artist requires humbling, character evaluation, and yes, practice.

As artistic folks, we often skip over or try to jump over those first two.  In short, we let ourselves get in the way of our end goal.  You have no doubt heard the phrase “you are your own worst enemy.”

We walk before we run, and we crawl before we walk.  I write about enlightenment in many of my novels, even the somewhat naughty ones.  Why?  There is truth to it.

Too many times, I meet folks who are drawn to a group to be a writer, without a clue of how to string a noun and verb together in the same sentence. They read Harry Potter, and think they can do it too!

Maybe they can, and I would never tell them not to try.  I would suggest that they look at the trail blazed before them by some of the greats and, even the not so greats. How did they do it?

In our world of writing, we seldom have people who will objectively read our work and give it a fair hearing.  Objectivity with another writer is difficult for some reasons.

  • Did we like the Genre?
  • Do we like their style?
  • Are we a writer, and do we compare them to us?
  • What is our level of education?
  • What is theirs?
  • Do we like the person?

There are many factors that we could weave into this, but the truth of it is, that writing is subjective.  Your family might tell you “it was nice dear.”  They might say to you, straight up that it sucked, because they are jealous. Maybe it does suck.

Always ask why.

Here we run into the first problem. Ok, someone read it, and they offered you feedback. Was what they said motivated by any of the bullet points above?  Who knows?

I was reading a how-to book by a famous author and found a typo.  The voice inside my head said, “Ahaaa, I got you now Black Bart, you are flawed!”  * Immediately I scolded myself as that is the part of me that I try so hard to kill.  Why would I find gratification in an error made by “this person of notoriety?” This book went through countless edits and publishers how could they make this mistake.

Nobody is perfect. 

My short novel Tipping Point came back to me with red ink and grammar errors and stuff.

Some of these errors were because I wrote it and I knew the story so I assume like many of us do that so will the reader.  “That is what we are looking for in critique groups.”

You wrote it, so you are too close to it to judge it on its own merits.  Your fellow writers or critique partners, while they might be biased by some of the bullet points above, they might also have some valid concerns.  This is where you as the writer must; I repeat must put that ego in the barn.

Allow them to feel good about finding the dangling participle.  Who cares?  You submitted it for critique because you are humbling yourself to your peers.  That takes guts!  It takes courage!  It is a step to growth, not only as a writer but a human.  Allowing others to assist you also is a step for them.

You who follow me here can play along if you like.

I gave the group Tipping Point a work I did two years ago which started as a ten thousand word short story.  My goal was to write stories that people could read at lunch.  It has since morphed into 14K words, and from tonight’s session, I am told it should be a novel.

Currently, Tipping Point is on Kindle Unlimited so you prime folks can read it free.  In your Kindle app, you can make notes and so on.

If you are a writer, there will be value to you, as I will share all of the critiques on the blog once the project is finished.

Of course, in the comments, you can read what people say too. If you are inclined to learn along with me, please feel free to do so.

In the comments section, you can offer your feedback on the project as it goes.  With each iteration, I will upload it to Kindle Unlimited, and you can follow up there.

When you as a reader offer a critique of something, I am not interested in grammar, punctuation or dangling participles. (At this time.)

  • Did the story flow well for you?
  • Could you identify with the characters?
  • What did you like about the story and why?
  • What did you not like about the story and why?
  • Were the transitions easy to follow, and if not why not?
  • If you were the writer, what would you change to make it better?

After the story is put together, we can worry about the rest of the details like punctuation.

One of the people who read it said it pissed her off!  This truly made me happy.

Can you think of why having one of my characters piss someone off would make me happy?

Yes, one of our goals as writers is to pull emotions out of you as the reader.  I want you to laugh, cry, get angry and get happy throughout my stories. As a writer, I intend to grow learning from what works and what does not.

We are the sum total of our successes and failures.  If you sit there and never try, it is a life wasted.

I have over 30 novels selling well around the world.  Some of them I know sell for their subject matter alone.  Some of them sell because of my style.  Few leave feedback.

With this group and others like it, I intend to not only elevate my potential as a writer but as many of you that care to share the journey with me, through this blog and of course my website and novels.

As time permits, I will read your works and offer feedback, so there is that back scratching thing we can do.

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The more the merrier, tell a friend!

Much Love -TW

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Open letter to Amazon

Who is your target audience?

 

Hello Amazon,

If you indeed have found this, thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog.

Yes, this is feedback.

As a writer the more information you can provide us, the better we are equipped to target our audience. I love the new reporting tool.

It would be interesting if not paramount to me to know which countries are purchasing which books.

I see that many novels sold are in the UK, but I have no idea, which titles.

As a novelist of many different genres, I need to know who my audience is, so I know whom to target with what ads.

For the rest of you writers out there, marketing is the largest part of the battle of making money from your books.  I know you thought it was just telling a good story with as few grammatical errors as possible, but that is not the case.

From the cover art to the marketing, it is all-important.  There are many steps or hoops as I call them, which you must hop through if you intend to be a novelist that only writes and does not have to work a day job.

In future blogs, I intend to assist other writers in this area as we are all in the same boat.  While a few authors think that this is some sort of grand competition, I assure you it is not.  I spend much of my time assisting other authors and do my very best to get them published if that is their goal.

Hints tips and kinks would be most helpful and I will publish them here if you care to share.

Amazon, thanks for the new reporting feature.

-Best TW

 

 

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Drone on about Drones

“Is privacy an inalienable right?”

With recent incursions at the Gatwick airport, you would think someone would have come up with a way to stop this from happening.

Years ago when drones were a roll-your-own project, I became very interested not in building one, although I could see that as a fun afternoon in the park.  I also see them for practical uses, much as the government might use them now to inspect something from a low altitude, like, the border.

While I have written about this in previous blogs, on this site, I think the time for action is now.  Truth told it is long past time.

I have invented the technology to stop these Drones dead in their tracks.  This technology could and should be deployed around all government buildings, and airports.  It should indeed be implemented at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Why am I not up there with Jeff Bezos, or Elon Musk, basking in the glow of success from a gated community, watching the little people from the top of my ivory tower, you might ask.

Currently, the laws protect the owners of the drones.

If your daughter or wife is sunbathing in your private backyard, and some neighbor takes it upon his or herself to spy on them with their drone, you cannot legally take action.  Even with the water hose, it is you, which will go to court with them being the litigant.

You can call the police, but they will just laugh at you.”

At the very least, you will be on the hook for a new drone for the perpetrator, and you could be in trouble with the FAA.

Could taking down some kids drone over your backyard get you on a no-fly list?

While I have invented the technology to shut them down, I have not created it for this purpose.  Using off the shelf components, these devices could be ready for deployment in no time.

Fighting the government is probably a multimillion-dollar task, as the law changes would have to go through layers of Congress before anything might even be looked at; much less acted upon.  These drones would need to be used in much more nefarious activities before Congress would take it up on their agenda for 2025, as they are too busy investigating Russia, Trump, Collusion, and Russia again, and of course not keeping our country safe from terrorists, as they do not want borders.

Now, here is an option I had not thought of until now.  What would the process look like for the UK or other US allies that are not so stuffy? Would they like this technology?  It is a defensive technology not offensive.

The idea being, put it into service somewhere, harden it or “acid test” it and then all of the sudden our congress who is so far behind the eight ball might say, why don’t we have that? They still have to argue about keeping the country safe.  Common sense solutions are all about, how much money is in this for me!  Once in Congress “my opinion here” they only care about their bank accounts.

What about you Australia, do you have Drone issues down under?

BB, can you use this technology in Israel?

If you are not investigating Trump, and Russia, and take your government seriously, can you get something like this through your “process?”

Can we afford a lawyer to make sure my invention does not get me locked into a small cell, with a man identifying as a woman, named Bubba?

Can an individual provide technology to our allies?  Another government question that some old act like the Logan Act, might be called on, to stop someone like myself from helping the people.

Who could cut through the red tape the fastest, and would appreciate a solution to the problem?

A quick Google search on this topic is “Oh Hell Yes, you need a lawyer as our congress is involved in that aspect too.”  Yes feckless is the word of the day!  The rub is “technology that could be used as a weapon.”  Ummm, a fingernail file can be weaponized.”

Trust me; it is only a matter of time before a drone is used for more than smuggling contraband across the border, or into Jails.

If you need a solution and can cut through the government BS, here I am.  Contact me, and I will happily work with you to build these devices and put them up for sale, not only to the government, or private businesses such as Apple, Google, GE, HP and others who don’t want prying eyes looking down on them but citizens.  Those with children, and backyard sanctuaries, for their use, who want some privacy should be able to defend their property.

Yes, this is an excellent opportunity for the Shark Tank folks.  Mark Cuban, are you still involved in this.  I have no idea, I do not watch TV. Any venture capitalists out there with pull-on Ave K?

That is the quickest solution.  Do not bother Congress. Crawl in bed with Apple, or GE. And it will be done tomorrow!

Why those two, I know they have folks on Ave K.  Even old Bill Gates does, or how about Raytheon.  This might be right up their alley. What lawmaker can be bought?  Wait, all of them.

My other option is to put the plans here on my blog, and just let people build their own, and run them without government approval.  When the pimple-faced brat comes to get his or her drone, you hand him one that the Dog found and used as a chew toy. Of course, you lie to the kid, and tell him you have no idea why it fell into your pool, and oh by the way, why was it over my backyard Dennis the Menace?

I would, of course, use the common disclaimer that this kit is for educational purposes only and any infraction of the laws is on you.

I am not advocating for civil disobedience. Oh, wait, maybe I am. When the laws work against the innocent, it is time to dawn a yellow vest, or god forbid a pink pussy hat! Why let the paid activist have all the fun?

The problem is not the technology, which is easy.  The problem is the government!

It is sad when the laws work against the victim, but currently, they do.  The victim is you, the one spied on by the snot nosed kid down the street.

While you liberal types are droning on about gun control, you should seriously be taking up this topic.  Why?  Your jobs are to defend the American People against all threats, domestic and foreign.  You currently are doing a terrible job, in case nobody has informed you.  Go ahead; take a poll. I will wait.

Type your response slowly so I can understand it….

Technology, as it evolves, needs to be monitored closely. Laws that protect the people need to be as dynamic as those technological changes.  We have seen the drone in just the last couple of years become much more pervasive and dangerous.

Our technology in our homes opens us up to cyber-attack.  Where is the consumer protection agency? 

Why do we learn about this stuff after bad things happen?  We need a department of technology, that works with the Consumer protection agency.  These folks need some metric to quantify that they are not just warming some chair for some six-figure salary.

While technology can be a good thing, it can also be a very bad thing in the wrong hands.  This is why we need to think seriously about weapons of mass destruction, in the hands of any dictator. We need to understand all that is about technology, which goes into our homes.  Internet-connected technology is a must, in this area.  The consumer protection agency like UL used to do, should be checking these devices before they are sold into the US.

See my story on Fairy lights.

Merry Christmas and Have a Happy and prosperous New Year.  We will know if you do, as we are watching and listening.  “Alexa, turn off the lights.”

Best

Scott

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Critique-How, Why and are you Qualified?

Is your ego ready for this?

As a writer of over 32 novels and counting, I have not had the benefit of a critique partner, or group.

Grammarly and other artificial intelligence can only take you so far in the creative process.  Typos and other grammatical errors are inconsequential if your story sucks.

The problems are many, but mainly we writers are a solitary bunch.  Many days, if it were not for my business, I would speak with no one. My characters and stories become my life, as I am confident, do many of yours.  We sit here in solitary with the keyboard making its little clicking sounds as, “our music.”  That is ok to me, and probably many of you too.

“Is it really ok?”

First, we must recognize that we are social creatures and are meant to be that way to keep from being maladjusted in this world of other social beings.  Some of us live out in the country, and I envy you!

If you are reading this, you have the internet. With that tool, you no longer need to be an island all on your own.  We, you and I share a bond, the many do not share.  We share the passion for creating things with our minds.  We create realms, and people, and are very much like God him or herself. Yes, I did it; I assigned God a position in life by anthropomorphizing God as a being, like us.

With this internet and access to this blog and others like you, we, you and I can share stories or ideas.  You and I can, in fact, offer constructive criticism on your WIP.

When starting, your ego might be fragile, and it is ok to ask your partner to go a little easy.  I have stated in previous blogs, for the person offering the criticism to look for the good stuff and mention it, before you deliver the crushing reality of what they are doing wrong, “in your opinion.”

Allow me to emphasize that opinion part.

I sent a story out to my critique group which is comprised of all types of people.  The nerd among them who I respect, and care about, tore the story apart as the science in his “opinion” sucked.  The story was a romance based around weak science much like the flux capacitor. The science was, in fact, a focal point only to build the story.

In most romances, the characters are the focal point and the “event” is the supporting trope.

The others in the group loved the story.

As you think of your audience, you should also consider what they tell you from their viewpoint. As my mother used to say, “Consider the source.”

We will be talking much more about this in the future, as I very much like to pay it forward, to other writers out there.  “Yes, that means you!”

Along with this subject, I will be spending much more time writing about all aspects of writing.  Why?

As I learn, one of the best ways to cementing that knowledge is to “teach” it.  Why not teach you, my followers, if that sort of thing is of value to you.

As we move into the holiday season, many of you will have some time, and I pray that you use it to spend with family and friends.  We writers need to divest ourselves of the computer every now and then and live.  I know what I am asking because I would much rather spend time with my characters and you, then family.  Truthful I know, but it is what it is.

What can you do?

  • If you are not already a follower of me here, do that.
  • Offer some opinions on my writing here, if nothing else.
  • The novel I let the group read is Tipping Point, and it is free on Kindle Unlimited. Read it and give me some feedback before I re-write it.

Currently, I am teaching myself more about Dialogue, and I will be sharing what I learn with you here, as again, I am a firm believer in paying it forward.  Dialogue is the most essential part of your fiction, and if you blow it, you are wasting your time.

If you have a subject that interests you, let us know here in the comments.

Share this with your friends and followers as we strive to perfect our craft.

Much Love and Happy Holidays!  -TW

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Writers, feedback, and what you should do with it.

“You don’t want them to edit your grammar; you want their first impression!”

Hello fellow bloggers, I have been busy and remiss from my blogging activities through NaNoWriMo.

I was successful with my endeavors for those of you who follow me on Twitter, or who have e-mailed me regarding my project.

I finished my 32cnd complete novel, all during November. That includes editing, creating the cover art all while learning a new OS (MAC) and a new software (Vellum). I still take the time to market my novels.

Over the years I have not put much effort into obtaining an agent as the time to do it is too costly.  Four hours for each query letter is a huge commitment for the ROI.

As a writer, I started throwing things at the wall to see what stuck.  Yes, that is a metaphor for testing the waters, while learning my craft.

Critique groups are helpful if you can find them.  Failing that, feedback from your readers will have to do.

E-mails to my website, are invaluable as most will not take the time.

Giving stories away on Kindle Unlimited, or BookBub, is a gamble; and here is why.

If you value your work so little as to give it away, why should I take the time to read it?  Further, if you give it away, and I read it, why should I spend my time to tell you why I liked or did not like it?

I market to other authors and writers like many of you, who are reading this right now.  You understand how valuable feedback is, and maybe you will take the time to offer comment, at the very least on this blog posting.

Failing that, we write a “spiffy” novel, we design the cover art, and we do all of the things one must do to sell a book.  We are learning our craft.

Finding someone to read your novel, and offer sincere feedback is imperative to shortcut the path that I have chosen.

My path has been this:

  • Discover what is selling.
  • Who is the author?
  • What is the genre?
  • Are they known or indie?
  • Buy their book and read it carefully.
  • Disassemble their work as if it were a clock, which you have to put back together. (cannot lose the pieces.)
  • Apply your style, and construct a novel that is in the genre that is selling most.
  • Market your novel through social media, word of mouth and so forth.
  • Ask for feedback and hope that you get some.

The saga of the Starduster has been my best seller to date.

“Why?”

With 32 novels out there, spanning the spectrum of naughty to nice, what is it about that book which garners the most sales.

My first feedback on that novel “on Amazon” was one star, with a horrible poison pen review.

Having written the novel and reading the review, it was apparent that the person never read it.  Someone who is most certainly an author in this genre took it upon himself or herself to flame the novel as a way to knock it out of the running.

If you read the novel, and then his or her review, anyone with any sense can see this is a crap review.

Investigating the pseudonym person who did this, looking at the other critiques, it is obvious they were on a mission to destroy the competition.  That is sad and unnecessary.

Authors, we are not competing with one another.  Your voice is different from mine.  The stories have all been told before; your unique voice is the difference between what you write and what I write.

Resisting the urge to confront said anonymous flamethrower, I pressed on, figuring even a bad review is better than no reviews.

The next person who reviewed it gave it five stars. They gave an abbreviated synopsis of what they liked about the story.  It was easy to see that this person read it.

It might appear that I had someone do that last review.  I promise you I did not.  I do not know either of those people.  My moral compass is such that I would never cheat, period, end of story.  I would also never post a poison pen review like the one this person did.

Bribing friends to read your work, always works, however, friends and family may not be objective as they like you, and do not want to hurt your feelings.

Recently I was assisting a fellow writer in this capacity and OMG!  I had nightmares about telling her how badly she needed to re-think the concept of what she was writing.

“I get it.”

Our novels are our babies.

I have three, which are my babies, which I am going to have to kill.

  • Is the concept off?
  • Is the writing terrible?
  • Have I not marketed them properly?
  • Why are they not selling?

Resist the urge to take on negative nellies.

When you are asking for critiques from people, make sure that they are the correct audience for your novel.

Do not ask a technical nerd to read your romance, and expect anything but “yuck!”

Do not ask a purveyor of Hallmark or Harlequin literature, to read your sci-fi and expect anything but a cure for insomnia for them.

When analyzing their “baby,” look for what they did well, before you pull out the red pen.  Human nature is to be brutal with another person’s writing, as we have this whole pride thing going on.

Objective critiquing skills are developed over time, and not just innate to anyone.  Those that read the most are probably best suited for giving you their gut first impression on your work.

“You don’t want them to edit your grammar; you want their first impression!”

I truly do look for ways to pay it forward when I am writing and working with other authors both locally and through social media, and email.

Time is valuable to me, writing this blog is one way that I am giving of myself to those of you who take the time to consider what I have to say on the matter.

When you are critiquing for someone, make notes as you go. When you are talking to them about it, start with a positive.

“What did you like first?”

If you start with a positive, they will be receptive to what you have to say to them.  Once you start with “Holy shit, what were you on when you wrote this!”  You have just wasted their time, as they stopped listening to you, and you squandered your time, and you might even damage a friendship in the process.

If they are doing so for you, and they start with WTF!  Take a deep breath, and practice being humble.

Humility is my personal foible. There are many reasons why, and I know this about me. When this occurs, I must swallow the negative, and try to take what they are saying with self-effacement. I can choose to ignore them, which is human nature, or I can use this as a growing experience for me as a person.

In my Nudists novels, I write about Enlightenment as a subplot.  Yes, they are tawdry novels but there is meat in them for those of you who like steamy stories, but also want to think and maybe improve yourself.

It is my genuine desire that you derive something of value from my tweets, and blog postings, as they do take time, and are not just tossed together for clicks.

The same is true of my novels.  Even the naughtiest story has a purpose.  My latest book “Tiffany Discovers Reform School” Conjures up all kinds of wicked thoughts about girls in reform school.  That is by design and is indeed a subplot in the book.

Those of you who read it will discover that the novel is much more than that.  This novel will be the beginning of the Tiffany series as I plan to create a female sleuth, who ends up working mysteries with the FBI.

Yes, there is steamy stuff in them as I am working to capture an audience that likes to think while they read.  Arcing the story and the characters while practicing my craft is what I enjoy doing.

If you have ever pondered the meaning of life and not the Monty Python version, you will undoubtedly glean something from this blog post.

It is my genuine belief that we are here for more than procreating and pooping. While that conversation is well out of the scope of this blog post, you can glean some of my philosophy from my “Hole in Time Series.” I will be taking them off the market shortly.  I want to concatenate them all into one novel after I polish them a little.

“Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Make smelling the roses one of your tasks.”

Much Love -TW

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Judge Me Not

 

As a writer, I do not think that I could write a plot, which is as licentious as we see playing out before our eyes.  One would need to be willfully blind or complicit, to agree with the amount of malevolence we are witnessing in DC.

Since Trump’s election, we have seen the Deep State come to life, to obstruct in any way that they can, his ability to do the job of President.  We have seen his own DOJ fight against him from the day he became a candidate, to current day.

The left is losing their grip on your pocketbooks, so they have deployed a hard-core bunch of propagandist, to smear everything that this administration is trying to do.

The latest attack on Kavanagh is sadistic, barbaric and just flat out insane.

When you watch the news, you cannot overlook the most hideous bunch of yapping heads, spewing out garbage to those that hate trump.  They feed on the hate and anger, and those in the mainstream media know just how to give them what they need.

Playing to the emotions of the half that voted Democratic, their job is to paint the Republicans as bad, evil people who will eat your children and screw your daughters if you give them half the chance.

The facts do not bear out this BS but, damn the facts, they just need to continue to sow the seeds of doubt and stir up the liberal base to put their evil hides back in power.

  • Is that what you want?
  • Do you want to pay more taxes?
  • Do you want the jobs to go back overseas?
  • Do you want to go back to building foreign countries up, while sucking the lifeblood out of this one?
  • Do you not see what you are voting for, is another Venezuela?
  • How blind must you be, to not see through the lies of the media?
  • Even the most jaded person out there must see this Hail Mary attempt to slow down the judge’s confirmation, by any means possible as crap.
  • Folks, if they can destroy a man by a mere allegation, they can do it to anyone, including you.

 

Tomorrow we might see some more emotional nonsense, including some crying but in the end, I would watch her checkbook.  Soros is spending Millions to defeat Kavanagh.  Why is Soros interfering with the confirmation of a supreme court Justice?

The world is upside down right now, and the left is pushing that, as the new normal.  It is not!

Firstly, a person is innocent until proven guilty.  When you besmirch a man who has already been through six (6) FBI investigations which gave him the ultimate clearance up to and including the nuclear launch codes, it is now insanity or desperation.  I suspect that any of these recent allegations, released days before his confirmation hearing are bogus, and a trick to delay his hearing until the Democrats retake the house after the mid-terms.

In my mind, they are weasels and should be ashamed of themselves. We the American people are the victims, as we have to foot the bill for this tomfoolery.  We have suffered through two years of a Russian Collusion probe, which has proven nothing, as there is nothing to prove.

The goal is to cheat the American people from the desired outcome of having a conservative in the Supreme Court.  They cannot do it through legal, moral channels so they are cheating.

Here is the real question that I would like for you all to consider.

 

If we believe that Judges are to use the US Constitution as the basis for their opinions on legal matters, what difference does their party affiliation make? This is my rub with the current system.  Frequently, the Supreme Court is divided on party lines.  How is that? Does each side use a different version of the constitution on which to base his or her opinions?

If they are all using the same Constitution, they should all come up with the same conclusion. It would be like ten people going out of the same building, looking up at a clear blue sky, and then reporting on what they saw. Our current bench of Judiciaries could not even all agree that it was a clear blue sky.

How many of them would enter into their opinion that “due to global warming the sky was not as blue as it could have been.  Perhaps they might write the sky was more cerulean blue than phalo blue.

One might even write that the sky was devoid of clouds, rather than saying it was blue.

What we see on the news before us makes me fear what tomorrow will bring.  If the Democrats retake the house, it will be by sheer prevarications. I am sure that if a politician tells you something that you do not want to hear, that they might be more honest than those that tell you everything that you do want to hear.

The left’s tactic is to buy votes by taking money from the middle class. They then use the different judges to get their ways, as they cannot win in a true public court.  The rest of the world is screwed up by greedy people like this, and now they want to tear apart the greatest country on earth, for their own personal gains or….they have someone else pulling their strings.

My novel Presidential Assassins is selling well.  I might have to write a sequel to it.  The news today is rife with fodder for a sequel.  I could include rape chains, witnessed by adults that never spoke of it for 35 years.  Now we have a presidential want to be, a young Perry Mason finds some desperate woman to create a work of fiction, which would stir the emotions of many real victims, of the Me 2 movement.

We cannot win on the facts, so we win in the court of public opinion or emotions.

The Judge is certainly innocent of the claims, but the Democrats need to buy time.  They need to buy time and make the Republicans appear as bad as they possibly can.

For the left to turn the laws of this country around by calling an innocent man a profligate, to further their agenda is absurd.  For the mainstream media to aid and abed the deep state, erodes our constitution, and shows the world just how stupid or greedy that some Americans are.

I have noticed that several of the liberal media, allow their guest to espouse the necessary propaganda while they sit back and just ask the right questions, to make the point. They do this because polls show that they are losing credibility.  “You think?”

I feel for the judge’s family having to go through this.

There are many things that you can fix with Duct Tape; stupidity is not one of them.

Check out my novels.  Let me know what you think of Presidential Assassins.

Much Love -TW

 

 

 

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Time, Do we Understand it?

As a science fiction writer, I tend to think outside the box.  Sometimes, the ideas become so esoteric that I have to fall back, and re-think them.

As I read about the Parker Solar Probe, I just wonder if there is a way to run one more experiment.

The purpose of the experiment is to determine if, “Time close to the sun,” is the same as we experience on earth.

For eons, science fiction writers have gotten it wrong.  Thinking about the time machine, for instance, we see the walls build, and crumble, around our intrepid time traveler, as he goes forward and backward in time.

The authors of such novels did not take time-space, and celestial mechanics, into consideration when they wrote their novels.  Who can blame them?  The ideas are obscure, and few would try to truly understand what is going on.

If our time machine did more than twirl a huge disk and had some lights blink, we would see that in order for it to travel in time it, would necessarily jump outside of the time-space that the earth is in.

Said another way, it would become separated from the earth and this solar system.  Therefore, what would that look like and why?

It is my contention as a science fiction writer, and nerd, that this solar system is in its own time zone.  That time zone is created by mass, and how that mass actually warps space around it.

The idea came to me when there was an anomaly with one of the Voyagers. As it went further into deep space, outside of the effects of the Heliopause, they said it was slowing.  NASA reported that it was slowing down. Is it, or is it simply in a new time zone where time is perceived differently?

It is my contention that it is the latter, which means time, and light years, and so on, are not as we perceive them at all.

If our time machine left the Earth’s Space-time, celestial mechanics would move the earth in several different directions at once.  Not only is the earth rotating on its axis but also it is orbiting the sun on the X-axis.  The solar system, carried along by the Milky Way, is moving both on its X, and Y,-axis, simultaneously.

Once our friend pulled the magic lever, he might pass through the earth, or find himself in space.

As I write about this in Under Roswell, or The Saga of the Starduster, time, as we understand it is not correct.

Not many years ago, there were reports by airport personnel, including air traffic controllers, and pilots of a UFO hovering over the O’Hare airport. Like a shot, it suddenly went vertical, “faster than a speeding bullet.” Leaving holes in the clouds, on its departure.

We know from our understanding of space travel, and so forth, that the G-force would have made the occupants look worse than any bug, on any windshield.  Because we “know” that to be true, we dismissed it, as it could not have happened.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_O%27Hare_International_Airport_UFO_sighting

Because of our understanding of physics, using the Abacas and slide rules, that we have. We could not make sense of it; the incident was passed off, as “swamp gas, or a hoax.”

Even though there were several that saw it, all saying the same thing, it did not happen.

Well, my feeble brained friends, and those of you who are not so feeble, what if those in that disc-shaped object, pushed their magic lever, and found themselves outside of our space-time?

If you accept that not all of the UFO sightings are hoaxes, then we must look for other answers.

If they are not hoaxes, how did they get here?

“In Under Roswell, I write about a Point in Time modulator, which of course is something I made up, as a plot device.  Unlike the infamous Flux Capacitor, I try to dig into the science, of how this could happen, without using the proverbial slide rule.

What I would love NASA to do, is devise some test, that they could perform with this sun probe, to see if the time-space around the sun is different from what it is here on earth.

I am assuming that there will be telemetry from the device.  That data stream may change in baud rate or frequency, as it gets closer to the sun.

Most will want to blame the heat from the sun, but just possibly, someone will think about shifting their algorithm to match that of the data stream, to see that there might indeed be a time change.

If correct, the way that we perceive time and distance would change.  The distance to the stars would necessarily change.

What is the time zone like in the void between galaxies, where there is no mass to create warpage of the space-time?

If you like my way of thinking, you might enjoy:

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If someone with a string of letters after their name, resembling the alphabet, comes up with this theory, remember that you read it here first.

Much Love -TW

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The Good, the Bad, and the Democrats

“All is fair in love and war and politics.”

I find it rather fascinating that our Democratic friends have mainly brought the American Government to a halt for 2 years, at a cost to the taxpayers of over $25 million and ignore the apparent collusion in front of their eyes.

Foreign nationals are and will influence the outcome of the election if we don’t have voter ID laws. There is not one argument that is valid to ignore this one simple truth. To argue against it is a blatant attempt to cheat.
If grandma does not have a picture id by now, she is probably too apathetic to vote anyway. It is, in fact, a stupid argument that only stupid people make.
The Democrats are throwing out red herrings of what they plan to run on.
Don’t be fooled.
They, in fact, are not going to run on their usual talking points as few are that naïve to believe them. Yes, there are some that will, but the bulk of thinking people know that the Democrats win by lying and cheating. They, in fact, use the courts instead of the political process to get their way.
“All is fair in love and war and politics.”

That is their motto, and I dare say that some on the Republican side of the aisle feel the exact same way. They are all cut from the same cloth, so it is not a stretch to believe that.

The old axiom, if their mouth is moving they are lying, is truer today than ever before.

The skirmish between the left and right will not be fought on a level playing field. With the Left wing news organizations pumping out over 95% of negative spin on the president, their goal is to build up animus, (hate) toward Trump.
Those who vote in the mid-terms will not be voting for the Democrats because of what they say they are running on but, they will be voting against Trump.

No matter who the GOP person is, the Democrats strategy is already hard at work with propaganda on Social media. There are more Meme’s making the rounds on Twitter, Facebook and so forth linking Trump and the Deplorable’ s to Nazi’s and other white supremacy hardliners that quite frankly represent a tiny part of the human population on earth, much less in this country.
If you want to manipulate someone into action, you do so through emotions. Democrats cannot win in a logical, civil debate. They can only succeed if they sow the seeds of bigotry, hate, and malfeasance and place the blame on Trump and those that vote for him.
Sadly many Americans have already taken up the mantle of anger. They want to be mad. They are ready to carry the Nazi Tiki torches and march on anyone who professes to be a Trump supporter.
Racism is the last card. It is a cheap and dirty trick, but the politicians have no level of debasement that they will not stoop to.

If their treachery started world war three, they would crawl back into their holes until the smoke cleared. Only then would the cowards crawl back out to see if the shirts or skins won the war.
They call it Hyperbole thinking that all Americans know it is just a game. That too is a lie. Americans watch the “journalists” on TV and take them at their word. Just plain scary how people believe what they hear on TV, or read on the internet in a meme.

  • The Democrats will not run on taking your tax cuts back, although they will if they get in power.
  • The Democrats will not run on Impeaching Trump, although they will if they get in power.
  • The Democrats will not run on open borders, although they want to get rid of ICE. Ice is making it hard for Drugs to get in, as well as the new Democratic voting base..
  • Why do you suppose Jerry Brown wants California as a sanctuary state? He needs the votes.

They might run on immigration using the poor little children that their parents sent off with child sex traffickers to the states but, they dare not run on issues which the GOP can easily defend.
They cannot run on the economy unless of course, they could do something at the last minute do cause it to crash.
I would tell you not to be fooled by the meme’s on Social media but too often when you see some horrific scene you act before you Snopes.

The memes are propaganda made up by the Democrats, or even China or Russia.
It is conceivable that Mexico or even Canada could be creating them as Trump is tough on all of them. They all need some pacifist in the white house. They desire someone who will look out for them rather than the interests of the American people. They need someone who would be afraid to question the motives of Putin or any of the other world leaders. In short, they don’t need or want Trump, they need someone who they can buy, or who is spinless!

If it seems outrageous, it most probably is propaganda created by the enemies of the right and indeed the detractors of Trump.
No, the Democrats will run on all emotional issues, and tell you that Trump is the villain. If you watch any of CNN, MSNBS or ABC or NBC or CBS they are all in the tank for the Democrats.
“Why?”
“Follow the money!”

To the many of you who purchased Presidential Assassins, I have some excellent News!
Amazon put out a tool to assist authors such as myself. I have imported Presidential Assassins into this tool and am in the process of “polishing “ the book.
The tool and subsequent editing have not only enabled me to make the novel read and flow better but, I have found and corrected a few typos. Watch the link and or tweets, and I will tell you when it is available.

If this works as I suspect, I might have to go back and re-edit and polish all of my 31 novels.

Again, stay tuned to this blog, tweets and so forth as I will be updating you as I go along.
Try not to get sucked into the lies on social media. Your friends and family who are easily triggered will probably not want to hear that they are being lied to. They may, in fact, tell you to rave on cat shit, someone will cover you up.

The truth of the matter is, if they cannot deal with your argument logically, then they have already purchased the lie and will vote for communism as it is the right thing to do, they were told.

Please note that I am an independent. I vote character over anything else.

As Always…Much Love! -TW

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Is the First Amendment under attack?

Is your smartphone spying on you? YES, it is!

In case you slept through school the first amendment is your right to free speech.  While I may not agree with the things that you have to say, I will defend your right to say them. That is what this country is all about unlike others.

Increasingly our rights are under attack by those that wish to chip away at our freedoms.

In my novel Under Roswell, I speculate that the government and big tech is spying on people.  I make veiled references to listening post and other high tech algorithms which sort through our daily lives and look for specific keywords or phrases.

Presidential Assassins which was just released I take that much further and talk about all the different ways that we are spied on in a very Orwellian fashion. I do this while telling you an exciting story of crime and passion along with a lot of action.

Today we learn that large tech companies use algorithms to systematically move search results up or down in their rankings depending on who is paying for what.  They also track your every movement so they can target you with ads.  Let’s say you were in a department store.  The competition is not far from there, and they are paying for targeted advertisements.  When you open up your social media, you will see ads from the other store.

So far that is relatively innocuous.  In fact, it is capitalism, although it is creepy.

Now let’s take that a step further.

What if we are close to an election season?

Campaigns are already high tech but, these large companies already know more about you than you do.  They can funnel negative news stories about your candidate and positive stories about theirs to your phone.  They are already doing it.

If today you google idiot and chose images most of them will be of Donald Trump.  If you can sit there with a straight face and think that is not biased, you are fooling yourself.  When companies can influence elections that is too much power in the hands of those that are unelected.

Ninety-two percent of Americans already get their news from the likes of social media.  The big tech giants are in the tank for left-leaning, and by left I mean communist level, left-leaning candidates.  Millennials are already leaning towards Bernie Sanders, a Socialist because he waves the free stuff banner in their faces and portrays those things like a right and not a privilege.

The middle class is shrinking and under attack by the alt left as they bring in more socialist agendas.  Sooner or later the entire country will look like London or California.  If they continue unabated, the country will eventually look like Venezuela.

Had the people of Venezuela been smart enough to understand history they would have known much like in the Weimar Republic, Hyperinflation is the last death knoll of a country before it must be reset.   When a country is reset, everyone, but the leaders lose.

The tech giants, Main Stream Media and even Hollywood elites are pushing for that because of their blind hatred for Donald Trump.  They are all the hyper-elite and will survive.  Everyone else will be working for pennies an hour when it is over while becoming slaves of the rich.

If you don’t believe me go research communism for yourself.  Research Stalin who said that the sharpest weapon is the printed word.

What he meant is the media is the most useful tool to push forward lies and other propaganda to rip a country apart and finish the destruction of a people and their way of life to reset it to something more authoritarian much like Hitler, Mau, Stalin, and too many others to mention.  Each of these “gentleman” saw to the death of millions of people in different and perfectly horrible ways.

Hitler’s crimes in comparison are child’s play compared to Mau’s and Stalin’s.

Not only is your first amendment and second amendment under attack but if the alt left has their way that whole document you know as the constitution will be tossed aside for something more equitable, for the elites.

Much like China today, your rights to think anything different than what you are told will be impinged upon.

Those cute little phones and other gadgets that we have grown to love are spying on you.  Tracking your every movement and soon enough listening to your every word.

If you read my novel, Presidential Assassins, you will see how I bring some of these theories to fruition in my latest thriller.

Thanks for the follows and of course the purchases as Presidential Assassins flies off the virtual shelf!

Your patronage is the highest compliment of all.

Much Love -TW

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Public Nudity, the Quest for Happiness and Death

Hate is a poison that you take in hopes that it will affect someone else!  Don’t be there useful idiots.

 

 

If there are no places around you where you could walk like God intended, let me tell you about such a place that most likely is around you if you are in a large city.

Here in Dallas, we have King Spa and Spa Castle.  Semipublic nudity is mandatory.  Let me explain that.

When you walk into the place you put a credit card on file with them.  In return, they give you a waterproof RFID doohickey that you wear as a bracelet.  This doohickey is linked to you while you are there.  Everything that you want is charged to that thing and eventually your card.

You can be barefoot but they will rent you some shower shoes for a lack of a better description.  They lead you back to the wet area where you are to disrobe and put your purse, clothing and so forth in a locker assigned to you.  From there you are nude among people of the same sex.

Not sure what this will do to the transgender crowd just yet.

You are now supposed to take a shower washing everything head to toe.

At this point, you saunter, wander or just walk proudly to some hot tub with jets and so on and relax.  If you came with your husband he is doing the same thing among a bunch of men.

Again what if a female thinks that she is a man, where does she go?

In this area, you can schedule a body scrub which is worth it but keep in mind they exfoliate everything. After that, you can get a massage and unlike the typical massages where they make sure you are draped, this is not the case.

If you decide to take advantage of the co-ed areas they provide a uniform for your use.  In that same locker is a very generic uniform that you put on and from there you can rejoin your mate.

There are wet areas for co-ed use but you will need to have brought a bathing suit for this endeavor which can go on under the uniform.

After a few minutes in the wet area, the anxiety of being nude passes rather quickly.  The culture of our Korean friends sees nothing wrong with nudity.

I as a writer, author, and someone who lives life; see nothing wrong with it either.

The only time when it is awkward is if you are the only one that is nude such as being in the doctor’s office where you are no longer a human but a living cadaver.  I fire doctors who treat me like that as I am a human and refuse to be treated like a piece of meat or symptom.

Working in the Texas Medical Center for years I saw many surgeries, trauma cases, and autopsies.  I mention this because it is there that we lose our humanity.  Once the autopsy is performed it is their job to put most of the pieces back inside the body, and sew it up much like the laces on a football.  One person described it as much like your turkey you pull the organs out of the chest before you cook it.  Here, after they definitively determine the cause of death they slice and dice almost every part of you other than your shell.

When  I saw a brain in a meat slicer, much like you see at the deli, I could never go to the deli again. To date, I still don’t shop at the deli.   Even though a man’s testicles are irrelevant to his cause of death, a woman once bragged to me how quickly she could castrate a man and measure his testicles with something called an orchidometer.

She then proceeded to demonstrate her skill.

It takes a special kind of person to do this work.  As an engineer, I was constantly confronted with the dead or in some cases dying.

I will never ever forget when I was working at the morgue on fine day. There was some sort of rush of dead bodies needing to get out of the morgue to their respective funeral homes.  A number of “people” were sewing them up in a large room.  The administrator was there watching them while eating a plum.  As she bit into it, the juices of the plumb ran down her face and she did not even try to stop them. Just when I figured that was sick enough I turned to see a guy sewing this woman’s scalp back on using her breasts to hold his bag of corn nuts up, to keep them from spilling.

As I writer I must confess, I could not make this ghoulish nightmare up.

Why, why am I telling you about this?

When you go to the hospital your clothes come off whether you like it or not.  If you die you are nude under a sheet until your body is just a shell, with anything that was you has been dissected ten ways from Sunday.

These people that do this job, I don’t understand them.  They took absolute delight in making me ill, every time I went there.

In Houston, they have or had something called the VIP room.  Buddy, let me tell you that room was anything but VIP.

If you like horror movies (heaven help you) this place made any movie you ever saw a walk in the park.  Texas Chain Saw Massacre my first horror flick was sesame street compared to this.

It is not until you smell death, especially in that room do you fully appreciate how precious life is. I have no idea why those folks enjoyed making me sick.  I finally was forced to leave that job, as I was traumatized and was not even aware of it.

It hit me that was the case one day when I was eating at some diner.  The waitress brought me my food and she had catchup on her elbow.  The flashback of the “jumper” that I had seen a week before came back, and I lost my stomach right there in that place. Imagine how that felt.

I am sure that the people who constantly used their jobs as a weapon, would have taken delight in that fact.

The dreams sometimes are still so vivid, that I wake in a cold sweat.

PTSD, yes, I understand it, and those bastards at that place did it intentionally.

Nudity; it is nothing. Without many exceptions, we are all built the same.  Some of us are a different body type.  Some are muscular and others their muscles are well hidden.

Live your life for this day and this time.  You never know when you will wake up and something will not feel right.  Or, you won’t wake up at all.

Watching the news I see so many who are either paid protestors or who are really angry and they are killing themselves.  Stress kills and anger is bad medicine. You might as well smoke and do drugs as they will kill you just as quickly as staying angry all the time.

I tell you the truth, my friends. If you are one of those wrapped up in the hate just look at the actual facts and don’t listen to the media.  They are orchestrating a coordinated attack on the president through spreading the same scripted stories to all their news outlets across the country.  The goal is to divide us on race, sex, and pit the haves against the have-nots.  They will tell you it is the Republicans fault even though the GDP is the highest it has been in years, unemployment is at 3.9% which is great.  Black unemployment is at its lowest in the recorded history of this country.  Somehow the media is going to spin their pack of lies making all of these positives into negatives.

They are killing you!

Hate is a poison that you take in hopes that it will affect someone else!  Don’t be there useful idiots.

Hate and anger release cortisol which ages you and causes your blood pressure to go up and could cause you to have a stroke.  Is it worth it?

Turn off the telly and read my latest novel Presidential Assassins.  A thriller that you will not want to put down.

 

Much love- TW

 

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You Dog!

“When you lay down with the dogs, you wake up with fleas.”

 

Ok, I had to laugh when I saw the tweet from President Trump.  I purposefully did not even turn on the news all day as I don’t really care to hear 24 hours of nonstop Trump hate.  This person who he is disappointed with is not a nice person. She is, in fact, a deceitful liar.

If you watched her on the Apprentice, you know this to be true.

I question why The President brought her into the White House in the first place knowing that she was not of good moral character.  My gut instinct is that he was trying to give her a hand up, and she bit him.

Now she is calling him a racist which, is just not the case.  If you want to paint someone as an awful person you call them a racist. It is an easy card to play because you cannot prove it or disprove it.  I personally feel that those who call others racist are most probably the real racist.  I have seen this in my personal life, time after time.

Do you remember your childhood…”It takes one to know one.”  ?

Yeah, that is what it feels like we have devolved to.  The third or second grade and I can’t wait for someone to yell, “I am telling!”

It is, in fact, childish nonsense, and we as a country are sinking to a level of tribalism which is not a good place to be. Yes, the media is showing us the way of being the never-ceasing Evil TOM TOM, pointing us in the direction of self-destruction.

Of all the presidents we have had, this may very well be the most Black Friendly president we have ever had.  Forget what the media is telling us, just look at the facts.

Lowest Black unemployment in the history of this country under this president.  Think about that statement for a minute.  The lowest black and minority unemployment numbers in the entire history of this country!  That is incredible!

If you are racists, you don’t give a person of color a hand up, and you damn sure don’t promote their needs over white people. This president is. And they call him a racist as they don’t want the black folks to vote Republican.  It is working as many black athletes are conflating Trump’s desire for patriotism to racism. Why are they doing that?  Because CNN and MSNBC are telling them that is the case.  They are lying.

While I wish this president would not go there with his vernacular, he is, in fact, a street fighter at heart.  You hit him, you get hit back twice as hard.  Trump has been very consistent in this character trait. You can count on not coming out on top if you mess with this man.

While the media is out to destroy him, sooner or later the truth will come out, and while half the country will deny it, even with the facts in front of them, those that support him will be vindicated.

Omarosa will make a bunch of money selling her book, as the media is out to listen to anyone that has some dirt “made up or not” on Trump.

If you want your fifteen minutes, say something salacious about Trump that cannot be proved or disproven and you might very well have CNN or MSNBC there with a camera and reporter.

I am reminded of the frog and the scorpion.

The scorpion needed to get from one side of the pond to the other.  He asked the frog for a ride.  The frog being of good moral character agrees and takes the scorpion on as a passenger.  Halfway across the pond, the scorpion sticks his stinger deep into the back of the frog.  “Why did you do that, now we both will die,” The frog asked?  “I had to, it is my nature.”

Be mindful of the scorpions you help in life. Leopards cannot change their spots.

My latest novel, Presidential Assassins is doing very well.  If you are one of the readers thanks so much!

I look forward to some feedback and email.

 

It is always exciting to release a new novel for consumption.  What do people think, what did they like, etc…

I am already hard at work on #32  This novel is for my female readers out there, as it is a tear jerker so far.  As I write it, I have to stop as my eyes get moist to the point I cannot see the damned screen.

Truthfully I have some men who read some of my romance novels, and they tell me that they do.  Listen I love it that so many of you read my novels, and I am thankful for that.

If you are new to my blog, what kept you?

Follow me here, on Twitter and of course, check out my website at www.authortwscott.com

There is a contact page that people often use, feel free to drop me a note.

 

Much Love –TW

 

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Presidential Assassins

As a writer what are your goals?

 

During the last few months, I wrote Presidential Assassins.  The editing of it and so forth took time, but it is quite good.

The quite good is a quote from some of my beta readers and some initial feedback.

One of my readers told me that my book reads a lot like some movie that is being advertised currently.  I have not seen the leads for it, but it is about a shadow government and assassins.

My novels are selling well, and people are giving me good feedback thus far. Someone was telling me that if you write a book where the hero is a kick-ass woman nobody will buy it. FFS!  Did they happen to see the movie Wonder Woman?

I don’t like misogynist at all.  Women can indeed be badass assassins, just as good as Tom Cruise.

This novel is aching for another volume.  Waiting to see if enough readers demand it. I hope that they do.  I already have some ideas of where I would take it.

If you take the time to read it, let me know what you think.

Before I get an agent, you can acquire my novels very inexpensively. Why? An agent has a team of people who they assign your book to.  Some editors fix the participles and antecedents and split infinitives.   They look for grammar punctuation and of course inconsistencies in the story.

Now they do other things as well, they look for parts of your story that need punching up or deleting.

I liken this part of the process to what my art instructor did to me on several occasions.

I would paint this exquisite painting that I loved and then she would come by and tear it apart.  One time she took a rag full of turpenoid, (odorless turpentine) and wiped the canvass clean.  Well, it was a gray mess. I was gobsmacked!  I was happy with mediocrity, and she knew I could do better. Painfully she was right, I could, and did.

Agent’s, if they take you on as a client can push you to the next level.  Now I know that my books even though they are selling around the world with the right agent, they could be a lot better.

Query letters and begging for representation is not my thing.  Query letters take a minimum of four hours to produce.  In four hours I can write at least one chapter, and maybe two.

My time is worth something to me.  I need an ROI and “if you never hear from us consider it a pass.” Does not get it!

These books will make some agent a ton of money and right now that money is going to Amazon and Smashwords who push them out to the big e-tailers like Barns and Nobles.

Of course, Smashwords and Amazon don’t do anything for their 30 odd percent. By anything they don’t advertise them, they don’t edit them or create the cover art.  They don’t even read them and tell you what might need to be fixed.  They host them on a site, and the rest is up to you.

I recently plugged myself into to a writers guild with hopes of making connections and getting others to critic my work. Stay tuned in here, as I will be blogging about it.

If you follow me, you know that I am about paying it forward.  If I can assist any of you in your endeavors through what I am learning, you can count on me doing so.

Thanks again for the follows, retweets and indeed if you are one of my customers, you rock!

People are buying these books all over the globe, and it is heartwarming!  I appreciate it, I genuinely do.

 

Much Love!  -TW

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Hello new followers!

I want to give a quick shout out to the newest followers of this blog. Yes, it is a lot of work, but I feel that you are worth it.

People from all over the globe are represented here, and that is what I hoped for.

We all may not agree on everything, and our cultural differences might be seen as roadblocks, but I disagree with that assumption.

There is a common denominator with each and every one of us and once we establish that, we can progress forward with some dialogue.

Yes, this blog is a way to communicate with the readers of my novels, and that too is part of the process as we artist and writers are starving for a reason.  We are passionate about what we do, and we will sacrifice much, to bring our projects to fruition.

This blog and meeting you is not a sacrifice, however, and it is one of the few paybacks I as an author obtain because I get to know you as well through your comments and your blogs.

Thanks for the recent follows and if you are a long time reader, thanks so much for hanging in there!

There are some exciting things happening in the future so follow me on twitter and of course here on the blog.

 

Much Love! -TW

 

 

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Can Hate Kill you?

IF you want to live longer stop being angry!

 

There is an old axiom that says, so you sow, so shall you reap.

As you sow, so shall you reap, and As a man sows, so shall he reap. Proverbs.

Things will happen to you good or bad, according to how you behave.

Your deeds, good or bad, will repay you in kind.

Let’s forget for the moment that we first heard this in the bible. I stand by my question “can hate to kill you?”

The answer is an unequivocal yes.

There is this philosophy that what you put out into the world will come back to you.  If you are benevolent and kind and charitable that will come back to you.

I heard a preacher once who lived in pretty austere conditions by choice.  His way of living was to lead by example, and he would say things like if me living like this and doing what I do affords others to live in mansions, then I have fulfilled my destiny.

Who among us would say that and mean it?

Who among us would give up what comfort our toils have brought us, to make someone else’s life better? Giving to charity is one thing, giving it all to where you are living in squalor, is another.

We don’t have any scientific evidence that there is anything after death.  We cannot prove that there is a heaven or hell.  Christians and Jews have to take it on faith.  I cannot speak for other religions as I have not studied them.  With over 4000 different denominations of Christianity, we have enough to sort out among ourselves.

You have no doubt heard people say that they are sending positive thoughts your way or good vibes.

I have seen people who were just miserable.  They were Debbie Downer, or it was as if a black cloud was always over them.  If it were not for bad luck, they would have no luck at all.  If negative things are what they focus on guess what, that is what they will get in return.

Call it Karma or vibes or the teachings of Jesus. Lousy mojo will get you bad mojo in return.

We cannot explain this scientifically, we just know that it happens.

Pollyanna if you remember her, or that book, she was like the eternal optimist.  What she said made sense.

If you look for the bad in life, you will find it.

If you seek the negative in people you will not be disappointed, you will find it.

If you want to be mad and angry and full of hatred, you will be.

If we take the converse of that, would it work?

If you looked for the good in folks, do you think you would find it?

If you woke up tomorrow and said, I am not going to be angry any longer, how would that work?

This is not an easy thing to do as the world is telling you to hate.

The media is selling hate and giving you dozens of reasons to hate.

The media is killing us!

The war between Trump and the media is having unintended consequences as we can no longer have a civil discourse if we are on opposite sides of the fence.  To be fair, late-night comedians and Hollywood are doing their parts to keep us all hating everything.

When you or I am angry, our bodies produce something called cortisol.  I have written about this before, but it bears repeating.  Cortisol is the stress hormone, and the more often you have it, the shorter your life will be. The media is perpetuating this hate.  They want you and I angry!

When we are angry we will not think objectively, in fact, we are very prone to action when we are emotional.

Don’t believe me watch a conservative news person try to interview someone on the left.  There will be fireworks as there is no objectivity.  A woman rammed her car into a man’s car who had a Trump sticker on his.  Assault with a deadly weapon, just because he supported Trump.

Trump should probably stop tweeting so much as he triggers so many so quickly.  The media takes every tweet and dissects it making something from it that he did not mean.

The first thing we must do to dismantle this, and realize that we are being played. Forget the press for just a few moments and look at the state of this country as a whole.

  • American leadership abroad is much stronger, we are respected again.
  • Our economy is as strong as it has been in some time.
  • The stock market is crazy good.
  • America is first on the world stage.
  • Over 3 million jobs have been created.
  • 304,000 manufacturing jobs have been created.
  • 337,000 construction jobs created.
  • Unemployment down to 3.8 %
  • 6 million job openings currently
  • Historic tax cuts which have given most Americans more take-home
  • Unnecessary regulations rolled back allowing businesses to grow.
  • Dodd-Frank has been eased back on.
  • We are getting more free and fair trade with other countries

I could go on and on, but the point is the MSM is not reporting any of this. Why…they want us pissed off.

I have some friends on Facebook who are leftist.  One said some things about Trump which were hateful and untrue. I did not argue with them. I just sent them the tweet in question and the argument was over.  They took some facts from some news agency about one of his tweets and called for his impeachment for being stupid.  Once he saw the actual tweet, he backed off.

I am no sycophant for Trump.  I look at the facts, and they are out there if you want to see them.

The alternative is to stay mad and angry, and fall lock step into the crazy agenda put forth by those who want to destroy this country just to blame it on our President.  How foolish is that if you think about it?

He is our president.  If you are an American, he is your president.  This is your country.  Don’t you think it would be a good idea to want him to succeed?

The Russian conspiracy is going to fall apart if Republicans can hold the house and senate.  The truth about what went on in our government needs to come out and be dealt with so no president in the future on either side can be manipulated by a corrupt DOJ.

There is one set of laws in this country, and they need to apply to all of us equally. Currently, that is not the case, and it needs to be fixed.

If you want to live long and prosper, keep in mind that controlling your mood is paramount.  Seek that which makes you happy.  What makes you laugh!  Spend time with those that you love and for God’s sake turn off the telly!

Stalin accurately said that the sharpest weapon in any war was print.  Back then they only had the press, and he who controlled the press controlled the people.  Today we have 24X7 news and only one station that is not in lockstep with the rest of them.

If you are angry, unplug.  Don’t let this shorten your life.  We should be able to have a civil conversation about anything.  I don’t care if we are on polar opposite positions on the issue, you and I should be able to sit down and converse about whatever the problem is.

Today, sadly that is not the case with many who I know personally.

The media, not Trump, the media has driven a wedge between us. How sad is that?

What they are doing is effectively shortening the lives of millions of people as many are so triggered that they cannot see straight.  This is how wars are started, but unlike the civil war of yesteryear, we will not know who is who as we don’t exactly wear a sign saying who we voted for.

I vote for the character of the person, not the party. Usually, it is a choice between the lesser of the two evils which is sad.  Just once wouldn’t you like to be excited for who you vote for?

Try this experiment, do your best to only have positive thoughts.  Think about family and friends and how much you love them.  Turn off the news and if someone comes to you and starts bitching, hold up your hand.  Nope, not going to ruin my day, get behind me Satan!

If you toss a rock into a pond the displaced water will eventually have some effect on the shoreline.  What we cast out into the world will have an impact on the world.  Even if you live by yourself and never leave the house if you are always in a state of misery that is what you will continue to be.

You can change your destiny, but first, you must know how.  That answer starts and stops with you.

What do you want in life?

If you want to be happy start by letting go of the anger and realize that much of it is contrived as a way to manipulate the masses.

If cable news has your life filled with hate and despair, cut the cable.  Save some money and have more time to spend outside of your home, away from screens.

Taking the dog for a walk is far more gratifying than listening to talking heads whose sole job is to tell you what to think and how to feel.

Cast some good vibes out, and good vibes will come back to you.

Thanks so much for following me here and on Twitter. If you are one of the folks who has read my novels, thank you so much! They are selling nicely around the world, so I guess my take on life through my characters is making a difference.

 

Much Love -TW

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Tinfoil Hat Election Skullduggery

This would be easy to do and hide.

 

Allow me to preface this blog with, “I am a science fiction writer!”

We writers think outside the box.  Today much of what we have in the way of technology was dreamt up by the likes of who?  Science fiction writers. 

We have this Russia Collusion, voter fraud and Putin’s Bitch mentality going on in this country which is adding to the vitriolic rhetoric and the intolerance of the left and sadly some on the right.

  • Who takes a pickax to a star on the walk of fame?
  • Who dresses in all black and becomes a violent mob actually propagating fascism?
  • Who is stirring the shit?
  • Who does it benefit?
  • Is there really a way for China or Russia or some country that ends in STAN to screw with our elections?
  • Is there really some old rich guy playing god with his millions of dollars just to see what chaos he can cause?

I would offer that our next most significant concerns will be with Social media and those that set themselves up as the thought police.

  • Could our elections be stolen?
  • How would they do it?

In 2010 the Stuxnet virus was implanted in printers that made their way to Iran.  Through print sharing, soon the virus was set free on the uranium enrichment facilities in Iran.  This was a Cyber weapon that nobody will take credit for.

Anyone with a brain would guess Isreal had something to do with it. 

I point that out to proffer my tinfoil hat election tampering idea.

The machines that we use for voting are not connected to the internet or even a phone line.  While they all link together via a switch, there is no connection to the web, ever. That is my understanding.

This would make one think that the machines would be free from tampering.

What if these machines have a worm or Trojan in them waiting to be activated at a specific time and date to skew the numbers?  Is that how Trump won, or Hillary lost?  Maybe this is a new excuse for Hillary to use on her book tour on why she lost.

Before you write me nasty things let me be clear, I don’t think that happened but, it could have.

Not only in this country but abroad in other countries where there is widespread corruption at the higher levels of government, this could be a real possibility.

dianne

Let’s face it. If Dianne Feinstein can have a Chinese spy for a driver for over 20 years, just possibly a trojan written into firmware is worth looking for.

If you want to secure the elections from tampering, you must use positive ID and a paper ballot which of course will once again give us dangling chad!

In an age where we rely more and more on technology, we must stay vigilant with not only our elections but, even these gadgets that we buy to make our lives easier.

Anyone who does not want a positive ID or to take precautions to safeguard our election is probably wanting to cheat.  There is no viable argument against picture ID!

Orwell was a smart guy, and 1984 is a book worth reading in case you have not read it yet.

I would encourage election officials to find a way to download the firmware in the machines, picking random machines from tightly contested areas and have your guru’s see if there are algorithms or viruses in them to “turn on” at certain times?

The Trojan could quickly be written to self-destruct after it had performed its task.

As far as this country is concerned both Trump and the media need to ratchet back the bitterness.  Hyperbole or not, there are loons “pix ax guy” and others who listen to the likes of Maxine Waters and take her acrimony as permission to do violence.

Several petulant individuals need to fade into history before some loon does something unthinkable at there behest.

 

Presidential Assasins is selling well on Amazon, get your copy soon. 

Much love! -TW

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What You Don’t Know Could Kill You

Not too many years ago I got into it with a local journalist.  She reported that the porn scanners at the airport were safe.

Never mind the invasive nature of these devices. They in fact literally strip you naked for strangers to see more of you than your dermatologist would examine.  Once you get over the horror of strangers gawking at you, and yes they do make fun of you, then you have the radiation to deal with.

She reported that it was safe radiation.

What exactly is “Safe Radiation?”

I was not mean about it. While she was defensive, she was not unkind either.  I think she is unaware of the difference and bought the lie told to her.  I use this in my latest novel which was an excellent device.

The radiation you get at altitude is Cosmic Radiation which penetrates aluminum. Gamma Radiation is from different sources and is dissipated in our atmosphere.

From a chest x-ray, dental X-ray, etc. is ionizing radiation which can cause cells to mutate as they can mess with the DNA. Ionizing radiation can actually heat tissue, and there is no telling what it does to your eyes. Even cosmic radiation can destroy the DNA information creating abnormal growth.

Once the DNA is messed with that messed with DNA replicates and soon you are diagnosed with cancer.

If the DNA is messed with either the cell will die, or repair itself or mutate and then those mutated cells will create more mutated cells with screwed up DNA.

Today I mention this as there was a story about the government using taxpayer dollars to the tune of 5 million dollars to prop up a failing newspaper.

Do you know the purpose of your local paper?

Stalin is quoted as saying that there is no sharper weapon than that of print.

This is true.  If the local paper cannot survive on its own, they should start a go fund me page or some charity might assist them.  Once you are beholding to someone, you can no longer be unbiased.

The paper is, in fact, to hold our leaders accountable for what they do, and how they spend your money.

If the government was your source of revenue how in the world could you write a story about government officials doing things that they should not be doing?

Journalists are to be objective.  That means that you report the news as it happens with no spin, no bias.  Unless you hold yourself out there as an opinion journalist, you have no dog in the fight.

Whether you like Trump or not, he is correct regarding bias in the press. When Mika and Morning Joe say with a serious face that the president is mentally unbalanced, they are holding themselves out there as medical professionals and many will believe it.  That is dangerous talk to have for many reasons.

Someone might actually believe you, and decide to fix it.  No, Mika, you don’t tell Americans what to think.  That is your first mistake. Just report the facts and let the public decide.

When you disparage the president, you disparage millions of people who voted for him.

When you spread lies which are no more than propaganda, you enable loons to feel empowered to do the crazy things we see happen.

The other day a woman rammed a guy’s Jeep because he had a Trump sticker on his car.  She in fact openly admitted it to the officer.  That is assault with a deadly weapon.  What if he had a MAGA hat on and was crossing the road on a crosswalk?  Would she run him over?  Would someone else be that triggered to run them over?

Words are powerful and “Journalist” know better, or they should.

I can see some lawyer defending her now.  He would move the case to New York or LA where the bias is so blatant they could find enough jurors to agree that the guy had a red hat on so he needed to die… Good Job woman, here is a medal for getting rid of one more Trump supporter.

This is the crazy world we live in.  And it is the media’s fault.

One of the things that Journalist learn is not to publish things that could be hurtful.  Report the facts as they are and don’t spin them.

No, Tax dollars should not be used to prop up a failing media outlet.

I make it a point not to watch any media that is biased.  How do you know if they are?  When they openly cheer on camera when another outlet reports that they have the smoking gun to impeach Trump, I think you can assume that they are biased.

I have a challenge to issue to the MSM and President Trump.  Now you all will have to retweet this so they might see it but here is the dare. 

President Trump, you say you can negotiate with these other world leaders, can you negotiate with the destroy Trump media?  CNN and the rest.  You used to have a really good name, what the hell are you doing?  Can you create a cease-fire and just report the news good or bad?  Don’t give us this crap about the president is deranged, we know better.  The facts speak for themselves and by the way you are giving his supporters red meat.

New York Times.  Wow, you folks were the bastion or standard bearer for the news. WTF?   When you hire an openly hostile racist, and you defend it, whatever smidgeon of credibility you had left you lost.

Anyone that is that racist needs help.  She does not need to be in any position where she can promote her brand of bigotry.  Racism is just ugly, no matter who espouses it.

In my latest novel Presidential Assassins, I use much of this as fodder for a very entertaining story.

Follow the tweets on the right of the page to find my work.

Before I leave you I have a question speaking of flying and the TSA…  Why is it every time I fly my TSA lock goes missing? Those things are not cheap.  They are not cheap unless of course you buy them on eBay for less than $4 for a lot.  Connection ??  I want to know where these came from.

tsa locks

3 for $55

 

How about these?

tsa locks ebay

Starting bid $4.00 on Ebay…

Dear TSA, if the images are truly non invasive as I have read in a few places, allow me to see it for myself.  If you are up front about it, and allow me to pick the place (s) I will write a an article saying so.  Until then I dont trust you, and with your track record I dont think anyone really can..

 

Much Love -TW

 

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Ticket to Heaven

Is Heaven what you think it is? How do you feel about where you are now?

 

Do you have yours?

When the trumpets sound and those famed horses come riding from the sky will you be headed to heaven or the other place?

Do you think that there is a place after death?

Sitting in church this morning I was taken aback by a substitute preacher whose sense of humor was lackluster at best.  He laughed at his own jokes, and that was off-putting but, his message resonated with me.

My mind drifted to the polar express with the CGI version of Tom Hanks punching virtual holes in virtual tickets.  The bell would ring, but there was no sound.

We are like that bell, we ring, but people don’t hear us.  Why?

Reading the news today there was stern warning from some newspaper exec who said he warned the president that taking on the media would lead to violence.

Make no mistake about it there is a war in this country and others.  The dichotomy is still between the haves and the have-nots, and it is exacerbated by the media and the power brokers who are losing their grip on the throne or that fabled ring that was “my precious!”

The elite have been in power so long that those threats to their supremacy is now real, so the weapons of war have been elevated to Defcon 2.  Nobody is safe in this war as the minions of darkness pull no punches.  They have mobilized their armies, and nobody is immune from their evil purpose.

The media is behind the power brokers, and those power brokers or the elite do not differentiate themselves with that famous R or D.  They are in fact the entrenched who have spent millions of dollars for jobs that pay $150K a year.  They are the few who have their own set of laws that make them better than you or I.  Using tax dollars to pay off sexual harassment victims is only the very veneer of their treachery.

Pandering to those that are not informed, or woefully misinformed by a failed education system, the power brokers are now looking to import a new class of voters as most Americans can see through the haze of purple Kool-aide and in fact have been the benefactor of tax cuts.  Most Americans have seen their part of the world improve and can see the benefit of a non-nuclear Korea.  They also understand that talking with the Russians vs. lobbing nukes with them is a good thing.

Only the creatures of the swamp see this is a bad thing as there are enormous amounts money to be made peddling hate. Much like there is considerable money to be made treating a disease vs. curing it, nobody in power wants either.  Treat or control the condition or opposition but, do not do away with it.

This is the sad reality that we face today, and it is all about hate and fear vs. love.

The rhetoric on the left is so hyper-partisan that people without a dog in the fight have hatred for our president.  Some foolish people in London created a balloon in the likeness of our president as big baby version of Trump. Under the guidance of and permission by the leadership of the mayor of London, flew that balloon during Trump’s visit.

This is the mayor who told the good folks of London, that Terrorism is a way of life, get used to it! My cousin is spinning in his grave!  No, Terrorism is evil, and it must be sent to hell, where it belongs.

Love is the opposite of hate and Fear is the mechanism that begets the opposite of love.  Propagandist push hate and fear to manipulate the masses.  Once they push it, they tell you who is to blame for it.  They are in fact an agent of the devil and need to be ignored.

If you have ever doubted spiritual warfare before, turn on CNN or MSNBC and listen to the hate and fear mongering.  They are over the top negative and in fact, have not seen fit to publish anything good about this current administration.

4.1 GPD in the second quarter.  They reported it could not be done. After it was done, they have downplayed it and predict that it will crumble soon. Patriots, or agents of hell?

Tax Cuts and yes they are not crumbs Ms. Pelosi If they are crumbs why do you want them back? Yes the media is on her side.  Patriots or agents of hell?

Denuclearization of the rogue regime in North Korea  “Folks that is huge!” They have not said anything good about it and in fact said our president gave away the farm. Patriots or agents of hell?

The return of hundreds of our fallen heroes from a war fought over 70 years ago.  Did they congratulate Trump for that or did they say Obama got it started or perhaps you didn’t build that…? Patriots of agents of hell?

Getting along with a superpower who has more nukes than we do pointed at us… Trump is an idiot they said and they as much as said he is a puppet for Putin. Patriots of Agents of Hell?

Call me silly, but I think getting along with the schoolyard bully is probably a good thing. As one bully to another, I am glad our bully has a charming wife that keeps him in check.  She has much more class than any in the media. She is a patriot!

MSNBC and CNN have not had any airtime to these things and in fact, have “experts” on downplaying them as if they are nothing. Patriots or agents of hell?  C’mon you know this!

Just maybe we don’t need cable TV?

Just possibly we need to cut the cord, remove the dish, and send a clear message to Comcast and Time Warner, Spectrum, FiOS and whoever the hell else sells this shit! We have had enough.

Does the FCC have any control over hateful stuff like this?  It is not news it is Pravda!  It is lies covered in Yellow Journalism.  There is nothing objective about it. They are a pit of vipers!

Maybe we don’t purchase things from their advertisers, just to send a message that we are tired of being played by you dolts. (that is polite to what I wanted to type.)

What does it take to do away with evil?

It takes righteous anger, and then it takes love.

When you cannot have a conversation with an old friend, who happens to watch one of those other networks that spew partisan Pravda like rhetoric, the hate has gone too far.  Hate coupled with fear coupled with ignorance is a damned dangerous combination.

What is happening on our southern border is not immigration, it is an invasion.

We have tens of thousands of American kids who need those resources now being given out to people from countries more corrupt and feckless than ours. Mexico needs to be held accountable for allowing this to happen, and it is past time.  Should we invade Mexico and occupy them until the corruption is gone? Maybe we should invade DC and clean up that mess first.

Our government here in this country needs to also be held to a higher standard.  We the people need to send that same message and that my friends, is with love.  Whoever their sponsors are, let them know we have had enough.  Stop buying their products!

Obama showed us the way through community organizing.  Let’s show them the way through righteous anger, and then love.

Yeah though I walk through the valley of shadows, I will fear nothing for we are the righteous ones with the armor of God to protect us from these evil villains who hold our country captive in their evil talons.  Pushing their poison through that black cable coming into our living rooms, needs to cease. Cast them out, and you do that by cutting the damned cord.  Silence in the face of evil, is evil in and of itself.

What does heaven look like to you?

Does it have CNN, MSNBC or Fox?

You’re in the wrong place.

Have your ticket ready….

Can you hear the bell?

 

If you should decide to cut the cable, which I admit is extreme, you will have more time on your hands.  My latest novel is out on Amazon, Presidential Assassin’s… Pick up your copy for a very inexpensive $2.99.  112k words of thrilling entertainment for less than some covfefe…

Yes, I am a little wound up about the subject as I see how this hate is like a poison that you take in hopes that if affects your enemy.  It is killing us.  Hate is incredibly destructive and used as a weapon like the media is doing, is just evil.

Whether you voted for Trump or not, he is the president of the United States and we need for him to succeed.  If anyone is against him, they are against this country… Think about it.  Are the people you watch for or against him.  If the later, they are against the United States of American and that means that they are against you! This is absolutely true, so why are you watching them?

Not a trump sycophant, I would and did say the same things about Obama.  Full disclosure, I had high expectations for Obama.  I figured with him as a role model, these kids in the inner cities might be lifted up and know that anything is possible.  Boy did we dial a wrong number.  Racial bigotry is higher than I have seen it since the assignation of Martin Luther King.

Love is missing here, and we need to figure it out.

Thanks for reading my blog and following me.

If you look to the right you will see my twitter feed that is marketing my latest novel.  Think about it as you ponder what I have said here.  As always if you have some differing opinions and share them in a civil way I will happily engage you in conversation.  I am not about hate, and will not tolerate its evil seeds to be sown in my garden.  How do you like that metaphor?

 

Much Love -TW

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Texas Roads, Drivers, and Climate Change

 

As we age, funerals are more commonplace.  Saying so long to a friend or family member is tough.  Traveling the last two weeks to funerals well over 200 miles from home only to turn around and return, makes for a long day.

Driving down 30 to 20 going out west I was amazed at several things.

Speed limit 60.  What does that mean?

When I was in Drivers-Ed that meant that you did 60mph or under it but not too much under as you don’t want to impede traffic flow.

I stayed right around 60, and I was impeding traffic.  Most drivers were well over 70 and many over that.

Part of the problem I think is that there are too few speed limit signs posted on 30.  This makes it easy to forget yourself, and before you know it, you are going much faster than 60.

I have lived here for many years, and I am not stupid enough to keep up with traffic.  Just about always there is a cop outside of the city of Ft. Worth who sits there running radar. Today there was one about a tenth of a mile before the speed turned up to 65 waiting for someone to go faster.

We need more signs alerting us of the speed and a little more law enforcement visibility.

I wanted to know what person designed the roads and decided what speeds that they should be in the country?  There are really good roads with slow speed limits, and then there are these “shithole” two-lane roads that are 70.  FFS really!

If you look at the roads carefully, you will see tire marks on the turns where some driver took them too fast and didn’t make it.  Are you working with the grim reaper to get the soul count up, or are you just that stupid?

My favorite is this, you are on this two-lane pothole-laden road doing 70 as to not get run over, in the blink of an eye, the speed goes from 70 to 30.  Yes Barney Fife or the 80-year-old version of him is sitting there waiting with his number 2 pencil and big chief tablet waiting for you.

“What does it cost to go 70 in a 30?” 

You got to be kidding me Cross Plains!  Is that how you generate revenue? Some attorney needs to file a class action lawsuit against the town of Cross Plains for this practice.   I am damned serious because they are not the only cities or towns that do this.  Tickets should not be revenue generators.

Now we have the good folks in Arlington Texas.  On a Saturday mind you with the temperature of 113 degrees on Hwy30, traffic comes to a standstill.  “Why?”

Piss poor planning on the engineers or contractors part leaving road construction idle in an area that is congested anyway.  Arlington should be pissed as they host the Cowboys, the Rangers and then there are Six Flags and a water park all right there.

It took 45 minutes to go less than one mile. Never mind that it is 113 in the shade and never mind that peoples tempers were even hotter but, if you really are pushing climate change wouldn’t thinking things through like idle construction be a good place to start?

Are you only serious about climate change when you can sell carbon credits?

How much Carbon monoxide do you think tens of thousands of cars idling for 45 minutes each puts into the atmosphere?  Now factor in the large trucks billowing out black diesel fumes. Arlington, you can do better. The Rangers and Cowboys should be pissed.

“How can you do better?”

“How about a flashing sign at the 820 split warning of the 45-minute wait and you might consider taking 820 to 183 or stay on I 20 or take some other alternate routes? ”  With all the tax revenue you collect how about doing something constructive with it. Save a tree or the planet or the climate! How about saving me from my head exploding! What the hell happened with common sense?”

One fellow who also sat through that mess passed the traffic doing over 100 mph in a poorly maintained car.  Zipping in and out of vehicles the back of his vehicle swayed violently many times as he drove very erratically.  I see those guys on crotch rockets doing that but, that car is not built for that nonsense and he will not only kill himself but probably someone else.

Hello officer Smith, it might be a good idea to have officers around the areas past the congestion like that, as people will be pissed and late and might be tempted to do stupid stuff, like this clown.

KRLD where were you with traffic on the 8 ’s? 

To round out the fun of today in the 113-degree heat I want to speak to you truckers out there.  Now maybe this will never get to you but just in case…Put the damned phones up!

It is bad enough when cars are all over the road because unlike the rest of humanity they are more capable of texting and driving at the same time, FFS!.  Cars are not driverless yet.  Trucks, on the other hand, I genuinely do not understand.  You cannot get on the highway and not see it.  18 wheelers all over the damned road.  When you pass them, you can see them with the phone in hand.  FFS, you are going to kill someone with that thing and while you may be ok with it, the person or persons you kill I assure you will not be ok.

Why don’t trucking companies have cameras in their vehicles so they can spot idiots like this and take them off the road?

I don’t know the answer to the problem but, I have an idea…

I would encourage people to get a dash cam and when you capture something like this, post it to youtube and tag the company that the truck represents. Now if you have a passenger, then they can use their camera and get it.  If you are driving and you do not have a dashcam or passenger, do not become part of the problem, just steer clear of the maniac and hope he or she doesn’t kill someone.

In summary: if you are upset with climate change, do something about having tens of thousands of car sitting in one place idling for hours on end.  Plan your construction projects better.  If you are the engineer who has anything to do with traffic lights, synchronize them when possible, so cars do not have to sit and idle on busy motorways.

You who figure out what the speed should be on the road, my god, put some common sense thought into the process! The inconsistencies boggle the mind.  It is almost as if you tossed a dart at a bunch of numbers when you were planning it.

You need more speed limit signs on 30 and 20.  You also need more police presence driving the posted speed limit setting the example.  When a car doing the speed limit is impeding traffic, that is a bad thing and indicative of piss poor planning on someone’s part.  More signs!

Finally my last bitch for the day…. Road construction zones.  I have traveled this great nation to all states but one. I must tell you that when I see these bogus road construction signs, fines double and there is nobody around or in many cases, not one spade of dirt overturned it just smells of extortion. Yes, Extortion.  To take miles of a perfectly good highway and have everyone do 55 instead of 75 only because some orange signs are posted needs to stop.  Tickets should not be a source of revenue.

I would call on the state legislature to introduce a bill making this practice illegal.  I would also ask to have the lower speeds in constructions zones not enforced on days when the workers are not present, again, a flashing sign.

If two-lane roads in BFE can be 70, I think a stretch of highway with no workers present can be 70 too.

Folks it is just common sense, and we seem to be short on supply…

For those of you who follow me, as I am a writer, I wanted to tell you that my latest thriller is finished.  I love it!

The name of the work is called “Presidential Assassins.”  The manuscript will now go to editing, and the cover art still has to be created.

The story is so good, you’re going to love it!

Follow me on Twitter for more updates @authortwscott

Follow me here on WordPress to keep up with my thought of the day.  Sorry if you don’t like my terse tone but my god, it is time someone uses that gray matter between their ears for something other than to hold up their hat.

 

Much Love -TW

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The Ticket

Keep you hands in plain site

 

Greetings and Happy Sunday!
I hope you are having a great weekend.

In church this morning I heard a story that reminded me of a situation that happened in my life that I wanted to share.

Years ago I was driving through the city of Lewisville Texas. Lewisville is home to a many who live north of Dallas and south of Denton. There are a few shops that I go to on occasion.
On this particular day, I was trying to find a new place I had heard about. Taking the exit one must go under a bridge, around a loop and then go back down the feeder on the southbound side of I35.
The time of day was in the early afternoon so the sun about 20 feet above the street if it were right in front of you.
Once traversing the bridge the way to get to southbound feeder was ill-defined at best. There were two entrances one of which had “do not enter signs” around it. The other did not.
Now I had never been on this particular stretch of road. It looked confusing, so I actually stopped and looked around to see what I was missing. There in the parking lot across the street was one of Lewisville’s finest sitting there I assumed running radar. Looking once more that the intersection I turned into the entrance without the “do not enter” signs.
The same officer that I saw sitting there was now behind me with his lights flashing.
“Pull over in the parking lot!” I hear with my windows closed.
Ok, I was not speeding, had my turn signal on, why is he back there?
Getting out of his cruiser he asks for the usual stuff and disappears into his car.
After seeing that I was not a threat to mankind, not wanted for anything and that my insurance, license sticker and everything else was up to date, he hands me a ticket for making an illegal left turn.
“Where was the sign that said don’t do this,” I enquired?
“They don’t have one but they should, he explained. But, if you go back and look up, you will see some signs with arrows on them and one with an X through a left turn arrow.”
As he thanks me for my courtesy, he gets back into his cruiser and floors it, screeching the tire igniting all 500 horses into a full gallop as he leaves the scene of his crime-fighting efforts.
I took the time to turn around and go find the sign. Friends, there it was, 20 feet in the air and about 50 feet in front of the intersection were some arrows, and one certainly had a line through it for the left turn.
Do you remember what else was at 20 feet above the ground?
Yes, the glaring sun blinding you and obscured the signs for anyone to see.
I am not an advocate of hating on police officers. As a matter of fact, I have many who are close personal friends. This 30-year-old man could have done many things including at the very least offering me a warning, as this was my first ticket ever!
I, in fact, drove over a 1000 miles a week for 15 years and never got a ticket.
Looking at all the options, they make it really easy to send them the $200 plus dollars if you take differed adjudication.
What that means is, if you don’t get another ticket in a year, it does not show up on your record. You just go up to the window there and hand the clerk a credit card, and you’re done.
That was ten years ago, and I have still not gone back to Lewisville to shop. I did drive through that intersection on a recent trip to see if they had changed it, and they have indeed put some signs at eye level that take the confusion out of the process.
I guess that officer had to find another honey hole to use to hunt for confused drivers. I am sure that they exist, I have seen them as I travel a good bit.
There is an issue when one gets a ticket. That is this. I think it makes you a less safe driver, at least it did with me. I started second guessing every move that I made. Much like a student driver, I deliberately thought about each and every action when I drove.
Like life, we tend to do things automatically. We don’t think about driving like we don’t think about breathing. You just do it. If the signs are appropriately placed and thought out, that is what it should be like.
This man knew and I would guess was purposefully sitting there at this time of day knowing full well those signs would be hiding in front of the sun, which they were. He admitted that they should have a no left turn sign at eye level. Then he hands me a $210 ticket and leaves, screeching his tires and using unnecessary acceleration to get onto the feeder.
I wanted to take it to court. Because of a head-on collision with a drunk driver 30 years ago, I physically cannot sit for any length of time. So in effect, I am deprived of my legal rights to be heard by our system of justice, as I cannot physically sit in one place while they go through there painful procedures at the speed of grass growing.
Allow me to be very clear. I honor our men and women in blue. As I stated, I have many close friends who serve in this capacity. Those that I have shared this story with called the man a prick. I had a few other choice words which I will not share.
Having said that never, I repeat never adjudicate your case on the side of the road. We recently learned of an officer in Roswell using a coin toss app to see if he should detain a driver.
In Irving not long ago we saw a woman accosted on the side of the road by an officer.
Make sure they can see your hands at all times. If they pull you over in the evening make damned sure that your light inside the car is on and your hands are in plain sight. When they pull you over their adrenaline is pumping, and they too are human and might mistake a sneeze for you pulling a gun on them.
“Yes Sir, No sir, thank you officer!” should be the most common words in your vocabulary when dealing with the man or woman in blue. Judges go through a little more training than the people in blue do, and they are not afraid for their lives like the person who just chased you down might be, and is now wondering what he or she is about to face.”
I was driving a minivan, a soccer mom mobile so I am confident that this young person felt that it was a safe bet to pull me over and save the world from my illegal left turn. FFS!
The losers are the cops and the City of Lewisville. Yes, they got $210 of my hard earned money. But, that cop represents all police. He represents an unfair practice of finding confusing intersections and waiting for someone who is driving on automatic mode and not expecting something so out of the ordinary. Or my personal favorite is the officers who sit in parking lots at the bottom of a hill with their radars shooting up the hill.

If you need a radar gun to tell that I am speeding by a couple of miles an hour you probably should not stop me.

This man who stopped me works or worked for a group of people who think what he did was great, and wish they had thought of it. The city loses because I don’t take my business there any longer, period. I will go way out of my way to stay out of that city and have done so since the ticket fiasco.

Business owners in Lewisville should probably go to a city council meeting and bring this up. Do I still sound pissed? Yes, I think I am. That was unfair and wrong and just Bullshit!

Will they miss my money that I spend elsewhere? Will they lose the tax revenue? Probably not but, you see I am also a writer, Unlike that officer who could have made me aware of the sign hidden by the sun, and then tell me to have a beautiful day he chose to use it as a revenue-generating moment.

I chose to use this blog to point out that there are people in this world who are self-serving and some of them wear blue.

I am of the opinion that all money generated from traffic infractions should not be in the city’s coffers. Generating revenue from tickets encourages speed traps which I have seen throughout the country.

I am for law enforcement, just not as a source of revenue.

As I leave you today, I want to leave you with this thought. As I complain about an unjust treatment and an abuse of the vehicular codes, my heart and prayers go out to the officer and his family today who died in the line of duty. The officer was viciously attacked by a person with a rock and then shot with his own gun multiple times.
These people disserve the ability to work their shifts protecting us, and serving us, and then go home to their families where they transform into mom or dad until their next shift.

As I write this, I got a news alert telling me of three cops shot and the shooter killed. Pray for the police and their families.

I could pontificate about why this is happening, but when you see the heated rhetoric in this country today, and you see Hattie become a no man’s land because of civil unrest, just possibly it is time we dial back the rhetoric a little bit @CNN…
There is a loss of respect for just about everyone, and it is justified or rationalized through the lens of hate. I don’t hate that officer that misused his position of authority, I dislike what he did, and I think it is a disservice to his uniform, his fellow officers, and his community.

Those that push this hate driven agenda don’t care. They need the country divided at all cost, and it is a ploy that anarchists have used for centuries. With social media, it is just much more accessible.

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Apple and Batteries

Phone slow, why not just buy a new one?

 

A little over a year ago I upgraded from an iPhone 5s to a 6s. Apple and the cell provider service had ceased providing discounts, so the purchase of the entire cost of the phone is on the consumer.

Every iteration of the iPhone has been around $1000.00    Let that sink in for a moment.

Now I think that the consumer protection agency should be all over this but what do I know.  Apple in its quest to become even richer did something to the phones through their IOS updates to cripple the 6S.  In doing so everyone that I knew that still had a 6S had similar complaints, the battery did not last at all.

Slowing the speed of the processor down through its IOS update was bad enough, making the phone, unusable criminal.

I had just paid my last 35 dollar payment on the phone when all of this came about.  The timing was a coincidence as others who had their paid for in advance also stopped working acceptably around then as well.

I began the process of looking at the newer products, the seven the 8 and now the 10, all of which came out during the time I have had the 6S…

While I was thinking about buying the ten, it dawned on me that all of the accessories that I had purchased for the 5 and six would also be e-clutter or e-trash.  This is wasteful!  Where do we go with this?

Making an appointment with the “geniuses” They ran diagnostics on my phone and told me that the battery was working fine.  They could not tell me what the speed of the processor was or anything that interested me, but they could say to me that the battery was fine.  I know that it is not but, how do I prove it?

Two weeks later, the phone is on the charger when it rings; the battery is at 100%. A 27-minute phone call the battery is critical in the red.

Once again I am back in the mode of buying a new phone or going back and arguing with the geniuses.

I make another appointment.  When I get there, I insist that they change the battery.  Little did I realize that other places in the area change the battery as well.

The phone, off the charger in the morning and used several times during the day, is still in the 90% range when I return home in the evening.

The more significant issue is, what is the life expectancy of a phone?

In my world of IT, budget planning is paramount.

  • The lifespan of a desktop PC is five
  • The lifespan of a laptop is three years
  • The lifespan of a smartphone is three

With the average cost of a smartphone around $1000.00, one can easily see that this must be factored into your annual budget.

When Apple or pick your vendor arbitrarily cripples a device making it unusable not only does it damage their relationship with their customers but it does severe damage to a business’s who provide such things to their employees.

I always suggest that we allow the employee to get the phone they want, and then we will enable them to expense the monthly cost of the service.  If they want a new phone every time Apple or Samsung develops one, then they can get it on their dime.

The bottom line is the phone should last no less than three years.

If I had a suggestion to make cell phones better I would like to see them made in such a way that I can purchase a replacement battery and change it myself.

As always your thoughts on this or any other topic are welcome.

Much Love -TW

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Pro-Life— Pro-Choice?

Pro-Life— Pro-Choice?

Someone posted a picture on social media just last night that would cause the most leftist in the world to think twice about their stance on abortion.

Some man dug through a dumpster behind a Planned Parenthood, removing dozens of aborted fetuses displaying them all in such a way as to create an emotional riptide.  Either you would be swayed for or against with no room in the middle.  In fact, you would have to be pretty depraved to not see this as an act against humanity.

I won’t post the picture, but many of those babies looked very late term.  Working in Neo-Natal, I have seen preemies smaller than them who are alive today!

He even went so far as to put opened juice boxes in some of the trays which contained the babies.

Why?

He humanized the fetuses to drive once again the point home that these are babies and not lumps of tissue like a cancerous tumor.

The end of the story is he is going to give them all a decent burial instead of them being tossed in the dumpster with the empty pizza boxes, plastic straws, and Styrofoam cups.

Decent human being, or provocateur?

I would argue both.

This is the world we live in today.  This is why we cannot have an intelligent conversation on any topic.  From guns to an invasion on our borders, the community organizers of the world have made it to where we are close to civil war as we can no longer see eye to eye on anything.

When I was young, there were two issues you did not talk about.  Women’s lib and religion.

Why?  Both are fraught with emotion, and few can debate the topics without “feelings.”

The travel ban was recently upheld by the supreme court on the narrowest of margins, why?

The constitution clearly states the president has that right.

A judge in Hawaii strikes it down because of what?

The judge took the then “candidate Trumps rhetoric” and put an emotional spin on it, and became an activist himself causing more consternation and civil discourse tearing at the fabric of this country.

The judge on the ninth circuit was wrong, his logic was skewed, and I think his ex-boss and college roommate provoked his decision to act as a way to community organize.  We know for a fact that he was visited by him right before he interjected his stupid argument.

Community organizing is in short tapping into our tribal instinct through the manipulations of your emotions. Pro-life shows a bunch of aborted babies in a dumpster, pro-choice shows some disenfranchised women who now must resort to a coat hanger in an alley.

OF course, there is no middle ground because you must be corralled into one camp or the other.  Which community are you part of?

When one becomes a judge no matter what the issue, the judge is to interpret the laws and that is what the magistrate makes a ruling on.  Emotions or feelings are not part of the decision process.

That, however, is not the case as we see time after time.  It is all about emotions and screws the constitution of at least half the country.  Either I get it my way or you all are bigots, racists, deplorable and I could go on.  When the conversation turns into name calling the person calling the names knows they don’t have any ammunition, they are wrong so the megaphone and name calling is their tactic.

How many times have murderers been let free because of some technicality in the law or some juror was swayed by some lawyer who knew how to push his or her emotional buttons to create that ever so handy “beyond the shadow of a doubt.”

 

Yes, it took over a year for the supreme court to come up with a 5 to 4 decision on something that is apparently in the president’s bailiwick to do.  The fact that four of the supreme court justices weighed in against the president tells you the state of our country.  The law is clear period.  They should not be judges.

If Judges were to do their job without feelings, without being an activist, it would make no difference if a liberal or conservative picked them, hence the flaw in our judiciary system. Feelings are irrelevant.

Supreme court Justices should be held accountable and should be able to be fired.  I think they can be impeached, but I do not pretend to know the mechanism of that or what would constitute the reason for that action.  They, in fact, need a boss that can keep them to a higher standard then what they hold themselves to.

Without this you have a non-elected branch of the government making laws that you must follow and they are there like so many other third world countries, for life!

That is true of any judge, who steps outside of his or her boundaries.

“Here is the case, here is the case law, This is how the constitution regards it, what say you?”

I want to put a different spin on abortion that might upset some of you but that is what we do isn’t it.  We talk about controversial subjects, and we try to do it without injecting our personal beliefs.  Once you are locked in on your own opinions or feelings, you are closed to the possibility that you are wrong.

Full disclosure, I lean pro-life.   I lean that way rather hard because someone needs to stand up for the child.  Someone needs to stand up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Having said that, is abortion always a bad idea?

I will not (NOT) allow the argument that it is a woman’s body and therefore it is her right to choose.  If you get aids or some other STD from unwise sexual conduct can you just “decide” not to have a terminal illness?  Nobody has a right to kill another or take another’s life.  Where would it stop if they did?  We have seen many mothers or parents kill their children, was it her choice and right?  She brought them into the world is it her right to take them out?   I could easily make the argument it was.  “She stayed out late past curfew too many times, so I killed her.  Her actions were giving my family a bad name; she had to die.  She was defective. End of story.”

Here is the twist.

There was a video on social media of a mother tossing her half-naked daughter off the couch.  When the child started to cry she viscously beat the child.  As the child continued to cry, she kicked her and then stood on her so she could not get air into her lungs to cry.

The video was hard to watch, and yes, I would have had no problems with locking the woman up right there and then. I would argue the death penalty, and I would volunteer to push the plunger or pull the trigger. Defective people like that need to be out of society and, if not rehabilitatable, sent back to the manufacturer, GOD, to see what went wrong.

This was my emotional response.  It made me sick and angry.  At that moment, I was enraged.

What should justice look like for her?

In the case of a sick person such as this who are so selfish that they opt to abort, would it not be kinder for the child not to be given to such a person?

This issue has caused me many sleepless nights as I can see a case to allow seriously stuffed up women to abort their babies.

There are so many ways to keep from having an “unplanned” pregnancy but, we have people who will flirt with aids, flirt with death at the end of a needle, and of course, do drugs and smoke while carrying a baby.

I have not interviewed anyone at planned parenthood, but just maybe they are pragmatic about this like I am trying to be in this “twist” on the issue.

Is that why the dumpster is full of dead babies?

Are they not babies?

They look like babies, you can clearly see that they were humans, how can you disassociate yourself from the baby aspect of what this is?  How can you as a doctor who is not to harm, kill babies still in the womb?

Should the babies in that dumpster belong in that dumpster?  How many women have carried full term and then tossed the baby into a trash?  Too many to count.  How cheap is life?

Often I find that those that kill, find that life is pretty cheap until it is theirs on the wrong end of a needle.

If a woman wants an abortion, the chances are good that she is not going to be a great mother so just maybe it is kinder to the child.

I realize this is emotional dynamite and that is why we have the rhetoric today by the leftist regarding this SCOTUS pick.

Roe V Wade will not be overturned.  On the off chance that it is then the states will be forced to deal with it like they are dealing with legalized pot.  Maybe that is the right answer.

The bottom line is elections have consequences and the leftist in this country lost.

Until you strip all of the layers of the onion back, you cannot know what you are dealing with.  Decisions, where laws are concerned, must be made without fear mongering or empathy.  I can be sympathetic to your cause, but if I am empathetic,, I put myself in your shoes and not the shoes of the collective or the masses.

This is why a pick for a Supreme Court Justice must be made in a very practical matter.

 

I hope you enjoy the fourth of July and for those of you in other countries thanks for reading my take on things.

As always feel free to comment.

I spend hours on these blogs as I want them to be thought-provoking and open up a dialogue on just about any subject.  No subject should be off the table.

My novels are selling nicely, but I still have a day job… If you haven’t read my work, why not?

 

Seriously I am 50 K words into my latest thriller, and it is coming along great!

Much Love -TW

 

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Why in the world would you lay over your Lover’s lap and let him #spank you?

Would a delicious little butt warming start the evening off with a bang!?

This post is going to be fun.
Yes, I get some exciting e-mails in response to my novels. Unlike some authors, I am here to respond to questions. While my books are selling better than ever, I still have lots of work to do. “I still have a day job.”
Marketing is paramount in that even with an agent, an author still must market themselves. Why not use e-mails from people like you to talk about my novels and why I write what I do.

So here is the set up for Nudists of Shangri-La ….

In Nudists of Shangri-La Hal and Judy have been married a few years. The novelty of marriage and living with another person has worn off. Some men are driven by their job. They, in fact, are career minded which might be a holdover from the period of time when they were hunter-gatherers. Yes, it is in the breeding.

Hal, the naughty boy, has ignored his lovely wife’s need for love. He has, in fact, neglected his dance partner by not doing the horizontal mambo in several months. Judy stays at home and is feeling pretty put out with her life. Like some ladies, she blames herself. Has she put on a few extra pounds? Why does Hal not find her attractive? Is there someone else? How does she get the spark back?

They both inherited large sums of money so why is Hal working so hard. Why is he not taking advantage of their good fortune and traveling the world with Judy?
Hal is unaware that Judy has a dark secret which is a fantasy that she has kept to herself.

Experimenting in college with her roommate, Judy knew that she was different. Her sexual appetite was robust to say the very least. She knew she could love another woman and she did.

Trying to stay true to Hal she had plenty of time to spend by herself and BOB. (battery operated boyfriend) Judy, like all of us, has this internal demon. We have fantasies, and Judy was no exception. In the back of her mind, she wondered what it would be like to give up control to someone else. To be subservient to the point of allowing herself to be dominated. Those fantasies kept her and her “Hitachi” busy on days when Hal worked late or when he left her alone in bed in the mornings.
• The fantasy involved old bosses and even a teacher who scolded her.
• They involved a school dean hired by her parents to straighten her out.
• They involved frustrated old nuns who would like nothing better than to paddle her.
• Why was her demon into this kind of humiliation?
• If she was to allow this what would happen, what would she allow?
• What if people were watching?
• Would she mind a little pain?
• What if this person was a large man?
• What if he had a reputation for being sadistic?
• What would it be like to be restrained where he could have his way with her?
• The idea of people watching as her clothing was removed only partially excited her. What if…?
• What if he used a belt or a paddle?
• What if he was a large man with calloused hands?
• She wondered if she would feel his callouses on her smooth pink bottom?
• Judy wanted Hal to play into her fantasy, and he was interested in work and his career.
• Hal was not experimental and indeed not into role play.

A letter from her roommate appeared, and she called her. Sally had sent her a brochure on a place in the California hills where they could go and be alone. There was a camp which taught enlightenment. Sally knew this might interest Judy. Sally wanted to re-live some memories with her college roommate and getting her away from Texas and Hal, was her goal.

Living through the several days with the scheduled events with Sally excited Judy. The camp was designed around being nude in public. Not only were you nude but, there were no curtains on the windows in the cabins. The lessons to be learned were obscured until you sat through the classes and did the exercises.

This theme spoke to Judy’s demon who wanted more. Getting Hal to bring her to the class the following spring was an effort of herculean proportions. While there in the next group was a large dark man with his wife. They had a reputation for being sadistic. Judy had to know more… His wife had stripes on her backside, and those were an advertisement to Judy’s demon.

Sleepless nights thinking about those purple stripes pushed her to confront her demon.

In Nudists of Shangri-La, there is a chapter of the novel dedicated to the question in the title. In fact, the section is rather steamy and created for mature adults.

In the Sequel, some of our old friends introduced in the first novel come back to play as Hal and Judy create a clothing optional resort in East Texas. The leader of Shangri-La visits his place and teaches his class in Texas, broadening his ability to reach more people.

Steve and his crew of pornography actors and camera people come out to film on location, enticing Judy, and her friends to take part in the process.

These two novels are turning into my best sellers with Kitties Titties and Winks coming in second.

The Saga of the Starduster is still selling very well, and I Thank You!

Perpetual Palpitation is making a strong showing in the UK and down under.
While all of my 30 novels are selling, some of those selling are noteworthy.

Spending the last few months marketing my novels that I have created thus far is part of the goal to see what you all would like to read. This exercise is paramount, so I know what my next book will be about.

If you have a suggestion, I am all about listening to you as most of you well know.

I have an update I wanted to share with you.  Many from this blog and my books have suggested that I write a third in this series.  Ok…..

 

Today I started the third in the series.  The characters are playing around and I think I will have something for you to wet your …appetite… Soon enough.

 

Thanks for the e-mails, Follows, retweets and of course you followers here thanks so much!

I have a twitter campaign I just started to point more potential bloggers and followers here.  If you come from Twitter welcome and thanks.  Make your self at home!

Much Love -TW

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Is someone watching and listening to you inside your home?

Does that camera on your PC see more than you think it does?

 

 

Have you masturbated in front of your computer?

Were you being watched?

 

Ever since spying on citizens has come into vogue with recent news reports, did we ever think in an Orwellian way? Probably not.

When laptop computers were given to school kids soon enough we learned that some folks in the IT department had programmed their machine with a bot which would allow them to spy on schoolkids in their bedroom.

Having been a digital forensic expert since the 1980s, the creativity of which scammers work just amazes me.

 

Going through my e-mail today I find this e-mail.

 

It came from ir billing at gangstagraffics.com

 

The subject was this: Yоur соmрuter hаs а gооd саmerа, I hаve yоur рhоtоs.

 

Hi

Dо nоt mind оn my illitеrасy, I am frоm China.

 

I uрlоаded thе mаliсiоus рrоgram on your systеm.
Sinсе thаt mоment I рilfеrеd аll privy bаckgrоund frоm yоur system. Аdditiоnаlly I hаvе sоme morе соmрrоmising еvidеnсе. The mоst intеrеsting еvidеnсе thаt I stоlе- its a videоtаре with yоur mаsturbаtiоn. I аdjustеd virus оn а роrn wеb sitе аnd аftеr yоu lоаdеd it. Whеn yоu dесidеd with thе video аnd tарped оn a рlаy buttоn, my dеlеtеrious sоft аt оnсе sеt uр оn yоur systеm. Аfter adjusting, yоur саmеrа shооt thе vidеotаpе with yоu sеlf-аbusing, in аddition it sаvеd рreсisеly the роrn vidеo you mаsturbаtеd оn. In nеxt fеw dаys my mаlwаre сollеctеd аll yоur sосial and wоrk сontаcts.

 

If yоu wаnt tо deletе the rеcоrds- раy me 350 eurо in BTС(cryрtосurrency).
I prоvide you my Btс numbеr – 1Cot7RaTfFQyeJ2yj5bxUsSX2zBf131Umo
Yоu have 24 hours aftеr reаding. Whеn I get transfer I will destrоy thе videotaре evermore.
Othеr wаy I will send thе tape to all your cоllеаgues and friends.

If you had or ever have done something like what he is describing your blood might run cold as you read his or her message.

You might even be trying to figure out how much 350 Euro is in relation with your money.

The scams are many and this is one of a thousand.  I try and highlight the interesting ones from time to time as I appreciate the effort that they put into them.

Thier mistake is sending them to me.

 

What this toad does not realize is, I could very possibly walk up to him or her in a crowd with a little effort and ambition on my part.   If I can do it, the Feds can most certainly do it.  This e-mail did not come from China.  It actually originated from Washington State. Would you like to know the cable network and the IP address that it came from?

This is extortion and the FBI should be all over this.  Why aren’t they?

I wonder how many will fall for this type of coercion from kids in their mother’s basement.

The wild wild west is in your living room, and your computer hosts it.

 

Make sure you use common sense practice with your computer and have good anti-virus software running.

 

My novels are selling well and if you are one of the purchasers of them thanks so much!

 

Much Love -TW

 

 

 

 

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Free Speech, is it overrated?

Will you sit or will you stand?

Good Evening from the States.  Some of you know, many do not, that This fine fellow and I are related.  I am rather proud of this fact and have a soft spot in my heart for this heritage.

I try to keep up with what is going on through the likes of the BBC, but it would seem that we are not getting the whole truth. Is journalism dead or is it now propaganda?

Years ago there was something known as “Yellow Journalism.”  Today we don’t even tell half-truths we craft the news to fit a narrative. This is not only sad but dangerous. People cannot possibly vote correctly without the truth.  That is the point and why they want to control the narrative.

My dear cousin is rolling in his grave as I learned that reporters can be jailed for telling the truth.

There are gangs of miscreants raping girls, and the press does not want it out there.  Why?

Is there no one in the UK with some balls to stand up to the politically correct? What would Winston say about this mess?

I can tell you, but this blog might never see the light of day in #London.

Many of us in the states have watched with trepidation the way that the UK is imploding. We wait and then we see the progressives in this country trying to push this country into that same direction.

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We elected Trump to stop the madness.  We needed someone who was not a Cockwomble to do the will of the people and not those on Ave. K.

You let them take your guns then they strip you of your rights one at a time until you are at the complete mercy of the invading force in your country.  It is an invasion.

We too are being invaded by people fleeing tyranny from Mexico and South America.  They cannot fight as their guns were taken away, so they either run or succumb to the barbarians. 29,000 people were murdered in Mexico in 2017, but our media does not talk about it.

  • How many have you all lost to violence?
  • Does your media tell you?

The next time you vote for anything I suggest that you carefully vet who or what you vote for.  The EU seems to be on the precipice of failure, and it is your own damned fault.

There can be no “political correctness!”  It was invented as a way to silence you.

You had best fight now, or you will all be slaves to the elite among you.

Start by getting your free speech back, and then get your guns.

Elect leaders who have your best interests at heart and not those from other countries.

Let me know if you need a great speech, I am a writer among other things.

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-Best

TW

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Should you be writing your book instead of a blog?

If I ask you to go build an airport, where would you start?

 

• What is your passion?
• When you write, what is it that stirs up your juices?
• Is what you have to say worthy to be read?
• Is your diatribe worth my time?
• If you are writing a novel, why?

I launched a young lady on a path towards a career in writing this weekend. She has a job that is far from disinteresting, and in fact, she has a story to tell. She was trying to figure out the details.
When a child is confronted with cleaning up his room, he or she generally looks at the job as insurmountable especially if “everything” is out of place. Writing as in life if we were correctly raised we learned to break the impossible task into small bites. Much like project management.

If I ask you to go build an airport, where would you start?

In writing, we can analyze ourselves into paralysis. One “author,” wrote that she writes one sentence properly and will not go to the next until it is perfect. “Paralysis.”

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” Go….

Obviously, I am not going to steal that. I wrote it to make a point.
When I start a novel, I have an idea I want to pursue. Whether it is time travel or discovering a derelict spacecraft hidden away for eons, I start with just a thought.
I keep the first page which I label a manifest in which I put notes of who is who and where and so forth as the story progresses.

Some people storyboard their books which is ok if that is how you write. My point to her and to you is that there is no right or wrong way as long as the final “deliverable” is a book worth reading.
People had been giving this girl so much advice. So much so that not one word is on paper or virtual paper.
“The cold air cut through her clothes like a knife as she left the terminal headed to the shuttle. Caroline had no idea that the winters in St Paul could be so bitterly cold! “
• Who is Caroline?
• What is she doing in Minnesota in the winter time?
• Why does she not expect the weather to be so extreme?
• Where did she fly in from?
• Why is she there?
• What does she look like?
• What exactly is she wearing?

In less than three minutes I have created the opening line to a book, and I have also asked some pretty fundamental questions. We must address these and others in some future paragraphs or pages or chapters.

Take any project in bite-size pieces, stop and ask some pretty essential questions and consider your audience. Who are they?

Don’t worry about punctuation or spelling or participles when you are creative. You can always edit it later when you have the characters all playing together.

Hope that this answers some questions and helps those that want to write and not know how to get started.

One word after another is a good start.

Blogs are a great place to explore ideas and get to know others. If they follow you something about you interests them. Blogs are an excellent way to seek advice from those that follow you but, be careful about that.

Blogs are an excellent way to market your work and to practice your craft.

Don’t let blogging or marketing get in the way of your novel. The creative process is not one that can be regulated as many writers try to do.

Much Love…-TW