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The Long and Winding Road…Do you need GPS?

Do you need a map or is your compass all you need?

I love road trips. I don’t know about you, but with me, I am never in a hurry. Hurry equals anxiety which I don’t need. What does a road trip look like for you?

I have a rough idea of where I need to end up around dark thirty. I don’t like driving at night, so I try to be situated in the vicinity of where I will spend the night before evening tea.
The road less traveled generally interests me as that is where you will find the small shops that time has almost forgotten. Since the box stores had all but killed the mom and pop shops, I look for them when I travel. Once there you will usually find “Mom and Pop!”

Those brave souls that dare to fight the box stores or the mega marts are a dying breed. I search them out and try hard to purchase something from them. Yes, it is usually overpriced, and of course, if it is food, it is probably not as fresh as I could get off the main drag. Still, the moms and pops have a story to tell.
Usually, if you are at a mega-mart, you will not find the stories there as their bosses will not be happy if they take a moment to chat. I do chat. I will learn their name, and try to learn something about them. Before I go, it is my goal to leave them with a smile.

Those that might be with me are amazed at how those people’s demeanor change when I am working magic on them. It is my magic, and no it is not witchcraft. I like names. I try to put a personality with a name, and I can only do that if I engage them. You have no doubt been somewhere in some line and the person checking folks out is surly or truculent while watching the clock until their break or time to go home. Folks that is depressing.
Those folks I try a little harder to leave a smile on them. Smiles are contagious you see. If I can get him or her to smile the next person in line might catch their smile and just maybe it will find its way to others who need one.
When you toss a pebble in a pond of water, the waves radiate away from it until the energy from the stone has dissipated entirely. If you can make an impact on the person behind the counter just how many others will see that impact and they themselves might be impacted?
That is the brilliance of comedians. Bob Hope, one of the all-time greats, sacrificed much of his life touring with the USO bringing joy and happiness to soldiers who were often in harm’s way or in grim situations. Before comedians became activist, they were delightful to watch. Now they spread hate and discontent.
The road we are on often has a fork.
Just like a smile is contagious so is hate. During the Christmas season when things are crazy how many times have you seen shoppers take out their frustrations on the person behind the counter?
That too gets passed down the line.
The twists and turns in life often take us by surprise, and that is ok. It is how we handle those revelations which define our character or who we are.
Yes, the long and winding road is a metaphor for life, and sometimes we need a GPS.
“Make a legal U-turn when possible!”
What does it take for you to realize that the path your on is not the right one?
My life often is fraught with “recalculating.”
As an author, our lives are different than most. We spend a lot of time alone with our thoughts. If we are inspired at three in the morning, we get up and write. A fun story for us may not be a best seller. Just maybe people don’t really want to read about the things that delight us.
“Veer right in 100 yards.”
Authors must be marketing gurus if they don’t have an agent. Even if they do have one, who is your agent? Do they know what they are talking about?
My novels are selling worldwide, and that makes me happy. I still have a day job because the royalty payments are just like those few good shots in golf that keep you coming back for more frustration.

  • Robyn Williams did a brilliant skit on golf which I still remember. The truth is you get a few good shots that keep you coming back to the course to do it again and again. Why do it?
    • I enjoy the outing.
    • I enjoy the fresh air and comradery with friends and business associates.
    • More business is transacted on the golf course than the boardroom.
    • Writing is that way too, I enjoy what I do.
    • I enjoy telling a story.
    • I love reading what I wrote and making it better.
    • I love the art of marketing what I write. What do I need to say about this story that will have people willing to download it?

Price is a small factor in the general scheme of things.

When the next release of 50 shades or Harry Potter were released, people did not care that it was $15, or whatever the price was. They had to know what happened next!

My Hole In time series was like that on Kindle Unlimited. Free with Prime and people read it and seemed to enjoy it. Would they have read it if it were not free?

Until I hit that magical place where the GPS tells me that I have reached my destination, I will continue to plug away. Thankfully I love what I write so at least one person will be thrilled when the next book is finished.
What about you? Where are you headed? Where does your road lead? Are you happy with your life? Are you an aspiring writer or artist? Perhaps you are a musician. What in your life makes you look forward to tomorrow?
I invite you to saddle up and ride with me as I travel the road less traveled. I might in fact cut across an open prairie, find a comfortable place and camp out under the stars.

Our ancestors did this, can you?
When I think of what their life was like without a smartphone or phone for that matter. To be isolated on a thousand acres of land where a trip to the store was an all-day affair. Can you imagine?

What if families actually talked with one another without the aid of facebook or SMS?

Much Love -TW

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Come Away With Me…

Yes, it is that easy to take a trip to another galaxy and never leave your comfy reading place!

I love Norah Jones, well I love her music… I have no idea what kind of person she is but if her music is any indication of her soul, I would love to know her.

I was thinking of this as I was working on a new novel this evening.

While music resonates with my soul and who I am, my words, thoughts, and imagery are what I offer to you the reader.

As I take you on that mountaintop in Under Roswell or that fantasy in deep space or under the ocean, I invite you to come away with me.

Together we shall travel the depths of the oceans or the skies miles above them.  We can learn some secrets of the universe or what lies beneath the sea in Ghost Signal from Colorado Springs.

So come away with me through these novels that I have created.

I try not to let the news of the day affect me or my creative style, but it often does.  I see it time and time again as I witness the sheer lunacy of those in charge and the crazies out there rebelling in destructive ways.  Movies and novels are a form of escapism, so I offer you a pathway out of the trials and tribulation of life or your particular rut.  Come away with me through my words as we travel together saving a race of beings from their short-sightedness.  Might we learn something from them that we can use in our world?  Come away, and let’s find out!

I received an e-mail asking me if I really meant it when I signed my writings with “Much Love?”

“Of course I do!”

The followers here on WordPress and of course twitter and most importantly the base of readers building worldwide… They have come away with me.  What about you?

Out of thirty novels, certainly, you can find one that interests you.  Take a journey with me through Scotland in the Girl Nextdoor. This book is full of magic!

Discover that all life has meaning in the Hole in Time series.

Come away with me as we learn that love comes in many shapes and sizes.  Diamond Joe is probably my most romantic novel where part of me is in that book. I love reading it again and again as I found parts of myself, my soul within those words. I have put it back on sale through the spring for less than a cup of coffee from Starbucks.

Come away with me and listen to the seabirds calling to you too.  There is magic in their cries, can you hear it?  Come, lets listen together…

From adventure to Sci-Fi to something slightly tawdry I have tried my hand at it.  I did it to attract the many different readers out there that might want to come away with me for a bit.  Most of the comments from readers are food for my soul, and I much appreciate them and you.

As time permits, do Come Away with Me… I won’t sing you a song but, I will tell you a bedtime story, or I will entertain you on a rainy day where a comfy chair and hot tea awaits you on our journey to somewhere.

If you are so moved, please invite your readers or friends to come away with us, as we discover what lies behind that wormhole, or perhaps through that door.

Much Love -TW

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Peace Through Strength. Are Guns really the issue?

I was taken aback by this picture. I want to be somewhat controversial on this topic.

As a society, we have stopped thinking outside the box.  In fact, it would seem that knee-jerk reactions are all the rage.

This picture and others like it were sparked by the Parkland shooting.

  • Guns are evil. All firearms must be confiscated.
  • Ooops knives are evil, all knives must be confiscated.
  • Wait, trucks are evil nobody needs to drive a car.
  • Ummm Rocks are evil we should grind them all into powder
  • Err Ummm clubs are evil nobody needs a club.

The simple facts are that people can be evil so that is where we must begin.

I would have my students on day one of the class write their obituary.  If you died tomorrow what would be on your tombstone?  Why not write a will?  Why not have a sense of reality thrust in your safety space world?  You, my friends, are the future.  Why not get a dose of reality?

Here is a dose of reality my pets.  13,206,482 people voted for Bernie Sanders in the primary.  Why is that enlightening?

Bernie Sanders is a died in the wool socialist. This means that Thirteen Million Two hundred and six thousand four hundred and eighty-two people have no idea what socialism is.

In a nutshell, Socialism is Shared Misery!

Why is that fact germane to our discussion today?

Anyone who voted for this clown is either ignorant as a stump, has the IQ of a houseplant, or is so filled with hate that they would rather see the country fail than accept the will of the voters or…they are Russian trolls trying to destroy the country from within.

There can be no equivocation on this.  If you are one of these 13 plus million people, please sit the hell down with a good history book and learn why Communism is a bad thing!  Pick up a book on Stalin for starters.

I spoke with a college student when the primaries were happening.  She told me she was voting for Bernie.

“Ok, glad that you are voting can you tell me why Bernie?”

“I like his message.”

“What about his message do you like?”

“He is for the little people.”

“Who are the little people and why do you say that?”

“He wants everyone to have free healthcare and free college.”

“Umm dear, that is socialism, we are a capitalist society, not a communistic one.  Do you know what socialism is?”

“Um, wait let me look it up.”

“Go ahead, I will wait.”

Pulls out smartphone “cost $1000” and googles Socialism.

The look on her face was fascinating to watch as this is the first time she had ever bothered to learn what it was.  College grad from a liberal arts college and had no clue what I was talking about.

Finally, she looks at me in the face and said. “We just want the good parts of that, socialism stuff.”

“Darling, there are no good parts of socialism.  The elite run the country, and they take from everyone until there is no more to take, and then everyone but them starves.”

“That is not true, you just don’t like Bernie.”

“It is true, and I do like him.  He is delusional, but I think he is entertaining and he might mean well, but I doubt it.”

The proof of his meaning well or not was made clear after Hillary rigged the election. His true self appeared when he allowed himself to be bribed with aircraft and houses to campaign for Hillary.  His ethics were up for sale.  That is the problem with most power brokers and politicians, they all have a price!

“Now let’s go back to the “I should be writing my essay and not my will.”

The problems today are not the weapons of choice, but the motives and the mental health of the perpetrators.

You, the essay writer, your generation spends more time on screens and video games than on writing essays.  They certainly spend more time on texting and Facebook than learning history. Your level of ignorance on display; only highlights the facts that our education system is failing you, or you are willfully stupid.

When I see or read about people being triggered by history, I cannot help but wonder how much longer this country and others like it will be free.  This outspoken mouthpiece for CNN and other media sources looking for ratings at the expense of any tragedy is also willfully stupid or under the control of the media who has an agenda.

You will actually need to go to the library and pick up books on history as the internet is malleable.  When Wikipedia is the go-to source for anything information wise, they could write anything that they wanted.

Case in point I was in a bookstore the other day.  There was this massive section on WARS.  Looking at all the different titles and all of the histories in that section on how men kill one another over land or things or merely control of the masses, I was amazed at just how willfully stupid we are as humans!

Want some enlightenment, read about the early church.

  • Power hungry.
  • Were the spiritual leader.
  • Were the schools.
  • Were the government.

The early church was the power broker of the day.  If you dared to have an opinion that was not in lock step with theirs you might very well be killed.  You were not allowed to read or have a copy of the bible.  An ignorant society is much easier to control than one that is intelligent and can think for itself.

During the days of slavery, it was illegal to teach a slave to read.  Why?

Yes, we are using the Socratic method of teaching here.  Think about it.

Multi-generations of wars and fighting with one another over just about anything and everything, you think that someone would have had more than a few neurons firing and figured out that diplomacy might work better than knives or trebuchets or swords, clubs, rocks and yes guns and cannons and other missiles and even poison gas.

In my novel Under Roswell, I talk about not letting the ship fall into any governments hands as they would undoubtedly use its technology to kill others.  When we take each new discovery and figure out a way to weaponize it, you can quickly discern that it is not the gun or knife, but the heart of man.

My friend with the sign, pick up a damned book and learn why we have so many nukes pointed at our enemies, and why they have so many aimed at us. Peace through strength!

You can take away the guns and knives and trucks and cars and clubs but, as long as man has free will and he has motivation he will find a way to kill.  Early man of 6 million plus years ago ate each other.  Cannibals still exist in parts of the world today.  Thier motive for killing is they are hungry.  What will the motive be for the next mass murderer? He or she was triggered by some statue?

Laws only affect those that obey them.  I know very few criminals who would look at that sign on your home or business that says Gun Free Zone and turn around if they intended to come in and do some nefarious act.

Much Love -TW

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Character development   Tom and Susan

Will I connect with your characters? Will others?

I find it fascinating that the creative juices seem to rest, after finishing a manuscript.

Sometimes I think it is like grieving as the characters that you created have met with the definitive “The End”

What are your characters up to?

It takes a long time to develop each character.  I have a page dedicated to characters places and events that I update as the story progresses.

An example might be Tom and Susan.

Tom is tall, sandy colored hair, blue eyes, and a hint of five o clock shadow.

Susan is short, busty, with auburn hair and wears clothes that are too small for her as she will not admit that she is chubby. Her brown eyes are large and seem to see into your soul.

Now those are two characters that I just created on the fly.

  • Where do we go with Tom?
  • What does he do for a living?
  • Is he smart or is he more a jock, not that a jock cannot be smart.
  • Is he white collar or blue collar?
  • Factory or office worker?
  • He puts up with his wife’s flaws, she still wears clothes that are too small, so he does not intervene.  Does she rule the roost?
  • Is he afraid of her?
  • Does he love her too much to hurt her feelings?
  • Is Susan insecure?
  • Is she overconfident?
  • Is she a person of Walmart?
  • Do they have kids and is that baby fat?
  • Where do they live?
  • Is it hot or cold most of the year?
  • Is it humid or dry?
  • Where they live can tell a lot about their political beliefs, does that play into your story?
  • While analysis to paralysis is always possible some backstory for your characters is helpful if nothing else than for you to write the story.

A hint for you is something that I do.

When I create characters, I generally use the personage of someone that I met or know that has charisma.  For a non-player supporting actor part, I can create them out of my head.

There are times I might borrow a movie star from some movie that I liked them in.

Your characters make your story.  You can have the best plot going, but if I as a reader cannot connect with them, I will not read your book.

One of the tricks EL James used in 50 shades is the way you connected with the leading lady.  That little voice in her head that shared what she was thinking or feeling.  We came to know and connect with her.

I tried that in my latest novel Kitties Titties & Winks.  See what you think.

Follow me, to keep up with what is going on in my life as I press forward on another novel.

Much Love- TW

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Lost In Space II

Would you trust Dr. Smith?

Ok, I did it, I binged watched the season with my company. This is the most TV I have watched in twelve months. The cats in my lap made it bearable.
I still love the characters. I like how they are being developed.
The writing is still too predictable…There were no surprises for me as I knew what I would do as a writer.

  • Have you watched it?
  • Were there any surprises for you?

Breaking the laws of physics with the alien thing is a great way to invent your “flux capacitor.”
I actually try to stay within the confines of physics so the plot will be more interesting to those who are nerdy enough to understand that sort of thing.
Until season II is released I guess we can sit back and pontificate on where they will go with this story.

  • I give high marks to the special effects crew.
  • Again I love the characters.

If you have Netflix go and watch it and tell me what you think.

Much Love -TW

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Lost In Space, and other fun things.

“If you cannot score with them sober what in the world makes you think that you can when you are drunk?”  

 

As many of you know, I don’t watch TV.  I have company at the moment which is the nightmare of a writer.  We cannot hold up in our lair with house guests. We must be fully engaged in the entertaining process, and that includes the domestic “stuff” that goes along with it.

What to do?  How do I maximize the use of my time while still doing the entertaining thing?

Dinner out, got that covered.  Shopping, ok I can do that.  There is nothing I need but remember what I said about looking for fodder for your characters or story.  Always maximize your time without being rude.

Take them to dinner at a place where there might be interesting clientele.  I find it entertaining to take people to places where others tend to drink a little too much.   Is it wrong to derive pleasure from those who try to score with people way out of their class once they have imbibed enough liquid courage?  I know, it is a weakness.

“If you cannot score with them sober, what in the world makes you think that you can when you are drunk?”

Gentlemen, ladies are not the only people who get better looking at closing time, buy a girl a drink or two…   I digress….

Shop where there might be people who would be fun to watch.  I love watching couples shop.  “Honey, do I look fat in this dress?”  “Woman, how do you expect him to answer you?  Do you want your husband or mate to become a proficient liar?”

“Don’t ask him stupid questions.”

“If you have to ask you are probably fat.”

Embrace your body no matter what type is and love it.  How do you expect him to love you if you don’t love you?

Now we get to the time suck part of entertaining company…what to do?

TV, ok if I must, what would we all like… I know, how about something science fiction?

I cut my teeth on science fiction.  I loved the original lost in space and the first Star Trek.  It was Stargate Universe that prompted me to try my hand at fan fiction.

After I figured out that I could do this, I went on to write Under Roswell.

NetFlix has released a new version of Lost In Space.  I love the twist.

“Writers you are too predictable and….you need to bone up on physics.”

I like the way that they incorporate the backstory into the plot.

I think if they stick with the Gilligan’s Island in space theme, it will lose my interests quickly.  Dr. Smith was way too predictable and I did not care for that as well.

I very much like the characters. Have I ever mentioned that I like strong women?  Damn, right I have about a million times.

I am not going to ruin it for those of you who might watch it.  I will not spoil it for you with the technical fopaux’s, nor will I tell you what the writers are thinking.

As a writer, I can see the path and so far it is heading on the path that I would write.  Do non-writers see the future too?

We watched the first three episodes which were about all the TV I could take.

If you are like me and a writer watch it like you are disassembling a watch.  Pause it if necessary and think about what the writers are doing.  If you are going to sit in front of the TV why not learn from it while “enjoying it?”

To me, the bloopers were in your face.

That is the difference between a high budget film and one that is not.  Still, Netflix is breaking new ground, and I applaud them for doing so.  I wish they would buy the rights to Stargate Universe and pull it out of mothballs!

“Somewhere I have several chapters if you want them…”

I like the juxtaposition of good and evil, so I will stick with it a little bit longer and see where we go.

 

I hope that you who follow me get something out of my input and critic.

The pearls I am casting out on writing tips you might also enjoy.

 

Much Love  -TW

 

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Fodder for Writers.. Where do ideas come from?

Are you on the lookout for story ideas?

 

 

The last few days I have been talking about character development.  How do you come up with who your character is?

I am a people person!  I used to travel a great deal!  So much so that when the TSA came about and spoilt it for me, I was upset.  No, I am not on any no-fly list …yet…., they just make traveling such a pain in the ass!

I have this wonderful sense of humor.  When the doctors are poking me, or the mechanic tells me that I need this or that I manage to make a joke of it and laugh.  Life is too short to cry over that which you cannot control.

Did you know that you cannot joke with those “TSA people?”

I tried, nope, not a good idea.  To work as a TSA agent, they must have had their sense of humor surgically removed.  My gut feeling is they have this incredible god complex going on.

So here is a free idea for the TSA…Ok, ready….Have an agent there with a sense of humor who jokes or is nice to the people in line waiting to be hassled by your version of the SS.  Can you imagine someone with a sense of humor making nice to the passengers easing their stress levels?

Gadz, what if people actually laughed while taking off their shoes, belts, emptying their pockets and being virtually stripped searched?

I know that is thinking outside the box, but hey, that is what you get with a thinking person and not a government automaton.

And far be it from me to tell you how to do your jobs but, you could use this same person to screen passengers who are not acting right.  A little incognito profiling.  If you were smart, you could even have those friendly people with the stress relief dogs be those agents… I know the stuff of novels… Again, out of the box thinking…buy me a drink next time you feel me up, and I will give you some more thoughts!

I deal with stressful situations with humor.  Flying today is a stressful situation.  Get there early, give up all of your rights once you enter the “secure area” and be treated like shit until you leave the “secured area.”

I do not think that is an exaggerating at all. Travelers still need a bill of rights, and as of yet, it does not exists.

In this country, the USA, we just did not have the issues until 911 and the infamous shoe bomber and then the candidate for the Darwin award, the underwear bomber.  This guy had to have the IQ of a plant to pull that one off.  In this country, we have surrendered our rights to privacy for safety with the caveat being, that now we have neither.

Our typical security was walk through a magnetometer that often was not switched on, or was not set very high.  I used to get through it usually without emptying my pockets or removing jewelry. Today you might as well be naked as I think it picks up the fillings in your teeth.

My last trip through the infamous porn scanners, I could not lift my left arm up as high as they wanted me to, and the bitch yelled at me.  I had a frozen shoulder FFS, and she did not give a crap! Because I could not do the spread eagle, hands up don’t shoot pose perfectly, I got the hands all over my body until they met resistance!

Someone owes me a drink, or a goodnight kiss, just saying!

What do you think would have happened if I would have yelled back at her?  I am not a mean-spirited person, but I must tell you words that rhymed with “Duck” were right on the tip of my tongue.  This bitch must have been a holdover from the SS, or a love child from Hitler’s third mistress six times removed.

Folks, we can bitch about the injustices in life, or they can become fodder for your next adventure.

My novels are adventures.  In The Girl Nextdoor, I introduce that term, and I love that story.  It is a rags to riches story that is slightly naughty and again a lesbian story of romance.  Magic from Scotland plays into the mix making this story fun for anyone who might read it.

Truth told; life is an adventure.  When life kicks you around, kick back and write about it!

I want to write a story that is so out of character for me.  I want to write a story where my main character is like this mob boss who takes shit from nobody!  The blond sister who was just rude for the sake of being rude would not survive this story.  Or if she did, she might be made to suffer at the hands of some large man who had a thing for mean bitches.

I can just see her tethered in such a way with his hands on her hair pulling it back…oh, baby!  I feel better already!  Perhaps I need to go to work for the TSA….maybe not….

My problem is that I am a lover of folks and I even made an excuse for her in my mind. When I left, I told her to try and have a nice rest of the day.  It was better than to say to her to go Eff herself!   That she might have enjoyed… I most certainly would have missed my flight and been strip-searched and …well …hmmmm ….do you think….never mind….

She is a character in one of my novels, and I am not telling you which one.  You will have to find her if you are interested.

I did not get her name, and I usually make a point to get people’s names who impress me one way or the other.  Friend or foe I can channel them and then I can have my way with them …. LOL…

Did someone make an impression on you?

If your name is Victoria, please forgive this next question.  Why is it that people named Vickie or Victoria seem to be, more likely as not, to be a total vacuous bitch?  Is it just me?

Next time we meet, we can talk about names.

Check out my novels and assist an independent author.

Do you have an airport story to tell?

Does someone owe you a drink?

 

Much Love -TW

 

 

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Feeding your Characters, Part II

What sparks your creative juices?

 

Waves of Emotions, Does the Moon Affect them like the Tides of the oceans?

Many of you know that I have been dealing with the loss of a close friend who recently passed.  The things in life that we take for granted, the smile, knowing look, the chuckle that you caused,  and that voice on the other end of the line that you come to know as your lifeline to reality, those are precious… When those are gone, and you are left alone…the tides roll.

As one who has always “adopted” older friends it has been my privilege to know and care for many that have since passed. Each and every one unique and precious and missed.  Two of the last three I was asked to do their Eulogy, which if you have never done, try and get through it without becoming a basket case in front of countless people.  It is not easy.

The more you care, the more it hurts, and the harder it is.

Spending days writing it I finally had to remove anything in it that would trigger me, and then it was still a challenge.

Today I was dealing with their family trying to be of some assistance, and it brought back the pain all over again.  Facing the “residual” of a friend trying to assess some monetary value to it as to assist their survivors is just miserable!

The “things” the treasures that charmed them and we are now relegated to boxes of stuff waiting for an estate sale.

I often go to antique malls looking for trinkets that “charm” me but more often than not I look for things that might inspire a story.

From strange tools to old tchotchkes that someone treasured a long time ago interests me.  I once bought an ancient relic that looked like it belonged to some tribe in some dark jungle as I thought if I could imbue it with magical properties it might make a story.  Who knows.

I sift through old black and white photos of people who have long since passed that have found their way to the antique malls and make up little stories about them as I hold their picture in my hand.  If the story sounds good, I buy the image, and he or she becomes a character in a novel.

Many of you can relate to the loss of a loved one.  You know that the waves are real and sometimes they can bury you.  I keep some memento of them around me as they were important to me for decades.

How do you deal with loss?

Stuff cannot replace them.

The things we find in antique malls are just effects that meant something to someone long ago.

On multiple occasions, I have purchased boxes of “things” on eBay.  This one box I bought the person who sold it took care to wrap each individual thing in tissue.  There were old lenses from glasses.  There was a model of an old delta airplane. There was a marionette that is probably from the thirties. There were some timeworn cufflinks, a watch and just basically a drawer of someone’s stuff that was put into a box and sold. There was even a broken glass figurine of a toucan. Where did that come from and how it did come to be in that drawer and how did it get broken.

I got the box and looked at each and every little thing including the old glasses.  This was the residual of a life. The old airplane they probably got when they flew.  The little marionette might have been passed down to them from a grandparent.  The watch was old and well-worn but, it too told a story.

I carefully wrapped the stuff back up and stored it away for a future day when I need an idea.  Those trinkets will live again in some story and by them becoming part of one of my novels, the previous owner in some small way will also live again through my words.

If you are a writer, go visit antique malls.  Spend time looking at the trinkets on display, and if something sparks a thought,, you know what to do.

Some things I snap a picture of as I have no desire to haul some piece of furniture home but….I found an article that I will tell you about.

In this old downtown store, there was this small desk that belonged in a classroom from eons ago. The chair was in front, and the actual desk with the writing surface that lifted and a place to store crayons and such were underneath the writing surface.

This was designed very differently in that the chair in front of the person who used the surface of the desk was contingent on the person sitting in the chair not moving the desk.  It was, in fact, a piss poor design to get the maximum amount of students in one small space but…Wow!

I immediately thought of “Good Night John Boy!”

Many of us go into such places looking for something to charm us to purchase it.  I look for fodder for stories.  I never know what will “trigger or spark” an idea.

Search “box of crap” on eBay and see what comes up.  I used to challenge people to pick up an item and write a story about it.  I would have a box of stuff and tell them to reach in and grab something without looking.  Take it back to their desk and write.

To you my pretties, feed your characters.  Find an item and write something on your blog, and tell me about it.

 

Much Love -TW

 

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Is your inbox anything you could share with your mother?

We live in an exciting world. When we can hide behind pseudonyms, it makes it easy to say things that you would not speak to someone in person, hopefully.
Here are a few answers to some e-mails that I get.

“What is wrong with “dick?” Don’t you lesbians use dildoes anyway?”

Hmmm, how do you respond to someone like that? Oh, wait…Who said I was a lesbian? Who said I wasn’t? I abhor labels, and if you read any of my novels, you would see that. As far as phalluses, who would want a moron like yourself on top of them?

If you truly understood the difference in the sexes, you would not make such statements.

I mentioned that I get a lot of dick pics in the e-mail inbox, and that is the intelligent response I get.

My interests in people are not what they look like, or what plumbing they have. I like intelligent, thoughtful, insightful people who may or may not agree with me but, they must respect my right to say what I wish, as I do theirs. Many of my friends and I don’t agree on everything. Perfect! Let’s talk about it over tea and let it go.

“Why do you write about lesbians?”

I write about all sorts of people. If you read my books, you will find that I have traditional relationships and then some which are just flat out taboo fantasies.

We all need a mental vacation at times, so I provide it in my novels. I have several friends who identify as gay, and I love them dearly. I happen to think that writing about lesbian relationships fills a void in this world. Diamond Joe is my favorite novel of all time for lesbian fiction. That book of all of my stories is one that I wish Hallmark would break their mold of man and woman, and make a movie of it. That novel is actually YA which is different from many of my books.

Diamond Joe will have you laugh and cry and allow you to see what some people have to go through to survive in this world. Same-sex marriage is a hot topic, and I don’t shy away from it.

“Have you ever been to a nude beach, is it really like that?”

I will admit to being nude around others in settings like I portray. Yes, it is very much like I depict in many of my novels. If you are curious, I would suggest that you pick up this latest novel, Kitties, Titties & Winks or the last series of Nudists of Shangri-La.
The issue with naturism is that there is indeed is no mystery. Once your clothes are off, and you realize that nudity is not what many make it in their minds, to quote the politics of the day it is a “nothing burger.”
That is why in many of my books I mention it, walk you or the character through the process and then spice it up with something else as naturism by itself is truly healthy and truly not enough to write a book about.

I do love the feel of the wind and sun on parts that are reserved for shadows. I never tire of that.

How do you find time to write so much and keep a day job?

Harold, I don’t sleep. That is not really true, but I am an insomniac. If the characters are active so am I. I cannot tell you how many times that I have crawled out of bed at 3 am and worked on a project till it was time to go to work.

If you are passionate about what you are doing it is a small price to pay. We can all rest when we are dead. Right now, today, this is for the living, and I live my life. I went out with friends last weekend, and the conversation focused on what was on TV worth watching.

I had zero input. I don’t watch TV. I have this incredible 4K, 55 inch set in my office that I might turn on when I am eating, and then it goes right back off. I do like YouTube. I love individual musicians, and I want to teach myself to mimic them on the guitar. I find that playing a musical instrument keeps me sharp and mentally alert. Playing also allows me to wind down and at least start the sleep process.

“Why do you use such hard words?”

Oh Phil, bless your heart.  I laughed at that one. Really? If you are reading it on kindle just highlight it and improve your vocabulary. I have an excellent command of the English language. That does not stop me from making grammatical missteps, or from typing you instead of your or you’re, but I do share my knowledge with you.

When I was young, I kept a dictionary with me whenever I read. Later in life, it was a college dictionary. I looked up every word that I did not readily know. It paid off.

Today we have tools that are marvelous. No, I will not dumb down my writing style. Unless I write that children’s book, I will juxtapose words with more than two syllables with everyday words that you might hear on the playground.
Those were a few of the dozens of e-mails that I cherry-picked.
Thanks for them even the snarky comments. At least you cared enough to stop by. As for the rest of this week…Read my books!
Seriously this book is worth your time, and I look forward to the feedback!

Much Love -TW

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What is your secret fantasy?

If you could live out a fantasy what would it be?

 

Having spoken with many people from all walks of life, we have a common thread, our sexuality.  Even the most rigid, moral snobs, secretly want what you and I want.  I think that being judged by your peers in a court of law has merit, however; the fault is, there are lawyers involved.

Were you aware that while the judge must keep the law in mind, the lawyer’s job is not so much to prove your innocence or guilt but, sway the jury one way or another?  Usually, they do that with emotions as they are, after all, thespians. Yes, they act, either taking the moral high ground or playing the victim.  In fact, it is probably a sham.

I don’t know how a lawyer can live with himself or herself after getting a murderer or rapist off the hook by acting or finding some technicality.  The crooks are running the asylum, which we are unwitting players in from time to time.

Can you imagine if a case was presented exclusively on the facts?

  • Was she at the scene of the murder?
  • Were her fingerprints at the murder scene?
  • Did she have a motive?

No, we have things like how she is dressed and who her family is, and that she went to church and look, here are some pictures of her as a Girl Scout.  Wait, here are some pictures when she was a missionary in Haiti.

But what about these pictures of the murder scene with a knife sticking out of the guy’s chest?

“This delicate little flower could not have done it, look how fragile she is…” PFFFT!

If you have ever served on a jury, you can tell that the pool was selected carefully, looking for criteria that would suit their client’s case.  I was on a panel once that was for a murder trial.  The man was guilty as sin, and we had a few ladies that were not wanting to find him guilty as he had only murdered once, and he seemed like such a good boy, and his mama was there looking all pitiful.

How about that questionnaire that you have to fill out basically telling the attorneys how you will lean.  It is like a cookbook, telling them what they need to say to coheres you!  They need to abolish that damned thing!

How about a list of names, not sir names, just first names, or maybe numbers …they could be random picks from a hat.  That would indeed be fairer than knowing how you will come down on the facts or how to sway you…

Check it out, a car salesman took a young woman out to the back of the lot to show her a good deal on the loss leader car that they never sell.  He then knocks her on the head and rapes her. Now that he is done with her, “oh shit!  What do I do now, she will tell on me.”  Strangling her, he takes her to the creek near the back of the lot and tosses her body in.

Camera footage shows him walking off with her, and yet, they try to make her the sick person, as she has been known to “sleep around.”

She was, in fact, a college student who worked at the local topless joint putting herself through school.  This is where she met Mr. Murderer, who promised her a great deal…He raped her and killed her.

Imagine how her family felt… It is more about acting than the law, which is sad.  The bastard would not let the jury assess his fate if he lost… That was sad! I wanted to hang the fat fuck!  Those on the panel that wanted to acquit him might have had him slapped on the wrist.

Yes, they find the most emotionally susceptible to the pool and install them so they can each play to them.  Each attorney knows what to say to his or her picks.  The reasonable doubt hangs a lot of juries.

I once had a prominent attorney tell me that it is easier for him to get someone off if they are guilty rather than if they are innocent.  Folks the system is flawed.

My point is not to reform the system, although God knows that it needs it, my point is, we are all guilty.  We all have some deep dark secrets that we would probably rather keep buried.  The difference between them and us is, we won’t murder someone for a few minutes of pleasure…Would we?

That is one reason I am a proponent of legalized prostitution.  Men are what they are, women are what they are.  How do we deal with it?

Bishops and others who deny their sexuality, does not work out too well for them, well for their victims… Folks we were made, designed to procreate and that means sexually.

Ever had a nun for a teacher?  How was that?  A woman without release, wow!

So my pretties, what makes you moist?  If you are a guy what makes you “firm?”  If you could go to “Fantasy Island” and live out your fantasy, what would it be?”

One of the best lines I heard regarding wives is that the most excellent wife is an angel in the kitchen and a whore in the bedroom. Misogynistic? Probably, but think about it.  We all have those thoughts.  I have teased on several occasions about a delicious spanking before the main event. There is something attractive and somewhat dangerous about submitting to someone else.  Tied or tethered in such a way that you cannot move, and are at risk of being penetrated or spanked or whatever makes you misty or makes your mate Horney as hell.

“I think the perfect man or mate would be one who was tuned into your fantasy and was not afraid to take matters in hand.  Role play perhaps?   Arrange a cabin in the woods where a little rope play could take place.  Hot wax maybe?  How about restrained to where you cannot stop him or her as they bring you to orgasm time after time?  Nipple clamps?   They work on guys too…Just saying…

What would you say if you were asked to visit a clothing optional place?  How would you feel if your husband or boyfriend or perhaps your wife said that they had a desire to go to a nude beach?  What would that feel like to bare it all around others?  Would it make you damp? You men, would you have priapism, or would it go into hiding?

I have such a good time with different people from all walks of life.  Our diversity in thought and mores make us interesting.  The things that interest you or secretly turn you on are part of you. Is there harm in living out a fantasy?

Marriage, today in America, is doomed.  We are so stodgy, so constrained by mores passed down by the Puritans that many will die, never genuinely having one single orgasm!  I am talking about toe curling, wet patch creating, screaming “YES, YES, YES!” Orgasm!   If this is you…oh my, think Hitachi and read some of my books. Everyone should have orgasms often… That would be my wish for Americans and people everywhere.

I genuinely believe more orgasms would cut down on bull shit wars!

Several of my novels attempt to feed your fantasies.  Whether you are a man or woman, there is something in them for you.

I try to keep it from being smut.  I love a good story.  I like titillation, and I genuinely love when you can feel that you know the characters.  I strive for developing a connection between you and them.  I do that with character development.  When they are laying over someone’s lap or perhaps removing their clothing, I want you to feel that anxiety or that rush of adrenaline.

If you get misty, I am so thrilled for you, and for me.  If you are a man and end up with taking things in hand, that is ok too.  Good for you, and me!

If on the other hand, I can elicit a tear, wow that is excellent news too.  I strive for laughter more than tears as I am a happy person, and I try to spread that humor and joy, when and where I can.

My latest novel came back from the editor today, and I posted it on Amazon.  She tells me it should sell for over $20.  I am letting you have it for a mere $3.99…

Over 93,000 words of story for you to enjoy.

Our leading lady falls in love with her roommate in college.  This is complicated by the fact that her friend Joan has a lesbian for a mother, who was a supermodel in her day.  She sees the two playing volleyball nude in the pool and for the first time, sees her friend as a possible model and not her daughter’s friend.

Gloria, her mother, is a capitalist hatching a plan to exploit her.  She wants to push Melissa into a career that she left, to be her manager.  Selling her to the highest bidder making money from her, was her plan.  Where the heart is involved, trouble ensues as things are not going to happen as she plans.

Joan also has a dark secret that Melissa and Gloria now have to deal with.

Kitties, Titties and Winks, should show up soon as available, so keep checking my author page for updates.  Until some agent or publisher discovers me and talks me into signing with them,, my books are dirt cheap.

To date here is a list of my published novels which are selling all over the globe.

  • Kitties, Titties &Winks
  • Nudists of Shangri-La
  • Nudists of Shangri-La II Eden Texas
  • Diamond Joe
  • Voices from the Past
  • The Saga of the Starduster
  • Hole in Time – Life
  • Hole in Time – Home
  • Hole in Time – Sentient
  • Hole in Time – Eden
  • Hole in Time — Progeny
  • Hole in time -– Hello From the Other Side
  • Hole in Time — Divinity
  • Hole in time – Orinite
  • Hole in Time – Revenge is Sweet
  • Hole in Time – Pilot
  • Fractured & other out of the box thinking
  • Madam and the Queen
  • The Queen & The Black Witch of Chicago
  • The Princess and The Queen
  • The Girl Next Door
  • Ghost Signal of Colorado Springs
  • Tipping Point
  • #Dear _____ People, a book for the Ages
  • Under Roswell
  • Perpetual Palpitation
  • Dragon Master and the Witch
  • Cyber Subs

If you have read any of these, I want to take a moment to personally thank you!  I work a day job and still manage to crank out a novel every few months.  I think it keeps me sane.

Follow me here on the blog, check out my website and www.authortwscott.com and certainly follow me on twitter @authortwscott and or @twscott823.

Here is my Amazon author page
 

I get lots of e-mail, and I love it.  I cannot always answer you, but know that I appreciate it.  Some of the input is invaluable, and some are dick pics.  Hmmmm.  I don’t know if they are suggesting that I get fucked or…they are offering their services.  I will share a secret with you men out there…. I might respond to pictures if they were less….male….

Twscott (at) TWScott823.com

 

Much Love people…Seriously, I mean it. You make what I do worth it!

 

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Are you sad when you finish a manuscript?

Joan had a secret that she was afraid would run off her friend.

Hello, my pretties!

Are you sad when you finish a manuscript?

I don’t know about other writers or authors I can only respond for myself.

YES…A resounding  YES!

Perhaps I am Cybil and should be locked up in some sanatorium reserved for the mentally deranged. You know one of those old black and white places where they still use shock therapy… Ok, maybe not. Shock therapy would not even make a useful BDSM trope.

Having written over thirty novels, all of the characters are known to me.  When I kill one off it kind of hurts in a way, they each have their own voice.

This latest novel Kitties Titties and Winks is such a precious novel full of humor and love and yes emotionally charged moments.  I love how each character has their own personage.  When you read the narrative you don’t have to guess who is talking, you know by their vernacular and the cadence of their speech pattern.

This novel should be a 20 dollar novel, and it is a shame that I will end up giving it away at $3.99 a copy.  That is the plight of the independent author.

I could price it at $19.95, but I doubt anyone would spend that kind of money.  It is not until you are EL James and everyone is talking about you, will someone drop over $4.00.

I wish I could convey that message to new or want to be writers.  I talk with so many who believe that all they need to do to secure their financial future is to “write a book.”

I have over 30 out there.  While I enjoy many deposits from different countries to my bank account, allow me to be the first to tell you, I still have a day job.

It is not my goal to dissuade anyone I merely want to set your expectations in reality.

This latest novel is tender and touching and humorous and naughty all in one book.  93,000 words of fun.

I will be releasing it when I get it back from the editor.  Currently, I am going back and forth with this or that fix.  I am in hopes that this manuscript will be more professional than those in the past which required different revisions.

At $3.99, I will have to sell a butt load of them just to break even.

If you are one of my followers on Twitter or WordPress thanks for following me and telling others about me.

If you are one of my readers…Thanks so Much!

It means a lot to me every time one of you buys one of my books.  Even at $2.99, it is an affirmation, and that inspires me and others like me to keep writing.

Much Love–TW

 

 

 

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Kitties, Titties and Winks A Novel by TWScott #comingsoon

After several of you sent e-mails about my last project, it was made clear to me that there are those who appreciate a toasty derriere.  I am always happy to consider topics suggested by my followers and or fan base here and on Twitter.

I put aside my current project of Gods and Insects and came up with over 90K words of fantasy juxtaposed with some appropriate thoughts and situations regarding clothing optional places and activities.

This novel which is at the editor; is more fantasy than about nudism but, the clothing optional ideals I hold sacrosanct and do not besmirch them…much…  I do take artistic license just a little.

The tagline “Nudity is Normal” is in the book.

Follow me here and or on Twitter for release dates.  If the last two Nudists novels are any indication, there seem to be many of you who appreciate that kind of writing. Thanks for the encouragement!

Two college roommates graduate and sink back into their regular home routine. Once returning home to live with their parent’s things are eerily familiar.  From sleeping late to picking up their chores before college, backsliding to childhood was almost too easy.

When the former roommates missed each other enough, they decided to get together to shop and talk and do what young ladies do. One of the two takes the risk of alienating her closest friend by finally acknowledging her feelings for her.  This admission sparks a conversation which starts the snowball rolling as the two embrace their feelings taking them to the next level.  One of them, however, has a dark fantasy and is hopeful the other will help her play it out.

Joan’s mother; also attracted to ladies makes for an interesting twist to the story. Gloria plots to make money, treating her daughter’s new lover as an object with the idea to offer to the highest bidder. Her plan goes awry when emotions enter into the developing triangle that would divide most.   This story is rife with humorous situations, romance, and fantasy.

Kitties, Titties and Winks, is an enjoyable lighthearted lesfic with some mild BDSM and lots of love.

When Mellissa is encouraged and eventually transformed into a model by Joan’s mother, the story takes flight.  The journey will have you turning the pages as you come to know the characters and enjoy the sensations of young people in love while experimenting with their sexuality. Adult 18+

If you know of, or are an agent, that would like to represent a proven author, I am still an independent author after 30 published novels which are selling all over the globe.

Why?

  • Each Query letter takes a minimum of four hours if you do it correctly.
  • Firstly you must subscribe to a service for authors which assist you in knowing if they are a predator or editor. *
  • You must then research the field of possible agents that have your particular Genre in their portfolio of desired works.
  • You need to look at if they are accepting new submissions.
  • Then you must research the agent to see what they have published recently and how often they actually release something.
  • Then you must look at what they published and see if it is indeed similar to what you are offering.
  • Now you must read and adhere to the specifics of the query letter format that they require to even look at your submission.  Every jot and tittle must be strictly observed.
  • Now, if you have done all that, you then word the “hook” as best you possibly can.

Four hours for each letter is a conservative estimate, and no two agents want it the same way.

When you read their requirement, and then at the end, they say something to the effect “If you never hear from us consider it a pass!”  Why indeed

*A word about predators.

There are many out there who are indeed predators who “prey” on independent authors. For a small Dollar amount, they guarantee to get your manuscript in front of the right people.  For a  few dollars, they will edit your document. For a few dollars, they will do this or that.

There is nothing wrong with a service, it is capitalism.  What makes you the proverbial sheep in a field of wolves???  Your manuscript is the next Tale of Two Cities, you know it in your heart of hearts, you just need to get past the bubble gum chewing, snot-nosed intern, working for their mother in her basement, and get your work on their desk.

You need to get past the intern with big plans to be an agent one day so they can dream of throwing your manuscript in the proverbial trash because they know more than their boss.

Those predators out there have taken advantage of better, smarter, brighter people than you, so don’t be fooled.

In short you have no objectivity, that makes you the sheep.

Everyone thinks that they can write.  Teens who recently found that there are more to words than expletives believe that they can write.  All of those millions of want to be authors are peddling their “stuff” in the form of query letters to those interns who think that they can also write.

Amazon and other “services” take 30% or your royalties and possibly more to host your manuscript and that is it.  They don’t edit, assist with the cover art, marketing, nothing!

They too will sell you services in the way of marketing…They get your money….

Agents take 30%, and they edit, create cover art, market and assist you with your story for consistency and a whole host of other things.  They also can get more than $2.99 for 100,000 words.

On Amazon and the like, you are competing with everyone!  It only takes one person who feels that you are a threat to buy your book and then write a terrible review.  I had this happen to my number one best selling book.  It is clear that they never read it from what they wrote.

While authors are not in competition, and I do my best to assist other authors, the reality is that some are out there who just are not friendly people.

The bottom line my pretty’s is this.  If you think you can write. Good for you.  If you want to write, good for you.  If you’re going to spend hours of your life begging for some agent to look at your work, good for you.

I write for the pleasure of writing and creating the story.  I write because I continually get people contacting me telling me that they liked this or that.  Some suggest I might change this or that and that is ok.  I do it for me!  I still have a day job.

When I look at my bank statement and I see all those Amazon deposits from different countries it gives me some satisfaction as well.  Thanks for that.  If you are one of my readers I really do appreciate you!

Again contact me here on the blog, write me an email at TWSCOTT (at) TWScott823.com

Check out my website at www.authortwscott.com.

Much Love, TW

Follow the link to my author page on Amazon for more information.

https://www.amazon.com/TW-Scott/e/B01M6CUM1Y

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Would you remove your clothing on a webcam? Why?

Trisha could not believe her friend was about to remove her clothes in front of the web cam.

For me growing up as a child, there were two states of a fact.  It was binary actually. Was it truthful or was it a lie.

When I was young, cursing would earn a bar of soap shoved in your mouth, and a deliberate lie would usually get your seat warmed up.  It did not make a difference if you were a boy or girl.  Lying was just not done.  It did not take long to learn that the truth, good or bad was better than the alternative.

Is that why I like to write about a delicious spanking now and then?  Maybe I should tell a lie… Ok back to the theme…

While many of us prevaricate to spare someone’s feelings or protect a friend, I think we have taken it to an extreme today.  Why?

The family unit is in disarray and economics play into the scenario. When June Cleaver was parenting the Beave, her job was “housewife.” This was also true of my mother.

Clearly many might see that as misogynistic. I do not, as those were different times back then.  Our roles were clearly defined by the mores of the time.  Advancing from the dark ages and actually allowing women to vote and smoke and what have you, there were unintended consequences.  The family unit suffered.

Soon it took two working parents to make ends meet as there were more workers in the workforce.  More supply equals less demand aka cheaper wages.  We have stopped teaching economics today.  We must as the media and politicians are trying to convince us that more workers are a good thing.  No people it is simple economics.  Supply and demand.

The snowball picked up speed and soon even two parents working kept many below the poverty line.  The losers were the children and society.

Honestly, I would like to see one parent home with their children.  I don’t care which one, but children need supervision and a role model.  The job of a parent is one of the most critical tasks you can have.

What if we paid parents to parent their kids?  Children are actually a resource which any government depends on to succeed.  Children grow up to be taxpayers.

To take the place of both parents working, Cable TV made the scene filling our homes with more than a half dozen channels that actually stay on past midnight.  Because it is cable, the content is not as regulated thusly, now you have R rated material in your living room.  Before Cable, one had to go to the drive-in on the south side of town or a movie house that specialized in those kinds of productions.

Shortly after cable, we had Video Tape and then DVD and blue ray!  Now we stream everything!

TV soon took the place of books.  TV took the place of other forms of entertainment as well as shaping our ideas of morality.  Hollywood was now showing our kids the way.  After this #mee2 movement one has to wonder just what Hollywood is up to.  Never the less, Big Bird and the Count raised many children. I still think that is why many people today have an attention span of about 15 minutes.

Mr. Rogers had a hand in it, and I understand they are going to put his likeness on a stamp!

Our worlds were rocked when children were suddenly abducted, and then others killed by their own parents.  We built walls and fences and had our kids stay inside instead of allowing them to roam the neighborhood to play with their friends.

Screens of many different kinds entertained not only our kids but occupied the parents time as well.  Taking mom and or dad away from parenting into a virtual world of cops and robbers or stealing virtual cars and collecting whores.  Or it could have taken them to some other made up family trying to make it work in a make-believe world. It is called escapism and we do it unbeknownst to ourselves.

It is not hard to understand why our values as a people are changing.  Garbage in Garbage out.  When you allow Hollywood to captivate your attention for entertainment and you watch media outlets who have an agenda, the fabric of society will take on a different pattern.  In short, my childhood days will not look your children’s childhood days.

When you want to take over a country you first take over the media.  Our media is corrupt, and only half the country see it.  Others do not want to see it. Then you have both parents working or you have children in a single-parent home where the children become orphans.  They rely on the TV, school and older children for guidance.  Role models if you will.  Today we see Mylie Cyrus who now admits that she was high while filming her infamous Wrecking Ball, as a role model.

We also see older kids selling drugs and our children witness this and see it as a way to make tax free cash.  “I don’t need no stinking education!”

Drugs of all sorts pervade the music industry and the movies depicting the use of them as normal. Not only the movies and sitcoms but also in music.  Destructive behavior is glorified, and then people wonder why this child or that child overdosed. A complete surprise!

The entertainment industry knows bloody well why but they will not admit it as money talks and a few dead children to them is nothing.  When Dumb and Dumber released there were stupid people who actually tried some of those stunts including laying on the road where there was traffic.

A recent commercial for insurance of some sort depicting a child putting his toys down the toilette had many that I personally know calling plumbers out as their kids flushed their toys down the commode after seeing that commercial!

Much like James Dean and cigarettes pervaded the movies making smoking look cool.  Drugs in the movies do the same thing.  We have not learned from history and are doomed to repeat it.

There is no honor in dying from an overdose!

Why am I picking on Mylie or James or the music industry?  I am not actually.  While I don’t judge people or try not to, I think those in the public spotlight have a duty to understand that many will emulate them as a form of flattery and some will do it just to be cool. What they do and what they say has a larger impact than what you or I do or say.  Why?  They have no special insight into anything.  They can remember lines and emote.  Hardly a reason to worship them but people do. What they do have is a large megaphone! You and I may not have that.  Even with Social media without thousands of followers, your lone voice in the wilderness gets lost in the noise.

A year ago I wrote a book called Cyber Subs.  It is a somewhat naughty story about two girls who cannot make it in rural Kansas.  The story depicts what life was like in a small agrarian community.  It then moves them to a large city where a connected life changes their world.

While my reasons for writing the novel were many, one of the things that I was trying to do is call attention to a real-life scenario happening today.  Close to 2000 ladies are now on this one site, at any given time basically being a slut for tips.  I don’t really like that word and I hate to use it pejoratively like that.  What else could you call it?

When one of my twitter followers had in her bio “CyberSlut,” I was taken aback.  Understand the world that I came from, girls actually cared about being virgin when they married.  While young men I am sure had much looser standards, one did not want to be that girl that was talked about especially in a small town and one certainly did not want to be that girl that went away for several months.  I remember the boys were happy to make third base, but when it came time to marry these same boys looked for someone who was not a “lending library.” Assholes huh?

Believe it or not getting pregnant or something that required a shot of penicillin was about the worst that could happen to you back in the day. Aids is a relatively recent invention and a possible consequence as far as a lack of sexual morality goes.

Today I spent a few moments on that site to see what if anything had changed.  WOW!  Just about 2000 models during the middle of the day doing their best to lure men or women into their “room.”

One girl was talking to the crowd of 344 users when she mentioned that there is a market for “dirty panties.”

“What?”

She lamented that she did not like to sell them as it was a hassle to go to the post office.  “If I cant make 50 dollars for a  pair, it is not worth it!” Her words.

I totally concur that going to the post office is a headache but $50 for nasty panties?

I remember watching an Amy Schumer skit where she said something to the effect “don’t you just hate it when you pull your panties down and it looks like someone blew their nose in them?”

The audience laughed and I gaged, and then changed the channel.

So tell me followers of mine, who would pay good money for dirty panties?  How would they explain that to their mate, if they have one?  “Yea funny thing about those, I ahh got them off eBay yeah eBay and they were supposed to be new …. for you honey…”  Would she buy it?  If your mate is on that site, I suggest you spice up your sex life or get some help.

Do you think Vickies is missing an opportunity?  They could have models wear their product and then sell it on eBay… Nah, probably not!

The problem with sites like this as I see it, they cheapen human life.  They, in fact, dehumanize the girls on it and probably the miscreants paying good money to entice more ladies to partake in this type of behavior. If there were no desire, there would be no market.

While I do think that prostitution should be legal and regulated where health is concerned I also believe that this type of thing on the internet where any age of a child can access it, is wrong.  Young folks cannot possibly process what they are seeing and if they are exposed to it, what will it do to their psyche?

Women are screaming about being treated poorly by men, and then there is this.  This is only one site of which I know of many more. Which is it?  Respect as a person or just sexual object?  We are sending a mixed message, and the receivers of that message could be your husband or your three-year-old.

I did go to a lingerie show with some friends one day for “charity.”  You could purchase the item from the model, and she would take it off and hand it to you at your table. We thought it all great fun, but we were actually looking at the product and not the models wearing them.  “Is that a lie? Is that a lesbian activity?” This was so long ago I think they had pasties on.  As I remember these were real women, you know with curves.

“Nothing but the Bass”

I guess I should have waited to write the book as the site has evolved since I last checked it out.  The book gets over 3000 hits every day, so people are interested in it.

As a writer, I must tell you that if you are observant, there is plenty of material out there.  As much as I would like to understand the “models” mindset I would not mind trying to understand the person who would actually buy a pair of dirty panties. Maybe not.  I wonder how many she sells? There is a difference between lingerie on a model in front of you and dirty panties.  C’mon there is a difference, right?

I try hard not to judge people.  We are all here doing our thing.  I write for the masses, and those girls are performing for them.  What I write is the creation of pure fantasy, and they are providing an illusion of a visual kind for those that need it or desire it.  Men are undoubtedly visual creatures, and ladies are more intellectual when it comes to erotic fun.  Reading a story from a good author, the picture in our head is much better than an actual scene in some movie or on a computer screen.

In a book, for instance, we can put ourselves in that characters head and soon it is us taking off our clothing for those 344 users.  If written correctly we should be able to feel what that model felt.  Including the slap on her ass.  Ouch!

I tried to imagine what it would be like to remove your clothing on camera for several hundred people at one time.  Would it be an adrenalin charged adventure or would it be just ho-hum? Would it turn into ho-hum after a few times of performing? If you read Cyber Subs, both of the characters are so fun.  Trisha is delightful. Honestly, she is someone I would love to know.

Do those models fantasize too?  Do they imagine that all those men want them…  If you are a model on any site like that, please feel free to drop me a note.  Check out my website at www.authortwscott.com.  From there go to the contact page.  Please, guys, no dick picks.  Unless you are …never mind, no dick pics.  It is just amazing how many hard human parts find my inbox. No, I mean as in e-mail.  Naughty boy.

I write about nudists in my latest series Nudists of Shangri-La.  After much research, I tried to put myself into that mindset so I could write about it. Much of what I write about comes from actual life experiences, I will just leave it there.

This weekend try to love someone and make them feel special.  We need more genuine love in this world.  It is too full of hate, contempt, and bigotry all of which I rail against.

 Love and sex are two different things gentlemen.

We are much more alike than we are different.  Who we listen to and where we were raised, slants our mores but if we could all get together on the same page we would find we have much more in common than that which divides us.  The media for some reason are working overtime to drive us apart, but it is not true.  You even have more in common with the civilians of Russia than you know. The Gods don’t want you to know that, but it is true.

Yes, my newest novel Gods and Insects is coming along.  That is a tease….

That is actually what Nudists of Shangri-La is about, although it is a titillating novel it also has some enlightenment philosophy in it.  When reading that try to put yourself into Hal’s or Judy’s head.  Since it is narrative driven it is easy to do.  If you liked 50 shades you will love this book!

Much Love- TW

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How many will fall for this?

 

 

The number most certainly is crap, but I still don’t want to perpetuate a scam in any possible way.

That is the latest scam that I received today on my phone.  In a computerized voice aka robo-call, this scam is one of many trying to extract money if not a credit card number from some unsuspecting person.

Naturally, Microsoft would not call, and your OS does not expire.  It may become obsolete but indeed would not terminate.

If you have a loved one or know someone who might fall for this you might want to give them a heads up.

 

-Best

 

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What if an Alien visited us tomorrow?

If a flying disc landed in front of you what would you do?

I am rather amazed to see actual real footage of UFO’s caught on military aircraft cameras released to the public.  This is from 2012.

More and more we are seeing actual footage of alien type anomalies reported and making the news.  Is Trump allowing the American people to actually see some of the truth about this subject to grasp how we react?  Was the 1947 Roswell crash true?  Are we being groomed to allow us to learn the truth or is it all lies and deception?

Will we ever know the truth about Area 51?

It is no secret that I am a huge science fiction fan.  It is also no secret that in many of my novels currently selling worldwide, I talk about the danger of being discovered by an alien interloper.

While Hollywood paints this picture of friendly aliens trying to phone home or aliens that are benevolent that want to come and assist us, I fear that the more accurate representation of aliens would be that of Independence Day!

Had someone asked me when Carl Sagan was sending a roadmap to the earth on a golden record out into space complete with our human anatomy on it, I might have dissuaded him.

I found it interesting the other day when Michio Kaku said we do not need to be meeting with any aliens.  He said it would be like an intellectual trying to talk with a squirrel.

I disagree “respectfully” with him, however.  I think it would be more like an intellectual trying to talk with a cockroach.

The significance is that they would think nothing of squashing a cockroach, and at least a squirrel has some redeeming qualities.

In The Saga of the Starduster, one of my latest novels, I humorously portray what an alien society might make of earth and its population.  While my point was on target, I try to always interject humor.

The absolute truth is that we are a people ruled by our emotions.  The society that abducts Don has decided to do away with feelings as they are unpredictable and can cause war.

Our petty squabbles on this planet are purposeless.  We go to war for what someone else has.  From Cain and Able to modern day, we go to war if not literally then certainly figuratively.  We get this case of the “by gods” and stop listening to anyone else’s point of view.

No, I fear that the visits, if they are indeed happening are trying to decide just how dangerous we are.  Should we be allowed to leave our planet?  They might be researching what our natural resources are before deciding what to do with us.

Currently, as we presently are, I would say we have no business greeting other races outside of the human race.  Can you imagine the bigotry that we have today on any difference what so ever pushed out into a population of aliens who can travel light years in hours?

Given technology to reach to the stars would be dangerous for advanced civilizations.

Some of the happiest, most well-adjusted people that I know, are people who have very damned little stuff or money.  They make do with what they have.  Family, friends, enough to eat and nobody messes with them, is what they want.

The better off people are it seems to me the more screwed up that they are.  Is that just my perception?

I once met a man in an elevator going to see his oncologist.  We were in a clinic in Houston, I was bringing things up to the doctor to sell him.  As we waited for the elevator the water from the recent rain shower, we both walked in from the parking lot, dripped off us.  There were puddles on the tile floor as we closed our umbrellas and tried to look as though we had just not left a sauna.  I was not thrilled with the weather and wished that I was not working that day. I was, in fact, sure that a warm bed with a purring feline and good book would have been a much better use of my time.

Man, was I wrong!

I asked him how he was, and he said… “Every day the good lord lets me wake up and suck air, is a good day!”

I never forgot that bit of wisdom from an old gray-black gentleman.  He was wearing a suit to see his doctor, and I was thrilled to meet him.  That meeting was the most important meeting of that day and probably that year.

We should all be like that!

I stopped complaining that day.  Changed my life.  I was there doing my job, and he was there to see how much life he had left.  He was happy and cheerful, even in Houston’s miserable hot rain.

In a way, I would like to try and live in an Amish community for a bit.    The more that I know about the world that we live in, the less content that I am. Without the smartphone reminding me every few moments about how evil Trump is, or why the Democrats are so great, just possibly I might think for myself.

Why Yahoo news has joined with the likes of Facebook and Google to cast dispersions on the president of the United States is beyond me.

“How can a people this advanced be this damned stupid!”

If you want to take over a country you take over the media.  Google, Facebook, and Yahoo are the media that most look at for their news.  Ninety-Seven percent of it is negative on Trump!  Even with American’s getting fatter paychecks they still trash Trump.  Why?

It would be ok if they were balanced but they are not. Every report on the president has a negative spin on it. Triggered much Google?

Stupid might not be the correct adjective.  Possibly we are just short-sighted. Our values seem to be turning upside down and for what reason?  Who is selling this pack of lies and why?

We can only hope that if we are being visited by aliens from another galaxy or solar system, that they are more intelligent and benevolent than we are.

From what we have seen of them “which is very limited” it would appear that they do not comport with our understanding of physics.   Flying at right angles at incredible speeds would not fit our understanding of physics.  They have apparently figured out how to manipulate time.

While it appears to us that they are moving at right angles at incredible speeds they are just cruising along in a “different time zone” if you will, and when they need to get away from us they just change the time variable.

Time as we understand it is incorrect. It is not a constant as most of the world believes.

In Under Roswell, I go into detail on Time as well as in Ghost Signals from Colorado Springs.  I believe in my Hole in Time series I talk about it as well.

I certainly talk about it in The Saga of the Starduster.  Check it out!

Thanks for the purchases of my novels.  Follow me here on this blog, or on Twitter and of course, check out my website and http://www.AuthorTWscott.com

Much Love  -TW

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Amazon already released It! 

Are you ready for some me time? Who loves you Baby!

Amazon already released It!

In our first book of the series, Hal and Judy travel to the piney woods near the top of a mountain in California.  It is here that Phil and his wife Eva host a class for folks who want to discover who they are.

It is called enlightenment.

The theory is that until you know who you are and what you are about you will not function correctly in life.  There is real theory where some of us are mechanical in nature.  We do things because our parents did these things.

If you harken back to the animal kingdom, you might remember that creatures do things that are programmed into their DNA.  There are no advanced classes for birds on flying.  No aerodynamic courses for them they just innately do it.

We, MAN just innately do certain things without knowing why.

Phil and Eva seek to strip the veneer of false mechanical actions away and start again with the truth.

Judy, having a tough time of their marriage convinces, her husband that they need to go and learn how to like themselves and know themselves.  Hal just wanted all this nonsense to go away so he could get back to being the capitalist that he was.

Loving his wife he agrees, and off they go to find themselves in a camp full of nudist. The cabin that they are to stay in has no curtains, and the bathroom, shower and even bedroom have large windows where anyone can see in no matter what they are doing.

Stripping away their clothes and privacy, they soon realize that they are not so much different from anyone else.

Once past this façade, Phil digs in deeper exposing the monsters that we all have.  Judy has a shady one that comes to life as she meets a man who is dark, handsome and mysterious and he is also known as cruel and sadistic.  Her monster wants to know more about him and his antics.

Book one is a kind of book that has a good plot, a good story and enough titillation that you will want to read it when you are alone, not at work or if the kids are still awake.

Without giving it away, book 2 is a continuation of the story.

I asked my readers “you” if there were enough interests in creating a continuation.

The e-mail box soon filled up with Hell Yes!”

With the characters still fresh in my mind I wrote book two for you.

In this book, we learn much more about Judy and her monster.  We also learn of her college roommate and some other characters which join them making this a fun filled action packed romp through the recesses of your fantasies.  Whether you are a guy looking for hot erotic fiction or a lady looking for a naughty thrill to keep you warm by, I have it for you here.

Writing for both genders is a little challenging, and that is why I crafted them both this way.  This kind of writing makes me a much better novelist.

They are both together about the price of a Latté. Support us independent authors so we can keep you entertained.

I love the comments and feedback and appreciate when someone gives me a suggestion like, for this book.

Placing myself in just about any character once I get into the mindset, I usually can come up with a story worth reading.

I have been asked by a local theatre group to write a screenplay.

There must be software created for screenplay creation.  Once I get that and figure it out, I guess I will take a stab at it.

Thanks for the follows retweets and of course the purchase of my novels.

I can write till the cows come home, but if you are not buying them, it makes no sense.  It takes you to assist independent authors like myself.

Please spread the word, tell others about the blog and me.

You all will be able to say you knew me when….

“I knew and know many like that and it is fun.”  Frequently I will go to bookstores where aspiring authors are and buy their book and visit with them.  Even if the book is terrible, I will get them to sign it.  I have bought some real stinkers over the years but, I am not the end-all of knowledge.  Just possibly some people will like it so….. What is $20 here and there?

Thanks again!

Much Love -TW

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New Release of Nudists of Shangri-La II Eden Texas

As promised you who follow me here will know about it first!

I finished the editing process today.  I think you will like this book as much if not more than the first in the series.  No matter what you enjoyed about the first book, this one has as much, if not more than the last.

I am looking forward to the feedback!

How far would Judy go to fulfill a fantasy?

  In Book 1

When Hal ignores his wife’s needs for love while focusing on work, Judy first finds love in the arms of her college roommate.  Realizing that there are more kinds of love than pure sex, Judy talks Hal into going to a place that claims that they teach a path to enlightenment.

Stripping away the many facades that people surround themselves with (clothing being one,) Hal soon finds that he is in a place in the woods full of naked people.

Exercises designed to promote enlightenment, release the monster inside of Judy, while also providing Hal, many receptive young ladies to entertain. Judy is attracted to a mysterious dark man who has a reputation for being cruel. Her desire to live out a fantasy brings her into the lair of this person who is known to be sadistic. Daring to tempt fate she flirts with danger willing to risk it all, including public humiliation to be sated as her personal monster demands.

In book II

Acknowledging her need to learn more about herself, Judy and Sally go back to Shangri-La after trying to figure out their demons in East Texas.

As if life was not complicated enough, Heidi enters into the picture along with her brother Karl, who is a real honest to goodness movie star and also well known in the Adult Movie Venue.

The girls want him to notice them as Hal takes a sabbatical with Heidi.

From photo shoots to movie shoots the girls learn more about themselves leaving them wanting.

Follow the adventures of Judy, Sally, Jenn and now Heidi and Hal as they learn what enlightenment is about while baring it all to strangers, production crews and to each other.

In Typical TW style, you will probably not be able to guess how the story will end.

Much Love -TW

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Productivity in the Workplace and Smartphones.

“If your leaning you should be cleaning!”

As a person with many years of business acumen, I could not help but notice the trend of smartphones in use in just about any workplace.

From the film about the infamous Roy Crock we heard the phrase, “if your leaning you should be cleaning.” This phrase came back to me today as I ate my lunch at some quaint little restaurant on the square in McKinney Texas.

This place is a new place that is also a bakery.  One woman in the back was always on the move decorating cakes and cookies.  I watched her for a bit as I ate and she never took a break for even a drink.  The manager or possibly her husband/owner went back to speak with her, and she never stopped working while they talked.  I think it was business related as the look on his face was one of concern and not one of lighthearted banter.

Now, let’s talk about the waiters and waitresses. The young lady behind the counter responsible for drinks also never stopped working.  The two on the floor were attentive enough but, were always on their phones.  Was there cleaning that they could have been doing?

If they are on their phones texting or who knows what, their eyes are not on the customers or possibly assisting someone else.

You can always tell the people who have something to lose vs. the hired help.  It is much easier today with the smartphone.

In office buildings, I see workers with phones in their hands or on their desk.  Often they are in their hands.

I cannot help but wonder if the addiction to these devices is more detrimental than we realize.

Just last week I was on a short road trip to a customer’s place where an 18 wheeler driver was all over the road.  Backing off there were several times that he came within inches of clipping guard rails.  The driver was out of his lane more than he was in it.

Someone honked at him as he jerked it back into his lane.  Within moments he was back to doing what I call the dance.  It would be interesting to know how many people have died playing with smartphones while driving.

I finally passed him, and he did not even look up as he was focused on his phone.

From Texting to Social media to looking for the elusive Pokémon creature, smartphones are not smart.

Mine is set to not bother me while I am driving.  If someone texts me, they are alerted to the fact that I am driving and I will not get their text until I stop.  I would encourage everyone who drives and has a phone to set it like that.

My calls funnel through the car system via blue tooth which is just fine.

There are many inexpensive devices to use your blue tooth enabled phone to go through your car stereo.  If your car is not equipped with it now, a method via a cheap device which plugs into your lighter adapter is available for just a few dollars.

I would be remiss if I did not mention that most of the customers were also on their phones and tablets even when they were sitting with others at the same table.

“Hello, I am here!”

Our social skills in this world are de-evolving I think.  Practice loving one another, and that starts by listening to them and not reading some mindless chatter on social media and hitting like.

On the book front, I am wrapping up book two of Nudists in Shangri-La.  I am excited about the story.  I have managed to take a titillating story and put some meat into it so not only will you be entertained but, there is an actual plot that makes all sorts of sense.

If the interests are there, I could write a third in the series.  I want you all after you read it, to tell me.

Visit me at WWW.AuthorTWScott.com  go to the contact page and say hello.

As far as these blogs, I appreciate the follows and comments.  If you like the blog, I think you can press it or republish it on your site.  I believe….

You followers of my blog and Twitter accounts get the first bit of news of what is going on.  When I run a sale on something, you folks are the only people that know about it. That is my way of thanking you for following me.

As an aside let me tell you about the place I ate.
The food was good. The presentation was good. The price was reasonable. For a shop on the square, it is what I expected. Had the staff not been always on their phone, I probably would not have noticed it. I see this everywhere I go but, when you are dealing with the public, perception is everything.

If I had a nit it would be this. I ordered a Dr. Pepper and I heard her open the can behind the counter. She poured half of it into a water glass full of ice.

As a rule, I don’t drink beverages out of cans. When I buy them at the store, I find them in bottles or I don’t drink them. I prefer glass bottles over plastic, but plastic over aluminum.

Having said that, my drink was empty and she did not offer to re-fill it. I paid a high price for a half can of soda. That is a nit… If I go back I will stick with water.

I hope the week is good for you!  I look forward to getting this next book released to you soon.

Much Love!  -TW

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Would have, Should have, Could have!

How badly do you want it?

Does that sound like you?

Many of you know that my closest friend was sick. My friend passed, and last week was the funeral. I was tasked with providing the Eulogy.

As a writer, I am blessed as I can turn a colorful phrase, provide an anecdote that people will resonate with, and make sure that I keep it light.

As a friend, this was one of the hardest things that I have ever written. I knew this person intimately. As a matter of fact, I knew them better than anyone else alive. It was only fitting that I was tasked with the Eulogy.

There are many stages of grief, and I am still at the guilt stage. I wanted them to hang around longer, fight harder and don’t let the bastards win. My friend was tired of the battle and the doctors and ready to go be with the lord.

The guilt is from I was thinking about me, and not them.

I am sure I will be turning the corner and running into lonely soon enough, as the hard cold facts settle in.

My friend is no more.

The phone number will cease to work and my caller id will no longer pop up with that name.

The difference between myself and even my parents was that when I breathe my last breath, I am hoping not to have too many of those “I should have or could have done this or that’s, undone.”

You are in control of your destiny. It is easy to blame someone else, but when it comes down to it, you are in control.

How badly do you want it?

To distract myself while my friend was in the process of dying I accepted a challenge to write a novel that is somewhat racy. A complete work of fiction of the 50 shades variety has garnered more attention than any of my other published works, and I just released it.

An email from a naturist wanted to read a book about that subject. They had just red Cyber Subs and liked it, so I blended naturism and 50 shades type material together.

It was not a matter of should have or could have, it was a matter of just doing it.
It is one of those fun reads that you read late at night on your Kindle when the kids are asleep.

If you are like me when I read before I go to sleep, often times I find elements of what I read in my dreams. Kind of fun if you have a vision like that and don’t wake up with red stripes on your backside.  🙂

My friend that passed knew me well too. My friend was a constant companion for many years and in fact my personal cheerleader. If I wrote a Sci-Fi great. If I wrote a young adult story, Great. If I write something like Nudist of Shangri-La, great! If I write about witches super. Whatever I write about is just that, a creative story that will resonate with some, and not with others. That is ok.

The question is, what do you want to read? What will sell?

I was editing the story last night before I went to bed. You can make notes on your Kindle, did you know that?

Anyway, I was reading the 11000-word sex scene that will entice you to not put the book down. Reading it from the frame of mind of an editor, I didn’t recognize my handiwork. If you did not know me one would wonder what kind of person I was?

I am a writer that can put myself in any mindset I choose to. I could be a nun or religious nut in one story, or a mass murderer in another. I can pilot a spaceship from one galaxy to the next, and stand toe to toe with NASA’s brightest in the next.
I am a writer. I am only limited by my imagination and time.

“You can be that too.”
Many of you who read my blog are bloggers and authors. I follow you, and as time permits I look at what you have written. Most of you are quite talented.

Turn all of your “should haves” into “I did that!”

When the bell tolls make sure that there is nothing left on the table. Live your life!
Thanks for all the well wishes during this somewhat rough patch of road. Who knows, tomorrow I may meet a new person who will need a friend like me.

Much Love -TW

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Nudists of Shangri-La     

Judy was not sure she wanted what Steve had to offer, her inner demon changed her mind.

Often I get e-mails asking if I would consider writing about this or that… The ideas are appreciated, and sometimes I give them a whirl.

Someone who liked Cyber Subs asked if I would write about Naturism or Nudists?

Hmmm, I see many books like that on Amazon, and I touch on it in Hole in Time and Saga of the Starduster but, since they liked Cyber Subs, I thought, what if I create a book that touched on that subject and…Dom Sub stuff?

You may be asking how in the world did I do that?

Well, what if a young couple was having issues in their marriage.  The wife had a friend from college that she sort of kind of had a fling with way back when experimenting in school as many do, and the same friend from out of the blue finds a pamphlet about a place in the hills of California that brags they teach a path to enlightenment. This friend (Sally) sends it to Judy asking her “can we do this?”

What the hell does enlightenment have to do with having no sex life and nudism you asked?

That was the twist, how do I make that work and create a fun story full of naughtiness that will entertain even the men who read such things, and will undoubtedly treat the ladies who read 50 shades or other similar novels.

So there is something in here for everyone..over 18…please…thanks

Hal, the guy that ignores his wife gets suckered into going up to this place in the mountains when he learns it is kind of like a commune. His wife went the year before and got wild with it. She wanted to take her husband and go back in hopes that a little nudity and a few of the exercises that promote a path to enlightenment might get him to see that she needs love, and not just the usual once a month crap. “ouch, did I strike a nerve?”  Sorry….

While they’re doing the exercises, a tall, dark gentleman sees her and tries to get something going with her.  Finding herself in a group with him and four other men in it and Judy the only lady, the antics turn up the fire a few notches as she now is interested in this blue-eyed man who has a reputation for being sadistic.

“Can you imagine being naked in a group of 6 people and you are the only female?  One of the challenges was to have one person lay in the middle for 30 minutes, and have each person simultaneously put oil on you and massage you leaving no place unexplored.” “Yeah, that is what I thought when my characters came up with that bit of naughtiness.” “no rude bits untouched or unmolested..” mmmm  No not a lunchtime read…no…

Having five men touching her at one time (putting their fingers everywhere) did not do it, she wanted to feel this guy’s whip on her and then be fucked stupid!

Judy, Hal’s wife spies on Steve (the rude dude)  to watch him put stripes on his wife’s ass and, she comes back for more.

They play rough!

Judy wants in, she thinks.

The standard inner argument occurs where she rationalized everything to sate the demon inside her, known as her dark side. (we all have them)

This story will undoubtedly entertain the person who gave me the idea, and I think it will delight anyone who liked 50 shades.

There are well over eleven thousand words just for the one scene that you all want to find!  I will not tell you where it is my lovelies, you will have to seek it out.  Take heart, there are few wasted words in this novel and each chapter is worth reading and enjoying.  This is not your typical lunchtime read as this will get some things going in that part of your brain that gets the juices stirring…Yes, I said juices…

It is actually not a dark novel, it is adult, very adult and a fun read.

This is not my usual type of story.  I just wanted to prove to this person that if you give me enough of an idea that I can work with, I can create a book in less than a week!  That includes editing and creating a cover.  So much for my vacation!

Listen, I hope that you all had a very productive and happy Valentine’s day!

I certainly hope that it was more than roses and chocolate!   If not, Bon Appetit and I am sorry… Try Merlot with dark chocolate. Not as good as an orgasm but, undoubtedly delicious…

The book was uploaded an hour ago, check my author page, and it will show up soon.

https://www.amazon.com/TW-Scott/e/B01M6CUM1Y

Much Love -TW

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Valentines day Sale just for you!

Are you open to love?

With Valentine’s day a few days away I wanted to give you all deal from me to you.

A significant sale on one of my favorite romance novels regularly priced at $4.99 This month of February 2018 Diamond Joe is going for $2.99.  Don’t wait.

What happens when two women meet for the first time and click?

Donna is a Journalism professor at a small college in South Carolina. Working with her students to make sure they learn, she never just gives away a grade.

Steve, Donna’s husband a Journalist for the New York Times, takes ill and passes away with pancreatic cancer.  Selling their house in the city, Donna moves out to her parent’s plantation. Forty-five minutes from town living on over a thousand acres of land, Donna is content to live there with her horses and the seabirds as her company.

Dane, a young student from a farm in Iowa, takes Donna to task about her criticism of his work. The theme from Mrs. Robinson plays through her head as she contemplates what she will do with the young Quarterback.

Messing with his mind, she has him read a book about one of England’s famous dominatrix’s planting a seed in Dane’s head to stir him up.

Fate would play into their lives as Dane has a friend back in Iowa who happens to train racehorses and Donna had one that needed training.

Sam, short for Samantha, flies out to South Carolina where both the two ladies learn more about themselves in one day than they had in a lifetime.

Diamond Joe is about love, courage, and passion as Sam overcomes many obstacles to take Diamond Joe to the Kentucky Derby.

You will laugh, cheer, and cry as you make your way through this well put together novel. TW does not believe in sad endings so take heart!  Diamond Joe is one of those books you will want to read again and again.

Thanks for the follows, tweets and of course purchases!

Much Love

-TW

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Doomed!  We’re all Doomed! Or The Sky is Falling #DoomsDayClock

Does time dilation apply to the #doomsdayclock ?

Are you buying it?

70 odd years ago some scientist came up with a way to quantify when the world would end. They coined the phrase or dubbed their theory as the Doomsday clock.  As the cold war ended, we moved 17 minutes back from midnight which is the furthest away from MAD (mutually assured destruction) that the world has ever been according to these brilliant (cough) scientists.

Midnight is the precipice of cataclysmic destruction at the hands of E-MC2.  When all hands point north, the genii of atomic fusion will be released on the peoples of the world, which would indeed end the planet for eons to come.

Are you scared?

Man in his utter foolishness has created the ultimate weapon, and now every rogue nation on the earth feels the need to have the most enormous gun ever created! I think that they are overcompensating for the lack of a bulge in their pants.  Why just buy a Corvette if you can have an arsenal of nukes?

Here is a better question, why spend your countries meager dollars on something that you cannot use?  If you even think that these are a viable option well, just buy a Corvette! You will feel younger quickly in a Vette and it is much cheaper!

Look at this shiny object over here, pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!  Oh, look the doomsday clock just moved 20 seconds closer to midnight!  Let’s talk about that!

Never mind that FBI stuff that is showing corruption at the highest levels of the government!

Chicken little of course thought that the world was ending immediately.  For the victims of the holocaust, their world did end.

With all of the genocidal events of this world, their world ended as well.  In many cases, history was re-written to cast a different face on times past than what actually happened.

Man is his own worst enemy.  Through the entirety of the “human race,” the human heart is central to the theme of doom!  Greed, Narcissism and the need to manipulate the masses are what we see on the news almost every day.

Those that go to DC poor as church mice, and soon become millionaires as a public servant should be the tale that everyone should judge by.  Where the hell is CNN on that story?  If you become rich as a public servant, you are a crook.

Politicians make decisions by polls.  Schumer caved shutting down the government because poll numbers showed that it made Democrats look bad.  Even with the #trumpshutdown hashtag running rampant by bots on Twitter, polls showed that Americans were not fooled.

Putting the needs of millions of illegal’s before the American Citizen was not polling well for poor old Schumer, so he backed down.

If the illegal people here in America had any smarts, they would leave.  What the Democrats have in mind for them is indentured servitude. Of course, with more supply, there will be less demand so citizens will also be slaves to the rich, wealthy and well connected.

California will soon have two classes of people, gods, and insects.  The middle class is leaving the state as the rulers (gods) are nuts.  So they will have the super wealthy and well connected in their ivory towers and the slaves to take care of them.

If polls were to show that all of America wanted pot legalized it would be sanctioned.  Politicians are controlled by two things, their donors (special interests groups) and poll numbers.

Mega-corporations, Unions, and other influential groups are the special interests which place their interests above yours.  Politicians are always in campaign mode. Everything that they do is predicated on how it will affect their chances at re-election.

Those bills that Congress writes are drafted by a lobbyist for special interests groups.

How is it that all of my government classes never mentioned Ave K?  Why is it that it took me getting involved with the process to learn that he who has the gold makes the rules?

Why did they not teach us about how there is one set of laws for you and I and another for the folks that make the rules or have the gold?

Why do you think we are just now learning that journalism in this country is dead?  News outlets are now propaganda outlets pushing false narratives feeding the late night comedians with talking points to further solidify their contempt for the American people?

Yes, I said American people, not Trump, not the GOP, or the DNC, they hate you and I.  They don’t respect our constitution or our system of laws, so they have no problems lying to us.  In short, they hate the people who provide the money that they need to live in their ivory towers while they look down upon the little folks.  They truly live like gods on the backs of Americans.

Some of the wealthiest counties in the country are all around DC.  How is that possible do you suppose?

This Doomsday clock is just a distraction from reality.  This corruption at the head of the FBI is taking over the narrative so they must change it.  Their lackeys at the news outlets are not having much luck swaying many people, as their credibility is toast, but they continue to push this Russia narrative hoping that those that do hate Trump will rally around them.

Hate is an easy emotion to control you with and they know it!

The latest talking point is Mueller wants to speak to Trump under oath.  Since there is no there there, they were in hopes that Trump would decline as this is now a perjury trap and anyone with a brain should know it. If Trump declines, that will be the narrative feeding the Russia collusion conspiracy tin foil hat network news.

Undoubtedly they have conversations taped of then-candidate Trump and they want to ask him them.  Did you ever say this or that?  If he says anything other than what is on the tape (illegally obtained) they get him on perjury.

This would then lead to impeachment which would make the left so happy they would be delirious. Even if the economy suddenly tanked, they would have a troublemaker out of the mix.  Then they could blame the GOP and everyone that voted for Trump.

Breaking News!  CNN and MSNBC we see through your bullshit!  We don’t care!

This is about deflection and distraction away from the evidence of corruption at the head of the FBI.  They are in fact playing a dangerous game of chess with the American people being the only ones to lose.  This is a no-win scenario for the American citizen!

No matter how this plays out we lose!

When the American taxpayer sees the increase in their paycheck what will the propaganda look like then?  When American’s 401K’s are much healthier how will they dump on that?

I heard one reporter giving all the credit to him who shall remain nameless.  The Overlord of DC who is still trashing his successor in very un-presidential fashion.

Henny Penny or the chicken little media trying to control the narrative, to plow the road for Democrats in the mid-terms will most assuredly keep up the tempo of their attacks.

I am not a sycophant for either side of this coin.  I am outside the forest looking in, and I can see the trees.  The question is, can you?

Those that only watch the propaganda networks become useful idiots for the gods.  These are the gods who want a good supply of insects (worker bees,) so they don’t have to pay them much to do their bidding.  These are the gods that make a new version of slaves out of the very people trying to flee from a government who already takes advantage of them.  They are indeed victims, and our gods don’t care.

If they import more insects, it does not only become about the economics of supply and demand, but these insects traditionally vote Democratic!  History is repeating itself!  Blacks will no longer be the useful idiots or relevant to the gods as they have found their replacements.

These replacements will also take from that limited supply of government assistance for their families leaving fewer resources for those that they replaced.  Oops.

Jorje Ramos and his ilk will feed the lies to them keeping them subdued and hospitable while doing slave labor for the gods.

Is this dark enough?  Sadly this is a well-traveled path in history, and we are at it again, this time coopting Mexicans and anyone else that comes through our southern border.

Hello Mexico, fix your damned country! Take your country back from those that have stolen it from you. Wait you cant?  Why not?  Oh, they took your guns away….

Do you folks in the UK see any parallels here?  How about Austrailia, how are you doing down there?

No, we will not surrender our guns here in this country.

Read and understand history or you will not see it coming when it happens again.  This can be the only explanation for the reason that so many Americans voted for a Socialist thinking that was a good thing!

My current project is coming along nicely.  Novel #27 of my library of books will be one of my best novels yet! 

My next novel is called Gods and Insects, and I am in hopes to release it late spring!

The story writes itself!

Having an outside nonpartisan view of the world and a really great understanding of history, I see the parallels and can extrapolate the tired old tropes of the rich and powerful vs. you and I and every other schlub just trying to get by in life.

For the record, I do not see us as schlubs or insects or any other pejorative term you might think of.  In fact, I think we are the generation who will rise up and stop the gods from fulfilling their dark, sinister attempts at enslaving an entirely new generation of immigrants and Americans.

  • We must resist PC speak.
  • We must resist removal of and deletion of our history.
  • We must fight for all of our amendments and the Constitution.

When the world seems upside down, you must have a knowledge of history so you can stop the cycle of madness!   We have been systematically dumbed down by the system, and it is time tell Chicken Little to finish crossing the road and stop spreading lies. We are on to you!

Take a look at some of my novels on Amazon or Smashwords.

  • The Saga of the Starduster is rife with entertainment and still is my number one best seller. The book takes you to new worlds and lets you live among a race of nudists.
  • Ghost Signal of Colorado Springs is moving up the charts. This is my latest creation.  When aliens from two different planets discover earth, the crosshairs become targeted on us as the fight for who owns the planet
  • Under Roswell is still holding its own in international sales. Discovering a viable intergalactic craft under the ground in Roswell NM Elliot and his girlfriend become its new caretaker.  Time Travel and galaxy saving antics will keep you entertained for some time.
  • Diamond Joe is getting some great comments, and I appreciate it! This book will surprise you! If you like horses and romance and courage and you are not squeamish about two women finding one another, this is a great story! I promise to tug at your heart!
  • The Girl Nextdoor has been moving up the charts too! I think that this is one of my favorite tales of rags to riches story and love. Sally finds that love comes in all shapes and sizes while discovering that her love of music has its own rewards.
  • Cyber Subs is a slightly naughty erotic novel about webcams and models and remote Doms, This book is looked at over 3000 times every day on just one server that I get stats on. Would you like to read a story about the underbelly of the internet?  Does love and romance of two ladies do anything for you?  What if you were asked to remove your clothing on webcam for god knows how many people watching and tipping you.  This novel pushed the limits of reality which is shocking when you see that it really does happen right now as I type this description.

I have many other novels out there, but these are just a few.  Thanks for the follows, re-tweets and of course you who follow my blog here.  I love keeping up with each of you and am looking forward to many more of you joining us as we discover the literary world together.

Much love People!  -TW

 

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Should We Be Eating Out Right Now?

Is eating out hazardous to your health?

Those of you who follow me know that I am somewhat of a foodie.  Just because I am not overweight does not mean that I don’t enjoy the food.  In fact, I love the flavors, texture and so much more about eating than just performing some function.

Eating is critical to life but, why not enjoy it?

Today I was running around and stopped by the Galleria.  I like to shop in case you did not catch that from my many posts.  While I may or may not purchase anything, I want to get out among people, talk to them and live that life that I love so much.

Before leaving the Galleria, I stopped at the Mexican food place down by the skating rink.  Watching the young ladies work together with trainers to learn to skate for a few moments reminded me of my young self-spending time on frozen ponds up north where they can do such things.

Enjoying the company of a friend our conversations were sidetracked when I noticed one of the wait staff coughing and sneezing around food.  “Oh crap, that is not good.”

A young man brought our food, but still, I was watching her.  This young woman wiped her running nose with her hand and went back to getting chips out of the machine for another guest.

I won’t belabor the point anymore on this person’s poor hygiene.  There is another more pressing point to this blog that I want to drive home.

The flu shot this year missed the mark.  It was ineffective. Flu deaths are on the rise and emergency rooms at some of the local hospitals are crowded with Flu victims.  Here is this young lady coughing, runny nose wiping her viral or bacterial laden mucus on her hands and clothing and then serving your food.

This dinner was at a Mexican Food place somewhat upscale in the Galleria in Dallas.  If I saw this as a patron who pays attention to details, I must wonder how many other places we eat at have employees with poor hygiene.

While Traveling not too long ago, I was in a place where a trip to the bathroom had me witness a server leaving the bathroom after doing their business without washing their hands.  I sent a letter to the place as an FYI with no follow-up or recognition from the place.  So I won’t go back there.

I would call on all food service places to drive the point of proper hygiene home to their employees.  The flu to a young reasonable healthy person may be just an inconvenience but that virus making its way to someone not near as healthy could be a death sentence.

I think it is also worth mentioning that here in Texas and many places in the US we have this very beautiful looking tree called a Cedar Juniper.

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Why am I talking about a tree when I am trying to weave a cautionary tale about hygiene and the flu?

Simple actually.  This tree causes   Cedar Fever.  These trees are everywhere and pollinate on such a massive scale that they affect too many to count.

Itchy watery eyes to sinus issues start out the “fever.”

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The pollen a little thing that resembles a sandbur attacks your sinus cavities and cause them to react by, producing more mucus to wash away the offending trigger.  The irritated sinus cavity swells and traps pockets of slime where bacterial now have this beautiful warm moist place to set up house.  Bacteria multiply quickly, and now you have a bacterial infection all started with a little pollen.

Cedar Fever season runs parallel with Flu Season.  Coincidence?

My point to this is the flu, and simple allergies might be an easy miss diagnosis.  Once an infection sets up house, your body reacts.  Raising your temperature to fight the antagonist has the patient now feeling quite miserable along with a plugged up head, sore throat and so on.  A person with a weakened immune system might be adversely affected enough by secondary pneumonia.

If these things are so nasty why in the world are they planted along major highways, in every yard and just everywhere?

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On cold winter nights, you might look up at the moon and see a halo around it.  That halo could be and often is caused by the massive amounts of this very pollen in the atmosphere!

astro bob pollen moon

If you become ill this season before you go diagnosing yourself check with your doctor.  Yes, they are busy this time of year as this pollen is particularly nasty.  If you reach down and it feels like your head is about to explode you probably have Cedar Fever but take care, there is hope.

Visit your doctor about things you can do to mitigate the effects of this pollen, so you don’t have to suffer year after year.

If you are like me and don’t like the idea of wait staff not taking care to observe proper hygiene, I will share with you a few simple tricks that I do when I go to a restaurant.

Before I share that however let me just say that eating out to me is not about feeding this machine to have the energy to write pithy blogs or tales of immoral sexuality on some alien world.  To me eating out is an event!  Indeed everything that I do including talking to you in this blog is an event!  I treasure my time here on earth, and I value how I use it.

These blogs are one of my ways of giving back to a world that I have been on for some time.  Yes, they are also about marketing my brand.  AuthorTWScott is a brand that I treasure.  With 26 books published and Number 27 already at 7000 plus words into it, I depend on you my readers to tell your friends and family about this excellent writer you know… LOL  Ok how about above average?

Step one, get seated and take your time to look over the menu.  While you are looking over the menu take notice of the cleanliness of the tables, floors, and windows if you are near them.  While you are observing that, actually look at the surface of the menu itself.  Is it clean?  Were you aware that the cover of the menu is one of the most bacterial laden things you can touch in a restaurant?

Excellent eating establishments will have the buss people carry around a bottle of spray disinfectant that they will use after each table is cleared on both the table and the seats.

Look at the wait staff and just noticed their appearance.  Are they sloppy dressed, do they appear to have just climbed out of bed and thrown clothes on?  Yeah, don’t get those for wait staff.  If they don’t care about their appearance, they probably don’t care about washing their hands either.

Now you go and wash your hands which is your last place to check and see if you want to eat there or not.  Is the bathroom tidy? Is it cleaned and well maintained or is it a stinky mess?  If their bathrooms are a mess then you should not eat there as that same kind of attention to the bathroom will most certainly be employed in the kitchen.

This is why I have favorite places that I go so I don’t have to go through this every time I eat out.  One other trick if you like a place, and intend to go back, get to know the manager.  Make friendly conversation with him or her and get to know their name.  In future return trips, you might ask your server two things.  What is their name and then ask if (Joe or Bob or Jane the manager) is working today?

This does two things, it puts your server on notice that you know who they are and that you know the manager.  This is not a threatening thing, this is a friendly conversation between you and them.  I clearly want to point out that I tip well and I expect friendly courteous service.  TIPs actually stand for (To Insure Prompt Service).

I want and expect excellent service, but I reward it too.  I get to know their name, and I use it.  People like to hear their name, and they are no less a person than you are.  They are choosing to do that line of work, and I want them to be the best at it that they can be.  This starts with me by treating them as I would want to be treated.  That includes a decent tip.

One life tip that I would also proffer that I actually learned from a waitress many years ago is this: If you cannot smile at your job, find another job.  Life is too short to be miserable at what you do.

Much Love! -TW

 

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Gravitational Lensing, Time and the ubiquitous UFO

We think we understand time but we don’t.

Under Roswell

Ok, instead of working on my latest novel I am going to take some time to respond to a plethora of e-mails!  It would seem that many of you like science fiction or in this case science supposition.

While gravitational lensing is a given, we have proof of it, what are the other implications?

In last night’s blog, we talked about a couple of UFO’s that were witnessed by very credible folks.  In both cases, they appeared to be normal as far as flight characteristics.  Then all of the sudden they just shot up at incredible speeds.

Our limited mind cannot comprehend how or why so many dismiss it as it was an optical illusion or it did not happen.  Ok, but what if it did?

I genuinely do believe that it did happen because I do think outside the box.  I am not locked into some stodgy person’s idea of what is and what is not. The scientists must, in fact, have open minds and be willing to admit that they are wrong.

Some scientist like some doctors cannot admit that they are wrong.  They certainly don’t want to read what I write as a science fiction writer and take it seriously.

Hubris run amuck, and they are fools!

The first step in learning is to admit that you either don’t know or that you could be wrong.

The second step is to listen to diverse opinions and then be willing to accept that they may be right.

I have tweeted to two people that I respect in hopes that they might have the time to follow the link and proffer some insight on what I am putting forth.  For Science fiction books it makes little difference but, remember that a lot of science that we have today started out as conjecture on some writers part.

Case in point Dick Tracy.  No not science fiction but it hit me today as I was walking in the store and my phone rang.  My watch hooked to my phone via Bluetooth was there telling me who it was.  Pushing the little green button on my watch I was soon talking into it much like the old Dick Tracy comics of old.  Yes, it took 50 years or so but Viola, I have the ultimate Dick Tracy watch!

So how does gravitational lensing work?

The gravity of an object is so strong that it warps space.  This is also a crucial element to time travel.

As I stated last night, I think that space-time is local to the amount of gravity that an object or an accumulation of objects have.  The difference between the earth and one of the planets is probably not significant enough to measure.

For our purpose if space is warped by gravity and space is actually space-time then the time constant of that space-time is different than that of ours here on earth.  Did you follow that?

The sunspots, those huge storms that seem to go on forever I don’t think actually do go on forever.  The mass of the sun or the immense gravity I believe has the sun in its own time zone.  Those storms on the sun are actually occurring much faster but to us, the observer here on earth they seem to be so slow!

The same is true if you could witness something around a black hole.

The object that was about to be pulled apart at the atomic level would experience things just like we do here.  The difference is if we the observer watched them it would take forever from our perspective!  The closer they got the slower they would appear to go.

The storms on the sun if we could tolerate being in the same time zone as the sun would be much faster.

This brings us to quantum physics which I just love!

Particle physics is such a fun concept to ponder.  If we examine the double slot experiment that has puzzled the masses, it makes no sense.  What if that other photon, when observed, is doing something different another than location?  Instead of asking where did it go how about when did it go?

As far as lensing is concerned, if the gravity is strong enough to warp space and we agree that space and time are related than I think we can also agree that my postulations of zoned time make sense.

Around large massive objects, the time zone is different than smaller objects.  Inside the heliopause, time is relatively constant as far as measuring distances with the speed of light.  In the void outside the solar system I think that is a different zone and again, outside the influence of the Milky Way (the void between galaxies), we would once again find that time was different.

I have been asked what limits the speed of light?

What if the photons can only go so fast until they start to turn time backward? Between galaxies, I would guess that speed would change as the time zone of the density of that space would change.

If we could artificially make a ship appear smaller than a photon, then we could do what?  We could go backward in time.

Since I don’t have a DeLorean to play with and the Flux Capacitor was the invention of another writer I invented the Space-Time Modulator.

In my novel Under Roswell, this alien race uses an untested version of the PITM to try to go back in time to save their race who has foolishly used a dark matter bomb as a show of force to quell an uprising from a group of misfits.

The bomb is so efficient and so terrible, it not only turns their planet into a sun but it starts to suck matter from other worlds into it very much like the Big Bang in reverse!

Under Roswell was the first novel I wrote and it took four years.

Yes, it could probably use some professional editing, but it is really a great read.  Look past the your instead of you’re, or you and you will enjoy the read.

If you want to assist a fellow author make notes of the typos and tell me where they are.  I will fix them in some future version.

Many of my thoughts on science things are in the book which is more believable than a garbage sucking DeLorean that hurls Michael J Fox into the future.

If you want to sample some of my novels for free, I have the Hole In Time series on Kindle Unlimited.  These are lunchtime reads that have been very popular with folks from all over the world. I would love to hear your opinion!

Ok, it is late and tomorrow is a workday.  I still have a Full-Time Job as I have no agent as of yet.  Because of that, my books are super inexpensive because no agent is getting some significant cut of the profit.

Let me be clear I am not dissing agents.  Good agents bring a lot to the table, and they are worth what they produce.  If you know of one who wants to work with someone with a proven track record send them over here.  We will both thank you!

I stopped writing query letters as that could be a full-time job right there.  It takes 4 hours for each letter if you do it correctly.

  • Research the Agent or firm
  • Read and understand what they want to see and in what format.
  • Craft the letter exactly how they want to see it, they are all different.
  • Look at who they already represent and understand who those authors are and what they write.
  • It is at least a four-hour procedure to send an e-mail that has a chance at getting past their intern who is looking for dotted I’s and crossed T’s and some other information that we have no clue of what it might be.

I don’t have that kind of time or stamina.  I have 26 published novels selling around the world.  Amazon and Smashwords along with Barns and Nobles, Apple and a host of others are making money from what I do. The prices are dirt cheap because I am an independent author and while I work very hard to get my brand out there, I am still waiting for the first novel to go viral.

I even wrote a book much like 50 shades thinking that would most certainly do it.  Over 3000 people look at that book every day! An earlier edition was hijacked and put on some site in some country that I cannot understand what the language is much less what it says.

If you are an author, I have many that follow me, I would love to hear from you.

I don’t have all the answers.  I try and push ahead.  The good news is that I do love what I do so it is not really a chore.  I would love to write full time, but that is not in the cards currently.

Thanks for following me and reading my blogs and books!

Twitter is an excellent way to see what I am up to.

Contact me through the website www.authortwscott.com is a great way to say hello if you so choose.

This blog is another way.

DM’s on twitter I would rather not do.  I don’t have enough hours in the day for that and for some reason some guys must think that I am sexually deprived and send me a picture of their …stuff…

As a writer of some erotic material, I must say that some of their stuff, is impressive but truly, I don’t need to see it. I have painted nudes before, so the human body is beautiful; either sex.  An imitation of Anthony Weiner I don’t need.   If you need some loving go read Cyber Subs.  That book is HOT! Even if it is dinner and flowers for one, that book will get you there.  If you are dating your hand or BOB, that novel has promise!

Whether you are dating or married, don’t forget that Valentine’s day is right around the corner!

Ok, it is late, good night loves!

-TW

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Is space the final frontier?

The answers are for the people who think outside the box!

As a science fiction writer, I often wonder what space travel would look like for “normal” folks.

If you have ever been stuck at your house because of inclement weather for a few days what happens?  Cabin Fever. Not too many years ago we had snow here in Dallas that kept us all indoors for several days.  We don’t have chains here in the south, and we don’t have snow shovels or snow machines.

A snow storm here in Texas is usually a pleasant diversion from the ordinary.  Schools close at the first flurry, and people rush out to the stores to buy up supplies like they were going to be stuck for weeks on end. No, usually just a few hours to a few days tops.

Realizing that cabin fever is a reality for a few days, I have yet to travel to Australia, not because of money or lack of invitations but the sheer terror of being stuck on a plane for 20 hours! The only way I made it to Hawaii was to layover a few days in Vegas, catch Hawaiian air from there to Hawaii making that leg only six hours.  Did the same on the return trip where I visited the spa at the Hard Rock and fell asleep during the massage.

That was somewhat troublesome when you think about it, naked and asleep while some person is kneading your body and you have no idea if you enjoyed it or not! Or did they enjoy it….? No, let’s not go there….

So let’s take it to the next step.

How long does it take to get to Mars?

For argument’s sake let’s say a year.

A year without going to the mall.

A year without Facebook or any of the other trappings of life that you are used to.

A year of drinking processed urine… Yuck!

A year just to get to your destination and then what?

Why go to Mars, other than it is there?

It is not like you are going to go outside and catch some rays…

What if you get a toothache?

What if some other medical abnormality afflicts you?

Yes, they medically assess your body and rank you as far as your probability of having issues.

How many times have you heard of someone getting checked out by their cardiologist telling them that they are fine? Once they get checked out, they walk out the door and suffer a myocardial infarction?

Imagine you are so far from earth that messages take up to 15 minutes just to go one way?

That would make surfing the web really slow.

That would also eliminate the possibility of some surgeon on earth using something like the Da Vinci machine to remotely do surgery on you. Ruptured appendix, some accident you name it you must depend on a crewmate to do whatever it takes.  What if you are the doctor and you need the emergency procedure?

So, you get to Mars, and you have managed not to see REDRUM on some wall.

Wisely NASA has kept all the axes off the ship.

Why go to Mars?

It is a cold dead planet that has been sterilized by the lack of atmosphere and radiation. No matter what mineral you found the cost of getting it from Mars to the Earth would be prohibitive.

Mars is not the final frontier.  Getting to Mars and setting us some sort of colony would only be beneficial for what we would learn from it.

When situations arose, and we came up with workarounds to fix them as we have done in space travel before.  Yes, we went to the moon, another cold dead rock in space.

As a science fiction writer, I have time travel as a component of space travel.

The physics we have today that we think we understand are not complete.  Imagine taking the formula 2.1+2 and coming up with 4, not 4.1.

We are close, but we don’t have the point one or the point 000001.  There is a margin of error which is enormous.

We don’t understand time.  We think of it as linear, and it is not.

When you think outside the box, you realized that time is consistent with the zone that you are in.

Gravity warps space thus space-time.  The time around the sun is different than the time around the earth.  The time in this solar system is different than the time outside the solar system.  Outside the heliopause time is different.

NASA has a conundrum on their hands in that the Voyager spacecraft are decelerating. They are slowing down.

“How can that be?”

There are many theories.  The one they have settled on is based on a byproduct of the power supply on the craft.  They assume that the tiny (infinitesimal) amount of heat produced by the reaction of the power supply is acting like an ion engine pushing against the fabric of space.

OK, nice try but could it be that space-time where the craft is, may not be the same as it is here?

The space-time around a black hole is much different than it is here so it only makes sense that the further away from sources of gravity “warped space” that time would act differently.

Now if true, that means that the distance between galaxies and stars is different as we perceive it to be!

What if the constant speed of light is not constant at all but fluid depending on the medium through which it travels?

Time is the next frontier.  We need to understand the physics of gravity and time.

We mark time with our watch or a calendar which is punctuated by events, a series of linear events.  I would posit to you that time is not linear at all.  Dilation of time is provable, we need to take it to the next step.

If we assume that the recent reports of alien craft visiting this earth are accurate, and I am willing to believe that they are, then we must deal with the how and they why!

The craft over O hare shot up at an astounding rate, faster than a bullet.

The craft captured on the air force pilots camera took off at a similar rate.

If we stick to our stodgy understanding of physics, we just deny that it happened.  “That is not possible as the inhabitants would be flattened against the inside of the ship… F=M.A don’t you know…? What you say happened does not fit our model of physics, therefore, it did not happen…!  “But it did!”

In my latest novel and in Under Roswell I posit that time can be modulated or manipulated.  If our alien friends switched their craft to a different time constant for them, they would just be floating along having a beautiful day.  To us, they would shoot off like a bullet.  That is what we saw so ergo we must assume that they have figured it out.

Why can’t we figure it out?

The first part of the problem is we have to think outside the box!

If you like my reasoning, please take the time to read either of my books Under Roswell, Saga of the Starduster or Ghost Signals from Colorado Springs.

The ideas are mine, they are not borrowed from anyone.

The concepts belong to me and nobody else.

I can be reached through my website on the contact page www.authortwscott.com.

Follow me on twitter @authortwscott.com

Or here on WordPress!

The final thought for this blog is we must understand better, that which we take for granted, Time!

Much Love -TW

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Hello UK!

I am not sure why but a large part of my readers come from the UK.  Not only here on the blog but from my book sales as well.

I find it amazing!  Is it my dry sense of humor that attracts you?

I have a special affection for the UK which is actually quite diverse.

  • Some of my favorite authors come from there.
  • I love the sense of humor that seems rife with folks from there.
  • I am crazy about your accents!

Maybe we could get together and I could say “howdy ya’ll” and you could say something brilliant about afternoon tea.

I just wonder what a week in the UK would do to my linguistic skills?  Or perhaps a week down under.

There are a few personalities that fascinate me from the UK.  Two of them are polar opposites from one another and probably could not be in the same room with one another.  Lily Allen and Katie Hopkins.  I adore you both!

Before you run off thinking that I am mad let me tie this up for you.

They are both alike in many ways.  While their politics are far from the same their attitudes are exactly the same.  In your face, “I am right you are wrong, Fuck Off!”  Both of them are totally polarizing figures.  There seems to be little middle ground with them.  The more you know about them the more you either loathe or love them.  It is the later with me ladies.

I think Katie is actually very intelligent and if you argue with her and you make your argument with logic and intelligence you might score points. She is open to being wrong just show her with logic and intelligence.  The loudest voice is not the way to win with anyone, least of all her.  Katie, I would love to meet you! I think I have watched every one of your YouTube videos and I must say that the interview with you and Milo had me rolling! Way too much and too funny!  If you tell me how I can get an autographed copy of your book I will buy it!

Lily Allen is such a strong feminist I am not sure if it is a positive thing or not. I would love to know where these songs come from.  In my book The Girl Next Door I actually write a song in her style.  My leading lady channels her a bit.  The lyrics are in the book as the song is a large part of the story.  Thus I had to write a song.  The song is very much a Lily Allen type song.

My point to this is not everyone is all bad or all good.  Everyone is different and I think we can all agree on that.  Both Katie and Lily have strong personalities and neither of them are afraid to speak their mind.

I also like Amanda Palmer… She is married to another one of the authors that I like.  Amanda is so brilliant I think that she borders on insanity.  I love her, I truly do but she certainly seems to straddle that fence of sane or insane, (in my humble opinion.)

She does this TED talk and I valued it. I would love to sit in a room with her and just talk with her.  Without the pressure of being on camera or recorded. I would love to crawl around in her head for a  bit.

On a slightly different topic, my lineage happens to come from that area as well.  It would seem that I am related to Winston Churchill.  I had heard the stories for years but, I finally took the time to dig into the ancestry and the DNA bit.  Yes, my mother’s mother was the connection.

I wonder what he would say today if he came back and saw the news.  What would he think about what has happened to this country that he defended so valiantly? Katie, would he go Bonkers?

I have my own thoughts but they are superfluous to the conversation.

Anyway UK, I wanted to tell you that I noticed you and appreciate you!

I appreciate all of my readers from all over the world.  Whether you are here on this blog or you actually go and read my novels.  Reading my blog and commenting is a compliment to me.

My latest novel #27 is 3000 odd words thus far.  I think its title will be Gods and Insects and currently, the dark world of DC is coming to fruition as I weave skullduggery into the plot.

My issue with this novel is that it requires me to think in a way that I am unaccustomed to.  I have to channel a bad person.

The weekend is upon us. if you have the time, read one of my novels.  With no agent as of yet, the price is dirt cheap!  My most expensive novel out there is still less than a cup of Starbucks mocha frappe whatever it is.

Many of you are familiar with my writing as you have read many of my novels. Saga of the Starduster is still my number one best seller!

Reading my books is a nice accolade.  Thanks so much for that!

Much Love -TW

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Not My Circus Not My Monkeys!

The news is my kryptonite!

Do you find it more challenging to write as the antagonist?

My latest novel #27 is about the abuses of influential people. Writing as the abuser or holier than thou personality I find very difficult. I am by nature a lover of people, not a person who wants to subdue folks and or kill them.

I admit that I knew I would probably face this difficulty when I started this novel but I did it anyway for this reason. To improve as an author, we must push ourselves. How far can I go? Can I embrace the male ego and find that heartless power hungry bastard that lives in most of us. Would it be easier as the female?   That ego I understand.

I admit that it is a stretch to think in that way. I have said before that your characters must be believable and relatable. If you ever watched house of cards my character right now is that guy. Maybe I should watch it again and try to embrace the power-hungry take no prisoners kind of man he portrayed. Personally, I think his wife in the show was a much better villain that he was.  She was cold and heartless but I liked her!  LOL

Both were the kinds of villains that you love to hate, but yet you want them to succeed.

I honestly am sorry that he got caught up in the MeToo crap. I call it crap because that is what it was and is. Women are going to be damaged by this movement in ways that they cannot begin to fathom. We are allowing a victim mentality to take hold. I got news for you, women are strong and robust and can damn well say no! I don’t understand this “Don’t make a joke or I will be a victim and go to HR!”

In most of my novels, women are the stronger of the characters as that is how they are in life. If some fat slob comes out of the bathroom naked and wants you to watch, him masturbate FFS leave! For Oprah to admit, that is how you get ahead in this industry…FFS! Find another line of work! That kind of behavior is not acceptable, and I cannot believe that is lost on these Hollywood types. What the hell is wrong with you?

Rape is never OK!

Having said that for those that knew about this shit, and said nothing shame the fuck on you! How many people were damaged because of your silence? I often wondered why so many stars have committed suicide in the past. How long has it been “ok” to rape women while promising them a spot in some future film?

Why did Judy Garland or Marilyn Monroe succumb to drug overdoses? Those were only two of too many to mention. Could it have been that they were depressed and not happy with themselves for what they had to do to get ahead? “What do you think Oprah, is it possible?”

Silence in the face of evil is evil itself!

I cannot help but wonder how many will opt to hire a man over a woman to avoid any possible litigation in the future from a remark by a fellow employee. It will happen, and this metoo stuff will be on their mind.

I went off on this tangent because 20 years ago on the 17th was the anniversary of Clinton’s Lewinsky. “Listen very carefully America, I did not have a sexual relationship with that woman.” Yeah…Right…

Monika should be in her 40’s by now. Is she culpable for what happened? Should you know better at 22 years of age? Was she a victim?

Yes, she is culpable. No, she is not a victim! She was stupid, but not a victim.

I would encourage people in power to get some sort of body camera and have it recording when you are around and alone with someone of the opposite sex. In that way, you can prove your innocents of their guilt. That, of course, will exacerbate the issue of which I am alluding to.

Why should you need a body camera? I think it is possible that some women who are claiming victim status could be lying. I also believe that some men may be guilty of behavior that is not befitting of their stature. When the Congress has a slush fund of taxpayer money to pay off sexual abuse victims one has to wonder WTF?

Just maybe the swamp needs to be drained, and a light shone on everyone in it.

Today we learned that an X CIA officer was a double agent working for the Chinese. They had him under surveillance since 2006. They just arrested him today!

This person gave names of American Spies to the Chinese who rounded them up and executed at least ten of them, and some are still in prison. He gave all sorts of other secrets to the Chinese too, but we will probably never know the exact amount of damage this person caused.

On a final note, I as a writer would have trouble making this one up.  Chelsea Manning is taking bizarre to a new level. This is taking sick to a new level.

This person gave 750,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks. While in prison he decides that he is indeed a she and gets the taxpayers to fund her transformation. “It is too bad they gave up shock therapy.”

As a parting gesture of goodwill or fuck Americans, President Obama pardons this person.
Years ago a court-martial under the espionage act meant a firing squad.  Hard to dissuade bad behavior when we reward it like this!

Ok, I don’t really have a dog in this fight, that damage is done, and nobody with an ounce of sanity will let this person around classified documents ever again. Not so fast….

Someone with deep pockets is funding a campaign for her to run against an incumbent senator. Chelsea now wants to be a lawmaker. Ok, I as a writer would have trouble coming up with that one. She has already demonstrated that she has no use for the legal system so why become a creator of laws? We will hear more about this as she will get her 15 minutes of fame.

Who is funding her and why? Is this some sort of cruel joke?

Her ad was professionally created, this was no YouTube thing. I worked in advertising, and I can tell you that some money was spent to develop the message and the ad. The ad is dark and to me, caustic.

Politics is not where you want to be if you have a less than perfect history. Even if you were Jesus himself, the swamp creatures would tear you apart! Hell, Jesus would probably prefer dealing with the Pharisees and being nailed to the cross again, vs. dealing with politicians and a media that does not like you!

I actually have some empathy for this Chelsea person as this will not be pretty and will not end well.

I learned many years ago to opt out of controversial things like this as I have no control over it. As a trope to write about I guess one could add something like this to a story but who would believe it?

Taking my cue’s from the news, I suppose I could write about current events changing the names…LOL

No, the news is too toxic for me. Watching even a little of it just pisses me off. If I am pissed I lose my ability to create, write and so on. The news is my kryptonite!

In the spirit of the day “Not my Monkeys, Not my circus!”

Ghost Signals of Colorado Springs is moving up the charts! You folks seem to like it!
Thanks so much for supporting independent authors like myself. I work a full-time job and write and blog and market… One day I must check out my pillow and see what it feels like to sleep more than a few hours at a time.

I appreciate the follows and retweets and the kind comments that often find their way to me through the website http://www.authortwscott.com .. I read them, and as time permits, if appropriate, I will respond.

Much Love! -TW

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From ShitHole to Covfefe, have you had enough?

A politician cannot spew verbiage from their lips.  A politician cannot just extol their thoughts whatever they may be to the public or in President Trump’s case to anyone ever.  If you are in the public eye what you say matters.  As President of the USA, every word you say must be judged because it will be judged and spun by your detractors.

President Trump is a polarizing figure.  There seems to be little middle ground with this man.  Is it truly Trump, or is it something else?

The swamp is full of creatures that got there by eating each other.  They sell their soul to the devil to get there, and they do it for power.  The monsters of the swamp will say or do anything to keep their thrones with the ultimate altar being their bank accounts.  Selling the country or the values of the nation for more power or money is nothing to these creatures.  Not all politicians, however, are swamp monsters.  How do we tell the difference?

  • Is the country divided?
  • Are there people that you used to speak with that now you don’t?
  • Can you openly say who you voted for among your friends?
  • Were you surprised by the results of the 2016 election?
  • Are people looking for anything to offend them?
  • Can you watch the news at all?
  • Does it bother you that this Russia scandal is a creation of the swamp creatures?
  • Is ignorance truly bliss?
  • Does it trouble you that young voters think socialism is a good thing?
  • Do you have personal friends that are a different race than yourself?
  • Do you secretly under your breath call them names?
  • Did the ShitHole comment offend you?
  • Did he actually say it?
  • If he did or even inferred something like that, was it about the people?
  • Do you really think in your heart of hearts anyone in that position would say such a thing about people of color?
  • Do you care?
  • Are you in the hate Trump category, no matter what?
  • Is Trump the real Swamp buster and is it time to throw the rascals out?
  • Do you feel that the government owes you everything that you might need?

 

I don’t have all the answers.  As a matter of fact, I don’t have all the questions. I do know that we don’t have a politician in the white house, at least not one that occupies the Oval Office.  I know that he is crude at times and unpolished when it comes to communicating with the folks.  I also know that he is the President of all Americans.  That office is to be respected, and for that, I will do it.

The country is divided, and we need to fix it.  How we do, that is up in the air.  It is unpatriotic to make fun of, taunt or tease someone who voted differently than you did.  When you cut off communication with those that think differently than yourself you are part of the problem.  Maybe you don’t care.  Possibly you think it is excellent that your hate of this president now has an outlet, a target or place you can vent your frustrations.

“Hate is a poison that you take hoping that it will affect someone else.”

The results of 2016 did not surprise me.  Staying in touch with reality and not some fantasy world created by Hollywood, or some in the news media; I was not surprised at all.  People that voted for this president were quiet about it as the nation was brought to a boiling point by the media elite.

When a real Socialist ran on a platform of socialism against a person who is a deep state swamp creature, I was not surprised.  You may not appreciate what I am saying, and maybe you cannot handle the truth, but the Democrats ran a campaign that was terribly flawed and with terribly damaged candidates. Even with the backing of the press and cheating Bernie out of the race, she still lost to a businessman who is as politically correct as the slang we hear in most rap music.

If she wanted to tell the truth of what happened, that is what happened.  When you joke about deleting 33K emails which were under subpoena in a campaign speech and are still clueless how you lost, there is a problem.  Now that the Clintons are irrelevant you will see them tossed under the bus by the swamp. I predict that Bill and Hillary will finally figure out what the meaning of  “IS, IS.”

I am not a sycophant for Trump.  I read, watch and listen and research as I am a writer after all. Journalism is a big part of who I am. Objectivity is part of writing, and that, unfortunately, is lost in this country at this moment in time.

The truth takes a back seat to what will sell the most airtime or copies of some periodical.  That my friends is unfortunate and is a disservice to the people.

The people disserve the truth no matter how ugly it is.  We are not getting it.  When the press has an agenda, it is propaganda.  We have a twenty-four hour a day news cycle to fill.  Every time the president farts, it is newsworthy. Trump is a gift for the rating game as he is full of pithy comments that drive the press crazy.  Spinning everything that he says to mean something that it does not, for some agenda, is what they do.

Looking at the governments of the countries that may or may not have been called “shitholes” I can tell you that is what he was probably referring to.  They are banana republic countries and treat their people like insects. They don’t care about them.  Their swamp is shittier than ours, and that I believe is what he was referring to.  I was not there nor were the reporting news agencies so in truth we don’t know what was said.  The facts have been disputed along political lines, surprise …!

Calling their governments corrupt is not as glorious or newsworthy as Trump calling all people of color shit holes, which is what many of the news media want you to believe.  So his detractors spin it that he is a super racist and needs to be impeached.

Trump is not a politician but he is not stupid!

Half the country believes one thing and half the other.  We are the insects, and they are the gods.  Someone needs to clean up the swamp, and that includes the news media.

  • How can you help?
  • Do you want to help?
  • Do you want to put this country back together again?
  • Are you happy with the vitriol created by the media and Hollywood elites?
  • Do you like hating your neighbor or old friends?
  • Have you enjoyed blocking your Facebook friends that might have voted for Trump or Hillary!
  • Was it a nice feeling or cathartic feeling to “block” your friends?
  • Do you enjoy being angry!?

You have two choices, well three, if you count, do nothing.

  • Unblock your friends and reach out to them.
  • Be willing to listen to what they have to say.
  • Look for common ground and build on it. You had it once find it again.

Your other choice is to perpetuate the hate and vitriolic rhetoric by throwing your voice into the mix.

As a writer, I talk to many of you on every side of the aisle.  We are all smart people. Some of us may not be as informed as others, but that is not a matter of intellect, it is a matter of choice.

This president like the last one was, is my president.  Like it or not I will respect that office and the man who holds it.  Disrespecting him would be in fact disrespecting half the country.  Just maybe I don’t have all the facts.  Maybe my news source of late-night comedians have an agenda and are not objectively telling the news or actual facts.

I will not block anyone.  We have a right to agree to disagree, but I want to know your feelings about the facts.  That is the correct attitude that we should all strive for.  Keep in mind that the swamp creatures don’t want that.  The swamp creatures wish to tell you what to think and for you not question it.  Folks that is “shithole politics” and you disserve better!

Thanks so much for reading my blogs!  Whether you agree or disagree with me is irrelevant.  Open and honest communication is paramount to the people of the world.  Many countries do not have that right or freedom.  Think about that, you could be jailed for voicing your opinion.

Some countries do not allow your voice to be heard by their people.  Some have it blocked in such a way that only the voice of the government is the one that they hear and abide by.  Why do you suppose it is that some countries limit your speech?  Do you think it might have something to do with controlling the narrative? Do you think that just possibly that the Great and powerful Wizard is hiding something?

Novel number 26 “Ghost Signals of Colorado Springs” is making its way around the globe.  Thanks so much for reading my books!  What a great honor it is when I see the reports from Amazon and Smashwords!  That inspires me to press on.

 

Much Love -TW

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Grammarly 101

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Folks those words checked are my words in these books that you see on Amazon and these blogs.  

Ok, I got enough e-mail asking for it, here it is….

Before I go on to the meat of this blog, you will notice my award and subsequent information from Grammarly. Why is it here, am I bragging?

No, I shared this with you so you would have an idea that I might know something about this subject.
I have a love-hate relationship with this program. It could use some more work.

When I first downloaded it, I allowed it to run as I typed. Bad mistake! When you let it run it stops word from doing incremental saves of your work. Yes, I lost several hours worth of work!
If you run Word’s Spell check and its version of Grammarly, it gets most of the biggies but, it does not get the nitty-gritty.

If you are a writer, the story is the first thing that sets you apart and above the rest. Tell me a good story that captivates my attention, so much so that I don’t want to put it down!

As a writer, you must be able to string a noun and a verb together in the same sentence and make it appear like they belong together. Some who blog here cannot do that. Not judging, practice!
Spelling and punctuation are killers, and I will confess my absolute loathing for the ubiquitous comma!
Unlike math, English is not an exact science. The rules are subjective in some cases, and that is why English and journalism class are buggers! If you are going to take either, know who is teaching it and find out what they like and despise.
Grammarly will examine your writing, and it may or may not give you good advice. More often than not the “nit” is worthy of examination. Every flag it throws up I examine why. Some of them are utter nonsense, most are not.

Well, TW, how do you use Grammarly if you don’t leave it run as you type. Why don’t you allow it to run other than the backup thing you mentioned?

Whenever you write it is imperative that you leave reveal codes on. Trust me, after a while, you will not be able to write without them on. Grammarly has a tendency to toss crap numbers “hidden” in your document when you edit. Not sure why or how but it does. Unless you catch them when you upload your manuscript, it will toss the proverbial monkey wrench into it.
Grammarly uses tons of horsepower to run thus slowing your computer down to a crawl. You will be writing along, and the program will freeze. Yes, I have lost entire documents like that and believe me I was pissed!
So my friends here is the way I use Grammarly.

I don’t, I don’t until I am finished with the manuscript and only then do I use it judiciously. What does that mean, judiciously???
I open the saved manuscript, underscore saved, and then I open a second instance of Word. Now I CTRL X on a chapter at a time and put it onto the other instance of Word. I then run all of the options of Grammarly against it.
If it is simple commas or regular typos I allow Grammarly to correct it. Word choices you must be careful about because it seems to be weak on context. “has instead of have.”

Context is king in a lot of different things, and your manuscript is no different.
Pick the kind of document you are working on and allow it to do its thing. If you decide to edit other things than what Grammarly flagged, such as adding a paragraph, turn Grammarly off until you are ready to check again. Once you are prepared, turn it back on.

If you should notice that your computer is starting to act wonky with Grammarly running, it is a good bet that you are out of resources for the program to run. Stop and save everything immediately!
I would suggest to any serious writer that you have a computer that can handle the most intensive game on the market. I don’t care about the video I am talking about CPU power and memory! Word and Grammarly together are pigs! They will suck the cycles from your computer more often than not.
If your document gets too voluminous be aware.
Book number 26 (Ghost Signal from Colorado Springs) was published on Amazon and

Smashwords yesterday. Many of you are already reading it. Tell me what you think!
I run the reports, and people all over the globe are reading my books, and I am anxious to know what you thought. While it is heartening to see so many of you enjoying my writing, I would love to know what you thought or think.
Yes, it is about affirmation! LOL

I admit it. I write for you my readers and for the bloggers who follow me.
I hope that my experience with Grammarly is of some assistance to you.
Much Love -TW

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Ghost Signal from Colorado Springs

My latest release! Ink is still wet!

Number 26 is published on both Amazon and Smashwords!!!!

After three months of toiling away over a hot keyboard, I put the finishing touches on it last night about 2 am!

Folks this is amazing!  I love how this book unfolded and how it turned out! “So will you.”

I believe that there is a niche market where science fiction and romance conjoin to make a good story.

I love romance stories, and l love Science Fiction.  It seems only natural to write a story that has both elements in it.

Unlike Saga of the Starduster, this one is YA.  Yes, there is implied sex but, nothing explicit. I think a young adult can handle that.

So let me tell you a little about this novel.

In a galaxy far far away …” too much?” There is a planet that is orbiting a binary star.  This binary sun is getting closer and closer to the other sun which they fear will Nova taking out the solar system.

What they do not realize is that Nova is not what they need to fear, if the two become one it turns into a magnatar which is deadly for the entire area. Not just that one solar system.

Anyway, they send out ships to find a new place to live.

There is a catch… A race of advanced beings with the weaponry to back it up have dubbed themselves the universal police.  They have laws which forbid contact with worlds that are pre-space.  Yea, I know that trope has been used before, but it is a good one.

The first race, the Bindane find the Earth.  Landing they find cave dwellers.  These creatures look little like what we do today.  Smaller brains, much hair, no verbal communication and oh yes, they will eat one another if they are hungry.

The Bindane are in a quandary, do we stay here and work with them, or keep looking…

They had been in space for many years.  Some of the Bindane leave without permission and have at it with the locals.  Flying around in their smaller ships, they explore much of the world and conquer it.  Having sex with who they choose soon human Bindane hybrids are running around.

Humans with an IQ of 60 and Bindane with an IQ of 250, you can quickly see what is going to happen.  The hybrids all of the sudden can solve puzzles, invent tools and find more efficient ways to kill.  This is why the Xylars, (other race) forbid this kind of activity.

Intelligence without wisdom and empathy make for smart evil people. Unless love is the foundation for who or what you are, the rest is meaningless.

Without giving away the story, it is an inexpensive read! $2.99 from either Smashwords or Amazon!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078VQKL54/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_yQSuAbFSTBZMW

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/777208

This book is well worth your time and I encourage you to check it out and please give me feedback.

I was going to write about Grammarly but I think writing about my newest release is a better use of my time.  I have some new tricks with Grammarly I am going to share with you in the days to come.  Is that a tease or what?

Yes, I want you to come back and I want you to tell your friends or family or even your mother In law!

You might like your mother in law… LOL

I will love your mother in law for some feedback… 🙂

We writers cannot rest on our laurels, however.  I already have an idea for #27 and I have an idea for a screenplay.  Which should I do first?

Much love -TW

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Day 1 2018 Zombies are Real!

Sitting here at the keyboard on the first day of 2018.  All is quiet in the house; not even the cats are stirring. I too feel like my mind should be still as I did imbibe a little-fermented grape juice or was it whiskey. Hmmm.   At least I returned home with the clothes that I went out with.  I think….

Somewhere during the witching hours of eating, dancing, drinking, waiting for a big ball to drop, and hoping anything that I said or did does not end up on YouTube, it got damned cold for Texas.  The plants that I covered up to protect are now plantsicles.

The hotel this morning was awash with zombies.  Young child creatures carrying oversized teddy bears thought that screaming at the top of their lungs was a fun thing, as they watched the zombies shrivel to almost pulp. The piercing sounds that could break glass were no match however for the evil stares from the zombies who tried to use their magical powers to silence the evil imps.  Had they looked into the eyes of the Zombies they surely would have evaporated into steam or possibly frozen into marble statues to stand as a stark reminder to the other urchins, never taunt or antagonize a zombie on New Year’s Day!

I did not fall into the undead or walking dead category this beautiful day.  I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing.  I saw the ragamuffins as someone else’s problem and went about my way to find one of the carts that hotels often have in good supply.  Waiting over an hour by the cart return area, two zombies of unknown sex or age came walking at a snail’s pace, pushing said cart as if they were Sisyphus struggling to manage the two roller bags and one black dress.  Slowly losing ground against the load, a bellhop took pity on them, or me, and assisted them with their load.

One of the zombies went to the door only to be met with the harsh reality of “DAMN ITS COLD OUT!”

I, although annoyed by the lack of courtesy of the zombies laughed at the sudden jolt of life that seem to lurch through the embalmed veins of the gray creature. Color of some sort seemed to well up from somewhere deep inside the beast as their animated arm movements caused some circulation of the antifreeze still sloshing through the carcass of this fiend. For the first time, I was able to tell that it was the male of the species.  I could tell this as it growled in a deep voice as it struggled against the automatic door for the disabled to breach the icy unknown terrain of the sunlit parking lot.

Thirty minutes later the creature managed to maneuver his vehicle to the entrance of the hotel where his mate waited patiently or was it dead.  The mate did not move as the car pulled close to the door.  I was not sure that it was still breathing.  Carefully I nudged it as it snorted and then as it’s large eyes opened it looked at me through a crimson hays.  I suddenly became fearful as it appeared as if it had the eyes of Mordor, and I had no magic ring to toss at it.  I cringed thinking surely that daggers would come out of those gaunt looking features but it actually spoke. “Yes, can I help you?” It said.  Clearly, this was the female although I could not picture it in that little black dress! I pointed to the other creature now looking very much like a yeti, which was standing outside his vehicle waiting for his partner, or was it his precious?

As she tried hard to stand, I slipped the bellhop five bucks to assist them and bring me the cart.  While I might have enjoyed watching the two creatures, try to lift their two bags and one black dress from the vehicle, my patience was just about gone, and I too felt as if the monster within me might immerge and ruin the first day of the year of me not sinning any more…   ever…. Who am i kidding! I sin before I ever get out of bed!

If my beast had come out to play, and I ripped my clothing off to expose my superhero status, would I have found a suite with a large S? Perhaps a suite with a large W?  Would there be a red cape or magic golden rope, or would I have established that I indeed did not have all the clothes that I started the evening with and suddenly resemble an oversized smurf with built-in glass cutters?

  • How was your first day of 2018?
  • Did you see the zombies?
  • Where you a zombie?
  • Are there videos of you on YouTube?
  • Did all of your clothes come back with you?
  • Did you know the person you woke up with?
  • Did you recognize the person in the mirror?
  • Did you see a reflection in the mirror?

Novel 26 is close to being ready to edit.  I am so excited that I have figured out how the book will end.  This is one book that I have put much thought into and actually planned it, rather than allow it be a stream of conscious.  “That will make sense to any writers out there.”

I look forward to getting to know each of you better in 2018!  Thanks so much for following me!

Follow me on Twitter @authortwscott.com or @TWScott823.  If you are an agent and want to represent someone with a proven track record, I am not sending out Query letters so contact me via the website at www.authortwscott.com.

Query letters take four hours to create, and I don’t have the time or patience.

If you like what you read please repost or tell others about it. This is me, marketing and building my brand and you the readers of my blog are the beneficiaries of pure pearls and entertainment! Much Love -TW

 

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My Happy Place, Where is yours?

Having written many different novels covering multiple genres I often get questions posed to me about why this or that?

The truth of the matter is simple.  What I was writing about at that time excited me to do so.  What inspired me to write about that subject is another topic.

Some subject matter in our society today is “forbotten” (forbidden) by some group of people who think that they have some right to be its curator and arbiter for all time. Guess what; you don’t own shit!

In the UK I could be in trouble for some of my subject matter as they don’t have freedom of speech.  If I say something about some group that is hateful I would be called the hate monger.  In your vernacular UK, that is stuffed up! I would vote those cockwombels out of office if it were me.  If you like what I write, you should have the right and ability to read it.  If you don’t approve of my writings, take your business elsewhere.  Vote with your purse.

Now truth told, the folks in the UK are some of my most loyal customers, so thank you so much for that!

As a writer I can write about Race, Gay issues, straight issues, political issues, I can even write about romance. LOL

Writing fiction with gay couples has been something that interested me in that I have many gay friends.  I care about them as one might care for a brother or sister.  Whether I agree with their lifestyle or not, does not give me any right to judge them.  Male-Female romance has been done to death.  How many ways can Boy meet a girl and come through some struggles with misunderstandings or biases that they must get through before they reach happily ever after?

“Come on; it has been done to death!”  I like strong female characters.  I think the world needs more strong women or female characters.  Don’t confuse that with ultra-feminism, it is not that.  Women are not all airheads as they are often portrayed, and I seek to break that stereotype.

Have you ever watched a Hallmark movie where the leading male figure just made you say EWWW!

It has happened, but not too often.  I wanted to ask the producer or director “what were you thinking?”

Some men are just creepy, and I guess some male directors don’t see it.  There have been movies in the past where the leading lady had to say all the sweet nothings to someone else as the leading man was a douche.   I love the back stories like that.  When Hollywood just misses the mark, it warms my heart strangely and wonderfully. Why? It lets me know that nobody is perfect and even with all of their resources they screwed up.  Much like finding typos in professionally edited books I feel a little less worried about a there instead of a “their.”

Why am I talking about movies?

Your characters must work not only for you but your audience. When creating your characters, you need to keep in mind who your audience is.  The tropes are just that, as the creator, it is up to you to put a different spin on them. The story must have some appeal to it.  Why would someone want to pick up your book?

We all judge a book by its cover.

The cover art must pique your audience’s curiosity.   I liken it to junk mail.  I get stacks of mail every day.  Someone wants to sell me a product or service.  The phone rolls to voice mail if I don’t know the caller, I don’t allow salespeople to get past the receptionist, so how do they sell to me?

How do you sell to your audience?

In my junk mail, each piece of mail gets about 3 seconds of my attention.  Three count them three seconds before it ends up in the circular file cabinet.

The subject matter must be photographic, and it cannot be cluttered.  I need to determine if I want to give it more than 3 seconds within three seconds time.

Your cover should be just as inviting.  What does your cover say?

In my novel Diamond Joe, I do this.

On the cover of Diamond Joe, I show a young lady running on the beach in a bikini. Under her is a superimposed racehorse.  Within three seconds you know it has something to do with a female jockey. You know that horses are involved.  The name of the book tells you something about the possible storyline as it is “Diamond Joe.” Who or what is Diamond Joe?  What does that have to do with this young lady?

In the very uncluttered text, I have “A heartwarming story of courage of love.”

Now within three seconds, you know enough about this book to either pick it up to look inside or keep looking as you have a thing against heartwarming stories.

Free advice from me to you.

Junk mail must be created similarly, and most often it is not.  Just to assist those that put out such mail, if you put a letter opener inside your letter, you are guaranteed to get more than 3 seconds.  If you put your logo and contact information on that letter opener, you are going to have your company information on that person’s desk or in their hand every morning when they go through the mountains of junk mail. One more trick, if it is just a letter make sure that when they pull the letter out of the envelope, your business card falls in their lap.

We could talk more about logos, but that is indeed outside the scope of this blog.  I am after all talking to authors or writers that want to write a book, not companies who want to sell stuff.

Once you open up that cover, what are you looking for?

The tease the hook, why buy this book?

Tell us something about this girl on the beach or the horse, what is it about her that will compel us to dig a little deeper.  Who is this Diamond Joe?

I have read this book a dozen times since it was published.  Yes, I am on the hunt for typos and grammatical errors, but the entire truth told, I love the characters and the story.  Each paragraph excites me, and that is what I began this blog about, why do I write what I write.  I love what I write!

Since I love most of the classics, I would guess that what I love about them and what I write, might be in line with what Austin, Hemmingway or Dickens might have penned.

If after this much time, and that many reads, and I still want to curl up with it, with a cat or my “mews” (muse) and a warm blanket with some hot tea close by, that should tell you something.  The winter is a particular time for me and warm blankets. Tea and cats along with a good book are pure gold! Now if you add some excellent Merlot, Dark Chocolat and a crackling fireplace, I might have to pick up Cyber Subs or Perpetual Palpitation and switch to something a little more naughty.

May you find your happy place and take the time to enjoy it as I try so hard to do.  Life is precious don’t waste it! Find your Happy Place!

Much Love -TW

 

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Hello from the Lair of TW

That is a rather strange title for a blog, isn’t it?  Sometimes I feel like it is a lair.  When I am locked away from the phones, the craziness of the outside world and my muse or mews, the creative juices flow, or they don’t.

As 2017 wraps up I think back on the year.  What have I learned from 2017 that I can apply towards making myself healthier and better prepared for 2018?

Through this blog, I have made many new friends, and I thank for you trusting me with your time to visit my blog and peruse my thoughts for that day or week or event.

Many books were written in 2017 by yours truly, and many are selling nicely around the globe.  That is an excellent compliment which I honor considerably and do not take lightly.  Number 26 is so close to a complete first draft that I am getting excited.  I want to see how it turns out!

When we read a novel or watch a movie, we get instant gratification even if it means we lose an hour of sleep to turn those last few pages.  When we write, we must have patience.  Rushing the process can damage the work intrinsically, changing the dynamics of the story which might diminish it.

We will serve no wine before its time. Writers should not release or rush a story until it is ready to “climax” and then conclude with the satisfying grace it disserves. I know, a tiny bit naughty, I apologize, a little…

When a writer wants to make a point we often embellish the words a little and then the idea hits home when we do.  We want you to remember us!  When the next story is ready to unfold before you, we want you eager to embrace what may “come.”  “That was a hard one to resist.”

While I love writing Sci-Fi, I have a flair for being naughty at times, and it shows.  I am unabashedly unrepentant for my foray into the human psyche and all of its juicy bits of naughtiness which makes us who we are as a people.  Spending years of my life to understand humanity, I now use that knowledge and talent to titillate, excite, entertain and yes even educate in a delightful way.

You who follow my blog thanks so much for doing so.  In 2018 would you do me the honor of letting your friends discover me through whatever mechanisms are at your disposal?  I am also interested in the kinds of things you might like to read.  Would you like more science fiction?  Do you want the cerebral types of reads or the not so cerebral and more human interaction either on the mischievous side or perhaps a murder mystery?  Possibly you desire something that is a little of both.

I ask you as I truly value who you are, and what might get you to click on “purchase now…”

The saga of the Starduster is my number one best seller to date.  It has both subjects in it.  Is that the ticket?

With 2018 right around the corner be safe out there.  Please don’t party and drive and you know what I mean by “party.”  I look forward to hearing from each of you, and I want you to know that if I follow you, I visit your blogs.  Some I will actually take the time to comment on, so watch for that.

Much Love and Happy New Year!  TW

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Apple intentionally slowed iPhones through IOS updates

iPhone slowed by Apple

 

I must admit that I often think that a simple flip cell phone was not a bad thing.  While the smartphone is the Swiss Army Knife of gadgets, it is also an expensive gadget.

I jumped on the Apple bandwagon when Smartphones were relatively young.  Steve Jobs, who I met years ago while supporting Next Step computers is seen holding a phone, and I had to have it.  Well, that phone was replaced by another and still yet another then the 5S then the 6S, and I stopped there as the difference between the 6 and 7 I could not justify for $1000.

I noticed that my 5s was getting slow and I knew it had something to do with the IOS updates but I had no way of proving it.  Obtaining the 6S, the speed was back, and the fluid nature of the phone was exceptional until recently.  One IOS update after another and the phone slows to a crawl or locks up or sucks the life out of the battery.  The Phone is often warm when “nothing” should be going on, but something is going on, but what?

Today we learn that Apple does slow the processor down in “older phones” to preserve the battery life.  Folks that is just wrong on so many levels of wrong!  Tell me I need a new battery and I will get it replaced.  Don’t make me purchase another $1000 toy when this one is still perfectly fine.

Oh wait, it is not entirely okay because now it is slow and acting wonky!

I kept my old phones and did not update the IOS.  The Apps that are on them are the apps that worked with that IOS, and they still function and they perform adequately.  My 4S is now faster than my 6S.

We could go into this whole tin foil hat category of not knowing what the damn phone is doing.  Is it listening to my every word?  Does the camera come up and peep around the room to see what it can see?

I don’t take my phone into the bedroom for more than tin foil hat reasons.  The thing often makes noises at times that I don’t want it to do.  I do have an iPad in the bedroom which is silenced in every way possible.  Is it listening?

We learned a few years ago that smart TV’s were listening to us.  We know that Alexa is listening but to what and for what?  Is it only commands or something more nefarious.  Wifi enabled dolls were listening for “keywords,” but in reality, they were spying!

I use the Hey Siri command, but I must confess that unless Apple undoes the deliberate slowdown of my devices, Microsoft and Android may get my future business.

I had an IPad generation one that still worked fine.  An older family member wanted a tablet to use as a Kindle device.  Resetting my iPad to factory settings I quickly learned that Apple does not keep the latest IOS for that model period.  They not only don’t hold the IOS for it but, none of the apps that are available today will function with it.  In short, I bricked a $1000 iPad while trying to do a good deed.

Now I have a second gen and an iPad air and the pro version.  Each of those was $1000 each, and I guess that they will gradually become paperweights as well.  Is this right?  Batteries are a trick to replace them, but it is doable.  I did it in a Nexus and an older iPhone.  I guess that these places that do it professionally can do it quickly as well.

Apple needs to stop slowing down the older equipment.

Apple needs to make available the latest IOS for older devices that worked with it and also provide access to the apps that worked with that IOS.  This could easily be an automatic thing when you try to update a device.  Here is the last IOS for this device and when you look for apps, it looks at the machine and IOS and sends you to that site to obtain older versions of the apps.

Customers need a bill of rights when it comes to computers or computing devices and this includes Microsoft as well.

A perfect example of this was and is XP.  That was a working evolution of the software as was office 95.  All of that was expensive, and as long as you have a computer that worked with it, I don’t think it is too much to ask that it not be crippled by companies wanting to sell you something more.

I gave a computer configured like this to a person who does not use it on the Internet.  No updates 1.5GHZ Dell and guess what.  They still play the games, use office 95 print, and everything is just great even to this day.  They never put it on the internet, so it is static and just works.

My accounting system was in an XP box, and it worked perfectly until  Quickbooks started crippling the software demanding that I update to the latest stuff.  Customers need a bill of rights!

I need to research their competition to see if they slow down their older equipment too.  While some of this is due to developers building packages on the latest greatest computers, some of this is designed obsolescence purposeful to generate a desire or need for yet another iteration of a device that is on a time clock ticking away until another more powerful device is created and marketed.

I usually extoll the virtues of my books and ask you to support me follow me and so forth but today I thought getting this out there was prudent.

 

Thanks for the follows, retweets and of course comments and feedback!

 

Much Love  -TW

 

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Writing Tips Revisited

You don’t have to have a near death experience to write but it is a game changer.

 

At the end of each blog post, I encourage you to share, press, tweet and otherwise assist me in getting my brand out there.  I repay that kindness with similar actions, and I post some delicious stuff from time to time. This blog is one you want to pay attention to if you are a writer, author or just think you might want to be someday.

If you look at any of these sites where independent authors publish their manuscripts, you will quickly discern that everyone thinks they can write.  By everyone, I mean everyone that can string a noun and a verb together in the same sentence feels that they are the next Hemmingway or Tolstoy.

I especially am interested in young people with limited life experience with a penchant for painting pictures with words.  Reading great writers will undoubtedly get your juices flowing.  I have read some young people’s writings and was impressed. Blog before you publish.  Like walking before you run you have this opportunity that those that came before you did not have.  You have technology that is incredible, and you have access to the world through the internet.

Google does not replace life experiences nor does any form of social media. Do something.  Become a missionary or go see Machu Picchu for yourself!  If you walk among the locals, you will all of the sudden develop an appreciation for what you have, and you will meet others with a different culture.  In short life experiences can inspire a writer to be a better writer.

Me personally, I have traveled extensively and still have more to do.  I may start out with a tour bus but I will explore, and I will visit with the locals.  From the local pub to another social event.  Those are life experiences that if you are aware of those that you are talking with, will reward you in kind.  From the street vendor to the waiter they all have a story.

I will get their name and talk with them as we are equals.  Why, because we are.  I can disagree with everything that they believe in but, I can still respect them and find something in common even if it is merely that we both bleed red.

Now that paragraph sounds very altruistic, and I am not that philanthropic.  If someone appears deranged or dangerous, I will not bother them or try to engage them in conversation; I am not that brave.  My first trip to Manhattan I was told not to look the locals in the eyes.  Don’t talk with them unless you are in a setting that they expect interaction such as a business environment or restaurant.

Folks, I talked with everyone I came across.  Now when I started out my greeting with HOWDY, they knew that I was not from around there, and felt strangely at ease with talking with me.

Yesterday I was on twitter, and some author put out a statement that I took issue with.

“I carefully craft each sentence rewriting it as many times as necessary, before going on to the next.”

If I wrote like that, Under Roswell, my first novel would still be in the first paragraph, and the other 25 books would still be future events.  Respectfully I would say that she is in the wrong line of work.

You cannot be that anal or obsessive-compulsive with your manuscript.  Writers are creative types.  We don’t think in dotted I’s and crossed T’s.  We don’t give a damn about a dangling participle or my favorite the split infinitive.  We are writers not English teachers.

In short, we tell stories, and we do it in such a way to engross the reader in the story.  When I write, I or my characters are telling the story as they see it at that moment in time.  As you read it, I hope that the picture of where they are, and what they are doing, is etched into your mind with the assistance of your imagination, using my words as the pigment and brush.

As long as the “stream” is flowing, I will press on, sometimes three or four chapters at a time.  If the stream switches off, I go back and do a rough edit looking for consistency and those nasty little participles.

Writers, like an artist, are a work in progress.  When I look at my first painting, I want to gesso over it and do something else with it.  My child will not let me as she loves it! It was my first attempt at putting oil on a canvass.  As we do this time and time again, we develop that critical eye one must have to paint. To paint and be any good at it, that is.

Writing is the same way.  Write short stories. Blog about your summer vacation.  Write, write, write, and with each paragraph, strive to improve.

Two quick stories that I think you will appreciate.  Once upon a time I golfed.  I sucked at it.  I went to these par three courses where you use the short irons and putter, and I played round after round. Mastering the drivers next, I was suddenly playing with business executives and influential people.  My five iron was still eating my lunch.  Every time I pulled it out of the bag, the ball would find the water or trap or the weeds. WTF!

Back to the par three course with you guessed it, only the five iron and a pocket full of balls. I felt kind of manly with all those balls there at the beginning of the first nine.  (a joke in case you missed it)

After several rounds with that five iron, I could play it with confidence every time I played.  Golf is about muscle memory and your mind.  If you don’t think you can do it, you won’t!  You must convince yourself that you can, then you will.

Twenty-Eight Years ago I was in a head-on collision with a drunken driver who was also on drugs.  This changed my life.  I could no longer do what I was trained to do.  In many of my novels, you will see that someone dies or has died in an accident with a drunk driver.  That little factoid is part of my life, and I want to drive that home just a little bit with whoever reads it.  I don’t preach; I just put it out there.

Along with ending my golfing career, not that I had one, it ended many things that “normal people” do.

I accepted my fate and re-invented myself once again.  Computers were just coming into vogue, so I took some classes and began learning all that there was to know about computers.  That last statement is pushing it a bit because I soon discovered that statement is an impossibility.  I have certifications in Novell and Microsoft and Cisco and it all changes overnight.  The people who put on the classes get rich, and of course, the testing centers make money.

I went into Management of IT. I had a good run of it until I was replaced by an H1-B person. The company got to write off their salary (half of what they paid me) to take over after I had updated the company to the latest greatest of everything including redesigning and upgraded their computer room.  I did all this in just a few months.  I was at the top of my pay quartile, and they were not willing to pay more for my talent, so they had me do all of these projects working 70 hours a week for months.  Expecting a bonus, I was laid off.  “We don’t need anyone with your talents anymore so thanks for everything here is your final paycheck!” That was a lovely life experience that I will not repeat ever!

Many of my novels I talk about technology, that is where that comes from so yes, the bits and bytes are not far off.  It makes some of the stories interesting when they use forensic technologies to find the bad guys, which is what I do now.

One of the things I did before the wreck was, played musical instruments.  Nerve damage in my wrist and well everywhere else made that untenable.  I have an excellent ear and “yo dog your pitchy” resonates with me.  “If I cannot do what I did then, screw it…” I was wrong.

A few months ago a friend saw my guitars and ask me if I played.  I kept them out as a reminder to never even think about drinking and driving.

“Yes I played 30 years ago or so why?”

“You should pick it up again.”  Those words sat hard with me.

After he left, I picked one of the instruments up and plucked a few strings realizing that I needed new strings.  My cheeks were damp when I tried to play stairway to heaven to only hear what an awful sound it was and that it scared my cats.  I couldn’t blame them.

Like golf, you take the good shots that you get in now and then and try to do better with the bad ones.  Practice practice practice.  Is this sounding familiar?

There are some great apps for a guitarist that I found.  Even an awesome tuner.  People who have strokes may have to learn to walk again.  I had to reteach myself how to play again, with my new abilities.  Notice I did not say disabilities.  Things are just different than what I remembered them to be.

Finding boring old tunes with three chords then four and then the dreaded bar chords I practiced.  After a few weeks of messing around with that guitar trying to keep my emotions in check, I have since purchased two more; the last one is a Taylor, which I am rather fond of.  Playing no less than two hours a day I can finally make bar chords “ring” again.  It chokes me up actually. Every time I play a song that sounds half decent, I often find my cheeks are wet and my eyes are blurry.  It is a good thing, those are happy tears.

You see that careless SOB took so much away from me with his drinking. Music resonates with my soul, it is my happy place.  When I am making it, that music is much more special than if I am listening to it.

There is not one minute of any day that I am not in physical discomfort to outright pain.  I don’t take pills or anything, I exercise and stretch and endure.  Oh yes, I don’t sleep much!

Will I ever be as good as I was, who knows?  My calluses are back, and the will is there.  I listen to the different artist and try to emulate them and see what I can do with the cards that I now have in my hands, pun intended.

If you are still reading this rather long blog, bless you.  This is the kind of life event that makes it into my stories.  Now I am not suggesting that you hit another car head-on doing 85kph.  As a matter of fact, I would strongly advise against it.

One side note that is rather interesting.  I have legs today because I drink coffee.

You see I had stopped minutes before the accident to fill up the car and purchase a thermos full of coffee.  The thermos, a Stanly Steel thermos was sitting on the seat next to me.  As I topped the hill passing a red truck, there was a Cadillac in my lane headed straight for me!  This was a divided highway and he should not have been there.

I locked up anti-lock brakes and bent the brake pedal.  Time slowed to a frame by frame sequence of events as glass from the window beside me tumbled horizontally by me as the steering wheel came up and impaled me, crushing my chest and face.  The thermos fell to the floor, and I saw it tumble as if on some purpose other than obeying the laws of physics. Time stood still, literally, frame by frame.

From the time I topped the hill, to the actual impact I said, “oh shit” bang! “Oh, shit may have been my last words.”

We ended up in the center part of the divided highway.  The pain was indescribable.  There was an elephant on my chest.  Blood was flowing from everywhere, and I merely thought, this is how it ends.

Oddly enough, I was ok with it.  That sounds strange but it is true.  The mystery of what the sting of death would be was answered; I thought.

There is this old story about people seeing the white light before they die.  My vision was failing.  It started with sparkles, and not too much longer I was pretty much blind, but I could still hear.  Then there was this rushing wind sound in my ears, so I guess that was the next sense to lose its ability to function.

My brain was being deprived of blood flow and oxygen and that is what it is like to die.

The red truck I passed was a guy that worked for the local fire department.  They took the old bastard out of his car who did not have a seatbelt on and was under his dash before they cut me out of mine.  He had one small cut on his forehead and was released from the hospital that night.

When they finally pulled me from my car, as they laid me back, my hearing and then sight returned.  The pain also returned, and breathing was not comfortable, to say the least.

The guy in the ambulance said, “I am going to put some liquid sugar water in you and this needle is going to sting, it is 18 gauge.”  My teeth were through my lower lip, my nose was broken up, my chest was crushed, and I was losing more blood that I thought I could spare,  and he thought that I gave a shit about a needle prick!

They took me to the charity hospital I guess because it was the closest and it showed.  The doctor was a complete ass as we had interrupted his game that he was watching.  Suddenly I was a sideshow as they cut my clothing off with police and who the hell all knows who all were looking down at my nude and bleeding body. Suddenly I was not a person or human but a piece of flesh to be poked and prodded and well pieced back together.

The cop was an arrogant piece of work.  I have many friends who are police.  This person was a total ass!  I had removed my seat belt thinking that would stop the pain.  It didn’t. I think the bastard was going to write me a ticket for no seatbelt until the purple streaks across my chest and waist that were caused by the belt were self-evident that I indeed had it on.  The man, I kid you not, looked disappointed when he saw it! This guy and the doctor too wanted this to be my fault.  I am pretty keen on reading people, which can be a curse.

They checked me for drugs and alcohol and all kinds of stuff.  “Nope, I don’t do that stuff.”

Because my heart was bruised they could not give me anything for the pain.  In a way that was ok, I remember thinking as long as I am in pain, I am alive.  It was ok until they stitched me up with no anesthesia.  That hurt like well, you can imagine.

Later another doctor came in to fix my nose, long hemostats up the nose crunch crack, thumb placed on one side pushing things back into place and then stuffing a whole bale of cotton up my nose with no anesthetic.

I spent a lifetime in that sorry little emergency room listening to the beeping monitors, having to get assistance to pee every 30 minutes being careful not to turn my head because my inner ears were severely screwed up.  Any movement caused a case of vertigo.   The last thing I wanted to do is throw up!   I wouldn’t be surprised if this doctor were also the town vet.  Thinking back, I would not have been shocked to have seen an animal on the next bed.

Minutes turned into hours and hours turned into days.  With all the cotton up my nose, I could still smell myself, and it wasn’t pretty.  Finally getting some kind nurse from California to bathe me, I felt a little more human.

When all the results came back that I was not under the influence, the cop went away probably disgusted because he just knew that the young person had some culpability. Hick!

The old guy that caused the wreck was drunk and on drugs, and he went home. I know this because we shared the emergency room with a curtain between us.  I heard everything, including his wife scolding him for drinking and driving. She actually came over to me and apologized.  She stroked my forehead which was still spattered with blood and told me “I am not supposed to say this, but we have good insurance.” BFD!  Lady, I am in pain here, and I may not live to see tomorrow.  Didn’t say it, but I thought it.

Instead, I asked her how her husband was.  When the words came out of my mouth as angry as I was, I knew what my true character was.  I was actually concerned about that old fart!  That still boggles my mind.

She went on to say that he had recently wrecked their last car, so she bought him that Cadillac so if he hit another tree or something he would not get hurt.  Wonderful logic!  Let’s put more old drunk guys in tanks and set them loose.  Wait, maybe that was the mayhem guy?

Years later I found out why the old guy went home and not to prison.  I was cleaning out the filing cabinet and found the file folder from the infamous day that I about died.  Reading the police report, the bastard cop only wrote him up for left of center.  Now I get that the guy was 84.  I understand that he was well known in the community.  But the guy was drunk and on drugs, prescription or not; he should not have been behind the wheel!    Yes, I am still pissed and every move to this day reminds me of that fateful day 28 years ago.  And the limitless insurance, same outfit as me.  Want to guess how that worked out? I had to fight to get my car paid for!

Oh yes, the coffee and legs.  The thermos that traveled from my seat to the floor wedged itself between the frame of my seat and the firewall.  Since it was full of coffee, it did not compress with the impact thus keeping the steering column from going through my chest and the dash taking my legs off at the knees. There is this whole hydraulic thing I will not bore you with.

The engine and front wheels were under the front seat.  Steam or freon was still escaping from somewhere as they hauled me off to the ambulance.  The violence of the crash turned my vehicle sideways.  The sides were split open and my stuff was scattered all over the highway.  It is amazing that I am not driving a Volvo, which is close to a tank I understand!

God was there that day.  Not sure why he allowed my life to be so drastically altered, but he did.

Maybe he wanted to teach me to forgive… Not there yet.  How do you forgive someone like this?  If you know please tell me.  I do pray about it, it is in my heart and only hurting me.  I cannot forget about it, as I have constant reminders.  The ringing in my ears is a result of the damage from the wreck.  The arthritis is of course where everything was injured. Anyone that has ever played sports knows what I am dealing with.

My doctors tried to give me that handicapped plate and I refuse.  I can still walk.  It is painful but once you stop, you die.  If you are coasting you are going downhill.

I now drive a full-size truck, fuck gas mileage. I don’t pass unless I can see down the road, even on divided highways, but I do travel.  I love road trips; I am just a little more cautious about them.  I stay in the right-hand lane unless I am passing and, I don’t care if I am up to the speed limit or not.  I would rather get there in one piece, than five minutes earlier.

When you read my books, snippets of this story are in them as well as many other stories.  I think one of my favorite books that I have written to date is Diamond Joe.  No car crashes, but that is such a great story, I like to read it again and again.

And my point to this is what exactly?

Go live your life and have adventures.  As Sally from The Girl-Next-Door discovers, life is about adventures. You cannot write with passion if you have not lived a life.  If you live your life through the tellie and or other people’s books, that is not living, that is existing.

Steve Erwin who I admired greatly died doing what he loved.  He lived his life in his 42 years more fully than most people do in 84 years.  There is a man I can admire and did.  I actually used to talk with him on e-mail, told him he was nuts.  In a good way.

Please please please don’t drink and drive, and put that damned phone down!

Thirty percent of all drivers statistically speaking are under the influence of something.  God only knows the percentage that are texting while driving and under the influence.

If you are like me and live in pain every day, don’t give up.  Hang in there and feel free to connect with me here on the blog or the website http://www.authortwscott.com. If I can re-invent myself as I have, and live without pain meds, you certainly can.  I am a wimp with this stuff, so I know.

This blog is the creation of yet another sleepless night where insomnia once again has scuttled my attempt at rest.  One day I fear I will end up giving in to the need for medication, and I will most likely hate that day.

Much Love TW

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Did you really agree to that?

Greetings! If this is your first time to my blog, thanks so much for stopping by!  Whether you are a writer, reader, or just enjoy meeting new folks, welcome!

This blog has many great things within the pages that make it an online presence.  While my tweets are a tiny window into my world, this blog gives one a more consistent stream of thought.  I typically will talk about what is on my mind or encourage you to go check out this book or that one that I have either edited or just released.  In short, it is a marketing tool, and I am upfront about it.  It is also a way to communicate with me and I you.

As an independent author, we have to get it all right all of the time to maximize our penetration into the marketplace.  That is a fancy way of saying we all need representation by someone who does this part of the job for a living.

As a writer we are creative.  Some of us have some acumen in other areas but, truthfully to be a good writer our focus needs to be in the creative process.  I have had a modicum of successes with my 25 existing novels, so I cannot complain and I won’t.

Tonight I was going to take a break from my usual activities in front of the computer.  I was going to watch a DVD.  I put the DVD into the machine, and of course, it sucked it inside. The process of the typical movie routine started out when I was actually looking at the screen.

You usually are forced to watch commercials for up and coming shows.  Those are the times you make the popcorn, put the dog out one last time, or turn the phone off.

Up on the screen, there is this FBI warning.  Have you ever read that?  Between this FBI warning and the Interpol warning one has to wonder, do I really want this stuff in my house?  If you agree with all that stuff just by playing the movie, what can they do?

When you go to the airport, you agree to give up many of your rights while you are behind the “security line.”  That to me gives me reasons for anxiety.  We give up control when we enter the airport.

I have been flying for many years.  When I started flying you dressed up to fly.  It was a big deal.  The flight attendants were stewardess’s and very attentive.

In some airlines, I do feel like my privacy has been invaded and truth told the TSA has groped me. “They put their hand up till they meet resistance.”  “How about a broken nose, would that constitute resistance?”  It is either be groped or be seen naked by god knows who in some faraway room where they look at thousands of naked people every day.

It is just not the airport or the DVD’s where we submit to something it is also on the very software you are using.  Apple and Microsoft have End User Agreements that are mind numbing!

The other day I heard on the radio that some software company had put in their End User Agreement a clause that if you agreed, you were supposed to come and clean out their toilettes.  To their point, nobody reads that shit!  The end user agreement is pages of boilerplate that basically takes your rights as a consumer away and protects the maker of the software.

“If you don’t agree, click here!”

“I bought the damned software so now what am I supposed to do?”

You must agree that they hold all of the aces and you have nothing.  You don’t even own the software that you bought.  You have a license to use it.  That is what they are really selling now.

On DVD’s you have a license to watch it in the privacy of your own home.  By law, you cannot legally play it where others might see it or hear it.  How many times have you either had people over or been over to someone’s house and watched a movie?  Yep, you broke the FBI Interpol whatever the hell law.  Can you imagine bringing some film to church to entertain the kids and the FBI comes in with guns drawn to take you down!  Yes, we need to arrest you and all these kids here because you are not licensed to play this movie in public.”

If you are a satellite XM subscriber as part of your yearly fee you are paying royalties to listen to whatever you are listening to.  Who knows how much of that royalty fee actually goes to the artist.

If you are playing your radio and others hear it, you are violating some rules regarding your personal use only.  The laws are unenforceable, but they are there none the less. As a business, if you put music on your on hold phone system you are to pay money to some organization that protects the artist.

I know because they contacted me and threatened a lawsuit if I did not send them $1,100 a year.  I told the company that I would not pay, but since it was their company and I was but an employee, they paid up.  It is extortion, and it worked.

My novels have been pirated.  One of my books is on some foreign website translated into a language I do not recognize and being sold by the thieves and I am not making money from it.  If you google yourself or your titles you might be surprised.  Since I cannot even make out the language what am I to do?

I took it as a compliment that they thought the book good enough to pirate.  FFS!

My tweets were even hijacked, and my web address crossed out, and someone else’s put there.  Is the FBI going to go after the perpetrators?  Software manufacturers see this all the time.  For that matter, there are places I am told that you can download the latest movies for free.  As a writer, I would never do that.  As a writer, I see what they are dealing with from their side of the fence.  I used to record songs from the radio, on to 8-track tape… That was obviously before CD’s, and digital quality came about.  Now I can tell you that I usually bought the Cassette tape or the vinyl LP of the artist that I liked.  I still have Foreigner on 8-track, cassette, and LP…and of course CD. LOL

Admittedly, many of my movies come from the Walmart bargain bin, and some come as gifts, but I don’t have time for even them.  With cable, Amazon Prime and Netflix there are not enough hours in the day to be entertained by the TV.

Satellite radio is one of the few things I use the most.  Currently, it is sitting on the holiday station which of course is old Christmas music.

Watch what you agree to.  Read the fine print if you don’t want to end up cleaning toilets somewhere.  This subject is a good place for the consumer protection agency to step in and force the simplification of those agreements that we are all forced to agree to.  Tens of pages of 4 pt type are, can we say this “bullshit!”

Thanks so much for reading my blog and following me here.  Tell your friends and family and fellow social media folks about me.  Yes, I admit it!  I am trying to build my brand, but I am going to try and enlightened and entertain you for the trouble of assisting me in meeting my goal.

What is my goal?

I want to quit the day job and write full time!  If I could manage that maybe, just maybe I could have time to watch a movie on occasion.

 

Much Love!  -TW

 

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The reasons behind writing “The Girl Next-door”…#anorexia

My recent tweets about all of us starting out life as girls have stirred up some controversy. Sorry, I don’t have an issue with talking about controversial topics.  As soon as we all start speaking and listening, we can then come to an understanding of the facts, and not the half-truths or deliberate lies.

Before we talk about the Girl Next Door, let me just affirm that yes, we all start out life as girls.  Somewhere in the process of being born the chromosomes do their thing.  If you are to be a male something called the “virilization process occurs.” Female parts turn into male parts. Ovaries turn into testicles and vagina’s turn into scrotums.  That line up the middle of the scrotum is a scar from where the labia majora turned into a beautiful little place to house the testicles’ as they must be kept cooler in respect to the internal temperature of the body.  This cooler temperature is necessary to keep the sperm alive.  And yes that little love button explicitly created for pleasure, with twice the nerve endings as a penis, turns into the pride of most men, and a joy to most women.

Wiring in the brain becomes different to accommodate the difference in the sexes although who knows exactly what the anatomical differences are.  In short, Virginia, that is why men have tits!

I weave these facts in the tapestry of several of my novels as the information needs to be out there for the masses in an acceptable format.  As part of a story, people are more amenable to reading about it than if they are just confronted with it.  Are there differences in the sexes?  Yes, besides plumbing and a few small physical changes and, we are hormonally very different.  Those hormones are part and parcel to go along with the procreation process.

You can take the most male of men and with hormone therapy turn them into a crybaby when a sad movie is played.  Conversely, you can take the most feminine of girly girls and cause them to grow a beard, bulk up, and of course alter their personality and mental makeup altogether.  Hormones are critical to who we are and not too much attention is paid to them. Many are treated with psychotropic meds for depression when their doctors should be looking at their hormones!

One of my favorite singers growing up died of complications due to Anorexia.  That is what caused me to dive into anorexia, to begin with.  Later I had a friend pass because of this disease. Since then I have known many who have dealt with it.  While I often forget to eat, I don’t look in the mirror and see a fat person when the opposite is true.  I just am missing whatever trigger one has, that tells them to eat.  Lightheadedness is usually my cue to eat.

The Girl Next Door is a rags to riches story of a young woman who has had a pretty messed up childhood.  She is gorgeous and anecdotally should have a trail of broken hearts attached to her resume.

Her mother dies in an accident leaving just her and her father, who is bereft of the ability to assist her.  She works through her issues by focusing on school, until her last week when the pixies intervene.  It is time for her to discover herself and prepare for an adventure of a lifetime.

The Girl-Next-Door is a heartwarming tale of love and adventure as our characters travel to Scotland.   There she meets destiny head-on in a small pub on the coast.

The feedback thus far has been great.

In talking with people all over the country, I have learned that anorexia is more prevalent than even what I thought it was.  Some of you who follow me here on WordPress are dealing with this.  I would love to know your story.  I would also really appreciate your thoughts on The Girl Next Door.  I have tried to deal with this in a story format, that is fun.  Try putting the serious subject matter of anorexia in a fun, sexy romp, that not only deals with medical issues but gay issues as well. I dare you!

That is why this blog is juxtaposed with two complex subjects.  If you have read my blogs, tweets or even my books, you know that I genuinely care about people.  People from all walks of life, not just the well to do people.

When you figure out that we are all granted so many heartbeats, and that money or otherworldly things will not make a difference in the end, then you can move forward. Bill Gates, is no more special than you or I.  He has more worldly resources perhaps, but he has no more time on this earth than the next person.  There are no expiration dates stamped on your foot or mine.  When the bell tolls, we will know it.  Until then, seize the day!

If you like my blog, please follow me and tell others about me.  There are lots of good things here that others could benefit from if they knew about it.  While my end game is to sell books and promote my brand, a significant reason for this blog is to get to know you, the people who follow me.  You guys make it worth it.  I love reading what you write.

Through my website at www.authortwscott.com, I get lots of e-mails, and I am fine with that.  Comments here are good too.  Follow me on Twitter @authortwscott or @TWSCOTT823 and help spread the word.  I started the marketing process way too late.  I had written over twenty novels before I got serious about marketing.  Foolishly, I thought Agents would just come flocking by the droves, and I would have to beat them off with a club.

Nope.  While I do much better than many independent authors on sales, I still have a day job too!

My goal is to Quite the Day job and write full time.

Comments or suggestions are always appreciated.  Some of the feedback I get is about typos, and those are very much appreciated too. Even in my tweets, I see some of the silliest typos.  I cannot afford to pay some editor some ridiculous amount of money to watch for dangling participles. The same is true of hiring an artist to do my cover art.  I have done it as best I can with the time and skills allotted to me.  That is why the feedback is so excellent. One can read a sentence a hundred times, and miss the “you” instead of the “your” every time!

That is also why I have books on Kindle Unlimited. Many will read something for free and with luck, will spend a minute to tell me what they think.

Thanks for the follows, tweets and retweets!  If you are one of the many who are reading my books, Thank You so much!  It truly means a lot to me that you went out and purchased one of my novels or even read some of the free ones on Kindle Unlimited.

Much Love!  -TW

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Here are just a few of my novels

Spend a few hours with me..

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Voices from the Past is a fun read if you like hot steamy romance and magic.

After a failed marriage, Jennifer leaves the UK escaping to the US.  Unaware that her actions were guided by other forces of the magical variety, she bumps into a cowboy. Magic plays a huge role in this fun-filled trek through the hearts and minds of witches both young and old.  Love is the common denominator making this an adult read.

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In the Girl Nextdoor Sally discovers that life is about more than getting good grades. A bit of a savant at school, Sally is also talented when it comes to music and performing but she is unaware of this talent.  The pixies provide the mechanism for her next great adventure as she leaves the States to visit Scotland with a new friend.

Sally discovers more than her talent in this magical place. Love comes in all shapes and sizes.  The Girl Nextdoor is a rags to riches kind of tale and is also an adult read which will warm your heart. The story should also dampen your eyes with happy tears as TW does not believe in sad endings.

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Perpetual Palpitation was so much fun to create.  Ben, a businessman finds out that he while successful at building business’s, his home life is horrible.  Divorce drives Ben out of his home in LA and causes the sale of his business.

Heading east until the road runs out, he finds Dr. J Stein. Dr. Stein, the towns cardiologist has just lost a patient and is at the local pub when the two meet.  The vulnerable couple soon becomes an item.  After a marriage in Vegas, Ben discovers that Juliet has a darker side and she is insistent that he is part of it.

To what lengths will Ben go to please the new love of his life?  This too is an adult read as TW pushes the boundaries in this fun-filled adventure complete with warmth and charm.

Dragon Master

Dragon Master and the Witch is such a fun book.  The Queen’s daughter is kidnapped by an evil sorcerer taken through time, left as bait for her betrothed to find.  Her husband to be is a Dragon Master.  The only way for the sorcerer to control his dragons is to kill him.

The Queens daughter begins to assemble a coven in modern times while keeping her magic and identity under wraps from the people of Salem Massachusetts, where the sorcerer left her.

The story is complete with love and laughter and action.  Breaking TW’s normal style, this is YA.

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The Madam and the Queen is the first in a series of books known as the Ailani Series.

Tina, a divorced woman in her mid-thirties has become somewhat of a shrew.  Her friends at work convince her to get out of her house and live a little.

Bud Grayson inherited his parent’s company after they were mysteriously killed while on Safari.  The young billionaire finds that he is haunted by strange dreams while he runs the company turning into somewhat of a bully.

Tina and Bud meet as fate plays into the story making this an incredibly fun read.  Tina discovers her sexuality with not only Bud but with his housekeeper.

Magic and fantasy juxtaposed with love and romance make this read one that is hard to put down.  Book one and two are out, with Book three to be released this winter 2017!  This series MA.

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The Kiss is a free book on Smashwords only.  This story is an introduction to the characters in Cyber Subs.  Cyber Subs includes The Kiss, “a better version of it.” This book sells quite well for a very affordable $3.99 US.  With over 2500 hits every day I expect it to go viral before long.

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Two young ladies from rural Kansas use their talents to make it big in the world of cam shows and cyber prostitution. When the consortium discovers them, they make a deal with them until the consortium tries to extort them as sex slaves, while deceiving them throughout the process. Trisha, not the dumb blond they take her for, has other plans. Explore their world in this enjoyable read while challenging your understanding of the world that you live in.

Cyber Subs is a feel good, heartwarming, “titillating” tale with plenty of love and passion pushing the boundaries of morality.

The title comes from the domain of technology and the realm of BDSM. While this is not a dark novel, it is a romance of a different kind, stretching the rules of society and breaking the molds that we all find ourselves in.

This book is an adult read with plenty of plot, mystery, and love to go with some naughtiness.

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The saga of the Starduster has been such a fun book to write and read again and again.

  • If you could go back to your third-grade class with the knowledge, you have now, would you do anything differently?
  • If an Alien race were to abduct you, would you go peacefully? Once there, would you trust them to examine you medically?
  • What if you found that you were among a race of nudists, would you adopt their lifestyle?

Don is hijacked off of the ISS by such a race who has no emotions. Discovering that he has cancer, he allows their doctor to treat him when things go wrong. Using a neural link, Sarah, their physician falls in love with the human. This is their story.

The one public review the book has on Amazon was from someone who said there was no sex in the book.  Hmmm, she has a machine that turns them into nymphomaniacs!  They end up on a world that turns them all into sex fiends.

I would never flame another author.  If I found serious flaws I would contact them and try to assist them. We authors are not in competition, and I will assist other authors, and have.

Please read the book and decide for yourself.

This book is still selling well so I am guessing that my readers see past this type of thing.  If you have read it, please consider doing a review for me.  If like this person you are compelled to flame me, or it, do me the courtesy of contacting me.  Nothing is written in stone, I fix things constantly.  Feedback is valuable to all authors.

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Diamond Joe is a must read!

Suggestive antics to inspire Dane’s creativity, have unintended consequences. Dane one of her students on a football scholarship thinks that he has a thing for her.

Donna being rather lonely ponders the fantasy. Busting his bubble, the professor, a wealthy widow, hires a horse trainer from Dane’s hometown which she learns of while tutoring Dane.

Inviting Samantha to come to South Carolina to train her horse does not go as planned. Sam has many secrets which start to become apparent almost immediately. Hidden behind the books, and blackboards, and a previous marriage, Donna discovers another side of herself that to date, was unknown to her.

Working with Donna’s racehorse, Diamond Joe, Samantha and Donna become inseparable. Deciding to marry in a public way touches off a firestorm at her university, igniting strong feelings from both sides of the debate on same-sex marriage.

Racing Diamond Joe becomes Donna’s and Sam’s primary focus while dealing with the fallout from their marriage. Enjoying a winning streak, a competitor takes it upon himself to remove Diamond Joe from contention through alternative and illegal means.

Love, passion, and horse racing combined with issues of the day makes this novel a page-turner. If you are an animal lover, a person of passion, or just someone who enjoys a good story, this novel is for you.  Yes, it is FF, possibly YA.  You tell me.

Your emotions will be tugged at I promise you!

These are just a few of the twenty-five novels published thus far.  If you should find yourself needing something to read, please take a look.  Some of my books are Free on Kindle Unlimited!

All of the artwork is created by me.  I would love feedback on it if you are so inclined.

Much Love -TW

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Nude Webcamming, Is that something you would consider?

If it were not for all of the different types of people in this world, it would be pretty dull.

 

Greetings and welcome to my Blog.

Toward the bottom you will find and excerpt from Cyber Subs.

Tonight I wanted to answer some questions regarding some feedback, as well as some twitter comments.

“Did you know that you have some followers who are openly gay and even Trans?  Some followers of yours are openly porn dealers!”

“Yes, I know that some of my followers are gay.  Yes, I am aware that some of them are actively seeking clients for their activities on sites like My Free Cams.”

If I follow them or RT them, that does not mean that I endorse what they are doing.  I also will not condemn them. 

Yes, from time to time I will re-tweet those that follow me if there is something that I think others will find of value.  The ladies that “model” to fulfill fantasies of people around the world most probably do this in other local places beside the internet. Just a guess.

I welcome civil discourse from anyone that reads my blogs or books.  I will not judge you.  I may ignore you; if you are not pleasant.

If you were to gather some folks and put them all into a darkened room, I think you would find that what we have in common, far outweighs the biases that some impose on others.  I would encourage everyone to seek that which we share, and not that which divides us.

When I started marketing my books after I wrote several, someone followed me on Twitter who on her bio said “Cyber Whore or Slut.” I forget which.  Folks, I don’t judge people, that is above my pay grade.  If it were not for all of the different types of people in this world, it would be pretty dull.

If you ever get a chance to meet me, you will find that I will engage you in conversation.  Your tattoos or piercings or race or ethnicity or sexual orientation does not, or will not daunt me.  While many do this to rebel against that which is, I am not dissuaded.  I see through you! By “this,” I mean excessive ink or piercings or what have you.

Assuming that you are not stoned or incapable of articulating your speech, I welcome everyone to participate in civil, social intercourse. (talking)  Your ideas have merit!  Everyone brings something to the table.  I value you, just like I value those that read my work or blog or tweets.  It makes little difference if you are in lockstep agreement with me or not.

If we seek improvement or betterment, or as I like to say enlightenment, that is more than half the battle.   Someone once said, “if you are coasting, you are going downhill!”

Think about that, and then apply it to your life.

This person who followed me on Twitter piqued my curiosity as to why she would describe herself in such a pejorative manner.  Unaware that there was such a place as My Free Cams, I followed her link.  Her description was and is part of her marketing strategy.  That and some lewd pictures of herself.   I am all about self-discovery and accepting oneself for who and what they are.  I am also an artist who loves the human body of any gender!

I for one am thankful that she followed me.  We have talked a few times on Twitter. However, she has no clue that her spirit, if you will, is part of my book.

It took little time to discover what this site was about, and the fantasies that it facilitates. Some would say that this is probably a hollow existence. I have found however that imaginations, unlike people, seldom let you down.  One could arguably question the mental stability of those of us who choose to live vicariously through such actions; I would say that as long as you can separate the two, you are good to go.

Many of us live through some sort of fantasy, and not all fantasies are sexual. Some might watch sports, secretly envisioning themselves as the quarterback or the pitcher. When we read (and when we write) we live through the characters in the book.  That is why my characters are so dynamic!

Those that read EL James books are living vicariously through her characters.

Imagine if you will, allowing someone to pull down your panties and take a belt to your bare bottom. What could someone possibly get out of that? 

After a suitable amount of investigative research, I wrote such a book as an experiment.  Science Fiction is my usual mode of thinking when it comes to writing.  Exploring erotic fantasy with a technological bent was and is close.

Cyber Subs, no not submarines but SUBS!

Trisha and Denise were friends in a farming community in Kansas.  If you have ever lived in such a place, you know that it can get pretty dull.  Human sexuality being what it is, adding the internet into the mix, this story wrote itself.

Cyber Subs receives over 2500 hits every day.  Please consider owning your own copy, and by all means, give me feedback.  The price is low because I, like many, are independent authors.  That means that agents and publishers are not getting anything out of it.  It also means that we as authors do everything!  We write it, edit it, market it and do the cover art.  The amazing part is that Amazon and other e-publishing sites still get over 30%, and they do nothing.  They provide the place to put it along with millions of others.  They have some upfront programming cost, and everything else is automated gravy.

If you as an author or I chose to use their marketing tools, they charge for that as well.  That is why we enjoy it when someone like yourself reads our books and offers some feedback.  We love it when you give us feedback! I will guarantee that there are typos in our books.  Since I find them all the time in published Barns and Nobles type books, I can predict you will see them as well.  If you see them in my novels, please let me know.  I publish my books with a revision number much as software writers do with their code.  I will fix them when enough are found either by yourself, and or others like you, and fix them.  Once I do I will tweet about it as I did with Saga of the Starduster.  That novel is still my number one best seller!

Let’s see if we can get Cyber Subs to give it some competition!

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Much Love –TW

Below you will see an excerpt from Cyber Subs.

Trisha has bombed out at finding work in Kansas and decided to leave for Phoenix where her friend is managing to make a living.  What her friend does is shocking!

Escape from Hell

Trisha’s brother was secretly happy for his sister getting out of Kansas.  He knew that she was unhappy on the farm. After graduating from college, the jobs were not there.

“Do you think you will be coming home again sis,” David asked?

“David, I am not going to lie, I hope not, not to stay anyway.  I love you and Dad, but this is not for me.”

“After Mom passed I knew it was rough on you; Dad was so upset with you for leaving that he has me driving you to the airport.”

“David, I know you understand; I am not ready to be “the little woman” without the perks that go with it.  Farm life sucks!  I am twenty-six years old, and still a virgin for Pete sake, at least you get some action..”

“My friend Billy likes you, Trisha.”

“Billy, you can’t be serious. We are talking about a guy that failed gym class.  This guy fights the hogs for their slop!  I think I can do better.”

David laughed; he knew that she was right.

“Sis, come home for the holidays, there is little going on that time of year. By then maybe Dad and I will learn how to cook without poisoning ourselves.”

“Just remember, the smoke detector is not the oven timer! You will be alright.”

“Do you need me to park, and help with your bags?”

“No, one bag rides on the other, I got this David.  Stay in touch; you have my number.”

“Love you, sis, take care of yourself.”

David watched for a minute as she went to curbside check-in, then up the escalator as if she was running for her life.

Getting through the airport gave her time to think about what she was doing.

Her friend Denise moved before she graduated and managed to make it in Phoenix. If Denise could do it, Trisha figured she might too.

She missed her roommate and all the things that they shared; Trisha was looking forward to catching up.

The flight from Kansas City was bumpy as they went over the southern tip of Colorado on her to way Phoenix.  Once off the plane, it was evident that she was no longer in Kansas. The heat was intense; Trisha wished that she had a bottle of water as she waited on Denise.

A honking horn signaled Trisha that Denise was waiting along the curb for her.  It was all they could do to fit her luggage into the lime green Volkswagen that Denise had in Kansas.

“You still have Denny?”

“Can you believe it? How have you been sugar?”

“I was going crazy.  After mom passed, Dad has been a mess.  He and David are obsessed with the farm, and I got tired of being the “little woman.”

“That had to suck.  So, how long can you stay?”

“That is up in the air. If I can find a job and support myself, I might just stay here period.  Otherwise, I am going to try until my savings run out, and then buy a ticket home.”

“I don’t mean to sound cliché but Trisha; you’re not in Kansas anymore.  There are opportunities here.”

“You were pretty tight-lipped on the phone, what do you do to make it?”

“Don’t judge me, just listen and then we can talk.”

Pulling into the parking lot of her apartment complex, they each grabbed a bag and headed inside.

Denise had a three-bedroom apartment, a master, guest, and office.

“This is lovely Denise, ok, if you are managing this by yourself, I will try hard not to judge you, what are you doing?”

“Primarily I do waitress stuff, Trisha, opening her closet she showed her some outfits that belonged to a chain of restaurants that specialize in entertaining their men clientele.”

“You’re showing your boobs for tips?”

“I seem to remember you getting a few pinches on your bottom at the truck stop for tips; there is no touching here and, it is just some of the goods, not all of me.”

“If my parents had found out about those pinches, I would have been killed,” Trisha said.

“Me too but, we made some money, and we survived Lawrence Kansas.”

“In a strange way Denise, I miss those little pinches.  Does that even make sense?” Denise smiled at her reaching behind her, pinching her bottom, “are you better now?”

“Thanks!” she said laughing at her. “Are they hiring?”

“We are, and I already have you pretty much hired, are you up for pulling a shift tonight?”

“Without even an interview?”

Touching Trisha’s breasts through her blouse, “honey, with these things, if you wear one of my outfits here, talk like you have a few neurons firing in that beautiful blond head of yours, it will not even be a question.”

Trisha liked the feel of her touch.  She wondered what had changed.  Denise had never felt her before in any manner.

“If I can make some money, it will extend my stay, are you sure you are ok with me staying here with you?”

“For the first week or so, you are my guest Trisha, if you feel like you can make it, and you want to stay, share the rent and groceries with me.  Deal?”

“Ok, I guess I can wait tables again.”

“After we get you unpacked, let me show you a few tricks to get the most tips.”

“Like we used to get the answers for the test and share them?”

“Just like it…We are going to have fun.”

“I have missed you, Denise; do you remember all the adventures we had?”

“You mean the trouble we got into with the sisters?”

“Yea, that too, but we had fun.”

“Between the farm and school, I could not wait to get out of town!” Denise said.

“It was bearable until Mom died of cancer. After you left and she died, I could not stand it!”

“I am surprised you lasted as long as you did.”

“I think I still have bruises from Barney at the truck stop.  Are you sure they don’t touch here?”

Denise looked at her bottom and then her, “you know, with that bottom and those boobs, you may make more than me. No, they don’t touch.”

“You said primarily you wait tables, what else do you do?”

“Are you still open-minded?” She asked.

“I will still smoke weed if you can get it, how open-minded do I need to be?”

Denise led her to her office.  Opening the door, it looked more like a photography studio than an office.

“Ok, I will bite, what is this?”

“Trisha, I make a lot of money with this, and I have fun doing it.  I smoke a little grass, drink a little wine and tease the hell out of people from around the world.  They do not know who I am, or where I am.”

“Still not judging here, I have seen some cam stuff on the internet, is that what you do?”

“I am not sure what you saw but, do you remember Stacy that lives on that farm on the east side?”

“Of course, what about her.”

“I saw her on here, out in the field at that picnic table doing this from the farm.”

“You mean the picnic table we all ate watermelon on a few years ago?”

“Yes, and we played in the kiddie pool, it was still there!”

“Small world, how do you keep people from knowing who you are?”

Pointing to wigs, makeup and other outfits in the closet, she looked at Trisha. “Still not judging me?”

“No, I think I have butterflies in my stomach thinking about what it must be like to do that.”

“The first few times it was fucking awesome.  There is this huge adrenaline rush.”

“Do we have time to see some of this before we go wait tables?”

“Help me fix some lunch; we can watch a little while we eat.  I can take the laptop out to the kitchen.”

Trisha had obtained a quick tour of the camera site before they had to get dressed.  Fixing her clothing to look like she had worked there for years, the manager hired her on the spot.  Denise trained her in no time; it was a limited menu.

On the way home that night they stopped for fast food.  “What did you think of your first day?”

“I should be exhausted, but I am wired.”

“We have the same schedule; Burt knows that you are staying with me, and he likes you.  Between the two of us, we will probably bring in more customers for him.”

“These boobs have not done much for me so far; why not bring in some money?”

“That is the way I look at it. I am good for a couple of hours, would you like to watch me cam a little?”

Trisha looked at her, “Ok, I think I would, that will be terribly personal won’t it?”

“You are my oldest and dearest friend, besides; you might like what you see.”

Trisha now knew that something had changed with her friend.  A frisson went through her, as she thought about how this night might end. Denise set her up in an opposite corner of the room with her laptop logged into the site.  Trisha could see the cameras that Denise was using as well as a behind the scenes look.

This novel is 105 thousand words of a story.  I admit that it has some tawdriness to it but, it is a complete story with humor, love, plot twist and turns and even some remote love of a very different kind.

Share with your friends and assist us, independent authors!

Thanks!

 

-TW

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Excerpt from my number one best seller!

How about a fun filled romp through the galaxy with a surprise ending?

Below you will find an expert from Saga of the Starduster Chapter “1955 meets 2016.”

This book is one of my 25 published Novels. It also happens to be one of the most popular among you. Thanks for that! As an author, we can only hope that you will enjoy what we write.

Saga of the Starduster started out as tweets. I was doing two things at one time. Marketing my brand, and writing practice. When we write we try to use as few words as possible to convey an idea.

Saga of the Starduster started out as 140 character tweets. So many folks asked for the story I pulled it and wrote a story. The story you can download is complete and edited pretty well.

So many have already downloaded this novel that I must have done something right. Please support independent authors and read our work. Because we are independent our work is incredibly affordable. For less than a cup of coffee, you can read our stories. With 25 Novels out there I suspect that one day you will be able to say, you were reading me when I was nobody.

Everyone is somebody but, you know what I mean.

What has just transpired is, Sarah has brought Don, his mother and his third-grade teacher to the Starduster. Don had a medical need and Sarah wanted Don.

When you read the following if you are so compelled, follow the link and get the whole book. This is my number one best seller out of the 25 thus far. See what all the fuss is about. Thanks!

These next few lines are from the book, chapter 1955 meets 2016

 

The women awoke to find themselves nude in the presence of Sarah and her assistants. “Calm yourselves, Patty and Martha, here are some clothes for you to put on.”

“Where is Donny?” Martha asked.

“He is in the next room dressing as well. Clothes are not something we are used to here, so I am afraid that you three might feel out of place.”

“I don’t want Donny seeing his mother this way!” Martha said.

“Donny is Don Martha; he is a grown man. I stopped his aging process at 30. When you look at yourself Martha, you will see that you too are about 30. Patty, I left you at 21. You can choose to age naturally, or I can arrest the process right here.”

“Sarah, I feel different,” Patty said.

“Each of you had some neural pathways created between the two hemispheres of your brains. Your learning ability will be accelerated as well as your IQ.”

“Was there purpose in this?” Martha asked.

“Your race blew themselves up, Martha. We sent Don back to change history. By removing you three, we altered the timeline somehow. ”

“I thought that we were going right back to the second we left?” Patty said.

“The outcome would not work out. Don, instead of contributing to humanity would give them the information that they need to make their atomic weapons stronger than what they were. We saw that Dr. Flint was working with your government and was also working for another superpower as a spy.”

“Does Donald know this?” Patty asked.

“No, not yet. Are you two ready to meet Don, the man?”

The anxiety level of both women shot up, and Sarah could sense it.

“You both might want to sit,” Sarah said. Both sat on the table as Don made an entrance. The 6’2 inch man with wavy hair, chiseled chin, and sharp blue eyes looked at the two women as he could feel their love for him. Embracing the two, Martha started to cry, and Patty was speechless.

Follow the link and read the whole book!

Much Love TW

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The following is an excerpt from Diamond Joe.

Here is a sample from my book.

 

Donna is a professor at the college.  After losing her husband, she had shut down emotionally. Fate played a hand as she happened to own a racehorse and was not getting it trained.  When one of her student’s friends, happened to be a trainer comes to assist her, things change.

 

I won’t spoil the book for your but below are a few paragraphs out of the chapter “Society.”

Donna and Sam fell in love and she married her.  She did it in a very public way which caused all sorts of issues for some stuffed shirts.  Below is from the book…

 

Some of the staff got together over dinner one night, and Blake was in attendance as well. Donna was enjoying the camaraderie while visiting with her peers.  Blake was tying one on.

Coming up to Donna the booze had its effects on him.  “Can I ask you something?”

“Sure Blake, what is on your mind?”

“You caused me a lot of grief a few months ago.”  He lamented.  Donna saw that he was feeling his drinks. “I am sorry about that Blake, what is your question?”

“No, it is ok, Sally straightened me up.  She even told me to pull my head out of my ass!”

Donna laughed at that as she thought Blake often suffered from Rectal-Cranial Inversion or RCI.

“So you were not upset by my wedding to Sam?”

“I was at first; I had people wanting to pull their support from the school and all kinds of foul calls, it was awful.  Sally pointed out that I was acting like a caveman and I needed to get with the times.”

“Blake, I had no idea that I would love another woman, but I do, what is your question.”

“Why the paper, why the public wedding.  Why not just do your thing in quiet and live your life.  You live so far out there that nobody would ever have known!”

The rest of the staff was listening ready to bite his head off.  Donna looked at them giving them the backoff look which they all knew well.

“Blake, I am going to tell you this, which I hope you will remember because I will not repeat this to you again.  I originally wanted to do just that. I told Dane and Marcie that nobody must know about this.”

“So what happened?  Why?”

“The teary-eyed love of my life looked at me and asked, we can tell people eventually can’t we?”

“Blake, that broke my fucking heart!  When I realized that I had just marginalized the love of my life to some god damned secret, it killed me! I will not apologize for loving another human being, not to you, the board of directors or the fucking president of the college! Anyone who thinks our marriage is any less than theirs is full of shit and fuck them! I have no tolerance for bigots.  When you realize that we are all human, barring a few minor differences in plumbing, we are basically the same; it makes a whole new argument out of it.  The inconvenience I caused you and some at the school is trivial in comparison to how badly I hurt that person who is so special to me! I hurt her by wanting to protect the fucking school over her.  Family comes first Blake!”

“I am sorry Donna, I had no idea.”

“I had to bribe the damned preacher to meet us at the hotel and marry us!  He would not do it at his church, and I had to agree to keep his name private.  Do you know how that feels?”

“Why not just go to the courthouse and do what the others….”

“Do you see what you just did?  “

“I see the problem; you feel cheated.”

“Blake I had the white dress, the flowers the parties and all that stuff with Steve.  Samantha got none of that!  She got screwed by the system, by bigots and ignorant assholes. The whole time that preacher was doing his thing I hated him in my heart!  He took money to do that which is against his fucking idea of morality.  Did you know that morality has a price?”

The people at the table were shocked.  They had no idea what it took to get married like most people. “I wish there were something I could do to make any of that right,” Blake said.

 

Yes, people, the book is that good and even better.  Most of my novels are that good if I do say so myself.  But…Since Saga of the Starduster is my number one seller maybe people like science fiction better than stories that are germane for today.

You can read part of it for free on Amazon but…I really would like you to read it and support independent authors such as myself.  I am loathed to waste my time trying to use the right magic words attracting an agent, so I need you guys to assist me.

With 25 novels out there, I just need one of them to go viral.

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Much Love -TW

 

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Healthcare the Final Frontier

Hate is a poison that you take in hopes that it will affect someone else.

With our somewhat screwed up world, everything becomes a political football. (pun intended)
I am not going to try and figure out the answer for healthcare. Is it a right, privilege or commodity? I would say, (yes!) While we argue about socialism again with political Einsteins like Bernie, our hope seems somewhat lost. Healthcare is a commodity like food, water, electricity and so forth. You want it; you pay for it.

The rub comes when we have large parts of society who are somewhat irresponsible with their resources and misspend them. Working in the ER, we saw lots of accidents or gunshot victims with gold teeth or tattoos, beautiful clothing, packages of cigarettes and no insurance. On top of that when the toxicology reports came back many were full of drugs or “recreational chemistry.”

Folks, if you work two jobs, are dead tired on your feet, and still have the family to take care of, seeing this will piss you off! The people who live in ivory towers are removed from reality. Also, the people who cannot (or will not) find work, are also removed from reality. Their idea of reality is not mainstream.

Reality is working your ass off, watching your paycheck taken from you in fees and taxes, and then seeing the freeloaders calling you a racist for not wanting to pay their way too! That is tough stuff. It is hard not to become jaded. When gaming the system is an art, that we could write a dummies book about, something needs to change.

Here is why…
I have such a friend who worked two jobs and has taken care of families and been there to assist others when they down. “A good person!”
She recently was diagnosed with Cancer.
Cancer is a scary word, and if the body is not treated as a whole, the prognoses can get bleak.  The doctors order test and procedures, and she pushes forward dutifully going to this doctor or that. The chemo makes her sick; the surgeries are painful. Her hair is all but gone, and then she sees yet another specialist.
This doctor wants to do XYZ . The insurance company declines it, and then the ballet ensues. Phone calls are left, and messages and e-mails from you to many who don’t  care about their job are written. They sit in their chair for eight hours and talk on the phone when they have to. Communications go unanswered, and another form letter is pushed out the door, denying coverage.

While your phone call to them is critical to you, where they are concerned it is simply another task that they have to do.  This can be put off until after lunch or Monday or whenever they just are forced to deal it with it.  Your problem is not theirs and they don’t care.

The text from their friend or family or perhaps what is going on with facebook ranks higher than what you need.

Their hope is that you just give up.
Here is the issue. When someone is sick whether it be cancer or some other illness the entire body needs to be treated as a whole thing. Spirits need to be high and the person not only should be kept comforted but, comfortable. They do not need the frustration of dealing with auto adjudicated edicts from the damned insurance company.

Why are they auto?  Becuase the people who have the job to assist you are more concerned with where they are going for lunch or who Jane is sleeping with, on some tv show.

I worked behind the scenes for too many years, trust me; this is life in corporate America.

Hate and anger feed cancer; I am convinced of it. Hate is a poison that you take in hopes that it will affect someone else. Foolish person, hate is killing you.

Frustration with a  stuffed up system breeds anger which breeds hate.
Any time there is a decline in coverage an actual human should be required to look at the original request and see if the nurse or doctor forgot to check some box. Instead of looking for ways to deny coverage, they should be required to look for any way possible to pay for it. I realize that is counterproductive for the bottom line but folks, that is where the problem lies.

So here is another idea I am going to give away!

Someone who knows the healthcare industry and insurance industry should provide a service and sell it like insurance. The service would be the go-between, between your doctor and your insurance company and you. Like we have agents for car insurance we need an actual agent to deal with the insurance company.
You call your agent and tell them; I am going in for testing I may have something wrong.
Your agent then gets involved on your behalf and slogs through the red tape of bureaucracy and employees who don’t want to do their jobs, and is your advocate.

Instead of you fighting with a system that you are most probably ill-equipped to deal with, your advocate does it for you.
Usually, we call these lawyers, but I don’t think we need lawyers. With all of the layoffs in the insurance industry with the outsourcing and ravages left from the Obama Care debacle, there should be a plethora of folks who might want to tackle this and make a company out of it. Maybe the H&R Block folks who might not have work in the near future could take on the mantle of Health Advocate. HA for short.

Look, if you make millions of dollars with my idea, please keep me in mind, at least buy some of my books!

If you are a patient, who needs such a service tell me what you think.
Would something like this work?
I think having an advocate on your side to deal with the crap while you focused on getting better would assist many and possibly cut the cost of healthcare.
Many claims that are denied are simple coding errors, but since a computer looks for every dot to be filled correctly and adjudicates the petition based on human filled in dots, that is where the bulk of the problems arise. It is a simple truth table to the computer. IF A+B=C then everything is a go. One bit out of place, and it is denied.

Many just don’t bother to fight it and guess what, you are fighting for your life, so I get it.

Send this to @RealDonaldTrump about a million times, and maybe he will see it.

We need a little common sense in the industry and a little compassion for those who are dealing with illnesses like cancer. We need to keep the special interest and politicians out of it as they are responsible for the mess we have today. Many are paying thousands of dollars a month for insurance they will never use. If they do need it one has to wonder what it would cover.

Would it be better just to pay your way for the cheap stuff and then not have insurance and go to the ER anyway? That is the current system for many Americans and non-Americans alike. And that is one reason the cost of healthcare is so damned high!

You are indeed paying for the deadbeats and yes that is socialism.   If you can afford to pay for it, you pay in spades.

If a senator has issues, do you think he or she worries about what will be paid for?

To quote Lilly Allen, “It’s not fair!”

Go check out some of my books. If you are a sci-fi person or a romantic kind of person I have it all. If you need a laugh, which we all do, go and check out some of my novels. Warm-hearted romance, to a nude romp through the galaxy in Saga of the Starduster.

Much Love – TW

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Is it ok to be Topless in public?

Boobs in New York!

This topic has been on the minds of people for too many years to comprehend.

Let’s back it up, shall we?

Where did clothing come from?

If you are creationist, then you know after the snake convinced Eve to take a bite of the fruit from the tree of knowledge, she discovered that she was naked and was ashamed.  After convincing her husband or partner to eat of the same fruit, he too found that he was naked and now ashamed.

I know this makes so damned little sense to most that you must either take it as allegory or swallow the rest of it as the “Gospel.”

Putting talking snakes and the tree of knowledge aside, why were they ashamed.  It was only the two of them in the entire world.  Oh yes, god was there walking through the garden.

Don’t take this criticism of Genesis to mean any more than I see the bible a bit differently than some.

My point is, I do not think that this is where clothing came from.

“Where did it come from then TW?”

“Wow, nice of you to ask.”

Early man was nomadic.  Early man followed its food source which was also nomadic in that it traveled north or south per the seasons.  Somewhere along the way “probably from watching animals,” man discovered that certain leafy things were good to eat.  With that advent of a developing agrarian culture, they stayed put, during seasonal changes.

Oops it got cold, and we are naked, what shall we do?  I know, the animals have thick fur what if…?

I doubt that fig leaves were the first clothing and indeed doubt that they were created for modesty.

There is plenty of evidence to prove that early man had much more natural clothing, i.e., hair.  If you read Saga of the Starduster, I talk about that as the two species get to know one another.

The first clothing was most certainly for protection from the elements.  As they wore it more often, their bodies evolved losing much of the hair as now they did not need it for the warmth or protection.

“What is all the fuss about women going topless?”

Early man was used to being around nude people, and boobs did not act as sexual stimuli. As a person today when we go to the beach, and we see another person of the opposite sex, try to notice where your eyes go to when they are not looking into your eyes.

If you are honest, you will admit that they go to the parts of their bodies that are covered with some clothing whether it be a complete drapery of dress or a Wicked Weasel Bikini.  Why?

Our human brain will look for what is missing and fill in the blanks kind of like this “W_RD.”

It is human nature the way that we are designed, and once you wrap your brain around that, you can understand some of the problems with the question that we need answers to.

Because we are a “modest” society, breast and genitalia, have become sexualized to an extreme.  People have made fortunes exploiting that in magazines and other media by providing a peek at the nude human either in movie or picture or even through the written word.  Sex Sells, and that is due once again to our human nature.

It all goes to the reward center of our brains.  That same center that keeps us addicted to smoking and overeating.  Chemicals are released when we feed it. Release enough substances, and things start to happen.  With men they become priapic and women, libidinous.  Chemicals are released to begin the process of procreation, and that is just the way it all works.

Since most today are not used to seeing people without clothing, when they do, it starts the process. Let’s not pretend that it only happens with men either that would be a lie.

“But TW, it is not fair that men can walk around without shirts on and women cannot.”

“I know very few men who would fight a woman on that.  Those that believe everything in Genesis is the word of God might say that they are offended, but they would still sneak peeks.”  Why, they are men and are wired that way.  Other women that might have issues with it would be those that were insecure with their own body and truthfully that is their problem. And it is a problem as everyone is beautiful and that mindset that some are not is faulty.

“Well, why do men have tits?”

“What a great question!”  Men, you might want to skip over this next paragraph if you are fragile where your man card is concerned.

It would seem that when a fetus starts out it starts out as a female.  Yes, everyone that you know started out life as a girl.  For you overly religious types sorry to rock your world too.  Where Genesis talks again about taking a rib from Adam and creating Eve, the evidence would point to something entirely different.

Everyone starts out life as a female.

“How do you know that?”

Evidence.  Lots of lots of scientific evidence.

When the fetus hits a certain point in its development, things happen to genes to either virilize the baby in that womb, and turn it into a boy, or they don’t happen.  If they do, and everything works as it should the wiring in the brain changes.  The ovaries drop and turn into tentacles.  The clitoris turns into a penis, and the labia turn into a beautiful little house for the testicles called the scrotum.  That line up the middle of the scrotum boys, that is a scar where the labia formed to become the scrotum.  Yes, the tits are still there, they just don’t have the swollen mammary glands that females have.  Some men have actually been known to lactate.

How is that man card now boys?

Knowing that the only difference between male breasts and female breasts are swollen mammary glands, should it be legal for men to walk around topless?

“Now honestly, did you expect me to turn that around like that?”

Americans are prudish, and some are addicted to sex.  We have over-sexualized the female and to an extent the male through media from Hollywood.  Sex sells, and in advertising, we use it to sell everything from insurance to sports cars.

If you take prudish behavior and mix it in with Topless Tuesdays, we see some men who misbehave.

What are we as a society supposed to do?

I have some thoughts on that.

I would like to see parts or areas of cities where nudity is permissible. With warning signs in those areas alerting that those that have issues with nudity, should probably steer clear of the area.  Personally, I think it is healthy and normal. The human body and all of its bits are not sex toys for the addle-minded bible thumping go to hell or praise Jesus crowd.

The sex organ that some people define as genitalia is not in fact genitalia or breasts.  It is your brain.  All of the parts of you that make you unique are not your rude or wobbly bits.   What makes you the beautiful, talented, gorgeous person that you are, is sitting on top of your shoulders.  Anyone who thinks differently is not well educated or has been brainwashed by someone or something.  (In my humble opinion.)

“Why not nude downtown in Times Square?”

For the same reason that drunks should not go into places where alcohol is served, people with an addiction to pornography should not go into strip clubs or places where nude people can congregate together.  If we are all in some park and nude, you still have no right to come on to someone and act a fool.  The person who you are seeking to connect with is not the breasts and bush that you see, but the gray material between their ears.

I deal with this and much more in Saga of the Starduster which out of 25 Novels is my number one best seller.

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Much Love!

-TW

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Can I be an activist and still be an author?

Does your opinion matter?

That question is a from one of my followers that took the time to e-mail me. I told her to read my response here on the blog.

  • Do you want to right wrongs, or sell books?
  • Are the two mutually exclusive?
  • Do you feel like tilting at windmills?

With social media today everyone is an activist. The trouble is most people believe exactly what they heard last from whatever news source they listened to.

If you watch or listen to Fox news only, or perhaps CNN, the two are diametrically opposite of each other. Since journalism in this country is dead, the two are furthering the divide or chasm in this country. That assist the political elite as they must have us divided so they can herd us to the polls when the time comes. Yes, we are being manipulated by the gods, (little g).

Social media has turned so caustic that I have all but removed myself from Facebook and just about refuse to spend much time reading tweets from trolls.

Yes, you can have an opinion but with a stipulation that you are so committed to your belief that you don’t care if it cost you readership or “translated,” sales.

Firstly people pick up our books “novels” to escape from their world.
The same types of people go to the movies to be entertained and escape.
Again we go to baseball and football and soccer and hockey etc. to be entertained.
With the television, we can turn the channel or switch it off.
At the game, we are stuck for whatever nonsense they do.

If we pick up a book that you wrote, we don’t want to have your political views overarching our fantasy to the misty moonlight over the garden. We want to know if he will show up as promised, or will it be his miserable old stepmother that will crawl out of her hole, and greet us with a cackling voice?

Some of these “celebrities” are stuffing it up big time.
Like many, I will not see a movie if it has some activist in it that I can see them in my mind’s eye spewing hate speech or some view based on talking points. I don’t want to think about politics or rich vs. poor or guns or any of that trash.

The reason they should keep their opinions to themselves is that we think we know them from the roles that they play.

We see them as altruistic, and we think we might like to know them. Thank writers like you and me for that one. The chances are good that some of those people on the screen that you think you love are vapid, narcissistic, slime from the black lagoon. I could be wrong, but I doubt it. I have known too many that had much money in their lives, and they are hollow inside. The veneer on my desk has more depth to it than most of them. They get paid to regurgitate lines and emote.

When a good part of the country are sycophants for these “idols,” you can see why we don’t want to alienate them.

Writers, on the other hand, are not insipid beings. We cannot be, or we could not string a noun and a verb together in the same sentence and make it coherent. When you read my novels, you get a small sense of who I am.

Growing up with friends whose parents were very well to do, I watched them transform from human to god status. Soon I was too much of an insect to be friends with. The truth of the matter is, they were also hollow and had bought into the lie.

I worked through school; they did not. I bought everything that I needed from the toils of my labor. They had a credit card and checking account from mom. They had beautiful new cars, and I had what I could afford.

When I was not available to hang with, because I had to work, they soon found others to hang with that did not work. These were childhood friends that I grew up with. I lost contact with them after this time of my life. Money and power just screw some people up severely.

If you should choose to share some opinion and call others out on it, the odds are good you will offend half of the population or possible readers of your work.

It is a free country and by all means, follow your heart. I was asked for an opinion, so I am opining.

A natural question that you might have is; after all these years would you like to catch up with them?

“No. They were obviously fair weather friends. Since I am still working a day job, and writing by candlelight as it were, I would still be an insect to them. Am I ashamed of my status you might ask?”

“Hell no! If it is going to happen, I am going to make it happen. This is my passion in life, and that is worth more than their silver spoon, credit card from mom!” I treasure the memories of our friendships before they lost their sole.

Onto more exciting news, Saga of the Starduster is September’s number one seller for me, and for October thus far it looks like it is going to continue. If you are one of the readers, thanks so much for that!

I am halfway through my 26th novel and am taking a small hiatus as I came up with an idea for a short story. I Usually don’t do this as it is hard to get started again but this story I think will be perfect for Asimov magazine. I know that limits what it will make in revenue to a one-time flat price but, I like to keep myself in print in other places too.

That story is close to halfway through so stay tuned; I will let you know what goes on with it.

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My website is http://www.authortwscott.com

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Much Love! -TW

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“How do you manage to produce so many books while working a full-time job?”

Learn how to find more time to write.

Paraphrased, this is probably the question that I get asked the most.

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To know what direction you are headed you need what?  You need a goal. If I, for instance, wanted to drive to Chicago from Dallas how would that work?

When I was a lot younger and had no deadlines pressing me, I might throw some clothes in a couple of bags, hire someone to watch the house, get into the car and point it north.

I love road trips without real purpose. However, we have stated that we have an end goal of arriving in Chicago.

Heading north as stated earlier would not get me to Chicago but North Dakota or Minnesota if not Canada. Again all great destinations but, missing our goal entirely.

Firstly we must map out our route which even with the technology we have today, there are several possibilities.

There was a time in my life when driving for twelve or thirteen hours straight was no big deal.  Now, not so much.  I would at least stop halfway.  Planning my trip today would include points of interests along the way, and I would indeed drive out of my way to see or visit something along the way.  These types of activities often provide fodder for manuscripts.

Let’s face it, if time were a real issue, I would hop on board a plane and be there within hours.

My action plan would include proper clothing for the season, as well as places to stop along the way.

The action plan would indeed include something known as “Time management.”

Writing a term paper or a novel is not much different.  With time being the common denominator that we all share, it is also the one thing that we must all guard against wasting.

What do you do with your time?

If you are uncertain about the validity of what I am saying; for a week log every minute of your day.  Don’t cheat.  Much like writing what you eat to assist you in a diet, try keeping up with what you did during the day.  Time management is crucial, and you must be good at it to be successful in life.

I think that sitting in front of the TV being conditioned continuously by whatever you are putting into your head is possibly one of the worst ways of wasting your precious time on this earth.  I truly think that it also dulls your senses and might rob you of who you truly are by supplanting what you know for ideas which are just bullshit.  Someone’s ideas that are put forth in a way to convince you that your long-held beliefs are false.

That is my opinion, and possibly you have a differing one.  We all know people who live through the TV.  Cancelling the cable might be not only a good money saver but, you might find you now have time to do other things.

Not only do we have TV and Netflix but, we have the computer or internet, and of course we have our tablets or phones to steal our time.  We spend so much time communicating nonsense with countless others, that we don’t communicate with those that we are the closest to.

How do you manage to write so much and work a daytime job?

What little I see of TV in passing makes me shake my head. Hundreds of cable channels to fill and they come up with some of the lamest stuff ever.  I am waiting for one of the channels to be of grass growing or paint drying.

Our Culture is changing and in many ways, I don’t think for the better.  Morality has taken a hit as our role models now often spend time behind bars for beating their wives or some other criminal offense.

I could go on and write a complete book about narcissist and sycophants but that is outside the scope of this blog post.  If you want a role model, my friends, look into the mirror and become that which you seek!

Years ago I was on a cruise to Alaska and we parked by one of the glaciers watching it melt.  Yes, if it were not just a glorious day to be outside on the balcony watching ice melt, I would have been pissed.  Finally a large chunk of ice “calved” and that was the highlight of the afternoon.  The massive ship rocked as the ripple from the tons of ice falling into the abyss reached out to us.  Feeling the effect of the displacement of so much water, made the time spent stationary that afternoon, and subsequent sunburn, more tolerable.

Don’t misunderstand me, you must do things in life, especially if you are a writer.  You must travel.  You must speak with people of all walks of life.  I make it a point to learn people’s names and something about them wherever I go.  People are what make life worth it to me.  You are interesting.  Sitting in front of the TV like so many do, getting spoon fed someone’s idea of what is morally acceptable changes the entire audience over time.

The Stepford wives come to mind as so many people around the globe watch things produced in Hollywood.  Our values or Hollywood’s values reach far and wide.

In Saga of the Starduster, I have my aliens tune into our TV to see what they are about to deal with.  Finding Sharknado on the screen, their first impressions are that the sharks are the apex life forms, and humans are their prey.   Not too far from reality except these sharks travel by manipulating vortices and attack bipedal creatures who have chainsaws mounted on their appendages.

When the Ularins tune across a football game, my aliens think that this is some sort of war and the football must be explosive.

If Aliens were listening to our radio and watching our Hollywood version of life, what would they think?

“How do I manage to write so much?”

I try not to waste time, and I scheduled several hours a day to either write or market my books.  Having said that I also look for opportunities to go out into the world and be part of it.  Watching it through the eyes of some Hollywood producer is not the way I care to figure out who we are as a people and why we are the way that we are.

Time management is key to life in general, not just creating your first or twenty-first novel.  Make time for what you are passionate about.  If that is writing, don’t let a good idea get lost in the shuffle of the noise in our lives.

You Mom’s and want to be authors, don’t allow your dreams to get cast aside.  God invented Bed Times so parents can still live a life. Enforce them while killing the internet and other things that might keep the urchins up and in your face.  We had quite times an hour before bedtime which meant they could read.  Lights out was strictly enforced. Not only so they got enough sleep, but so we could still have some modicum of life.  Phones are taken away at dinner time, and bedtime.  There is no excuse to allow a child to take an active screen to bed with them. Like us, they need their sleep.

Laptops and writing worked just as well as reading for me as an author.  Just saying.

Shameless plug for my work.

While many of you are downloading my books, I need many more to follow me here, and on Twitter.  I spent way too much time working on my novels and not enough time marketing them.  I just knew that once my first book was published, it would sell millions and I would be able to stop the day job.  HA!

The sales are enough to give me hope, but not near enough even to let me think about chucking the day job.  I have some great ideas that are waiting to come out on paper!  Share my work, follow me and tell your friends.   Thanks for the follows and of course the purchases!

Much Love–TW

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A word about Hugh.

 

I myself have or had little use for or knowledge of Hugh Hefner.

I have read through his magazines over the years as some of the articles were, well written.

As an artist, I found his models posed for the most part in a respectful/artistic way.  Unlike the porn we have today which is hard not to stumble over on the internet, Playboy was rather bland in comparison.

As a mature person, I remember some of the early magazines with clover leafs over nipples, and what have you.

If a (person) makes a conscious decision to model for a magazine like his, who are we to say anything? Our first lady was a model of impeccable taste.

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As many of you know, I worked in the Advertising industry for years.  Sex Sells!

We, humans, are geared for sex. Men are more visual creatures and I can tell you that the advertising industry knows that all too well.

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Hugh knew it too and made his fortune selling the sizzle and not the steak.  Hugh sold the fantasy and portrayed that fantasy in his silk robe and pipe.  That fantasy sold millions of magazines and to be absolutely fair, started many young ladies careers.

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The Religious folks are now trashing him on social media and folks, his sin was no worse than theirs or mine or yours. Sin is sin is sin!  Unless you are Jesus Christ himself, you are a sinner! If you feel differently, you clearly don’t understand sin.

To judge this man is not their job, that job is reserved for God.

To judge me, or other writers who might write some tawdry novel is not your job, or theirs.  It is gods Job, and I am ok with it.

I talk about marketing and what sells.  Sex sells not only in a visual medium like the centerfold, but it sells in my novels where I paint a picture with words that are what?  They are a fantasy for you to enjoy.

Some folks are so hypocritical.  One of my friends was upset with her husband because she caught him looking at pornography on the internet.  Sticking out of her purse was a copy of 50 shades.

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To me, that is like having a diet coke with a slice of German chocolate cake thinking that will help with your diet.

I can paint some pretty graphic pornography with words as can many of you.  Porn is porn and your sin is no less sinful than his.  Men are visual and women well, like their porn too, they just like it disguised in romance novels.  The idea of being held down while the burly stranger that you have been teasing with rips your silky panties off you is…porn.

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I am reminded about casting the first stone and me for one live in a glass house, as do you.

Hugh lived a life that most men only dream of, I would guess.  He had 7 girlfriends at one time and I would bet it was not all peaches and cream.  I can say that because I have read the bible several times and King Solomon had several hundred wives and several hundred Concubines.  Can you imagine what his household was like?

Judge not should be all of our mantras, it is certainly mine.

Whether you are a “religious” person or not, judging others is not our job.   For the religious right to call him the names that I am reading is just wrong.  My theory is that they are jealous of what he had and what he did in his 90 odd years so they are using the bible to beat their chest while being a bully to those who don’t know all of the facts.  They are wrong on many levels, and it is sad.  It is actually a sad day for Christianity as it is a terrible role model of what Christ was about.

I understood Hugh did many good things with his wealth while he was alive, so again, judge not.

God has this….

I for one believe that one day we might meet one another. I will shake his hand if he/we indeed have hands in heaven.

If you just muttered under your breath that we will meet in hell, man, examine your soul!

RIP Hugh.

 

Much Love -TW

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Are you your brother’s keeper, even if he or she is a total idiot?

The last thing that I am is judgmental.  What you do with your life is your business as long as it does not affect me or others that would suffer some detrimental consequence from your actions.

Having said that, some of you are just plain crazy!

This is not the first time that I have seen this, but certainly, I wish it were my last.  While going to lunch today someone of very limited intelligence sped past me going in excess of a hundred miles per hour on a motorcycle.  This person on a two wheeled rocket was weaving in and out of traffic as if he or she owned the road.

The noise of the vehicle I did not hear until it passed me.  I was about to switch lanes as I needed to get to one lane on the interchange to get where I was going.

So here is why I call this person a complete idiot.

  • Going at least twice the speed of traffic.
  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Doing so at an interchange where people would be changing lanes to get into the exact lane for the precise road that they wanted to take.
  • Doing so at the lunch hour when the roadway was super busy.

I am sure I missed something, but you get my point. We all know that motorcycles are just damned dangerous anyway.  In many people’s mind, when they see them, they don’t see them because they don’t register as a car.  It is much like playing Russian roulette.  Instead of one chamber containing a bullet, three of the six are loaded.

There was a study not too long ago that stated a third of the drivers on the road are driving under the influence.  Let that sink in.  33% of the drivers or one out of three is not all there.  Now add to this the wonderful smart phone.

In Texas, we just enacted a law stating that texting while driving is a ticket able offense.   The phone manufacturers could have fixed this by crippling certain apps when the vehicle or phone is in motion, but they elected not to so the government had to step in.

So you have a third of the drivers under the influence and how many more drivers are screwing with their phone?  Now you add the motorcycle into the mix.  They are not as visible as a car; many drivers do not register them as cars ergo ignore them and, you have the idiots trying to get their fix of adrenaline.

Much like the phone, someone is going to get smart and outlaw motorcycles.  “They would never do that TW.”

Give me a break.  Every time some loon shoots someone we hear people screaming about gun control.  Please, Mr. Government we are too stupid, we need you to protect us from ourselves!  BS!

If he had clipped me, he most certainly would have been killed, and it would have been his fault.  Somewhere he probably has a family that would have been missing his stupid carcass. Whether it was his parents or god forbid a wife and children, his death would have adversely affected many, including yours truly.

What about me?  How do you think I would feel if I had some small part in the death of a fool?

What can we do?

Think like the idiot adrenalin junkie.

When you are on the road, you cannot see idiots like these as they are moving twice the speed of traffic.  You cannot hear them until they are past you.  So if I were that damned stupid and had a death wish what would I depend upon.

Everyone else on the road must be predictable.  That means that you use your signals.  That means that you don’t make a last minute correction to a lane you need to be in because that fool idiot may be whizzing past you at any second.  That means that you should probably be going less than the speed limit leaving plenty of room around you on either side and in front of you.  In short, you have to think for the damned fool that is not thinking.  I believe they call that defensive driving.

You cannot afford to be on auto pilot.

You must be focused on your task which is driving.

You cannot be distracted by anything.

You must act like the motorcyclist should act, in that you should drive as if everyone is out to get you.

It is not a matter of if, but when, that guy will be a grease spot.  Sometime in the future, that guy will be meeting with the grim reaper, and someone’s family will be having a really bad day.  Don’t let it be you that is part of his or her poor decisions.

One last bit of advice is this.  If you are passed by one such idiot be very careful not to switch lanes or make any sudden movements.  Stupid generally travels in pairs or packs.

I think that a dashcam might be a good idea.  If you are involved with such an idiot, there are some subhuman life forms out there they call ambulance chaser attorneys that would seek damages from you in civil court on behalf of the idiots family.  They work on contingency, so it cost the family nothing.  You, on the other hand, would need to hire an attorney, and it might cost you up to five thousand or more to protect what you have.  There is payback for looking out for the idiots so yes, you are your brothers or sisters keeper.

Do me a favor and tell your friends about my blog.  Use the share buttons.  There are real pearls here and more should be reading them then what are.  Yes, I do this for a number of reasons and one of them is marketing my novels.

Another is for you to get to know me and I you by following each other.  I started this part or the social media part of my marketing very late in the game.  While my novels are selling well all over the globe it would be nice if more of them were selling.

One way for that to happen is more people need to know me and this is one of those ways.

Check out http://www.authortwscott.com or follow me on twitter @authortwscott  Currently I am halfway through my 26th novel which is a YA sci-fi.  It is coming along splendidly! I can hardly wait to share it!

-Best

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Climate Change—Fact or Fiction?

 

The short answer is, both.

The real question is “Does man have an effect on the climate and if so what is it?”

As “man subdues” the planet, man changes the environment.  This is a fact.  With less forest and more city or pavement, man indeed changes the dynamics of the world or weather.

For instance, you might have noticed that tornadoes rarely strike a large city.  Is it because of pure statistics or something else?

Something else is the correct answer.  The sun hits the surface of the earth and causes what?  The sun strikes grass or fields and causes rising air currents but not near as much as those areas of the planet covered in concrete.  Concrete absorbs the sunlight thus letting out much heat, causing high-pressure areas to form over the major cities.

Here in Dallas, we end up with Ozone alerts as an area of high-pressure forms over Dallas.  Houston and other large cities often see similar stories.  As unstable weather approaches a dome of high-pressure, the weather is often moderated by the “stable” air often mitigating the effects of the unstable air mass approaching it.

All of this concrete certainly attributes to climate change too.  How much and to what extent are the questions we need to address.

Al Gore and his ilk would like you to believe it is all about carbon emissions because they want to quantify how much each thing that you do expels greenhouse gasses so they can tax you on it.

The tax will not limit your driving habits or the use of your homes air conditioning; it will just be more expensive as those politicians who devise such schemes get money from those who print, track and keep up with this tax.

Yes, we need to be good stewards of our planet but paying some tax and not changing our habits is not the answer.  A perfect example of this is Freon.

In the 1970’s Dupont and other chemical companies sold Freon which we all came to love and adore as it keeps our beer cold. It also keeps our cars and houses cool, and it makes our shopping experiences tolerable.

R12 and R22 were too cheap.  It was and is a very efficient gas, but there was money to be made if a case could be made to replace it with something else.

This gas has fluorocarbons in it which are destructive to the ozone layer.

“Prove it!”

They point to the ozone layer over the Antarctic is getting thinner.  Hmmmm

Don’t you suppose that there might be other reasons for this?  “But TW, they are the scientist; don’t you think that they know?”

“I think that almost anyone can be bought.”  Putting that aside let’s talk about the evidence, shall we?

I like to follow the money when something like this comes along.  Fluorocarbons are heavier than air.  For those chemicals to get to the stratosphere in any quantity to break down the ozone layer as they are claiming, tell me just how in the world are they getting there?

“They aren’t”

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I don’t know if any of you saw the pictures from Jupiter or Saturn.  They showed the poles over each planet.  Saturn has a hexagonal clearing over the pole.

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Jupiter has a large vortex over its pole much like the eye of a hurricane only much more significant.  Don’t you think that it is possible that a gas heavier than air might be thinner over the pole much like a centrifugal effect might have on it?

Some people are sheep and will buy whatever the Shepard tells them.  In the case of fluorocarbons, a pound of R22 Freon went from a $1 a pound to over $100 a pound.  I have no idea if you can even still get R12.  Pressurized cans of chemicals used in industry and residential applications went from a little over a $1 a can to $15 a can.  Canned air cost over $5 to $8 a can… Dust air…  The same chemicals that “kill the ozone” are still in them; they just cost more.  WTF?

“If fluorocarbons can get up to the stratosphere why can’t the excess Ozone that we generate, get there too?”

The gasses you use to cool things off in your cars and houses today are much less efficient and work at much higher pressures.  Translated, that means that your equipment has to work harder, which means that you will have more frequent breakdowns and higher and more frequent service calls.

The cost to replace the coil on your AC unit in your attic is around $1800.  With the new freon, you will be replacing it.  Why?  the metal in the coil cannot stand up to the higher pressures.

The folks that come up with this nonsense are part of the DC elites or Gods that protect you the little people or insects from yourself.  What they are really doing is taking more money from you while lying to you.

How much can they tax you and charge you without creating an environment where the masses just give up?  How much of a load can they put onto the middle class before they just say screw it, and figure out how to live off the government like so many already do?

Once they do, it is game over.  Socialism depends upon someone working to take care of the very rich, the gods; and the very poor.  You want to talk about slavery, this is it!

The simple facts are the poor people pay little into the system as the tax code is written in such a way to protect them.  The Gods or elites from the SWAMP also don’t pay their share as they have ways to protect their ASSets because once again the tax code, all Ten thousand pages of it protect them too.   Of course, they wrote it to do that and they don’t want to change it as they are very happy with the way that it takes care of the swamp creatures.

The middle class who has this can do attitude, work two or more jobs to try and make ends meet while watching up to 40% of their income go to stupid shit!

If you want to understand why Hillary lost, she was all about more of the same. The middle class who is being vilified by everyone was the reason a nonpolitician who is a populist won the election.

The middle class has had enough.

Is the climate changing?

Possibly, but not near as fast as the political climate is in this country and around the world.  I would not at all be surprised to see the middle class be more vocal, taking an active voice in this politically charged environment we have today between the alt right, alt left and the damned fools who have no idea what communism or socialism is.

I would actually like to see some ANTIFA folks come up against some East Texas Red Necks!  I think that their education that day would be most valuable.  When the fascist become the hooded thugs pretending to be anti fascist someone is delusional.

Our educational systems are failing our youth, and I for one would not persuade a young person to go into tens of thousands of dollars in debt to listen to some old hippie teach socialistic ideals. Learn a trade and develop your own ideology regarding your social structure.  Turn off the TV, stop going to movies and go into your society and serve.  Get to know your neighbors and by all means, stop listening to those who try to indoctrinate you with false narratives.

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Regarding the climate, the earth has shaken off much worse things than what man has or could ever do to it.  Mankind is like fleas on a dog (insects or parasites.)  One day some super volcano will erupt, or some dumbass will think you can win an argument with nukes and humanity will be but a memory on a shiny disk attached to a cold dead metallic object hurtling through space away from this planet.

Carl Sagan and his crew put such a disk on one of the Voyagers.  I bet it did not have any of our crappy histories on it, only our good stuff.  So when those aliens come peeking around after finding this disk, they will not understand what happened to this race of life called man.

All of the Al Gore scare tactics will be reverberations or harmonics or echoes of the humanity of what man was, as the planet cycles itself once again through another ice age.  After enough time to cleanse the “dog of its fleas” has passed, a new breed of creature will show up, and it will start anew.  Will another Cain Kill another Able?

Without a history to learn from, most probably.

One of the things that we all have in common is this:

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What is it?

Live for today, my friends!  Love one another, they don’t expect you to do that.  Controlling you with emotions like hate is easy.  Triggering the masses with lies is their method.  They call it propaganda.

Much Love -TW    

 

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Harvey and no, Not the pooka of Jimmy Stewart’s movie Harvey

Update 8/26/2017 17:13 EST

As you can tell by the map the storm has moved inland as predicted.  Now a tropical storm rain and tornadic activity are the main worries as flooding will be problematic in the areas that the storm has already been over.

I have searched social media retweeting tweets with pictures and updates which you can find over on the right side of the screen.

This storm is held in a restricted area by two upper-level high-pressure areas that will most likely not budge.  Rain fall predictions in the area are grim, to say the least.  Houston is basically flat with so much concrete the water has no place to go.

Rockport and Aransas Pass took the brunt of the storm thus far.

 

Update 826/2017 01:44 EST the eye passed right over Rockport Texas.  Damage reports have been sparse as there are few with the ability to get information out of the affected area.  Some buildings have been damaged including a hotel and a high school.  I am certain once the sun comes up there will be much more damage.

As the storm stalls over the area, copious amounts of water will no doubt be the concern of many for days to come.

 

Update 19:10 EST Now Cat 4 130 mph gust still 155mph  17 miles wide, the eye of the storm.

45 miles east of Corpus Christie

Update 18:04 EST  Cat 3 winds 125 mph gust to 155mph  35 miles off shore …

In Texas, terms Hunker down if you are still there…

 

Update 15:02 EST Winds 120 mph gusting to 130mph Some reports are predicting up to 35 inches and one report suggested over 50 inches possible.  Landfall sometime Friday night 8/25/17 or early Saturday morning.

The Euro computer model is predicting 53 inches of rain for the next few days in that area.

If you elected to stay behind you are asked to write your social security number on your arm.  If that does not wake you up, nothing will.  Your window to evacuate is now very narrow.

Update 2:14 AM EST  winds are now 100mph…

I have set up some tweets in hopes that some in the path will see them and possibly they will help them.

While I would not stay through another hurricane as one was enough for a lifetime, many will.  Harvey looks to be a different animal in that it might very well bobble around on the coast causing massive amounts of flooding up to 100 miles inland.

I lived through Alicia.  Three weeks without power, or water well.  I had planned for it so I had food and supplies but what I did not have is air-conditioning, water or a way out of the neighborhood as trees blocked the roads.  Mosquitoes and other insects made living like camper miserable, but at least I am here to write about it now.

Had I had it to do over I would leave.

With two or more feet of water in a short period flooding will be the largest threat to life.  The high winds and cloud to ground lightning will certainly be part of this, but flooding is the greatest threat.

Most people who lose their life in such a storm are found dead in their cars for driving through a flooded street.

Currently, at this writing, Harvey is a category one Hurricane with 85 MPH winds.  The part of the gulf it is over is warm which will provide adequate fuel to strengthen the storm.  Some time Friday if things hold this storm will make landfall.

The storm surge could bring flooding to the area to the tune of several feet.

When a mandatory evacuation is called for as it is on the coast if you stay behind you are on your own.  Only after the storm has passed will they look for you.  If you have injured, you or a someone else who stayed will have to do their best for you.

While I mention several things in my tweets that one might need there are surely list on the internet that can guide you.

Leaving with your family and pets is the best course of action, so medicines, food, and clothes for three to seven days are standard advice.

I would plan for longer as this storm I think might be different than the others in the past.  There are no steering currents a loft which is one of the main things they are looking at.  A high-pressure area will slow it and possibly stop it from going inland which is what they are concerned about.

Get out of dodge folks.  Better safe than sorry.

 

Much Love -TW

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The Saga of the Starduster

The saga of the Starduster was a fun novel to create.

TW loved creating stories as a child.  Having no idea that the bed time stories, created on the fly, would ever amount to anything.  Thinking back on my youth, I often wonder what it would be like to travel back in time knowing what you know now, but still in your child body.

The saga of the Starduster has a scene where our hero does just that through a fluke of alien technology and a lot of imagination from the author.

TW enjoyed crawling into the mind of Don as he is whisked off the international space station by an alien race who was shot at unbeknown to them by one of their foes.  Thinking that the hostility emanated from the blue planet not far from them the captain with a name we cannot pronounce investigates.

That antics TW takes the readers through while the Captain is trying to figure out who or what is on this blue planet are hilarious.  They use television broadcast to seek to determine what or who is on this planet and are they friendly.

TW references a scene from Sharknado among others.  The Captain and the crew of the alien vessel see the shows and take an entirely different perspective.

As Don learns that he has Cancer, the alien doctor tells him that she has created a virus to attack his cancer cells but must sequester him as the virus is meant for his cancer which is unique to him.

The story takes on many twists and turns as you travel back in time with Don, who ends up in his third-grade class as a child with the mind of a fifty-year-old man.

Love blossoms as his crush on his teacher now play out in a very strange way.

Romance with an alien doctor on a space station light years from the Earth is just one of the highlights of The Saga of the Starduster.

This novel is quickly becoming one to watch as the downloads are picking up worldwide. I have not marketed it much at all.  It is an inexpensive read with a surprise ending.

This novel is available on many e-book retailers including Amazon and Smashwords.

TW does not believe in sad endings, but your heart strings may be tugged at a little.   For you, science fictions nuts like myself, this novel is not lite on science fiction.

TW’s wry sense of humor and wit are all through most of the stories with the brand TWScott, but especially in this one, you will see several examples of it.

So if you were Don and ended up sitting in front of your third-grade teacher now, what would you do?  If you had a crush on your first or fifth, you pick her or him and then tell me, (us) what would you do?

I love the idea of it, so to me, it was a bonus for the novel.

Update!  Since the novel has been selling rather well I went back and took a look at it.  Finding a few typos I fixed them, added some text here and there and modified the cover art to include the phrase “Skinny Dipping on an alien world was probably not their best idea.”

If you want to get better at your craft practice practice practice!  This novel just got better.  It is updated on #amazon rev 3.1.  Give them a few hours to approve it and then go and get your updated copy!

Much Love -TW