Something for (Almost) Everyone

In today’s Journal * Quotes of the Day * Something for (Almost) Everyone * Oops, Sorry * A Pueblo Verse * Of Interest Quotes of the Day “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” Mae Jemison “Always do your very best. Even when no one else is looking, you always are. Don’t disappoint yourself.” Colin Powell Something for (Almost) Everyone I suspect “Of Interest” today holds something of interest for almost everyone. Oops, Sorry Um, the ghost is posting again. (Thanks to KC for the email.) I have MailerLite set to send the Journal every day, but I also … Read more

The Journal: Another Brief Note on Focusing Down

In today’s Journal * Another Brief Note on Focusing Down * The Novel * Of Interest * The Numbers Topic: Another Brief Note on Focusing Down Okay, and some story ideas, and a bit on dialogue. Focusing down means making readers lean into the story, or lean into it more closely. It means focusing their attention “down” or more tightly on a detail. You can’t do that with a chase scene. But you can do that with the tires squealing and a wheel cover spinning off and clanging down the side of the road. If it sends people scattering when … Read more