The Journal: A Smattering of Thoughts and Self-Hypnosis

In today’s Journal * Quotes of the Day * Thus ends the current string * Correction * Topic: Self-Hypnosis * I love to write * Today * Of Interest * The Numbers Quotes of the Day “If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you; but if you really make them think, they’ll hate you.” Harlan Ellison “The only thing worth writing about is people.” Harlan Ellison “The trick is not becoming a writer. The trick is staying a writer.” Harlan Ellison “I was the green monkey, the pariah. And I had no friends. Not just a few friends, … Read more

The Daily Journal, Saturday, July 20

In today’s Journal * Quotes of the Day * Topic: My Typical Early Morning * Daily diary * Of Interest (a lot today) * The numbers Quotes of the Day “The subjective opinions of a certain group of people at a certain moment in time say nothing about the value of your work.” JA Konrath “My advice to authors is to do a POD print book directly with Amazon for Amazon and directly with Ingram Spark for bookstores.” Lee Foster (This agrees with advice from Reedsy in yesterday’s “Of Interest.” “Caroline [Todd] practically leapt out of her chair and slapped … Read more

The Journal, Sunday, November 4

Hey Folks, What sites about writing do you follow regularly other than mine or the ones I regularly mention in “Of Interest”? If any of you know of any good websites from other writers who are serious about the craft or from writer-enablers that I don’t mention here at least occasionally, please share those URLs with me. I went through my list of “followed” sites this morning and found I had to delete roughly half of them. Most I deleted because the writers who were posting on them previously had faded into the “whatever happened to” domain. They hadn’t posted … Read more