The Journal: Cave Creek and Update on Cycling

In today’s Journal * Quotes of the Day * Cave Creek Kickstarter * Street Team update * Kevin Tumlinson * Topic: Update on Cycling * Today * Of Interest * The Numbers Quotes of the Day “‘No one will like this.’ ‘It’s not funny enough.’ ‘It’s too short.’ ‘It’s too long.’ [These] are projections into the future, which don’t actually exist because no one has read your book yet. Write your book, put it out there, and then don’t dwell in the past worrying about whether the book is good enough. Keep in the present and write that next sentence.” … Read more

The Daily Journal, Sunday, July 28

In today’s Journal * Thanks * Quote of the Day * Another Recommendation * Topic: Why Google Play, Why All the Emphasis on Spreadsheets, and What About Length? * Daily diary * Of Interest * The numbers Thanks for all the comments over the past couple of days. I appreciate knowing you’re out there. Besides, you guys offer up some valuable advice! You can always share here through comments. Quote of the Day “If you capture the right beginning, you’ve written a small version of the whole.” Les Edgerton Another Recommendation In case you missed it in yesterday’s comments, Bob … Read more

The Daily Journal, Sunday, April 28

In today’s Journal ▪ Topic: Back Cover Blurbs ▪ Daily diary ▪ Of Interest ▪ The numbers Topic: Back Cover Blurbs Over at PWW today, Karen posed an excellent question that keeps a lot of writers up at night: How to create a back-cover blurb that will draw the reader’s interest yet will not “give away” too much (or any) of the book. DWS has written extensively on this topic, though only a bit here and there. I don’t believe he’s ever done even a lecture on the topic, though if he did I would immediately recommend it. Still, I’ve … Read more