The Journal: Even While on Hiatus

In today’s Journal

* Even While on Hiatus
* Of Interest

Even While on Hiatus

I stay with my early morning routine, checking various websites for items I think might be of interest to you. I’m popping in today to share some of those with you. The first two items in “Of Interest” are VIP(ost)s that have to do with personal safety.

Note: Regarding those items, PLEASE do as John Gilstrap recommends and check your state laws. Don’t take anything for granted. It’s as easy as typing into a search engine “Does [Your State] have a castle law?” If I were not permitted by law to protect myself and my property, I would move to a state where I could.

(Maybe interesting to note here that in the US, rights are not granted by any level of government. Government can only pare them away.)

I spend the rest of my day working on outside projects and reading or watching old movies on TV. Resting, I guess, but as far as I know that’s the whole purpose of a hiatus.

I’m also reorganizing my writing space (The Hovel) so it more appropriately suits my needs.

Talk with you again soon.

Of Interest

See “Easy Prey Dies First” at Just in case you didn’t know this.

See “Home Invasion Redux (And A Bit Of Gun Porn)” at

See “The Sites I Recommend the Most to Writers” at Just in case you might find this helpful.

See “56 Words That Are Actually Portmanteaus” at You’ll have to click through to see the list. The only portmaneau I’ve created is “strainge” (strained and strange).

See “J.R.R. Tolkien Estate Releases Rarely-Seen Illustrations From the Author” at

Disclaimer: In this blog, I provide advice on writing fiction. I advocate a technique called Writing Into the Dark. To be crystal clear, WITD is not “the only way” to write, nor will I ever say it is. However, as I am the only writer who advocates WITD both publicly and regularly, I will continue to do so, among myriad other topics.

2 thoughts on “The Journal: Even While on Hiatus”

  1. The two intruder posts were both great.
    If you think you need a gun; you also need instruction, practice/training and knowledge of the laws that affect your legal use of it. If you’re not willing to do all those things, DO NOT get a gun.
    I liked the portmanteau link too. Learned a new word today. 🙂
    Thanks Harvey, glad you interrupted your hiatus for this.

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