Writing Advice

Elmore Leonard Elmore Leonard 5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose. 6. Never use the words “suddenly” or “all hell broke loose.” 8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters. 9. Don’t go into great detail describing places and things. 10. Try to leave out the part that [...] Read more »

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What if Gary Adams Used a Narrator

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Reunion Participant Gives Hotel in Maryland .005 Stars

Or, How to enjoy a reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Greenbelt, Maryland when the hotel shuffles you off to the Holiday Inn, 7 minutes away. Did I say I didn’t have a car? Do you know that in the D.C. area nothing is 7 minutes away? Do you know that at a reunion, [...] Read more »

Major League Soccer Makes Substantial Rule Changes

A covert One Monkey Typing investigation has revealed that the governing board of Major League Soccer (MLS) has met and has established new rules for league play. These new rules are designed to appeal to the American tastes in soccer. Details of the rules changes were provided by an MLS staffer whose identity cannot be [...] Read more »

With a Little Help From My Friends

Apologia pro Poemate Meo     …I have made fellowships - Untold of happy lovers in old song. For love is not the binding of fair lips …But war’s hard wire wound strong.   With apologies to Wilfred Owen   Read more »

These were very cheap.

Cheaper than a Kansas Jayhawk Big-12 Championship 2019 Cap. Read more »

One of the Best Views I’ve Seen of the Petrified Forest

High definition map. (Including the Painted Desert)! Read more »

Stuckey’s, Mile Marker 193, Oklahoma I-40

I was going to tell the manager that he needed to take out some weeds, but he was not available for a conference. Read more »

Ten Rules of Writing – Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard: Using adverbs is a mortal sin 1 Never open a book with weather. If it’s only to create atmosphere, and not a charac¬ter’s reaction to the weather, you don’t want to go on too long. The reader is apt to leaf ahead look¬ing for people. There are exceptions. If you happen to be [...] Read more »

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