Writing Story Scenes

What the Heck… ?

What the Heck are you Doing, Mark?   The real answer is not helpful, so let's skip that one. Bennington's story is complete. You'll get the final three scenes over the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.  Now that I'm finished with a reasonable draft of "Obsessive...

Corona, Coronaaaaa… Virus

What I Did This Coronavirus.   Not much, it seems. Maybe it’s like that for you as well. All this free time… we all know the adage—ain’t nothing free. They made me work anyway. It’s harder to work when everybody you know is at home writing books with all the...

Amateur Sleuth Amateur Hour

Welcome to Amateur Hour.   Amateur sleuths. Amateur author. This is not to self-deprecate. My ego remains intact. It’s my acknowledgement of skill deficiency that illuminates the challenge.  When I first started working out details for the next Connor Pierce...

Amateur Sleuth Inspired To Solve Crimes

This blog post shares, briefly, what inspired Connor Pierce’s initial story. The Beginning After my brief 5 ½ year tour in the US Air Force, I accompanied my military wife and children to Okinawa Japan. I spent most of those five years learning the nuances of conflict...
Amateur Sleuth Goes Back In Time

Amateur Sleuth Goes Back In Time

This is a rewrite of the rewrite. It contains the entire first chapter, making it obnoxiously long. I'll do better. I promise. Murder of the Prodigal Father - Opening ChapterThere are probably a million things that could send a  commuter airplane hurtling to the earth...

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The Amateur Sleuth’s Grand Plan

The Amateur Sleuth’s Grand Plan

The Grand Canyon. The first time I saw this natural wonder, I found it hard to believe. My first thought was, This is a painting. Our minds struggle to process a phenomenon so vast.  Up to 18 miles wide and a mile deep, the Grand Canyon challenges reality. We cannot...

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Words and the Mystery Solution

Words and the Mystery Solution

When my grandson turned 2, I realized: That’s the same age I was at his age. Probably true for you as well. All three of us made it this far. It makes me think of poetry. I am planning a chapbook of poems. I might even publish it someday. I thought of calling it...

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Connections to the Murder Mystery

Connections to the Murder Mystery

I had a dream last night about an old friend. He'd given a few albums to a consignment shop, and they sold them at a steep discount. His disappointment flowed freely. "I pushed them through the wrong door slot. They had more value to me than the shop asked for." The...

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