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Is Anybody There?

About a writer's time and writer's following, there was a similar blog recently on another writer site, SHE WRITES. Also this is NaNoWriMo - for November 2012. I jumped in and I am very behind in my word number/stats department. Too, I have a blog here, but I have not blogged in weeks. No excuses...... am just not there. One thing about the promotions and the readership, another recent tip came up that makes sense. I am following half dozen writer sites if not more, so can't remember the…See More
Nov 9, 2012
Timothy J. Desmond posted a blog post

Book Signing

This is an announcement about the Visalia, California TASTE OF ARTS event. I will be there as a local/regional author in space F7, for one day only on Saturday September 29. The Taste of Arts event runs from Thursday, September 27 through Monday October 1 at different locations around town. This Saturday location is at the OLD LUMBER YARD, on Oak Avenue and Garden Street.Here are a few important reminders about Taste the Arts, regional art fair on Saturday, September 29.All events are free but…See More
Sep 26, 2012
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Sensory Deprivation

Sensory DeprivationThere was a recent blog on this topic. The site has many provocative and interesting posts. I read this one with interest. You may find it at:http://zazenlife.com/2012/08/22/the-sensory-deprivation-tank-video/I get the premise and the rational as proposed by having oneself be suspended into that certain state of awareness or unawareness . As with TM, or even Zen, I am not a huge subscriber to…See More
Aug 22, 2012
Timothy J. Desmond posted a blog post

Infanticide

InfanticideThis is a topic which brings up a memory of a distant college course I was in 1973. I as a zoology major and one of the required upper division/major courses was Human Ecology. The big issues for the previous early 70s years in biology and spilled out to the media was Stanford's professor Erlich’s population control book ZPG - Zero Population Growth. This title wasn't our text, but our text for the course was heavy with the same rational. One section gave a history - curiously from…See More
Aug 21, 2012
Timothy J. Desmond posted a blog post

The Rich

 The rich have been in the news since the “Occupy” sit-ins.  Well, further back than that of course. Currently the 1% is being blogged about and referred to in “social media” circles.  Is it important to writers? Possibly.  Bookstores are affected by the economy and market trends. I got fairly beat up on a social media comment reply that went five or six rounds. The topic was the 1% and their fair share. You can see where this was going. The other person didn’t believe my point. It came down to…See More
Aug 3, 2012
Andrea Phillips commented on Timothy J. Desmond's blog post 'Character Names'
"I think character names are one of the hardest things to come up with, especially when you have several characters. I like the names I have chosen so far but still thinking I might go back and revisit the main character name. It's almost like…"
Aug 1, 2012
Timothy J. Desmond posted a blog post

Character Names

Character Names I can’t claim originality on this topic. I replied to Joanne Guidoccios’ blog on this.This caught my attention immediately. It is difficult to be completely original. One’s character name is really important. Part of the joy of writing fiction is that you can make things up …. that’s right, lies out of whole cloth…. and includes names of characters. At some time in the far past it was all right to use common names if your character was written to represent “everyman” or…See More
Jul 31, 2012
Timothy J. Desmond posted a blog post

On Blogging Brand

Seems like a good place to start for a first blog here.  On the idea of blogging "brand" it has been advised as the best way for an author to build "platform." And so, while this now addresses more than one concept, "brand" and "platform" I may be violating this sage advice. In fact I shouldn't even be blogging on brand because my announced brand has been "conspiracies" and therefore I am straying into the writing problems of blogging. On "brand" of yours, it could be the genre of your major…See More
Jul 9, 2012
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Drama
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Tishomingo Blues
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Elmore Leonard

Timothy J. Desmond's Blog

Is Anybody There?

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 3:06pm 0 Comments

About a writer's time and writer's following, there was a similar blog recently on another writer site, SHE WRITES. Also this is NaNoWriMo - for November 2012. I jumped in and I am very behind in my word number/stats department. Too, I have a blog here, but I have not blogged in weeks. No excuses...... am just not there. One thing about the promotions and the readership, another recent tip came up that makes sense. I am following half dozen writer sites if not more, so can't remember the…

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Book Signing

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 1:39am 0 Comments

This is an announcement about the Visalia, California TASTE OF ARTS event. I will be there as a local/regional author in space F7, for one day only on Saturday September 29. 

The Taste of Arts event runs from Thursday, September 27 through Monday October 1 at different locations around town. This Saturday location is at the OLD LUMBER YARD, on Oak Avenue and Garden Street.

Here are a few important reminders about Taste the Arts, regional art fair on Saturday, September…

Continue

Sensory Deprivation

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 7:19pm 0 Comments

Sensory Deprivation

There was a recent blog on this topic. The site has many provocative and interesting posts. I read this one with interest. You may find it at:

http://zazenlife.com/2012/08/22/the-sensory-deprivation-tank-video/

I get the premise and the rational as proposed by having oneself be suspended into that certain state of awareness or unawareness . As with TM, or even Zen, I am…

Continue

Infanticide

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 4:14pm 0 Comments

Infanticide

This is a topic which brings up a memory of a distant college course I was in 1973. I as a zoology major and one of the required upper division/major courses was Human Ecology. The big issues for the previous early 70s years in biology and spilled out to the media was Stanford's professor Erlich’s population control book ZPG - Zero Population Growth. This title wasn't our text, but our text for the course was heavy with the same rational. One section gave a history -…

Continue

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