Category Archives: MY LEARNING TO WRITE FILES

My Kindle Direct Publishing Experience: Part I _Starting From Scratch

Image by Stephen Key with backdrop from Pixabay First Step: Choosing A Platform With my manuscript ready to publish, I went on the Internet to learn about Kindle Direct Publishing (aka: KDP). After doing research about which publishing platform to use, it was obvious that KDP controlled over 90% of the market. And the platform was not only free to use and prepare your manuscript in, it also provided me with a free ISBN number. An ISBN is essentially a product identifier used by publishers, booksellers, libraries, […]

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Seductive Beauty And The Freehearted Beast

This poem was created as a response to a writing assignment given by the moderator in the Writer’s Group my wife and I belong to in the town we live near. I am printing it here as part of my ongoing support of my category LEARNING TO WRITE FILES. Since writing is a major part of my life now, I have chosen to publish it here. The theme is as follows:”Local Beauty Lets Her Hair Down for Prince Charming“. First Takes I was told that she was […]

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The Excalibur 5000

This poem was created as a response to a writing assignment given by the moderator in the Writer’s Group my wife and I belong to in the town we live near. I am printing it here as part of my ongoing support of my category LEARNING TO WRITE FILES. Since writing is a major part of my life now, I have chosen to publish it here. The theme is as follows:”How Do You Feel About a computer grading your essay.” Man vs. Machine Me: Good morning Mr. […]

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A Town Without Sugar

Writers Group Essay No.2 This poem was created as a response to a writing assignment given by the moderator in the Writer’s Group my wife and I belong to in the town we live near. I am printing it here as part of my ongoing support of my category LEARNING TO WRITE FILES. Since writing is a major part of my life now, I have chosen to publish it here. The theme is as follows: “A Town Without Sugar.” As I stated in my first essay, I […]

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The Sleuth And The Bobbysoxer

This poem was created as a response to a writing assignment given by the moderator in the Writer’s Group my wife and I belong to in the town we live near. I am printing it here as part of my ongoing support of my category LEARNING TO WRITE FILES. Since writing is a major part of my life now, I have chosen to publish it here. The theme is as follows: Kristin Pedersen and Russell Ebert meet before he inherits money. One of them is killed.” Kristen […]

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Learning To Write: My First Novel Part II

Inspiration For My Story Line I had an idea for my first story that was inspired by dreams that continued to haunt me. The nightly apparitions just seem to crop up out of nowhere. The amazing thing is, I somehow become an integral part of the particular event in my mind, and I don’t always fare too well in the outcome. I have always been fascinated by the Navy Seal team’s enigmatic aura. When we visited their dedicated Museum in Ft. Pierce, we got to see the […]

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Learning To Write: Finding A Title

From Failure To Success I didn’t realize how difficult it was to find a title to a novel until I read about some history about the problem. Many famous works that fill the shelves of libraries, colleges, and private homes would not be recognizable today under their original or previous moniker. Some examples are as follows: Gone With The Wind …….Tomorrow Is Another Day To Kill A Mockingbird…….Atticus The Sun Also Rises….. …..Fiesta War And Peace…………….All’s Well That Ends Well Of Mice And Men…………..Something That Happened All […]

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Learning To Write: My First Novel Part I

Beyond The Blogs I have been blogging for a year and decided to write my first book. It is a fiction novel and represents a completely different genre in writing for me. Since all my blogs engage the reader with non-fiction material, this is a completely new venture for me. I started my story about eight years ago and abandoned the effort because I thought it wasted my time. Who would want to read a novel written by me and buy my book. So it sat deserted […]

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How to Make Your Posts Interesting

Thoughts On Boring Blogs There’s one big problem with a huge amount of the content on the web right now… And that’s that it’s not interesting. Unfortunately, a huge proportion of the social media posts, blog posts, articles and even videos that are on the web are simply boring. They tell us generic things we already know, they do it in a style that’s not engaging and they have dull, descriptive titles. Think about how many articles you’ve read in your lifetime with titles like: “How to […]

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