Saturday, October 31, 01:07 PM
The office wasn't meant to impress anyone. A small room mixed in with the other church offices. One side faced the street. Eight feet separated the door and the street wall, which sported a nine foot window. The other dimension was twelve feet, making it seem like a railroad sleeper car as you stepped in from the hallway. Coming in, the door opened to the right, only as far as a rubber stopper built into the… Continue
Added by Bill Cady on November 17, 2010 at 7:07pm —
Saturday, October 31, 12:18 PM
Although yesterday unexpectedly became a busy day, the restful Saturday I once hoped for was anything but. Part of it was my fault, I guess, but there are times I get in a mood to do things. From my perspective, you can do things and, then again, you can do things. Much of the difference concerns money.
The last four years I'd been in possession of very little money, as well as very little of… Continue
Added by Bill Cady on November 16, 2010 at 7:25pm —
Why ask a reviewer to review your book, if you are going to request that certain paragraphs be omitted, words changed, sentences added, etc? Reviewers are experts that give you their opinion and nothing more. Why ask them to change their opinion to make your book sound better. As the managing editor of Allbooks Review, I have had very few authors that have asked for changes. Our reviewers are professional that give an honest opinion. Once in awhile, an author tries to rewrite the review. Sorry… Continue
Added by Shirley A Roe on November 16, 2010 at 1:19pm —
Friday, October 30, 3:52 PM
I guess you could say He had us on an "express poof", but not home. Home! It sounds better to me every time I say it. Instead of going there, my dog and I, with our "Mystery Poofer", arrived at my bank. The main branch I use for personal banking. Hence, I found myself in front of the building, wondering what to do next.
The answer came immediately. I calmly lit a Winston 100 and worked on it. I'd… Continue
Added by Bill Cady on November 15, 2010 at 7:54pm —
Most writers know that writing is a solitary activity. On the one hand, when I write I need as few distractions as possible to get my thoughts in order, to hear the muse speak to me, and to block obstacles to creativity. (Well, maybe a little music helps.) On the other hand, I also need to participate in activities that will stimulate me, enhance my knowledge of my chosen field, and broaden my experience as a writer. That’s why I find occasionally attending… Continue
Added by Anna Christian on November 15, 2010 at 1:20pm —
Friday, October 30, 2:25 PM
The last couple days were consumed with the process of moving in. Yes, even when you're a homeless piece of crap, there are things to be done. I left my post office box as my mailing address, but there were a few people to be notified. The small number I could still honestly say were friends. I had to learn all over again how to work little things like the TV remote, the VCR, (Al had two, same as I did when I… Continue
Added by Bill Cady on November 14, 2010 at 7:53pm —
Monday, October 27, 11:04 AM
There are certain difficulties, as far as having a normal conversation, when the other party to a discussion can read your mind. I had what I've often called a "sneakin' suspicion", and it just wouldn't go away. In any other case, such as a conversation with you, I might be asked, "Is something wrong?" or if I had something else on my mind.
In that instance, I could use a white lie and say, "No, everything's… Continue
Added by Bill Cady on November 13, 2010 at 7:43pm —
...AND WE THANK THEE
Spicy, aromatic whiffs of pumpkin pie, plum pudding, and candied sweet potatoes mingle with and enhance the hearty, mouth-watering smell of roasted, stuffed turkeys. Thanksgiving, a harvest festival thanking the Creator for a bountiful year, has remained virtually unchanged since the pilgrims in Massachusetts shared that first feast with Chief Massoit and some of his braves.
Although Governor William Bradford, of the Plymouth Colony issued the first… Continue
Added by Micki Peluso on November 13, 2010 at 7:32pm —
Monday, October 27, 10:36 AM
It came to me rather quickly I was having a unique experience. At the least, it was unique to me, if not the only time it ever happened. So, I had my next question. "Am I the only human you've ever spoken with? Like this?"
As fast as I said it, I started wishing I had those words back, realizing how stupid my question was before the question mark landed as the last word shot past my teeth. For Pete's sake,… Continue
Added by Bill Cady on November 12, 2010 at 9:49pm —
ve read numerous articles that guide authors through the process of self-publication. Few suggest the most necessary and basic steps, such as proofreading and editing a manuscript. This blog entry won't either. Still, as I encourage all authors, don't skip those steps. The technical ability to write facilitates fluid communication to readers and creates an amiable, if not professional, impression. More direct and important, don't drive people away with lazy incompetence!… Continue
Added by Matthew Sawyer on November 12, 2010 at 8:22am —
Monday, October 27, 9:48 AM
It took me a while to accept what I'd just heard. It took a while, actually, to even believe anyone would say those words. Claim to be God. I have to admit, I was still grappling with the idea of talking, if that's what you call it, with an alien being. For some reason, it was more acceptable, easier to digest, than what I'd heard. I tried to imagine all the different things I might've actually heard. Convince myself… Continue
Added by Bill Cady on November 11, 2010 at 7:58pm —
INTERVIEW WITH THE WRITER PETE KLEIN
WHAT DID YOU FIRST READ? How did you begin to write? Who were the first to read what you wrote?
Probably Dick and Jane. Maybe before Dick and Jane was comics. I don't recall any early desire to write, certainly not before high school. Reading came first. Listening to the radio, watching TV and movies. In grade school, I advanced to Classic Comics. The first major novel in High… Continue
Added by Peter Klein on November 11, 2010 at 9:59am —
Monday, October 27, 10:26 AM
Bernie ran ahead of him, carrying one end of what was once the front seat of a ’73 Olds 88 sedan, dragging the other. Sliding it from the open bed of the blue ‘70s Ford pickup was easy. Hauling it around this way was a bit more like work. Edward followed right after him, lugging the two wooden braces, box-shaped, to hold the seat. Three other boys, age range 18-20, followed in their wake, preceding their leader.… Continue
Added by Bill Cady on November 10, 2010 at 7:33pm —
Monday, October 27, 8:34 AM
No one at the clinic knew what to do when she broke into sobs, holding her baby to her thin body so tightly. He squealed in pain and discomfort until she loosened her grip. No one knew how to respond when they asked if she needed help and she swore, "There's nothing anyone can do! He's gonna kill us!"
The baby, Alejandro, was a relatively normal one-year-old boy, Mexican on his father's side, Samoan on his… Continue
Added by Bill Cady on November 9, 2010 at 7:35pm —
Monday, October 27, 8:51 AM
I was about to get into my car, assuming Jim and Jackie were ready to leave, when the Shimmering Image mentioned, "You have more guests, I believe."
A peek over my right shoulder caught a new Toyota Avalon approaching, a light tan four-door. A rather large man with a broad smile was driving. To his immediate right was a large canine head, white as new snow, interested but slightly aloof. The Avalon passed in… Continue
Added by Bill Cady on November 8, 2010 at 7:30pm —
Added by Bill Cady on November 7, 2010 at 7:54pm —
When the Spirit softens our hearts so we can understand gender equality in the ministry, the church, and society we grow near to the heart of God and are forced to make a decision. Women and people excluded, our brothers and sisters Continue
have special and pastoral gifts so there is a need to challenge the church to
incorporate these gifts in every sphere of the church. I am not saying men and
women are identical, women and men, men and men and women and women tend to…
Added by John Kuykendall on November 7, 2010 at 11:08am —
Thank you for stopping by to spend a few minutes with the OVERLAND the book blog. Here you can read about various scenarios and paths we take in life and integrate them to certain scenes and points of views with Danny and some of the other characters within OVERLAND.
Some readers of the book might be wondering, what is all the fuss? This book was released last year. It is true, OVERLAND was first published in August 2009....and now re-released in September 2010. Why?
Added by mark stephen levy on November 7, 2010 at 5:41am —
Added by Bill Cady on November 6, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Merriman-Webster.com notes that both the words, marketing and promotion (the terms, or the present day meaning), came into existence around the 15th and 16th centuries. Interestingly,
although both marketing and promotion seem to be used in place of each other, and
marketing is regularly used in place of promotion, they are separate processes.
Well to be more clear, promotion is a process under the marketing umbrella.…
Added by Karen Cioffi on November 6, 2010 at 4:38pm —