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A DISCUSSION ON FICTION WRITING
from 2024 in ( education / research / writing )

On Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 10:59:08 PMPDT, wrote: I found this video interesting as they discussed fiction. Some of you are writers. bitchute.com/video/zWGBT4fNkrEd/Watch on Bitchute ... read more

WRITING MANTRAS
from 2024 in ( culture / writing / advice )

No, not how to write a mantra. I mean here are a couple of mantras to keep in mind: 1) Most stories are about having something, losing it, and finding it again; 2) Just explain (clearly and concisely) WHAT HAPPENED, and keep it RELATABLE and INTERESTING.... read more

OUR 25TH YEAR
from 2024 in ( culture / writing / blog / friendsnews )

Can you believe we've been whois.com/whois/friendnews.comonline since 1999 !?!? Even more unbelievable, we STILL have almost no audience! Truly amazing. Shouting into the void for a quarter century. Quite impressive, no? Anyone reading this can honestly say they're special! Please leave a co... read more

DIARY: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2023
from 2023 in ( culture / writing / blog / chores )

Today started, as usual, with feeding /images/cleo-looking-out-window.webpCleo, our Boston terrier , and leaving the back door open. It was cool out but not too cold, and I prop the door open, weather permitting, so she can let herself out. With the back door and storm door being mostly glass, installing a pet door would be diffi... read more

BRAKES ARE IMPORTANT
from 2023 in ( culture / writing / blog )

I emailed this to my siblings, and the following conversation ensued... On Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 03:22:31 PM PST: Stumbled across this great old photo of our dog Stein attacking a strange man in the back yard of the Edison house Sent: Tuesday, November 7, 2023 3:33 PM yes, my attemp... read more

NM GOVERNOR SUSPENDS 2ND AMENDMENT
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

It's a test in one city for one month (to see if the sheeple will put up with it?)On Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 10:55:30 AMThis is a trap set for Americans to get arrested like the FBI did on Jan 6th.And it's obviously a globalist attempt to see how easy it is to get people to lay down and willingly give up their rights so th... read more

WHAT IF THERE IS MORE TO THE 9/11 STORY?
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

it was such a planned event, as the case of the Dancing Israelis makes clear: Were the notorious 'Dancing Israelis' 9/11 plotters, spies, or just common scam artists? -- The Grayzone Were the notorious 'Dancing Israelis' 9/11 plotters, spies, or just comm...David SheenThe five dancin... read more

DISCUSSION WITH REINETTE SENUM
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

Find people around you -- find your tribe. Build up your own local economy. Stand a rotating watch for fires because the plan seems to be to burn people out of rural areas and herd them into 15 minute cities / prisons.Exciting plans to stop some insane abuses regarding geo engineering, weather modificationHer timeline for a massive shock w... read more

RIOTING FOR THE WRONG SIDE
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

Yes, but it's still true. The criminals in the DOJ sentenced a man to prison because he was somehow involved in what they described as a riot. But if he had done anything really horrible like burning down buildings for antifa or BLM, thar would have been A-OK because that is the mentality of these insane monsters.Sent: Friday, Septemb... read more

LAWYER TALK
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

While most lawyers are themselves dishonest and lowlifes, it's very refreshing to listen to a group chat about how they are already taking down our massively corrupt, dishonest and blatantly evil government and corporations.If this inspires you, please help them help us, even if not with donations but by sharing this group to Make America... read more

DE-GOOGLED PHONES
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

And other privacy talk -- really really great info.If you've ever wondered how your smart phone kills your privacy, just listen to all that a de-googled phone does to protect it lAnyone else considering getting one?bitchute.com/video/nUfDNJcDS2QD/... read more

FBI IN MICHIGAN SITS ON EVIDENCE OF ELECTION FRAUD
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

bitchute.com/video/Om04kB7DzCt5/Yes, it's the correct link but they did quickly mention Maui fires.She a great example of a Democrat coming to her senses. She's smart enough not to support the right wing demons, but sees the blatant crime from virtually all politicians.Politicians are not going to fix all this sh-t p... read more

THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF MOVING TO NASHVILLE
from 2023 in ( culture / writing / blog / nashville )

/images/nashville-reese-witherspoon.webp Tomorrow, August 26, will be my 30th anniversary of having moved from Los Angeles to Nashville. See /pa... read more

THE BIDEN CRIME FAMILY
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

-- In case anyone wants to know the creepy details about the man pretending to be POTUS and living in the White House.Can you imagine what a scumbag this family is that is now is the puppet operated by the deep state to ruin your life?--In case anyone wants to know the creepy details about the man pretending to be POTUS and living... read more

DAD
from 2023 in ( culture / writing / poetry )

He came in like a lionAnd went out like a lambA loving gentle good-byeAs I held his soft warm handHis children Greg, Lucy, Steve, Don, Doug, Bill, and IWere his pride and joyLoved by all who knew himEvery man, women, girl, and boyHe would sit and watch his horsesAs they trotted up and back... read more

THE GREAT POWDER PUFF DERBY RACE
from 2023 in ( culture / writing / poetry )

The morning was cold and brightEverything was feeling rightI hooked up the horse to the cartOnto the track, we do dart Jeppy Ho is the gelding I will raceHe has such a jazzy fast paceWe all are excited todayTo me this is just like play My family is cheering me onThe horses are all pacing alongI pull to the... read more

DEAR BROTHER
from 2023 in ( culture / writing / poetry )

by harmonyhaven.wordpress.com/author/jeanniewomack/ Number 4 of 7The middle child was heIn his final months of lifeWe rushed to him to seeHe helped me with my musicKeyboard and guitarThe thought of him not being hereIs really quite bizarre He always was a th... read more

A BROTHER DEPARTS
from 2023 in ( culture / writing / poetry )

Always a trailblazer, the first of us to go.Now after the fireworks,he's gone.Here is his obituaries.neptunesociety.com/obituaries/brentwood-tn/donald-holmes-11357695obituary ... read more

STILL MORE ADVICE FOR WRITERS
from 2023 in ( culture / writing / advice )

I came across this video last night and thought, Yes! Thank you! This guy (and Lee Child) share my disagreement with the saying, Show, Don't Tell. As Child puts it, You tell a story. You don't show a story. That saying might apply to visual story-telling such as film and TV, not so much the written word.Anyw... read more

THE LAZY PUG CAFE
from 2023 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

The Lazy Pug CafeThe Lazy Pug Café was a dilapidated old farmhouse abandoned years ago. A massive, ancient oak tree, Ol' Lightnin', lurked out back while the house itself served as a sad but charming reminder... read more

VISITED A FAMILY MEMBER TODAY
from 2023 in ( culture / writing / blog / health )

I visited a struggling family member today. He still has trouble walking. Has to hold onto things as he goes. Trouble seeing, too. You never know what he can see or not see in front of him. At least he was much less scary/out-of-it today. His ex-wife later told me the doctors had changed his meds, which helped tremendously. For those who don&... read more

TIME FOR PRISON? SCHIFF, HILLARY, O'BAMA, AND BIDEN?
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

Interesting titleSent: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 11:19 AMTo:Fw: time for Prison? Schiff, hillary, o'bama, and Biden?I sent this to Kiley----- Kevin Kiley Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 11:18:50 AMtime for Prison? Schiff, hillary, o'bama, and Biden?Bombshell: Top Dem Faces Permanent RemoFrom CongressBombshell: Top ... read more

INTERESTING INTERVIEW
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

he's made some interesting movies (if this is the same guy). I'll look at the link later.Episode 380: The Ripple Effect Podcast (Jason BermasThe Future Of Humanity: Hopeful Or Hopeless?) ? ? ?Episode 380: The Ripple Effect Podcast (Jason BermasThe Future Of Hum...Jason Bermas Is A Researcher, Activist &Amp; Documentary Fi... read more

WHERE DID ALL THE "FOLLOW THE SCIENCE" PEOPLE GO?
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

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WE ARE READY, A WORLDWIDE SHOW OF SOLIDARITY
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

It suggested people hosting events in their city. Are you going to do it?On Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 10:28:22 PM:In case you haven't already heard, the globalists will have a Bilderberg meeting in Portugal on May 20th.You can share this link about what honest humans will be doing on that day.weareready.world/... read more

PUBLIC HEALTH
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

It's all to protect us. Can't you see that? If you haven't already so, subscribe to her Substack. Here's a quote from the article I've forwarded below:In violation of all principles of well-ordered government, the American people have been incrementally brainwashed in recent decades to believe that State publi... read more

CO2 & TN GUN CONTROL
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

2 interesting topicsLooks like TN governor sold out from the trans shooter false flag.And these climate change legislators are morons which means they are very dangerous to have any legislative power.bitchute.com/video/FBwXI4F7-vI/... read more

MARTIN ARMSTRONG NEW INTERVIEW
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

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DESANTIS A WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING?
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

Just read it.Basically, DeSantis is condemned as enjoying watching the torture of inmates at Guantanamo while in the navy.Sounds believable, but despite that I bet he's better than pedo joe.on behalf of Sent: Friday, April 14, 2023 7:02 PMDesantis a wolf in sheep's clothing?Haven't read it yet, but didn't want to f... read more

NO, THE UKRAINE IS NOT WINNING
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

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AI MURDER
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

As you already know, these AI systems are indeed programmed by liberals and the proof comes from certain types of questions you can ask it. So whatever it says is grossly biased.Sent: Sunday, April 9, 2023 6:54 PMAI murdermost likely a liberalOn Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 11:59:42 AM:True, but imagine artificial intelligence pret... read more

INSIDE PEOPLE'S HEADS
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

I often like to understand what people who disagree with me are thinking. Recently I've engaged democrats who think they did the right thing by injecting the unknown ingredients of the so-called covid vaccines. I'm making this political only because nearly all democrats got these shots, whereas Republicans are far less likely to have don... read more

RESTRICT ACT/TIKTOK BILL
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

How does this proposed protect freedoms of Americans? It gives incredible powers to unelected people we never should give any power.And who is supporting it? In this case it's left and right who've been lobbied, so they're taking money. Both sides are criminal and corrupt.But with our current administration we see countless exa... read more

FAKE NEWS AWARDS FOR 2022
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

Reminds me that I plan to send him some money to support his top notch work. One of the very best.Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2023 12:31 AMRe: another great/funny Corbett Report!On Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 09:06:25 PM PST: As they are being prepared for their grand presentation, here's a flashback to the 2021 winners ... read more

CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY (CBDC)
from 2023 in ( culture / writing )

People in denial about the various aspects of the scamdemic are also inclined to ignore these warnings of their approaching enslavement.Little do they realize this part is one of the biggest reasons for the scamdemic roll out.Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2023 1:26 AM Re: I posted the video on FB, we all know it's just a Conspir... read more

2023-24 SURVIVAL GUIDE
from 2022 in ( culture / writing )

As the globalists keep being backed into a corner there's no limit to the evil they will unleash to maintain control.But as she says, it boils down to knowing your locals -- neighbors, farmers, bankers, sheriff, etc on a region by region basis.It makes no difference who the POTUS is. We've been financing a criminal cartel since 196... read more

BIG NAME PERFORMERS COLLAPSED
from 2022 in ( culture / writing )

I've not been paying attention and so AMsurprised to see so many poor fools biting the dust recently.bitchute.com/video/FxiqKUJYGEQZ/... read more

SARA PARETSKY
from 2022 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Having read all the Lee Child, Connelly, Ross D. McDonald, Marcia Muller, Sandford and Sue Grafton, I recently started reading Sara Paretsky, whose stories are set in Chicago. Pretty good. I also read a couple Patricia Cornwell, but don't like the old crime-solving coroner idea much.... read more

FIRST DOCTOR'S VISIT IN YEARS
from 2022 in ( culture / writing / blog / health )

Yesterday, I had my first doctor's appointment in several years. Hey, I've been healthy. Shocking, I know.There was a sign on the outside door saying masks required, and a sign on the interior door saying the same thing. The receptionist was wearing a mask. I introduced myself. She asked if I needed a mask. I said sure, she gave me on... read more

ANOTHER WAY: BEYOND THE STATUS QUO
from 2022 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Anti-corp­orate crusader Dobie Pokorny wants to save the world from corp­orate titans like Colonel Charon­ne. The latter and his henchmen are deter­mined to stop him. On Dobie's "speak­ing truth to power" tour, he meets and falls in love with Kaylie while endur­ing att... read more

INSPIRATION FOR MY NOVELS AND NOVELLAS
from 2022 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

I just put this together and thought I'd share it on this blog in addition to my writing platform. ... read more

A COUPLE OF FREEBIES HERE
from 2022 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

My latest attempt at monetization on BuyMeACoffee.com... until they cancel me for being politically incorrect. To start things off, here's my first published work, and my most-recently publ... read more

IN THE MONEY?
from 2022 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Wonderful On Mon, Feb 21, 2022 at 12:19 PMwrote: I'm waiting for them to buy the movie rights from me? On Monday, February 21, 2022, 11:32:45 AM PST Great! Sent: Monday, February 21, 2022 12:29 PM Wow, somebody is buying ... read more

ELEMENTS OF A STORY
from 2021 in ( culture / writing / advice )

They say...What are the main ELEMENTS OF A STORY? Setting; Character; Plot; Conflict; Theme; Point-of-view; Tone; Style;... but I would put them in order of importance: Character, Conflict, Plot, Point-of-view, Theme, Style, Tone, SettingRead, listen or ... read more

THE FADED PAGE
from 2021 in ( culture / writing / books )

Books in the public domain. Free eBooks forever. FP now includes 6312 eBooks in its collection. : fadedpage.com/fadedpage.com ... read more

INGREDIENTS OF A NOVEL
from 2021 in ( culture / writing / advice )

VARIOUS WRITERS' RULES Write a draft. Then let it rest. -- Stephen King;Read a lot. -- King;Never use a long word when a short one will do. -- George Orwell;Never use the passive voice when you can use the active voice. -- Orwell;Know and understand your audience. -- Pie... read more

RANDOM BOOK REVIEWS
from 2021 in ( culture / writing / books / reviews )

From Lionel, January 2013: I just finished reading amazon.com/gp/product/1984817884/refasliqfasiniltl?ieUTF8&taghepyacom-20&creative9325&linkCodeas2&creativeASIN1984817884&linkId4fc8f8cb658bee5dbd1097f488629d75 titleaffiliate linkThe Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour, a historical novel ... read more

LEE CHILD QUOTE
from 2020 in ( culture / writing / advice )

Don't get it right, get it written! -- jackreacher.com/Lee Child /pages/new-rules-for-writers/New Rules for Writers -- /pages/your-novel-blueprint/Your Novel Blueprint -- /pages/advice-for-writing/Advice for Writing --... read more

FREEWRITE, THE DEVICE FOR DISTRACTION-FREE WRITING
from 2020 in ( culture / writing / tech )

Article wired.com/2016/02/freewrite/about it here , and the manufacturer's getfreewrite.com/website here . /images/freewrite-machine.webp And one of their founders has a... read more

MY MOST RECENT EBOOKS
from 2020 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Two of my ebooks are available free of charge all month (July) at Smashwords. The links are at the bottom of that page. I've already "sold" five copies since yesterday as opposed to five copies over the past year... read more

MORE ADVICE FOR WRITERS
from 2020 in ( culture / writing / advice )

People read fiction seeking clarity -- in the payoff at the end of the book -- so, one of the worst things a writer can do is to create confusion. People also read fiction for a taste of something better than their own reality. So, keep it clear and concise and, most importantly, interesting... without getting too implausible. It doesn't ... read more

POLITICAL COMPASS TEST
from 2020 in ( culture / writing / politics )

Welcome! It's timely to stress that The Political Compass has been on the internet since 2001. The uniqueness of our take on politics is reflected in the gratifyingly enthusiastic reviews we've enjoyed in the national media of many countries from our earliest years -- as well as from many teachers and academics who continue ... read more

THOUGHTS ON WRITING
from 2020 in ( culture / writing / advice )

Louis L'Amour once said he could write while sitting in the middle of the freeway. That didn't impress me at the time, but now it does.Not one, but two dogs threw up behind me as I wrote. Was that a commentary on my writing? Wouldn't be the first time.As I told these guys in the job interview, If you're wondering where ... read more

THELAZYPUGCAFE.COM
from 2020 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

My latest short story, based on our real life pugs Daisy, Chandler and Joey, the latter of whom is the only one still alive and barking. See www.amazon.com/dp/B085XM6QW8The Lazy Pug Cafe was a dilapidated old two-story farmhou... read more

REVIEW MY BOOKS
from 2020 in ( culture / writing / books / reviews )

If you've read any of my novels, please give them a review on Amazon (click the book's image, below or on the right, then click the Write a Customer Review button on its Amazon page, to the left), on books.apple.com/us/author/william-arthur-holmes/id1030403584Apple Books , ... read more

GOOD ARTICLE ABOUT STORYTELLING
from 2020 in ( culture / writing / advice )

Pop culture today is obsessed with the battle between good and evil. Traditional folktales never were. What changed?: getpocket.com/explore/item/the-good-guy-bad-guy-myththe-good-guy-bad-guy-myth ... read more

BEST FICTION OF 2019
from 2020 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

"The Testaments by Margaret Atwood... win... read more

NO ANNOYING PROMPTS
from 2019 in ( culture / writing / blog / friendsnews )

Aren't you glad we don't have any of those annoying pop-up ads asking you to join our newsletter? Ironic, isn't it, given that we are an online newsletter?Please support this website, should you be so inclined: buy one of williamarthurholmes.com/my novels/novellas ; buy ... read more

BEST AND WORST SELF-PUBLISHING SITES
from 2019 in ( culture / writing / advice )

Good site showing who to trust (or not) when it comes to self-publishing: selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-service-reviews/Self-Publishing Services Rated by the Alliance of Independent Authors /pages/new-rules-for-writers/New Rules for Writers -- /pages/your-novel-bluep... read more

MOST POPULAR SITE ON THE INTERNET
from 2019 in ( culture / writing / blog / friendsnews )

This is the 12,157,539th most popular website in the world, according to nibbler.silktide.com/silktide.com ! Wow! We have hit the big time. See image here: /images/friendsnews-nibbler-report.webp... read more

SUPPORT THIS SITE
from 2019 in ( culture / writing / blog / friendsnews )

...should you be so inclined:Buy one of amazon.com/William-holmes/e/B00AOR8Y7U/my books at Amazon or smashwords.com/profile/view/holmes3804... read more

HOW TO SUPPORT THIS WEBSITE
from 2019 in ( culture / writing / blog / friendsnews )

Please support this website, should you be so inclined: buy one of williamarthurholmes.com/my novels/novellas ; buy me a (virtual) cup of coffee ko-fi.com/holmeswahere or buymeacoffee.com/holmeswahere ; ... read more

HISTORY OF FRIENDSNEWS.COM
from 2019 in ( culture / writing / blog / friendsnews )

FYI for those researching insignificant corners of the web: web.archive.org/web//friendsnews.comWayback Machine Please support this website, should you be so inclined: buy one of williamarthurholmes.com/my novels/novellas ; buy me a (virtual) cup ... read more

ALL OF MY BOOKS
from 2019 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

See Novels/NovellasFeatured book deals on Smashwords... read more

OPERATION DETOUR
from 2019 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Riva, a beautiful young "black ops" agent on her first assignment, tries to turn Alex into her own "asset" just to prove she can. When he loses both his job and his girlfriend, she thinks he's putty in her hands. When he decides to go out with a bang, she's afraid she's overplayed her... read more

TEMPORARY INSANITY
from 2019 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Long before winning the lottery and running for president, Benny was living in L.A. working as a temporary word processor (typist). For his latest assignment, he thought he was taking just another temp job. He didn't anticipate Venelia and the Dynamos. The what?... read more

RECENTLY-DISCOVERED BOOK REPOSITORY
from 2019 in ( culture / writing / books )

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.See hathitrust.org/Hathi Trust Digital Library ... read more

HOW TO MOVE A BOOK STORE
from 2018 in ( culture / writing / books )

A rent increase forced the owners of October Books to move locations in Southampton. They used a crowd funding campaign and loans to buy a former bank location about 500 feet down the street for $400,000.Cool! upi.com/Odd-News/2018/10/30/Human-chain-helps-British-book-store-move-down-the-street/37815409350... read more

BEST THRILLERS OF ALL-TIME
from 2018 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

According to the Telegraph, anyway. An interesting list. Several if not most of these were that author's first published novel. I've actuall... read more

NOVELS/NOVELLAS
from 2018 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Did I mention I've written a few novels/novellas?Another Way: Beyond the Status Quo"A politically-incorrect manifesto. Anti-corporate crusader Dobie Pokorny wants to save the world. His old boss, Colonel Charonne, wants to stop him. ... read more

CATS DISRESPECTING PUGS
from 2017 in ( culture / writing / pets )

So, I'm lying on the bed with the pug Joey between my legs. No, that's not a figure of speech. /images/sunny-large.webp I'm referring to an actual dog between my calves. Anyway, the cat (Sunny) comes up, thinks about jumping across my legs to the other sid... read more

NOVELLAS AND NOVELS
from 2017 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Free novellaTemporary Insanity"Long before winning the lottery and running for president, Benny was living in L.A. working as a temporary word processor (glorified typi... read more

WRITERS NEED FOLLOWERS?
from 2016 in ( culture / writing / advice )

Publishers and writing gurus preach that writers need followers. The problem is that emotionally-stable people don't want followers. They want friends, compatriots, people who listen, not followers. Especially zombie followers. They're the worst! :)But seriously, I don't trust anyone who actively seeks follower... read more

LAST TRAIN OUT
from 2016 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Clay and his adopted daughter, Jenna, look forward to their upcoming "homeland tour" to Russia. His intentions are pure. Hers, not so much. When she goes missing, his worst fears are realized. She is not the innocent little girl he thought she was. Not even close. ... read more

RECENT TWEETS
from 2015 in ( culture / writing / tweets )

Note: I am no longer on Twitter or Facebook. I remember when I didn't know what a tweet was, other than the sound a bird makes. It wasn't so long ago, either. Below is just a random list of tweets. Pathetic, I know, but I felt the need to put something new on the site. Anyway.Saturday, July 20, 2013: ... read more

MY NOVELS
from 2015 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Read, listen or watch the rest here: WilliamArthurHolmes.comGo to Another peek at my books... read more

REQUIEM FOR A PIGEON
from 2014 in ( culture / writing / poetry )

by BillWe witnessed a pigeon's demiseRight here on the dock o' the BayThere was nothing we could doNothing we could sayIt just wasn't the pigeon's dayWe tried mouth-to-beakAnd the Heimlich techniqueBut the pigeon had croakedDid you know pigeons float?Well, this one sure did today!... read more

ADVICE FOR WRITING
from 2014 in ( culture / writing / advice )

A writer's narrative perspective (their voice, or, how they come across to their reader) must be: This is me talking to you. That's it. Nothing more, nothing less. It's not: This is me 100 years ago speaking in a classical voice. It's not: Speaking as if from professor to student or from adult to child. It's n... read more

TWEETS PAGE
from 2013 in ( culture / writing / tweets )

Note: I am no longer on Twitter or Facebook, but here's what I've managed to salvage from back then.My Twitter feed: classtwitter-timeline hreftwitter.com/TheBillHolmes data-widget-id286155560313823233 by @TheBillHolmes Some of my better tweets, according to me ...Never work ... read more

HOW DOES WRITING AFFECT YOUR BRAIN?
from 2013 in ( culture / writing / health )

Interesting ... to me, anyway. Most of us write a little something everyday. It might be a grocery list, a poem, or a write-up on the infographic of the day. As we go through this daily ritual, however, we are probably not aware of the effects writing has on our brains.See href... read more

STARTED A NEW STORY TODAY
from 2013 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

I started writing a new story today. Can't say much about it except that it's pretty much sci-fi, though it might wander into religion and politics. So, yeah, it should offend just about everyone. Then I took a break and started cleaning. Did a load of dishes. Vacuumed and cleaned the ... read more

CRACKING UP OVER LOTTERY PRESIDENT
from 2013 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Here's one of my brothers reading my book, Lottery President. He seems to be enjoying it. I swear I didn't pay him to do this. ... read more

LOTTERY PRESIDENT
from 2013 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

For most people, winning $300 million in the lottery ... read more

GUEST POSTING
from 2013 in ( culture / writing / blog / friendsnews )

I've been following and listening to Jeff Goins's goinswriter.comTribeWriters program, and he says an important aspect to successful blogging (at least as far as getting noticed) is to guest post on other people's blogs. Jeff is a great resource, by the way. So, if you want to post somethin... read more

I AM NOW A PUBLISHED AUTHOR
from 2013 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

It's SELF-published, but still ... It's called "Lottery President."Hopefully, it's at least slightly entertaining. Tell a friend!... read more

BLOG CONTENT
from 2013 in ( culture / writing / blog / internet )

I'm as guilty as anyone about trying to add content to my blog just for the sake of content (because search engines look for and rate highly based on how fresh your blog's content is). But someone whose blog/newsletter I subscribe to has stooped to simply stating the obvious, maybe phrasing it differently, just to have an interesting... read more

YOUR NOVEL BLUEPRINT
from 2013 in ( culture / writing / advice / novels )

Good article for writers. "Writing a novel and building a house are pretty similar when you think about it. For instance, most builders or homeowners spend a lot of time dreaming...Read, listen or watch the ... read more

MY WRITER'S PLATFORM
from 2013 in ( culture / writing / books )

williamarthurWilliamArthurHolmes.com is my writer's platform, with a page showing williamarthurwhere you can buy, preview and/or review all of my books. Or, just look below... ... read more

FOOLING THEMSELVES
from 2012 in ( culture / writing / blog / politics )

The elites are adept at fooling themselves and too many others into thinking that they know best. The superiority they bestow upon themselves is a convenient justification for keeping us commoners in the dark, and themselves in power.... read more

A COUPLE OF BOOKS/NOVELLAS ON KINDLE
from 2012 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

I've published a couple of books/novellas on Kindle recently: "Lottery President" is a political thriller; and "Ope... read more

WRITING PAGE
from 2012 in ( culture / writing )

goodreads.com/quotes/tag/writingWriters on the subject of writing williamarthurMy author's page titleBooks href/writing/books/Books titleJokes href/pages/culture/humor/jokes/Jokes titlePoetry href/writing/poetry/Poe... read more

NEW RULES FOR WRITERS
from 2011 in ( culture / writing / advice )

huffpost.com/entry/new-rules-for-writersb808558Anis Shivani: New Rules For Writers: Ignore Publicity, Shun Crowds, Refuse Recognition And More These rules totally go against every prescription for writing success you'll hear as a young new writer from all quarters: ... read more

SCREENPLAY SUBMITTED
from 2010 in ( culture / writing / screenplays )

I submitted a screenplay to Scriptapalooza today. See scriptapalooza.comscriptapalooza.com . The first deadline is Friday the 5th. The real deadline is April 15. I think first prize is $10,000, but the main thing is that real Hollywood industry people read all the scripts, so even if I don't win the cont... read more

THAWING OUT
from 2010 in ( culture / writing / blog / weather )

Hopefully. It snowed a good 5-6 inches Friday in and around Nashville. It wasn't good snowman/snowball snow, though. Not in our neighborhood, anyway. It was too crusty because of the freezing rain that came after. It made for great sledding, though, which Elizabeth and I spent several hours doing over the past few days. The pugs hate the ... read more

POETRY BY FRIENDSNEWS MEMBERS PAGE
from 2008 in ( culture / writing / poetry )

titleA Prince in Disguise href/pages/a-prince-in-disguise/A Prince in Disguise titleA Saga of Seven href/pages/a-saga-of-seven/A Saga of Seven titleHats href/pages/hats/Hats titlePeople you'll be missing and why href/pages/people-youll-be-missing-and-whyPeople you'll be missing an... read more

HATS
from 2008 in ( culture / writing / poetry )

by title hrefharmonyhaven.wordpress.com/author/jeanniewomack/ Joseph wore many hats in his life,the first one was of son,next an officer, a Dutch Marine,that to him was fun;In Maastricht, in '49,he married his childhood love,now he was Tina's devoted spouse,and together t... read more

PEOPLE YOU'LL BE MISSING AND WHY
from 2008 in ( culture / writing / poetry )

by title hrefharmonyhaven.wordpress.com/author/jeanniewomack/ The time has come for you to move on,but I'm sure you'll be missing us while you are gone;No more conversation with boss Catherine to really make you think,You'll miss your adventures with supervisor Stella who is alway... read more

A PRINCE IN DISGUISE
from 2008 in ( culture / writing / poetry )

by title hrefharmonyhaven.wordpress.com/author/jeanniewomack/ We met on the race track in '72I couldn't resist his eyes, so blueWe soon fell in love and started a lifeIn '76 he made me his wifeA teacher, leader, rebel and yesA son, brother, father, the bestBoss ... read more

THE RUN
from 2008 in ( culture / writing / poetry )

by harmonyhaven.wordpress.com/author/jeanniewomack/ Running in the rain isn't the pain a non-runner might think it would be I put on my jacket that has a hood, lace up my shoes, and stretching is good I open the door, expecting more as the rain comes sprinkling down... read more

A SAGA OF SEVEN
from 2008 in ( culture / writing / poetry )

This is a story in the style called rapthat'll surely encourage an afternoon napof a family of seven, their kids and their wivesand something regarding their travels and lives. Now first there was Greg, a Brooklyn-born lad;and then it was Lucy that Mom and Dad had.She was born at Sing Sing (no, not in the jai... read more

BOOKS PAGE
from 2008 in ( culture / writing / books )

amazon.com/dp/B085XM6QW8/... read more

THE LEGEND OF CONAN
from 2005 in ( culture / writing / poetry )

(Irish Traditional)Once there was a kittenConan was his nameHe grew to nearly 20 poundsBut a kitten he remainedHe grew to be ferociousFeared throughout the landHush, my child and you shall hearThe legend of ConanA harder working kittenThe world has never seenHe'd guard the yard... read more

A GIRL NAMED LUCY
from 1998 in ( culture / writing / poetry )

from 1990This is a story 'bout a girl named LucyOtherwise known as The Rappin' WatusiShe lays down a beat that gets your toes tappin'If your toes get tired, let your fingers do the snappin'She says Hey buddy, don't you be no squareIf you can't find a partner, use a wooden chairOkay, s... read more

A DAY AT THE RACES
from 1998 in ( culture / writing / stories / horseracing )

from 1994 The first Saturday in May. What does this date mean to you? Probably nothing, except that Spring has arrived, unless you live in California where it's been Spring for two months at least -- real Spring, not calendar Spring. Ask any horse racing buff, though, and they'll tell you the first Satu... read more


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