Overcoming Writers Block

Overcoming Writers Block

May 30

The two problems that I have encountered most often in creating short stories are writer’s block, and finding a place to end.  In the book, Creating Short Fiction, by Damon Knight, some basic tips he gives to combat writers block are: Write during the same hours every day. Move your laptop, computer, or type writer into another room. During that block, do not do anything recreational like...

A Character Sketch

A Character Sketch

May 30

1. Father Alvarez Quezada 2. Father 3. Male 4. 45 5. Thin, as he does not overindulge, leathery tan skin from travels at sea, blue eyes, dark hair, mostly wears his old brown study robe, but has nice clothes if the occasion calls. 6. Schooled in the best Franciscans schools.  Has just finished over 25 years of school. 7. He is a friar, and a conselor to the leadership of the time. 8. He lives a...

Turning the Knot Part 1

Turning the Knot Part 1

May 30

That a man could spend the first theoretical fourth of his life trying not to have children, only to find he no longer possessed the ability too have children, is a situation completely lost to those with knee deep senses of humor.  I had a good sense of humor, or better, I had what I thought was an empowering sense of humor.  I usually found myself laughing before others, even explaining...