Monday, May 28, 2012

And still another bad thing

I worked on an article for four hours yesterday, when my comp just shut off!!
It was a very hot day and I'm sure it overheated.
Backup? haha whats that?
I now have my MS Word saving every minute.

Keep writing,

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Science Fiction Blues

I am a Christian. In fact I am an ordained minister; I was even the pastor of a church, and I love a good Science Fiction novel.

The problem is the overwhelming majority of Science Fiction today speaks down to Christians. I have stopped reading good authors because they can't help but to take a dig (consciously or sub-consciously) at Christians and conservatives when they write.

As an example a book I have out from the library right now a book that in the first two chapters: Has ridiculed conservatives on the fetal stem cell issue, by looking back in history (from the future) and painting them as backward. Then there are the ubiquitous gay characters shoved in our faces; and finally there is a complete liberal, anti-capitalist misunderstanding of how the commodities markets function.

The author tries to push the notion that speculators are pushing up the price of a certain commodity. This fiction is in the news daily pushed by liberals. If you would investigate how the commodity markets really worked you would find that, speculators make money no mater which direction the price moves; you can speculate that the price will go up or down and make a profit.

As a result I will return a well reviewed novel unread past the middle of the second chapter.

This has been very frustrating!

My library has a large Christian fiction section but I have mainly avoided it since it is overwhelmingly Christian romance with a few Frank Perretti and Ted Dekker novels thrown in. A couple weeks ago I got fed up with the Sci Fi section and decided to wander down the Christian section looking for some a decent Sci Fi novel from a Christian perspective.

What did I find?

Almost nothing...I picked up a book by Kathy Tyers called Firebird, it is a compilation of three earlier novels and is classified as a Science Fiction Romance.(I had started reading before I learned that) Ack! Actually it was rather good and while I recognized the romance theme is had enough action and suspense to keep me involved until the end.

When I finished and returned it I scoured the rest of the Christian section looking for more Sci Fi...only a couple obvious Romances set in the future...the Fantasy was the same way...only Christian Romance.

 What is up with you people?
Can't you write a military Sci Fi novel from even a mildly Christian perspective? How about a good Martial Fantasy?

So come one all you Sci Fi writers out there...don't be afraid of your faith...and if you are not a believer please don't alienate those of use book lovers who are.

Keep your pen scratching,

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Another Screw up!

This is just wonderful...
The article I sent in the other day by email had neither my address or phone number included with it.
The only way to get back n touch with me is by email.
I may just have to resend the whole kit and caboodle.

btw do you see the screw up in this post??

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Mistakes and screw ups...Better learn from them

If you are not sure about something ...LOOK IT UP...before you send your manuscript off to a publisher.
I just did an article on "Ghost Writing" instead of "Ghostwriting" and sent it off....Sigh!

I was going to look up if it is supposed to be one word or two before I finished and forgot. I just looked it up and have seen it both ways but the overwhelming majority has it as one word.

Hopefully the editor won't reject it out of hand. I think it is a really good article for the magazine I sent it to. If they reject it I will send it to a non-paying magazine that I like and have been wanting to get into.

As I said learn from every screw up you make and you will make less and less over time.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Once more into the fray

I have relaunched Randy's write.

Some pearls along with some dung it's gonna be about writing...mine, yours, no one in particulars.
I and others will be the source to dazzle you with lots of the good, the bad and the indifferent.
Writing will never be the same.
Who knows one of these days we may make a difference.

See you in the funny papers,