SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK
Over the summer I demolished my home’s chimney, as a result of the earlier discovery that the chimney was trying to demolish itself. Many people, when faced with such a chore, will bring in various power equipment, up to and including such things as portable generators and air compressors, and maybe a lift to get them up to the top safely.
I did it with a hammer.
The bricks about halfway…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on February 23, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
I’m 36,000 words into the Storm Chaser sequel, and maybe ¾ of the way into the story. It’s a little sketchy at the moment: I need to add more description, internal thoughts and other things, which means at this point I’ll probably be close to 50,000 words in the second draft. Right now I’m enjoying the characters and blazing through the plot.
Meanwhile, time’s running out! For the rest of February, the e-book version of Storm Chaser is half off at my publisher's…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on February 20, 2012 at 5:41pm — No Comments
So, has everyone got their President’s Day decorations up? We have our President’s tree, with a little ornament of each President’s bust (their heads – get your mind out of the gutter. Well, except for Clinton’s). We’re dressing up as our favorite Presidents (I’m Benjamin Harrison, Emily’s Franklin Pierce), and of course we’re going to wait at the door and, when children come in their costumes (we usually get a lot of Lincolns), we’ll put little copies of the Constitution in their…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on February 20, 2012 at 5:44am — No Comments
Added by Mark R Hunter on February 13, 2012 at 4:54pm — No Comments
My press release on the half-price Storm Chaser offer and on the My Funny Valentine Amazon ranking … although the shelf life for the latter is just about up for the year.
The e-book version of a local author’s debut novel has been selected by his publisher as one of fourteen romance related stories offered for half price this month in celebration of Valentine’s Day.
Storm Chaser, a romantic comedy that follows the adventures of a cop and a…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on February 10, 2012 at 11:47am — No Comments
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK
Do you know what “meme” is?
Me neither, so I looked it up on that paragon of accuracy, Wikipedia. Turns out it’s a shortened version of“mimeme”, an ancient Greek word meaning something imitated, or to imitate, or in this case maybe to irritate. The concept propagated through the web, often in the form of a question and answer quiz you’re supposed to fill out, then pass along to all your…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on February 9, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Whiskey Creek Press is offering the e-book version of Storm Chaser at half off for the month of February; it’s one of 14 WCP books on sale in honor of Valentine's Day!
But wait, it gets better: I've also learned that My Funny Valentine has peaked at #28 in the…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on February 7, 2012 at 8:05pm — No Comments
A little something about how (and whether) to outline when you're writing a novel -- with some examples about character creation from the under construction Storm Chaser sequel.
Added by Mark R Hunter on February 6, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK
Oh yeah, I know headaches.
Headaches usually come in two types: The one that starts with the body and the one that starts with the mind. I suppose if someone decided to smash a bottle over your head, it would be their mind and your body. I don’t recommend this.
There’s the “You screwed up your spine and the pain’s radiating into your head” headache. I screwed up my spine at a…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on February 4, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
I appear to be … *ahem* … the, um, hot blogger of the month:
In less embarrassing news, my writer friend DM Yates had some nice things to say about me on her blog:
Added by Mark R Hunter on February 3, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
We sold 7 copies of Storm Chaser and 7 of My Funny Valentine at the book signing Monday ... both are now available at Just Off the Square Antiques, and should be up to borrow soon at the library. Many thanks to the employees of the Noble County Public Library for being such fine hosts! Naturally, you can still get either through me -- order on my website, www.markrhunter.com .
Added by Mark R Hunter on February 1, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments