What Lies!

I have some exciting updates! I completed What Lies Within, edited it, edited it, edited it (mowed, mulched, and raked), and then ran it through some beta-readers. It's ready 🙂 Last month I signed with an agent who I had been talking with for a while. It's a fantastic agency based in the U.K. and …

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Who was Ty Cobb?

Best hitter of his era, if not of all time. Has a career batting average of .367. Batted under .320 only once in his career. Batted over .400 three times. Won 12 batting titles, including 9 in a row from 1907 thru 1915. Third all time in stolen bases with 892. Second in runs scored …

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One of the greatest

Yes, he's a prick, but he sure can hit. God Almighty, that man can hit! --Babe Ruth, as quoted in The Sporting News (12 July 1950) Ty Cobb is one of the great natural forces of Baseball. He is testament to how far you can get simply through will. --John Thorn He was the strangest …

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What Goes Around Comes Around

Absolutely true. Let’s start today off as Truth-Telling-Tuesday!
If one is not careful–Karma might run over one’s Dogma.
Cheer!
TyCobbsTeeth

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Things have a way of coming back around to bite you. Maybe you think that you’ve got away with something, But in time, whether inflicted upon you or your future family, karma will kick you in the butt. There is a common saying that states ” what goes around comes around.” It is so important to think things through BEFORE you do it, because it could save you a lot in the future!

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WHO WON? (Quick Poll)

Last night was an important deadline for many. Blood, sweat and tears, brought many close--and some to success. How did you fair?

The Light Grows Shorter

E. L. Doctorow said, "Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." and it is to this doctrine I subscribe however, I find the beam is weakening as I approach the NaNoWriMo deadline. I have …

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The Epic Struggle

“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” —George Orwell

Plot Holes Take the Bite Out of Your Story!

Disjointed Jottings by Robert Smith (A.K.A. TyCobbsTeeth)

Tweet, Tweet — Twiddle, Twiddle, here comes another plot with a hole in the middle.

If you fail to explain how A connects to B, or state something that doesn’t make sense (without explanation), then you have left a plot hole.

You want your readers to get swept away in your story and be completely immersed. A plot hole can destroy that experience. If the reader drops out of the ride, in order to examine something that doesn’t make sense, you’ve lost them.

You may be too close to the story to see the holes. As you read through it, those gaps may be appear bridged, since the story did come from your head. The answers to those questions are in your noggin, so it doesn’t seem off. Have someone else read through your book, to make sure you didn’t leave any plot holes.

Remember, the reader badly wants to…

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