Writings of Stuart Whitmore

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Word Play and Expanding My Mind

I like words. I think that's pretty obvious, given the "wordy" nature of my site, and considering how many words I've written just for the fun of it. Not only do I like reading and writing words, I like learning new words, and learning how words we use today came about (some rather suddenly from "pop culture" and others with a long history of evolution). I even like the word for "the history of a word" -- etymology.

eBook Finally Done and Published!

After taking far too long (during which, to be honest, most of the time the project was left untouched on a back burner), I finally completed the eBook, had it reviewed by a small but very helpful group of readers, and set it up for sale. It's published by my small business and is currently sold exclusively through ClickBank. Take a look at Take Five! for Better Photos to see the culmination of this project. You can even promote it as an affiliate and earn more than I do on sales credited to you!

Throw your words around...

If you've never tried out wordle.net, you should give it a try! And if you're a writer, it's quite fun to try pasting in some of your work to see what comes of it. For example, the one shown below is from my short story Tramp Avatar (available on my personal site).

 Tramp Avatar

This Blog Post is Dedicated To...

As I was driving home this evening, I was thinking about dedications. I've thought a lot about dedications in the past, it's one of the things I look forward to being able to do, i.e., putting out for the world to see that I value a certain person (or my memory of them, if they're deceased). But -- of course -- this requires that a book actually be published, since a dedication note on a private manuscript isn't exactly telling the world anything.

A Great End to NaNoWriMo 2008

Despite getting off to a particularly bad start, marred by crime, I managed to win NaNoWriMo this year. Color me happy! Not only did I make it past the 50,000 word mark, I also finished the first draft; that's the first time I've completed a novel's first draft in many years. Far too long. I'd forgotten how good it feels. (That just shows I'm not a professional author of novels. Yet. And probably never will be.)

More news later, must catch up on some sleep!


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