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weekend coffee share busy edition

Weekend Coffee Share Busy Edition

Weekend coffee share busy edition

If we were having a nice cup of coffee, I would be saying, “Wow, between wandering, working and writing, I haven’t had much time to stop and blog.” I have to tell you that I’ve started a new job, done a bit of weekend wandering and entered a short story contest at our local senior center writing club. The group has two published authors in regular attendance so I don’t feel too bad that my work came in fourth. Realizing my manners, I would quickly offer a beverage of your choice, hot or iced. Thus begins the Weekend Coffee Share busy edition.


weekend coffee share busy editionI hope things are going well with you and yours. What projects are you working? Any new and interesting developments? Me? Well, I’m still chipping away at my book, Forging Character. I have another in the “thought stage.” The new book is a work of science fiction. I may blog a bit about when I have more than a couple of pages of notes. Working the new job of course is a huge time consumer. I have a lot to learn and some really great opportunities. What’s going on with you? Is there anything that I can do to help?

Happening things

Speaking of everything that is going on, what do you want to see more of from this blog? I have many interests, hobbies and thoughts. All of which I am happy to share, but if no one really cares, then I have other activities that I can purse. What do you want to see here?

Please take the poll below.

Our Hostess with the mostess

Drop by and visit Diana and Parttime Monster. She hosts this virtual coffee klatch and you can thank her by stopping by and commenting or better yet, join in and write your own coffee post.

Weekend Coffee Share Travel Edition

Weekend Coffee Share Travel Edition

If we were sharing a beverage, I would tell that it’s been a great week. We took a road trip on Saturday. You can see a few of the photos below. I wrote an article about Ways to be kind, earlier in the week to explore a topic for Forging Character. My lovely wife and I have done a 22 minute workout 6 days a week for the past 4 weeks. Boot camp is probably a better term. It’s been tough, but we are seeing some improvement. And the bonus is, I can still move. Come join us for the Weekend Coffee Share Travel Edition.

Hosted by

Stop by and visit Diana at Part Time Monster. She hosts this weekly virtual coffee klatch and the associated linky.

I hope your week went well and your next week looks even better.

The simple life

Got Coffee?

Got Coffee?

If we were having coffee, after we get settled with our favorite hot beverage, I would tell you that the new apartment is mostly setup and functional. Our home is clean and orderly, at least my wife’s part. I do love you babe! I am making progress on my part, but I’m not as efficient as my lovely wife at straightening, arranging and organizing. There is light at the end of the tunnel and we are close enough to see that it is not a train! Got Coffee?

How was your week? Are you working on changing or improving any habits? Are you writing? Are you reading? Tell me about your pet project. What plans do you have for the New Year?

Year In Review

A most sincere and humble thank you to everyone that stopped by and shared a thought or two over the last year. It’s hard to believe that I’ve blogged for over a year. It seems like yesterday that Down Home Thoughts started publishing.

Since the beginning blog there have been:

While the list above is not complete due to faulty memory and lack of time to go and dredge it out of the archives, the year has been a tremendous one. And you, yes you, make it all not only possible, but worth-while. Have a great end of 2015 and an even better 2016.

#weekendcoffeeshare Got Coffee

#weekendcoffeeshare with Parttime Monster at http://parttimemonster.com

Don’t forget to write your own coffee share and visit Diana t Part Time Monster to add your link to the linky.

Do Your Characters have Character?

10 Questions Regarding Character

Thanks again ladies for sharing your readers with me! I have really enjoyed following your site and learning a lot of great writing tips! If you are a new author or just want some great writing advice, head over and check out the sisters!

Originally posted on Writeonsisters.com.

Shawn Griffith, author of Do your characters have character.

Shawn Griffith, author of Do your characters have character.

Today we bring you a guest post from one of our newer blogging friends, Shawn Griffith. Shawn runs a blog called Down Home Thoughts, and his site is packed with old-fashioned wit and wisdom. He’s on WriteOnSisters to talk about character, a topic near and dear to his heart. In fact he’s conducting a survey on character over at his blog. Make sure you head over there next and lend him your own down home thoughts on what character means to you. 

When outlining your main characters, you think about their purpose in the story, you contemplate various names, physical traits, habits, etc., but do you think about their character? By character, I mean those traits that make up how an individual, in this case, your character, reacts to the ups and downs that life (or an author) throws at them. Traits like the ones described in the Knight’s Chivalric Code; honesty, self-discipline, courage, justice, mercy, generosity, faith, nobility, and hope are great examples. Isaac Asimov’s three laws of robotics is also an example of a fictional code. The First Law states that “A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.” What kind of character do your characters have?

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