Posts by J.L. Langley
  • by J.L. Langley

    It seems like in every manuscript there is at least one difficult character; one point of view that is harder to write. These are the characters as writers that we threaten to maim, torture and kill. These are the characters that no matter how hard we try to make them do something they refuse. They [...]

  • by J.L. Langley

    I used Grammarly to grammar check this post, because my editor has better things to do than follow me around.
    Relax, there aren’t little serial killers running around stabbing books. In my quest to learn how to speed up my writing process and write faster, I’ve led a lot of discussions in my critique group lately [...]

  • by J.L. Langley

    Have I mentioned I don’t like summer? Other than the oppressive heat, it really throws my schedule off. I think the only good thing about it, is seeing my kidlets. Whom are cursing me at the moment because I’m being a big meany and making them read a book for the summer, gasp. Actually, after [...]

  • by J.L. Langley

    Wow, where to start? I blogged about my fish awhile back. And how two of my favorites died. I’ve never had such a hard time with fish and got to wondering why. So, I tested my tap water. The first time, about a month ago, the ph was off the charts. It was so alkaline [...]

  • by J.L. Langley

    This morning Andre found a baby bluejay hopping around on our lawn. The neighbor’s cat got him and knocked him out of the nest. So he put the little guy in a hanging planter to keep him away from the cat. I went and bought some worms from the pet store, but by the time [...]

  • by J.L. Langley

    I messed up my New Year’s Resolution :( by missing the last two weeks. It got crazy here, with trying to write, and dealing with end of the school year junk (band concerts), and fish. I jinxed Pudge and Moby Dick :(. But I am pretty sure I figured out the problem and fixed [...]

  • by J.L. Langley

    My youngest son wants to be a marine biologist. Since he was a little thing, about five, he’s had a facination with sharks. As he’s grown older his interest has grown to include other types of fish. This happens to be something we share. At one time I also wanted to be a marine biologist. [...]

  • by J.L. Langley

    Okay, first things first. I must apologize in advance for offending. Because I know a lot of you won’t agree with me, and that is perfectly fine. This is just my opinion.
    It seems to me that more and more engagements are turning into huge productions and are less and less about love and a celebration [...]

  • by J.L. Langley

    I really wanted to like the chair, but I just couldn’t. The adjustability was fantastic. The comfort? Not so much. It had a cushioned seat, but I swear I’ve never sat on a harder surface. I think a concrete bench would have been more comfortable. Within twenty minutes of sitting in the chair, my butt [...]

  • by J.L. Langley

    Recently, I came to the conclusion that my writing process was no longer working for me. The old process included: writing with no particular goal in mind. Just write until I got frustrated then plot. That frustration started occurring sooner and sooner, and I got fed up. It seemed the stress was sending me away [...]

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