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Kentucky Book Fair

Friday, December 2, from 4pm to 7pm I will be selling books at the Tiger Tree Fest, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and festival at Campbellsville University. 1 University Drive, Campbellsville 42178

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Memory or What?

As a writer, I am intrigued by the concept of unconsciousness How does a person know if they have been unconsciousness or they suffered memory loss? As a writer, how do you write about the difference? In other words, if you can’t communicate, how do other people know if you are conscious? My late wife suffered from Early-Onset Alzheimer’s, and I think she was aware of more than anyone realized. I recently had a near fatal septic shock and remember almost nothing for 12 to 24 hours. I thought I was unconscious all the time, but my son said I spoke to him, so I was not unconscious as much as I thought.

This leads to the concept of consciousness with AI. Any ideas?

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Moody Writers

More Moods for Writers

 

An expanded working list to give writers ideas:

Terrified: Extreme fear

Joyful: Feeling intense pleasure/happiness

Humiliated: Brought to a low psychological state/status

Despair: Having lost all hope

Fright: Being afraid or scared

Shame: Feeling guilty or disgraced

Wary: Slow to act or careful

Clueless/naïve: Not understanding or knowing or lack of experience

Confused/dazed: Not being able to think rationally or clearly

Hard-headed: Stubborn or resolved or refusing to stop

Devastated: Emotional shock

Disgruntled: Feeling resentful, sulky, discontented or unhappy

Empowered: Feeling of extreme confidence in your abilities/circumstances/opportunities

Hyper/wired: Frantic, nervous, or jumpy

Jealous, covetous: Bitterness towards another for undeserved wealth, favor, or success

Numb/frozen: Lack of feeling or emotions

Paranoid: distrust, suspicion, or fear of others

Sedated: Feeling of calm, tranquility or serenity

Traumatized: Disturbed or devastated

Cheerful: Happy & jolly

Humorous: Funny, joking, & silly

Idyllic: Unspoiled or serene

Madness: Insanity or just folly or ridiculousness

Melancholy: Sad & depressed

Mysterious: Strange &/or secretive

Romantic: Idealistic, dreamy or loving

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SCBWI Reading List!

My YA thriller, Experiment 38, is on the SCBWI Winter 2016 Reading List:

https://www.scbwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Mid-South_2016.pdf

YA thriller, publication TBA

YA thriller, publication TBA

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Super Moon!

Monday November 14th is a Super Moon, the biggest Full Moon since 1948. We’re doomed! It is also called the Mourning Moon. To mourn, something bad must happen, so you have been warned. The Cherokees call it ᏅᏓ ᎦᏃᎭᎵᏙᎭ Nvda Ganohalidoha, Hunting Moon. Hunting whom?

http://www.space.com/34515-supermoon-guide.html

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On November 11th & 12th I attended the Green River Writers’ Fall Writing Retreat at the Kavanaugh Center in Crestwood, Kentucky. About 25 writers from 4 states came together for writing, critiquing, and presenting readings.

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Moods for Writers

A working list to give writers ideas:

Fright: Being afraid or scared

Shame: Feeling guilty or disgraced

Wary: Slow to act or careful

Clueless/naïve: Not understanding or knowing or lack of experience

Confused/dazed: Not being able to think rationally or clearly

Hard-headed: Stubborn or resolved or refusing to stop

Devastated: Emotional shock

Disgruntled: Feeling resentful, sulky, discontented or unhappy

Empowered: Feeling of extreme confidence in your abilities/circumstances/opportunities

Hyper/wired: Frantic, nervous, or jumpy

Jealous, covetous: Bitterness towards another for underserved wealth, favor, or success

Numb/frozen: Lack of feeling or emotions

Paranoid: distrust, suspicion, or fear of others

Sedated: Feeling of calm, tranquility or serenity

Traumatized: Disturbed or devastated

Cheerful: Happy & jolly

Humorous: Funny, joking, & silly

Idyllic: Unspoiled or serene

Madness: Insanity or just folly or ridiculousness

Melancholy: Sad & depressed

Mysterious: Strange &/or secretive

Romantic: Idealistic, dreamy or loving

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