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Sunday, August 31, 2014

like a kid in a candy store, every dog has his day.

the funny thing about editing is that you don't really know how much of a slob you are when you write until you edit what you've written.

take, for instance, my cliche usage. i don't actually write that poorly to have written in many cliches but i have been running my book thru a program called "clichecleaner" and i have found several phrases that i perchance use too much.

the four main culprits are:

"i have no idea"
"i had no idea"
"at the end of the day"
"it dawned on me"

not surprisingly, i actually use these cliches in every day life as well as the word "indeed".

what is surprising is that "angel of death" appeared in the list of common phrases or cliches to remove.

and that's funny. normally, when people use the term: "angel of death", they mean something else... like a person who kills people, or less often, as a disease or pestilence. i have the honor of having the ACTUAL ANGEL OF DEATH appear in my book. so when i use the term, it isn't a cliche.

i just thought that was a funny thing to point out.

no spoiler alert needed. he is in the prologue.


terrible analogies

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The release is coming soon

Working steadily on the book every day. I say this tongue-in-cheek, for I just took three days off from editing to do other tasks.

The book is progressing very well and I am hopeful that you have taken the time to link this blog, or the pictures from it to a friend.

If you appreciate Stephen King, or find Dean Koontz tolerable, then you will probably like this little project of mine.

I looked for quite some time to find the proper genre' for this book, and finally settled on: Supernatural Thriller.

Here is a huge list of Supernatural Thrillers that you might find interesting if you like to read them.

I have had a wonderful time writing and editing this book and hope to entertain you, but one of my focuses is to create money.

I believe that this will be the first novel of many.

I know I have at least ten more book ideas ready to go at this moment, but I must first publish this one.

It would be my great honor if you would link this page or share any of the following pictures at the end of this blog post to your friends with either email or social computing.

I appreciate you all and look forward to getting a copy of the book into your hands!

-Pauly Hart

Thursday, August 14, 2014

gen con writers workshops

gencon 2014 is over for me.

i am like a zombie after attending 10 hours of writers workshops today and 12 hours of gaming on wednesday. a whole day of awesome.

met a lot of great writers and asked a lot of great questions.

the good news is that i have found a lot of things that i do wrong as a writer and now i know how to fix it.

there is no bad news except trying to leave the place...

i was so ready to take a nap in the car on the way home with jennifer at the helm in her "attack on titan" cosplay uniform, but her friend lost her wallet...

and after waiting an hour and a half i had to drive myself home.

thank you God, mountain dew, cold air, and determination.

so now?


oh yeah, thanks to the three beer tent amigos for the lively conversation at the end of the day (you know who you are)

Sunday, August 10, 2014


huh! hadn't checked in a while, but it's up to 116,000 words. i guess that the prologue that i added did a little something.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

3 editors and a lot of techno music

alright, so i now have three book editors who specialize in different things.

the trick is to keep them happy and feed them nice treats so they work for me harder.

my wife jenn, is my comma commando.

my brother tim is my constructive analyst.

my best friend j.b. is my depth gauge.

it's good to have three word warriors working with me on this, and if they read these words, i want them to be aware that they are loved and appreciated.

none of them like techno music.

that's for me, when i go back thru their notes and bang away at the keyboard.

no more WASD for a while, it's gonna be all gerunds, participles, and infinitives up in here for a while.