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WRITER'S BLOCK, Issue #005-Links to free books
November 01, 2015
Welcome to the WRITER'S BLOCK newsletter!

(An homage to Calvin and Hobbs creator, Bill Watterson.)

Why I write

I just spent the day in the company of the magnificent Ulva and the coveted Laura, as we attended to the business of Theatre of the Mind and related things like the Ironbear stuff and a new and fairly complicated project in which we are engaged.

Laura and Ulva concern themselves with the “why” and “how” of such things. The two of them, sitting side by side and fussing over their respective computers, make me nervous, raise my blood pressure, and bring the taste of metal to the back of my mouth. They say things like…

“Well, if we put the finarbin next to the ceeps, won’t the kinuder frasp?”

“Possibly, but the clevis is restricted enough I don’t think the glorp will be malepted. How are your granddaughters?”

“Fine. The youngest finally brought the car home. She’d only been gone for three days.”

“That’s good. David, would you please write and send those 27 emails about the backdrops we need for the new project?”

“Uh, okay, as soon as I can find the ones we need.”

“And would you be kind enough to create the other nine we’ll want Monday?”

“What was that? I’m sorry, I was planning my suicide and missed that last thing you said.”

“And make sure to send them to us, too.”


“Would you like a cracker?”

And, so it goes. For the next hour or so, while I try desperately to concentrate, they continue to go on about things I don’t understand, using terms of which I have no reasonable conception. Then after several hours of this level of abuse, one of them will usually say, “by the way, we need you to write a new piece for the newsletter.”

That happened today. Just as I was sharpening the straight razor to use on my jugular, one of them actually said it. I don’t know which one, the roaring in my ears was pretty loud. My first instinct was to say…“No! I’m not gonna. I don’t want to!” First instincts have never worked out well for me.

The bright side to all this is I have an idea for another book. It involves an aging writer, a sharp axe, and a fast getaway car. I just haven’t decided which one of them drives the car and which one has the axe. It’ll come to me. It always does.

By the way, I’m much better now.

Until next month, David

A Message from Laura and Ulva

For anyone having a little concern over David's well-being after that "wonderful" article--he's still alive!

Seriously, though, did you notice his new picture? We involved him in a photo shoot last Sunday. The photographer took over 280 shots. We found two that could be used for the newsletter. (Okay, there are more that turned out well, but David doesn't need to know that!)

Watch for the other new picture below!

The CROCKETT series:

eBook #1 of the CROCKETT series, FEAR OF THE FATHER, is still free everywhere. Here's the links:

Amazon Fear of the Father ***** Barnes and Noble Fear of the Father ***** iBook Fear of the Father ***** Kobo Fear of the Father

As we mentioned last time, David has written a total of 8 Crockett books in the series, and as of August 15th, 4 have been published.


We have an announcement...

the fifth CROCKETT, WITNESS REJECTION will be released November 18, 2015!

And, FEAR OF THE FATHER in eAudio format is in the hands of OpenBook Audio as we write. It should be available for purchase around Thanksgiving. Watch for it!

Also, David is now in studio working on the second eAudio CROCKETT book, Grave Promise.


DEER RUN TRAIL is now free on Amazon and our other distribution sites in ebook format. Passing that information on to all your friends would sure be appreciated. We'll even include a few of the links.

Amazon Deer Run Trail ***** Barnes and Noble DEER RUN TRAIL ***** iBook Deer Run Trail ***** Kobo Deer Run Trail

Thank you.

See ya again on December 1st! And, if you enjoyed this newsletter; please tell all your friends to visit our website and sign up for the fun.

Ironbear eBook Facebook link ***** Heartland Memories story page ***** Ironbear website *****

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