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Bertram's Blog · 6d ago

The Best Laid Plans

Plans gang aft agley, but it’s hard not to feel silly after one has posted one’s plans online, and then have those plans come to naught. All these months, I’ve been talking about the big roa...
Bertram's Blog · 2W ago

What Would You Like Included in a Book About Grief?

It seems as if I am being pulled back into the world of grief, not because I am having ups...
Bertram's Blog · 2W ago

The Pacific Crest Trail Theory of Writing

A new mystery writer posted an interesting question in a writing group I run. She wanted to know how to make her story unique. It’s a good question because almost every situation imaginable has already been written. Almost every character is now a cl...
Bertram's Blog · 2W ago

Free Review Copy of Unfinished

Stairway Press has just informed me they have review copies of UNFINISHED to give away! If you would like to review this novel about the secrets a grieving widow uncovers when she goes throu...
Bertram's Blog · 2W ago

Uncreating and Recreating my Life

It’s been exceptionally windy lately, and will continue to be windy through tomorrow. I st...
Bertram's Blog · 3W ago

A Gathering of Gatherers

Once upon an e-time, long ago and far away, there was a social networking site for writers...
Bertram's Blog · 3W ago

He Loves Her. He Loves Her Not Yet.

I was making progress with my decade-old manuscript until I got to where I just want to en...
Bertram's Blog · 3W ago

Wishing You the Joy of This Day

A new month starts today, maybe even a resurrection of sorts. Despite the predominately re...
Bertram's Blog · 3W ago

Being Silly

As I was sauntering along today, carrying twenty-eight pounds on my back, the whole thing — the weight, the pretend backpacking treks, the dream of a hugely long hike — suddenly seemed utter...
Bertram's Blog · 3W ago

Author Arc

There are only two days left of my novel writing month. Unlike the National Novel Writing Month in November, which is about writing 50,000 words in a month, I had no goal except to work on m...