Drayton's Blog - I don't have time to write these blogs very often but here are some you might enjoy.  

April 5, 2018

As in HE WAS going to be a good writer. HE-WAS but didn't because he got discouraged listening to too much conflicting advice.

November 4, 2017

Super Girl

  I arrived late in the day at the strange makeshift alien outpost. The outpost, nestled in a large hotel ballroom, was only here for the weekend. It was one of the small regional comic conventions, the kind they have every few months in this part of the coun...

May 22, 2017

I know most of you are probably busy with all the usual Towel Day preparations. Laundering your towel, brushing up on your Vogon Poetry, making sure your second head has combed his hair. But It's good to pause and remember the reason for the season. Without a Salmon of...

May 17, 2017

Definition- A relatively mild personality disorder typified by excessive anxiety or indecision and a degree of social or interpersonal maladjustment.

I’m quite disenchanted with the entire process of publishing books. Maybe I had idealized books and publishing. Because...

May 9, 2017

We have all met one, if not in real life then on social media. Those individuals that delight in pointing out mistakes and flaws in our words without regard for feelings or situation.

As a technical person who works with electrical devices mistakes are serious things. W...

January 3, 2017

        You know me, I hate to bring up controversy.... but I have been studying the layout of the QWERTY keyboard and find there are more theories to its awkward arrangement than first thought....

December 19, 2016

Recently during a Twitter pitch party. I posted a 145-character tweet to stand in for the 60,000 words that are the product of the last nine months of my life. The summation of all the typing, editing, and heart wrenching work on my latest novel all reduced to 145 char...

December 5, 2016

We live in a world where things have been wrong for so long they are now commonplace.  The list of the horrors that plague modern society is long and well documented.  I will not subject you to yet another rambling lecture on the topic. 

What I'd like you to c...

October 27, 2016

     Does anyone else do this other than me?  I have my latest book ready for beta readers. So, I design, format, and print them as paperbacks for my local readers. Sure, If I self-publish I have to do this anyway, but I may actually send the MS for this book around to...

October 8, 2016

       Too often I have seen books where this happens to a character, the barrier to their achieving a goal has an easy solution the author doesn't address, it can make me stop reading.

          That said, sometimes it doesn't even cross my mind. Like F...

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