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News You Can Use

Greetings Sportsfans, the BW have something to tell you.

First, I apologize for my absence. I have been sick—but never fear, BW is feeling much better and getting back to writing.

Secondly, I have not forgotten the end of my current short story, Master Nunu’s Masterpiece.  I will post it shortly.

Thirdly, I am moving—er, The Bookworm’s site is moving and will receive a new name.  When all things are in place, I will let you know the new name and url address.

I do have a couple of surprises for the two subscribers and loyal fans.  BW will take care of you and show his appreciation for your subscription.

Just let me think of something 😉

Lastly, there will be some changes to the format of the blog.  The new site’s focus will be book reviews and posts relating to the writer’s journey will be moves to a personal blog.

You get two for one!  Everybody likes two for one!

The launch date for the new sites is June 1st, so make sure you put that in your calendar and come back for the unveiling ceremony—there might be cake.

Everybody likes cake.

Keep writing,

BW.

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Like A Thief In The Night

BW was not slacking by not posting for four consecutive days; he was the victim of theft–cable (internet) theft.

After a luxurious Saturday–look for my post about my weekend–I came home to post the Saturday night special posting, I promised on Friday, only to discover that BW had no internet.

Coca Cola Coffin: Young carpenters open a coffin shaped in the form of a Coca Cola bottle in Teshie, a suburb of Accra January 22, 2004.

I was so looking forward with sharing a funny yet interesting story about designer coffins of Ghana

The 1886 square-rigged ship Balclutha.

Yeah…you read right…designer coffins of Ghana… you do not want to miss this story. I had a good weekend, spending some time in San Francisco, especiallly visiting the  Balcutha, located at Hyde Pier, at  the San Francisco Maritime Park.

See what you missed over the weekend and early this week?

Thank you Neighborhood Cable Thief, the BW could not deliver the promises to his awesome fans.

Alas, never fear, the BW is back in action.

So, look for several things in the next several posts and days: designer coffins of Ghana, how to recharge your creative batteries–BW’s day out to the city, and–OH!! I nearly forgot–BW’s moving to his own domain.

You do not want to miss that!

It’s Wednesday, Hump Day, it is all down here from here.

BW

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BW’s Week In Review Part 2

BW has been busy. 

Here is  Part TWO of The Week in Review on The BookWorm, Check it out and comment on  your favorite post.

 To check out Part One: Click Here

Worldbuilding With BW: A School of Giant Oarfish

The setting of a fantasy and a science fiction story–no matter what form it takes–is part of the story.   What if giant oarfish were plentiful as tuna on my planet?

Stephen King, Frank Herbert, and the Force

“You cannot sweep someone else away by the force of your writing, unless it’s been done to you.” ~Stephen King from “On Writing” I was not swept away by Dune. Now I need to find out why.

What Every Writer Can Learn From JaMarcus Russell and John C. Maxwell

JaMarcus Russell was picked first in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders and paid nearly $40 million dollars on his potential.  Three years later, he’s out of the NFL. JaMarcus…allow me to introduce you my friend John.

Canadian Bacon: A Short Story – A Three-part posting.

A man drives through blinding snow to satisfy his pregnant wife’s cravings.  This is an AWESOME SHORT STORY…okay…I’m bias, but I NEED your comments on this one.

Wow, what a busy week…I wonder what’s next for the weekend and the next week. 

I’ll have a Saturday Special for the weekend so be sure to come back tomorrow!

BW.

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BW’s Week In Review Part 1

BW has been busy.  Here is the week in Review on The BookWorm, Check it out and comment on  your favorite post.

What Dune Teaches About Dreams

If you don’t have one, you’re just going through life on autopilot, successeptable to doing whatever someone else wants you to do–which may or may not be fulfilling.

Sex, Meaning of Life, and G.I.Joe PSA’s

The last words of the G.I. Joe would be “Knowing is half the battle.” What about the sense of purpose?  nowing the reason why you get up, out of bed in the morning, is half the battle.

Robin Hood Take 52

Hollywood, in their infinite wisdom decides that they cannot think of an orginal story to create so they do Robin Hood again!  Yeah!

5 Reasons Why I Should Go Fishing

Just dipping my fishing pole in the water with spray bait isn’t gonna make fish attach themselves to my hooks.  In addition, it’ll cure me of “I want it now” attitude that’s showing it’s ugly head lately.  Another lession in Patience is required.

10 Ways to Write A First Sentence of a Story

Writer’s Digest frequently holds a Special Writing Prompt Session.  This month it’s to write the opening sentence to a story based on the picture below.  The sentence limit is 35 words.Here are my pending entries…can you do better?

WAIT!! There’s More!!  Click Here For Part Two!!

BW

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5 Reasons Why I Should Go Fishing

I can’t stand the smell of fish.  
 
I can’t stand the taste of fish.  
 
I don’t eat anything that even LOOKS like a fish. 
 
But I think I need to take up fishing.

Why?

1. I Need More Lessons In Patience.

Just dipping my fishing pole in the water with spray bait isn’t gonna make fish attach themselves to my hooks.  In addition, it’ll cure me of “I want it now” attitude that’s showing it’s ugly head lately.  Another lession in Patience is required.

  2. Being Near Water Is Relaxing

I don’t know what it is…but there is something about being by a large body of water, hearing the movement and nature around it–soothing.

3. Equal Opportunity Bonding.

With all there is in the universe to distract a person today, going on a boat or sitting on a dock and fishing with a friend is awesome.  Unless you wanna spend the whole time in silence–being a jerk–you get to actually know the other person you’re with.   And it’s healthy.

–> insider secret…for all you women out there…this is what really goes on when men go fishing…we bond.

4. Reinforces Discipline.

This goes with #1 patience.  To actually catch a fish and refrain from moving your pole around takes discipline to keep in one spot.

5. Everybody’s Doing It.

Sometimes it seems I’m the only one where I live that’s not fishing.  

Honestly…I’m starting feel left out here…

BW.

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Robin Hood Take 52

Russell Crowe as Robin Hood. Photo: AP
 

 Robin Hood, take 52.

 Hollywood, in their infinite wisdom decides that they cannot think of any other story to let’s do Robin Hood again!  Yeah!
 
proof #345 that that today’s Hollywood writers/producers/studios are lazy and lack creative fortitude.
 
I like the Robin Hood story, everybody does, right?!
 
I admit, I liked Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and the latest BBC rendition of Robin Hood–although the first two seasons were better than the third.
 
I like Russell Crowe, my favorite present-day He-Man, but….
 
but…
 
Robin Hood, again??
 
Okay…yeah…this movie looks tight, and I do wanna see–especially with Cate Blanchett…
 
 
but…
 
Are we doing Robin Hood Again?  This is 52nd version of Robin Hoodof the story. 
No doubt, there are other legends and ancient stories that have been repeated throughout the years and every generation needs to learn these stories–true.
 
From the previews, this is obviously not your typical Robin Hood tale, so that’s something.  In fact, I think that’s the main reason why I’d see it. The BBC series of Robin Hood cured me of “It doesn’t happen that way in the story!”  when they killed Maid Mariam at the end of the second season.
 
broke my heart it did…even now I get teary-eyed.
 
So…after I see it. I’ll let you know what I think…
 
 

BW. 

 

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Sex, Meaning of Life, and G.I.Joe PSA’s

As a kid, I watched the GI Joe cartoon all the time.  Every episode of the GI Joe cartoon ended with a public service announcement/ psa type message from a member (sometimes two) of G.I. Joe. It showed kids in some sort of situation doing something wrong and the Joes gave them advice. 
 
The last words of the G.I. Joe would be “Knowing is half the battle.”

Now, I googled the phrase: “What do women want?” 

There were about 88,000,000 results and the first couple of pages were either about sex or a relationship matter.

Then I googled the phrase: “What do men want?”

Strangely enough, there were about 88,700,000 results and the first couple of pages were either about sex or a relationship matter.

So, clearly, men and women want the same thing.  But is it only sex and relationships?
  
I don’t think so.
  
They are but a symptom or part of a larger issue. 
 
What about the sense of purpose?  What about the reason why you exist in the world?
 
It’s certainly not just to have sex and a signficant other.
 
Knowing the reason why you get up, out of bed in the morning, is half the battle.
  
Question: What’s Your Reason?
 
 

 BW.

 
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