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30 Day Adventure!

I have challenged myself to make at least one post each day for the next 30 days. To help it along, I will be collecting questions on our FB page and responding to them here in the blog. If you have questions you would like to ask about writing, my books, storytelling, publishing or self-publishing…feel free to post them on FB: @jamisonbooks

Day 30 A Dingo Eating a Shark and Two Snakes Making Love: My Self-Publishing Journey.

By |May 5th, 2019|Categories: Dibelief, Disruption, Distraction, I Can't Paint My Dog!, J. B. Jamison, Pops Jamison, The Skwerdlock, Writing Fiction, Writing for Early Readers and Listeners|

I didn't have to self-publish. I have traditionally published 5 or 6 books in the past, and when I realized I was actually writing my first novel [...]

Day 29 Making Your Characters Sick!

By |May 4th, 2019|Categories: Dibelief, Disruption, Distraction, General, I Can't Paint My Dog!, J. B. Jamison, Pops Jamison, The Skwerdlock, Writing Fiction, Writing for Early Readers and Listeners|

This is going to be a short post today, and one for the writers who may come across it. It will be short because, well, wait a [...]

Day 28 Towboat Captains and Other Interesting Characters

By |May 4th, 2019|Categories: Dibelief, Disruption, Distraction, General, I Can't Paint My Dog!, J. B. Jamison, Pops Jamison, The Skwerdlock, Writing Fiction, Writing for Early Readers and Listeners|

My post today isn't specifically about writing or books, about finding ideas, or about any of the other things I've blogged about so far. Today, I just [...]

Day 27 The Story Idea That Haunts Me!

By |May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Dibelief, Disruption, Distraction, I Can't Paint My Dog!, J. B. Jamison, Pops Jamison, The Skwerdlock, Uncategorized, Writing Fiction, Writing for Early Readers and Listeners|

As I have researched ideas for stories, I have come across things that have concerned me. But, there is one story-seed I came across that just scared [...]

Day 26 “I’m just not that creative.”

By |May 1st, 2019|Categories: Dibelief, Disruption, Distraction, I Can't Paint My Dog!, J. B. Jamison, Pops Jamison, The Skwerdlock, Writing Fiction, Writing for Early Readers and Listeners|

Question: It is interesting to see how you come up with your ideas, from something you see or hear, or something you read. But I'm just not [...]

Day 25 Some Ideas Make it Hard to Breathe

By |April 30th, 2019|Categories: Dibelief, Disruption, Distraction, General, I Can't Paint My Dog!, J. B. Jamison, Pops Jamison, The Skwerdlock, Writing Fiction, Writing for Early Readers and Listeners|

I was late for class, which as the instructor, is frowned upon. I was following a big, slow, truck, watching for a break in the traffic so [...]

Day 24 The Day They Blew-Up Decatur!

By |April 29th, 2019|Categories: Dibelief, Disruption, Distraction, General, I Can't Paint My Dog!, J. B. Jamison, Pops Jamison, The Skwerdlock, Writing Fiction, Writing for Early Readers and Listeners|

Sometimes, the ideas just hit you right in the face. And then, they just stand there and keep punching. I walked out our front door last week [...]

Day 23 Another Source for Great Story Ideas

By |April 28th, 2019|Categories: Dibelief, Disruption, Distraction, General, I Can't Paint My Dog!, J. B. Jamison, Pops Jamison, The Skwerdlock, Writing Fiction, Writing for Early Readers and Listeners|

I have another really cool (in my opinion) site to spark some story ideas. At first glance it might look like something just for the Sci-Fi writers, [...]

Day 22 How to Create Really Villainous Villains…

By |April 27th, 2019|Categories: Dibelief, Disruption, Distraction, General, I Can't Paint My Dog!, J. B. Jamison, Writing Fiction|

I had a really fun conversation with another author this week during one of his upcoming podcasts (I'll say more about that when I know the release [...]

Day 21 Secrets for Writing Mystery Stories Part II

By |April 26th, 2019|Categories: Dibelief, Disruption, Distraction, General, I Can't Paint My Dog!, J. B. Jamison, Pops Jamison, The Skwerdlock, Writing Fiction, Writing for Early Readers and Listeners|

I want to begin by saying that I do not "eavesdrop". However, I do tend to "overhear" things now and then, which I credit to my years [...]

Day 20 A Secret to Writing Good Mystery Stories (and learning, and creating change, and…)

By |April 25th, 2019|Categories: Dibelief, Disruption, Distraction, General, I Can't Paint My Dog!, J. B. Jamison, Pops Jamison, The Skwerdlock, Uncategorized, Writing Fiction, Writing for Early Readers and Listeners|

First of all, allow me to take a moment to congratulate myself for making it to Day 20 in my self-imposed, 30 day, blog-post challenge. There, a [...]

Day 19 Evil Characters

By |April 24th, 2019|Categories: Dibelief, Distraction, General, I Can't Paint My Dog!, J. B. Jamison, Pops Jamison, The Skwerdlock, Uncategorized, Writing Fiction, Writing for Early Readers and Listeners|

A quick note...if you need an example of an evil character, I recommend the person in charge of the TV here in the waiting room filled with [...]

Day 17 Writing Authentic Characters (and understanding people in general)

By |April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Dibelief, Disruption, Distraction, General, I Can't Paint My Dog!, J. B. Jamison, Pops Jamison, The Skwerdlock, Writing Fiction, Writing for Early Readers and Listeners|

Question: Your characters seem like real people. How do you create your characters? Are they based on real people? First, thanks for the question and comment, I'm [...]

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