Randall’s Rambling, July 1, 2018

Yesterday was a real scorching along the shores of Lake Huron. The thermometer read 92F/33C but with the clinging humidity, it was more like 102F/38,9C (according to accuweather.com). Needless to say, it was hot and sticky! Today is supposed to be slightly cooler, but heat advisories are in effect until this evening.

Are you having a birthday today? If so here are some people from the writing world who were born on the 1st of July (compliments of http://www.onthisday.com/today/birthdays):

Joseph Hall, English bishop and writer; Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer (types of Lichtenberg); George Sand [Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dudevant], French (female) novelist (Valentine, Le Figaro); Jadwiga Łuszczewska, Polish poet; Michel H Campen, author/critic (Bikoerim); James M Cain, novelist (Postman Always Rings Twice); Pavel G Antokolski, Russian poet/director (Syn); Paul Hardy, Belgian writer (Best of Painted Furniture); Juan Carlos Onetti, novelist; Jo Sinclair [Ruth Seid], American writer (Wasteland); Jean Stafford, American writer (Boston Adventure, Lion & Carpenter); Franclaois-Regis Bastide, writer/broadcaster; and Ze’ev Schiff, Israeli journalist.

Happy birthday to all!

My Work in Progress

This week I completed chapters five and six of Carnage in Singapore and posted them to the two online subscription writing sites I use. The chapters have had a total of twelve reviews, plenty of suggestions to help me along the way!

Since I’m less familiar with the settings for this novel, I also spent a great deal of time doing online research. I’m finding plenty of useful material so I can create the appropriate scenes. Just for one scene (about 350 words) I had twenty links to relevant information.

Books I’m Reading

I’ve been reading books from the Sean Wyatt archaeological thriller series by Ernest Dempsey. I should have reviews reading for you next time.

Blogs/Author Pages/Writing Sites I’d Like to Share

I’ve expanded this section from being only about blogs that I follow but also introduce you to some new authors and a few writing sites. However, this week I was on a roll with Carnage in Singapore and didn’t spend any time browsing for new authors. Perhaps next time.

This brings us to a close for another week. I hope you found something of interest or at least useful for your own writing.  If you have any suggestions for a topic you’d like to read about, please let me know. Until the next time, thank you for reading.

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