NaNoWriMo – Knowledge or Write What you Know

Knowledge? Bet you’re wondering what I’m talking about πŸ™‚

First I’m going to quote a Billy Joel song:

I’ve been stranded in the combat zone
I walked through Bedford Stuy alone
Even rode my motorcycle in the rain
And you told me not to drive
But I made it home alive
So you said that only proves that I’m insane

Now you’re probably really wondering where I’m going. I do have a point though…

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Writing Inspiration

Hardy Boys Boat
Hardy Boys Boat

Was in Haileybury yesterday, and had my camera with me. The boat above is supposed to have been the boat owned by Leslie McFarlane, who wrote the early Hardy Boys novels. He spent a good part of his youth living near my home, and one of his early jobs was reporter on the local newspaper, theΒ Cobalt Daily Nugget for the princely sum of $8.00 per week.

The point? Anyone can be a writer. Even someone from a small town in the far north.

Yes, the books do sayΒ Franklin W. Dixon on the spine. Franklin W. Dixon was a collective pseudonym used by a group of writers hired to write the Hardy Boys series.

Leslie McFarlane is a local hero.


Wayne Borean

Sunday September 28, 2014

Just Another Writing Book – Chapter 2 – Tools – Continued

The Old Fashioned Way courtesy Wikimedia Foundation
The Old Fashioned Way courtesy Wikimedia Foundation

My apologies for the delay. I’ve been somewhat distracted by the start of spring. Yes, our snow is finally melting πŸ™‚

This is my dogs, in the backyard one week ago.

Rose and Kleo enjoying the snow, April 7/2014
Rose and Kleo enjoying the snow, April 7/2014

They were having a great time!

Back to writing…

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Just Another Writing Book – Links

Me and my office staff
Me and my office staff

Someone pointed out to me that I didn’t have links to all of the “Just Another Writing Book” articles. Oops. So here they are:


Chapter 1 – How do you start?

Chapter 1 – Continued

Chapter 2 – Tools

Chapter 2 – Tools – Continued


The second part of Chapter 2 will be posted tomorrow, assuming I get this short story I’m writing finished πŸ™‚


Wayne Borean

Monday March 31, 2014