May 18, 2023 Post

It’s Thursday, so you know what that means…

Time for the Story of the Week

Legal Terms for Dummies

Donnie was not a happy camper for three reasons. First, he was on his couch in handcuffs. Second, cops were searching his fortress. Third, they had seized enough drugs and weapons to earn Donnie an extended prison stay.

“We’re also taking that case of laptops,” Detective Gold said, “unless you got receipts.”

“My lawyer’ll fix it.”

“He’ll file a 1538.5 motion. The D.A. will counter with a Fi-Kee-Lo-Wee petition and you’ll go to prison, minus your stuff.”

“What’s that 1538 thing?”

“Motion to suppress the evidence.”

“And the Fi-Kee-Lo-Wee?” Donnie asked.

“That’s the Finders Keepers Losers Weepers doctrine. Sorry, Donnie.”

Prompt: Finders Keepers

The latest on FAST FICTION Vol. 2, Man Vs. Machine

I’m still moving full speed ahead. I’m presently waiting on my cover artist to come back with my requested revisions. Book designer Tony Jonick has done an amazing job of getting all of the pieces into place (for both the eBook and the paperback. I’m also expecting a few testimonials to come in any day now so I’ll have them for the back of the book. Aside from getting short blurbs from other authors I know, for this edition I thought it might also be fun to have an artificial intelligence computer type weigh in with his thoughts. I went to the Writers Guild of America website (good luck, strikers–I’m rooting for you!) and I found a subject matter expert who helps out WGA writers. He’s based in New Mexico and I’m very anxious to get his take on my book. Stay tuned for that one!

From the “It’s Never Too Early to Start Thinking About Book #3” Files

I’d be curious to hear from my pals on what you think about this for an idea: FAST FICTION Vol. 3: Sequels & Prequels.

I would dive into the archives and see if I can find 101 stories or so that might lend themselves to being revisited.

I’ve written a lot that leave people wondering, “What happened next?” and picking up and running with those tales could be a lot of fun. While thinking about that idea the other day while I was out on a brainstorming walk with Scooter (the pandemic puppy), I came up with the idea of looking at some of my stories to see if there might be good prequel possibilities also. From a marketing standpoint, I’m wondering if it could be a good way to get people interested in reading the first two books (assuming they hadn’t already seen them). I know–are there still people on the planet NOT familiar with the originals???

Good idea? Bad idea? You tell me. Please–I really do want to know what you think.

OK, that’s it for this week.

Thanks, as always, for listening.

Scotty out

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