Category Archives: What If

Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

This is sort of a “what if” page. It’s going to be short and sweet. It’s really just a contained rant. So many Internet sites, Yahoo Answers, Facebook, etc. have a way for you to “like” a page or a … Continue reading

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Using What Ifs To Generate Story Ideas

I have (over the past two years) written several posts about the idea of using the phrase “What if” as an idea generator for developing a plot. What If novels are often about large historical events, Kennedy’s assassination, the D-Day … Continue reading

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Genesis of If a Butterfly – Decisions, Decisions

In the previous post, I talked about how the idea for my first novel, If a Butterfly, originally formed. It was early Fall, 2003, and I had been trying to develop a plot idea for NaNoWriMo, which was then about … Continue reading

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Genesis of If a Butterfly – The Very Beginning

The first novel I finished was called If a Butterfly. I started it in November of 2003, and didn’t finish it until October of 2012. This doesn’t mean I worked on it every day for nearly nine years. Other projects … Continue reading

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Note About the What If …..? Posts

I intend to do a number of these. The question writers often get asked, after all, is “where do you get all your ideas?” And the answer many times is, “I read (or heard) something that sparked an idea, and … Continue reading

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What If ……? (Rush Hour Traffic)

Disclaimer, regarding the post below: No, I’m not texting and posting while driving. I’m just writing in present tense after the fact. 😉 It’s about 3:30 pm, and I’m heading north on I-45, the freeway in Houston that runs north … Continue reading

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