Tripio The Novel

How I wrote my novel, and how I can help you write yours

       I am very protective of my mind. Not my brain. In order to appreciate this blog in its length and breadth, especially the few posts that don’t directly concern my crass, yet entertaining attempts to sell Tripio, that must be made clear. Take my brain, please. Take it and the five senses that it …

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     Yesterday afternoon I went to take my “Building your Blog” class at the Indiana Writers Center. It was the largest of the three classes I have so far taken at IWC. At the start of class our instructor had us do a quick “who are you and why are you here?” introduction as a way …

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“Your buddy Howard is thinking about running for president. Could be good for the book”    Above is the text I received this morning. The text was from an old friend who appears in Tripio as my “older brother”.  I have been advised to get reviews of Tripio http://tinyurl.com/y6tfe6he for the Amazon page. So, I have …

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    “Here goes.”     I stepped down from the small but elevated stage at Indy Reads Books  with copies of Tripio in hand and headed for the shelves. The store closed in ten minutes and I had decided to give my novel away. No matter that it had been born in a series of journals I kept …

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        I am an hour into my book release event at Indy Reads Books. My first public attempt to get the word out for my historical fiction novel, Tripio. The first attempt to get the word out about this very personal, private book. So personal that there are parts of the book that reveal things that …

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           The photo above is of me, Jay, from the epilogue of Tripio. Besides a dashing, handsome and still young man, what do you see? I see so much that it is difficult to even write this post. I have no idea where or how to even start. Maybe that is why I  messed around so …

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     I like to record old movies from TCM. They are free from commercials and any additional cost. I am not alone in liking these advantages. I am especially fond of the classic black and white noir films. I recently watched Gilda. I reference it not because it has anything to do with Tripio but because …

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     A troubling thing has been happening on this journey to publish Tripio. I have been getting asked quite a bit the question: “What is a tripio?”       This was first brought to my attention at a class on memoir writing at the Indiana Writers Center. No one in the class with me knew what a tripio …

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     Yesterday when my son came home from work he announced he was moving back out of the house. It was only a matter of time. He had lived away at Purdue for four years and has quite a good job and a nice new car. Still, I was in no hurry to see him go, …

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   I have recently started watching a series called Walking Through History with Tony Robinson: channel4.com/programmes/walking-through-history /episode-guide/https://www. For me, it is the perfect show to relax to after toiling in anonymity on Tripio before going into work, toiling in anonymity while there, and then coming home and parenting in anonymity. For those who don’t remember The …

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