Tripio The Novel

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

    I did not experience writer’s block during the writing of Tripio. I fixed that potential problem before I started writing the novel. In other words, begin your writing before you start writing.                 One way to do this is by finding your authentic, creative self and unblocking the limitless mental energy we all possess. My …

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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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        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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