Tag Archives: Writing

Hope – It’s Up To You

One of my favorite movies, and a film I prefer over the written version is, The Shawshank Redemption*. If you’ve not seen it, you should. One of the recurring motifs in the film is hope. The movie is set in prison … Continue reading

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Fringe: Sometimes Television Can Be Worthwhile

I tend to stay away from television. I’ve got probably, 300 channels. You probably to do. Or more. And let’s face it, there’s usually very little worth watching. Though the bandwidth is packed to the gills How It’s Made is usually the … Continue reading

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Writing, Wood, And Rocket Science

“You don’t seem like an engineer.” That’s what people usually say a few moments after I tell them that I’m an engineer. Or a rocket scientist. Or whatever the conversation warranted. I guess they are thinking about the nerds they … Continue reading

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Christian Fiction vs… Fiction

In my last blog I talked about letting my light shine. In case you are wondering, no, I didn’t just “find religion.” Religion is something that has always been very close to my heart… But that’s not entirely true. In … Continue reading

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Tottenham vs Chelsea and Creating Tension In Plot

The FA* Cup is England’s oldest soccer tournament. In this storied battle every registered team in England can participate. Some of the best soccer games in any year can be found in FA Cup matches which take place over an … Continue reading

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The Randomness of Life. Or Not.

I read a very sobering article this morning. Sobering. Sad. Powerful. It appeared in the March 10 issue of Science News and is titled, Scars from harsh early years linger. The article detailed a study of Romanian orphans who spent … Continue reading

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Just Write Good Stories

Pixar’s Andrew Stanton at the LA Screenwriter’s Expo a few years ago. Genre. Market. Audience. The literary industry seems to live and die by these words. “What is your Genre?” “Who is your audience?” “What is your market?” And when … Continue reading

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Don’t Live In A Cage

Motorcycles are a lot of fun to ride. They’re also good on gas. My BMW R1150RT gets about 50 mpg. Sure, there’s the cold, and the heat, and the rain. And it’s dangerous. Well, more dangerous than driving in a … Continue reading

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First Blog Post!

Yay! The official JohnCBrewer.com website is now up and running. And now the hard part: what do you do for a first blog post? I’ve thought a lot about that question. In fact, I’ve started and stopped this post a dozen … Continue reading

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Dream On

I started writing over a decade ago. Pounding out one book after another, trying to get them published. I didn’t have a lot of success on the publishing side. But people liked my stories. Heck, I’m not a fool so … Continue reading

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