The Writer’s Mind

“If you’re a writer and you have a minute from your busy day and your not thinking about your novel, your probably not working hard enough.”

-Randall Johnson 7/06/2016

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Things I Have Learned Along the Way

Writing further into my novel, I have been carrying around in my head for some time a certain scene that was intimidating me. I didn’t know if I had what it took to write it. When I finally got to it— My thoughts now flowing back to my previous blog post. — “if you can dream it, you can write it.”— I just started writing what I knew of it and more started to come, simply put. I was pleased with what I had written and found a good stopping point. On the next day when I sat to write, I thought I would just chip away at it and get a little more, not knowing what I was going to write. What came, was great dialogue and the scene, I knew it could be. After that, I thought ahead at more of those taunting scenes without questioning so much my ability, but having faith that when I do get to them, all that I have written up to that point, will assist me and I will go through them, one by one until the end.

-Randall Johnson 6/24/2016

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Dealing with Confidence and the Unknown

Creativity has intelligence. If you’re working on a novel and you don’t think you can write a certain way, like a big scene or a certain character that’s way different from the way you think, write down what you would like to do in your story with as much detail as you can come up with. Either you will begin to write it or at least plant a seed for development later on. It’s like the saying by Walt Disney, “If you can dream it you can do it.” Well, if you can dream it, you can write it too.

-Randall Johnson 06/23/2016

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Words are truth. You just have to unscramble them.

Randall Johnson 06/02/2016

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Thoughts On Writing

Do you know what is fun about writing as you get deeper into your characters? You don’t know where you’ll end up. You will learn about things you never gave much thought to outside yourself.

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The year was 1963, the first year Pete Edward Rose took the field playing at second base at Crosley Field. Father’s plan their day, leaving work early and sons skipped school, rushing to where Finley meets Western to buy their tickets. Kids gathered along the backside of the outfield wall searching for the best holes and cracks to see their heroes they pretended to portray when playing each other. Just think how exciting those early days must have been.Many I’m sure, can still tell some great stories. Fans packed the bleachers with the aroma of hot dogs and roasted peanuts all around.

And Pete some local new guy from Price Hill just hit a liner down right field. The baseball looked more like a pinball the way it bounced around in the corner of the field. Before the slow striding defender could grasp the

 

And Pete some local new guy from Price Hill just hit a liner down right field. The baseball looked more like a pinball the way it bounced around in the corner of the field. Before the slow striding defender could grasp the the ball, Pete had already made up his mind to get another base.The outfielder turned to throw the young player out at second, but the young player silencing the crowd was already advancing to third. The second baseman had him for sure and with a quick fling to third, but the rookie from Price Hill dove into third base head first and when the dust settled the ump called him safe and the crowd went nuts, hands went flying over head and beer came raining down and that rookie was local, his name was Pete Rose and in 1963, he won the rookie of the year.

 

Only days ago it was announced that hometown hero Pete Rose is to be inducted in the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and it’s rumored that, the statue of Pete will be much like the true to life scene I just wrote of him sliding into third base. This would capture the image in the minds of most Cincinnatians of course. But before we unveil the immortal statue of number 14, Lets remember that iconic moment on September 8th 1985, in Riverfront Stadium. Pete standing on first base, in front of 47,237 fans all standing on their feet chanting Pete.. Pete..Pete. The crowd cheered for a whole seven minutes then Pete raised one finger over his head after hitting 4192. That moment is only reserved for Pete Rose and no other ballplayer, breaking Ty Cobb’s hit record making him truly baseball’s hit, king.

 

Someday Cooperstown may come calling for Pete Rose so do we make it a hard for Hall of Fame to top ours or do we step aside for them. There are many baseball fans around the league who believes Pete should be in Cooperstown and now they can see The Big Red Machine in its completeness and The hit king and who knows if tickets sales boom then, the fans are speaking loud.

 

If you really want to make a comparison. Well heck, the Reds go back a ways.

 

Randall Johnson 01/28/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Things I learned along the way

On a good writing day, I have an out of body experience, entering the world of my characters and come back at a good stopping point.

-Randall Johnson 01/26/2016

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