Guy L. Pace

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Confidence

Confidence We usually express confidence outwardly. It shows in our body language, dress, attitude, and how we communicate with others. Or, lack of confidence. Or, in the example provided by the image here, questionable fashion sense? Okay, I’m really not one for criticizing other’s fashion taste, though. My wardrobe consists of t-shirts with pockets and jeans. Continue Reading

Craft

It’s About the Craft Writing is a craft. An art. A skill you hone and improve with practice and time–seasoned with blood and tears. When you first start writing, your clumsy, stilted prose dribbles down the page. Your words flow in sluggish sentences with passive verbs and all to many adverbs. Your dialog shouts with too Continue Reading

Booksellers

Booksellers This post is to bookstores and booksellers who buy or may buy my books. I recently got a shipment back from IngramSpark (the print-on-demand company). Of course, this is disappointing and frustrating. I had no idea who bought this lot and didn’t have a chance to help them sell the books. I communicated with Continue Reading

Something Happened

Something Happened Joseph Heller (author of Catch 22) published Something Happened in 1974. I read Catch 22 shortly after leaving the military, so the theme and humor wasn’t lost on me. I thought Something Happened would be a good read too. It was a good read in a very strange way. I won’t spoil the Continue Reading

Words

Words The words we use color our lives and our relationships. Some bring people closer together and others tear people apart. I’ll be honest, I haven’t always used the best words or language. I was a sailor and I’ll use that as my excuse. But, there is no excuse for what some of those words Continue Reading

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