Saturday, September 17, 2016

First round of critiques for Distortion Scene 1 "Street Noise"

One of the scariest things for most authors (especially fiction authors) to do is open their work to the blatant critique of others. The author got to know their work so well, they know the backstory (that never made it onto the page), etc.


This very intimacy makes them blind to the things the reader sees immediately.

As Ernest Hemingway famously said, “The first draft of anything is *crap.”

I put out the 1st scene of Distortion, "Street Noise", for a writers critique. It was quite illuminating. I chose not to take it personally but learn from each point. Some things I agreed with, some I didn't. Some were clear craft mistakes while others were stylistic choices I could take or leave.

I have a feeling that my re-write will be so much better due to this experience. I also found a critique buddy (Hey Ashleigh!) who I can work with as I go through re-writes.

Distortion Scene 1 "Street Noise" can be read in its current form (as of today) in the second draft on my It's Author Fun website (here). That was you can see what the original looks like if you'd like to read it before you read the critiques.

Here was the feedback:


Darrell G. Wolfe


Story Teller | INFJ | Futuristic | Intellection | Learner | Ideation | Achiever | Command | Input | Focus | Multipotentialite

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

You are wired for story. Did you know that?


I'm almost done reading a book called Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence, by Lisa Cron (Author)

Mind blown. We are literally wired for story. She breaks down the brain science behind every element of the craft and character creation. I'll never write a "teach you" book again without including story because of this book.

In one section, she takes a mediocre idea that has no pull, and turns it into a story I still want to read and think about days later. All without actually writing the story. She just breaks down the brain science behind why we think the way we do, and then gives us just enough of the background that the story starts writing itself. Amazing.

Here's a Ted Talk called Wired for story: given by Lisa Cron at TEDxFurmanU:






Thanks to checking her out!

Darrell G. Wolfe


Story Teller | INFJ | Futuristic | Intellection | Learner | Ideation | Achiever | Command | Input | Focus | Multipotentialite

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

New Post at Wolfe for Office


I wrote a new post: I am a Conservative-Liberal | Republicans and Democrats are actually the same party, here's why I'm a #ChristianLibertarian







Darrell G. Wolfe


Story Teller | INFJ | Futuristic | Intellection | Learner | Ideation | Achiever | Command | Input | Focus | Multipotentialite

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Monday, August 29, 2016

D.G. Wolfe | Storyteller - New Author Site


DGWolfe.Weebly.Com


My new Author Site is up and running. Still tweaking, but it's ready to share. Check it out (HERE).


Darrell G. Wolfe
​Storyteller | INFJ | Strengths: Futuristic | Intellection | Learner | Ideation | Achiever | Command | Input | Focus | Multipotentialite
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I left the #GOP forever and it has nothing to do with Donald Trump.

#Election2016 Clarification:


I heard another talk radio guy (Grant Stinchfield) jump on the Trump Train this morning... another person claiming to be a conservative who is so blinded by his hate for Hillary Clinton, he cannot see that the devil he chose is worse than the one he rejects.

Hillary and Obama combined couldn't harm this country as bad as Trump could. That's what worries me most about this coming election. But here's the thing Grant doesn't get. He thinks I'm voting for Gary Johnson because of Trump.

I left the #GOP forever and it has nothing to do with Donald Trump. 

Read on (HERE) to find out why...

Darrell
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

First Draft First Novel... Done! On to Edits...



So... I completed the first draft of my short novel White Noise - The Tower (Episode 1). 


You can read it (warts and all) below. I'm going to go back through and start editing (I already have). But it's mostly done now. I've also roughed out a book cover (we'll see if I stick with this direction).

Of course, I'm taking a big risk by calling it "Episode 1"... that means I have to write Episode 2, 3, & 4 at least. (That's where I have the story sketched out to at this point.

I hope you enjoy!

(Click here to read online) OR, email Me@DarrellWolfe.com and I'll put you on a list to be a beta reader when the final edits are done. 

Comment on this post or the Author Fun post about the Book Cover. Any feedback will be taken into consideration.


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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Vote @GovGaryJohnson for President in November 2016


Gary Johnson
#Libertarian For President
#LiveFree | #MakeAmericaSaneAgain


After much thought, review, and internal debate this past 12 months. I have taken a stand. I endorse Gary Johnson, Libertarian, for President of the United States of America. I will be voting Libertarian at every level (President, Senator, Mayor, School Board... etc) in November 2016.

I ask you to support a common sense approach, and to run from the Tyranny of Donald Trump AND Hillary Clinton (and their parties).

When men and women are free from government and corporate interference, they are the happiest and more prosperous people.

You and I may have honest intellectual disagreements on the moral quality of one choice or another, and we can debate and discuss those choices openly and freely in a free society.

However, as long as you are not harming my person or property, and I am not harming your person or property, we should not attempt to control each other through government force. We should each be free to walk away from that discussion without the government dictating which of us is right.

You check out more from him here:

GaryJohnson2016.com
Twitter: @GovGaryJohnson
Facebook: GovGaryJohnson
Instagram: GovGaryJohnson

Darrell Wolfe



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Gary Johnson #Libertarian For President #LiveFree | #MakeAmericaSaneAgain After much thought, review, and internal debate this ...