Friday, October 30, 2015

Paragraph Daily...Read My New Book Daily

Paragraph Daily.....

The piano player started up with Dixie as Billy stared back and forth from Vince to Jim
"Sam better sends someone for the undertaker,” Billy said.
Sam started laughing, “Now ain’t you funny”
Vince look here we have a funny guy
A gray cloud passed over Billy's face...he started to understand now, they were all in it together, Sam, Vince, and Jim
So you sold out did ya, Sam.
Billy, money is money and we all need it, now hand over the gold and nobody needs to get hurt.
A shot rang out, Jim stumbled back holding his chest, blood filled his hands and wetting the front of his shirt.
Everyone's attention had been on Billy, so no one noticed Chuck pulling his gun for the last time.
Side stepping the Shotgun Billy grabbed it by the barrel and jerked it hard causing Sam to pull the triggers.
As the shotgun went off, Vince’s 45 flew From his grip, grabbing  his hand, Vince howled in pain.
As the gun smoked filled the air People scrambled to find a safe haven either out the front door or taking refuge behind tables.
Drawing his Colt, Billy pistol whipped Sam, picking up his saddle bags he flew out the door into the night.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

"Dead End" Paragraph Daily...

Paragraph Daily...
Rough Draft...

Billy heard a double click of a double barrel shot hammers being cocked behind him.
Glancing behind him he saw Sam had the shotgun up on the bar aimed at Jim and now he was wearing a Sheriff’s Star.
“Now Jim, stand down this has nothing to do with you”
“He is right Jimmy no need in you getting hurt,” Vince said
“Sheriff this no good, This bounty hunter has been on our tail for weeks”
“And rightfully so from what I gathered from the wanted posters”
“We didn’t rob that stage someone else got there before us”  Jimmy muttered.
“Chuck spoke up, yeah that's right Sheriff, good to know I have backup”
Chuck turned to Jimmy “Either your right or you and your brother are in with the cowboy who did rob the gold shipment”.
Turning back to Vince Chuck said, “Vince what I meant was I was on the trail of a robber or robbers who held up a gold shipment in Yuma and it brought me right to you”
Vince smiled as he asked, “ so did you find him?”
Billy started edging for the side door when he heard Sam behind him “Bill stay right where you are”
Two shots fired.
Swinging around, Billy saw Chuck Wright grab his chest as he staggered back from the force of the 45 slugs hitting him before he tumbled to the floor.
Billy straightened up and looked at Vince, what he saw made his blood run cold. Vince was smiling at him with an evil grin...
"Well, Well,  I’m guessing you're the cowboy old Chuck was trailing because I recognize everyone else here”.
Billy's hand moved towards his 45 Colt when he felt a nudge from behind.
“Son takes your hand from that leg iron or I’ll cut you in two with this here shotgun”.
"Sam what the hell is going on here" Billy pleaded?
“Looks like we have here the robber of that Yuma Stage and those saddle bags of yours I’m guessing  are full of gold”
“No one is taking my Gold”

Monday, October 26, 2015

Paragraph A Day.. "Dead End" My latest Book in the Series "Hannigan"

Installment 5   "GOLD"


Hearing the room go silent Billy glanced down the bar at the cowboys that had been fighting.
The one called Jim Calder had walked out to the middle of the room.
“Hey, you, Big mouth what did you say about the Lady?”
“Well  look what we have here, a boy, and his come to save the day”.
It’s not the age that stands before you, it’s the miles that have worn my patients down for loud mouths like you.
Billy slowly turned around, he didn’t like the idea of getting shot in the back.
“Smart mouth too I see, before I kill you, sonny, what's your name?”
“Jim Calder, old man” Jim squared himself up as he stared at the bounty hunter.
Chuck Wright stood there for a moment looking unsure of himself.
“You know a Vince Calder?”
“Yea he is my brother”
Chuck started laughing, “So where is that good for nothing snake of a brother of yours?”
If the room could have got quieter it would of when a voice behind Chuck said, “Right Behind You”
Vince had made his way through the swinging doors without notice and now he stood right behind Chuck.
Slowly Chuck turned around, “Well well if it ain’t the snake eater himself the famous Vince Calder”.
Vince stared at him, “I thought we lost you at  High Plains”.
“You did, but I guess it’s my  lucky day, two for one”
Vince looked confused, “What do you mean two for one my brother isn’t wanted?”
“Well Vince no harm in telling you because you're either going to be dead or in jail by the end of the night”
“Like hell, Jim yelled

Friday, October 23, 2015

Fourth Installment Of "Dead End" a paragraph daily ....

The end of Chapter One....

"Billy keep your eyes off my daughter Betty" Sam laughed,
Taking a breath, Billy said, "Sorry Sam I've been on the trail too long.
Betty spoke up "Paw leave him alone he didn't mean any harm"
She caught Billy's eyes with hers and held them for what seemed like hours, finally she smiled and looked away.
"Betty get upstairs and get a hot bath ready for this young man and
fresh sheets in room 6"
"Yes, paw" turning she headed up the staircase. A voice down the bar piped up "Well that's a fine woman there and it looks like she needs a man"
"Keep your mind in check stranger and your mouth shut that's my daughter"
"Who is going to make me barkeep?"
Billy watched as Sam's hand inched underneath the bar probably where he kept his shotgun.
"Barkeep if I was you I'd act like a rock and stop moving that hand or I'm going to take it personal"
"Yea and who are you mister".
"Chuck Wright"
Sam Froze...Billy noticed the 41 Colt Lightening strapped to his chest... Wright had his hat pulled low favoring his right side.
Not Now, Billy thought,
Quietly Billy said, "Sam stand down"
Sweat was beading up on Sam's forehead as he said.
"Look, Mister, I don't want any trouble, so tell you what, the next round is on the house"
Billy did a Whoop- whoop and everyone in the saloon started up too.
After the drinks had been poured, and the laughter died down, Billy asked Sam "You know who that is?"
"He's Bounty Hunter", Sam whispered
"Killed three men in El Paso about  six months ago, brutally shot one in the back as he tried to run away"...
So any idea why he is here?
Not a clue, other than he must be after someone.
Shit, Billy thought....

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Third Installment Of "Dead End" a paragraph daily ....

3rd Installment...Rough Draft

"I'm Billy Hannigan and you are?"
"Sam Butcher the owner of this fine establishment and part-time sheriff pleased to meet you"
Billy stared at him for a moment, until Sam stuck his hand out.
Muscles bulged from the Barkeeps forearms as his hand hung in mid-air
Billy could tell this was no life time barkeep this man has seen some trails.
 Breaking the tension, Billy grabbed it and said Well Sheriff
"Nice meeting you, now how about that good stuff"
Sam pulled a bottle of Whiskey out from underneath the bar.
"No problem anything else I can help you with?"
"Yea I need a room, a bath and a place to eat".
"Well, you're at the right place for most of your needs"...
"And Sam I need a telegraph office?"
Sam laughed "Sure but first let me get you a room ready and a hot bath"
Turning, Sam yelled into the back room "Betty we've got a paying customer he needs a room and a hot bath"
Loud noise imminent  from the end of the bar, an argument between two cowboys sounded pretty heated.
"Don't mind them, it's just some drifter,  Jim Calder and one of his hands".
"From the sound of it I'd say it's not friendly, Sam"…
“Yea something about being late or something like that".
Billy tried to drown out the arguing as he let the  whiskey moisten his mouth before it burned all the way down.
Sam pour me another and tell the piano player to kick it up a notch I'm getting tired of the noise.
A beautiful blond came out of the back room,  she was a beauty with her hair tied up high. Billy could see the white skin of her neck, it looked like fine china, his eyes drifted up to her mouth and her lips. She had the eyes of a wild animal, making the blood flow into his lower extremities.
Swallowing hard, Billy tried to find his voice but nothing left his lips, so he just sat there with his mouth gaped.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

C.A. DAYHOFF: "Dead End" Paragraph per day....

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"Dead End" Paragraph per day....


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 "Well you better get the Doc to take a look at that nothing"
Hearing the music and laughter coming from the Saloon again, Billy wiped his brow with his sleeve, his thirst just took a hike up about two notches.
"OK kid you've got yourself a deal but once you are done come over to the Saloon and I'll give you another two bits if you feed him some oats too"
"Thanks, Mister"
"It's Billy Hannigan"
"I'm Tom Shoemaker"
"Well, OK Tom let's shake on it"
Billy shook the kids hand
"Tom you better get that eye looked at"
"I will Mister"
Who hit you Tom?
Handing Tom the reins of his horse, he carefully lifted his saddle bags off his horse.
"Well Tom when you come for the two bits I want an answer on who hit you"
Tom looked like a scared rabbit getting ready to bolt.
"Yes Sir" he finally said while he held made a choking sound..
"You ok?"
"Yes Sir"
Okay take care of my horse Tom..
Heading for the Saloon, Billy tried not to show how heavy his gold filled saddle bags were.
Turning back to Tom, "Tom take it easy with him, talk to him he is a good horse".
"Yes Sir Mister Hannigan"
Shaking his head Billy pushed through the doors of the Saloon taking in his surroundings as he headed for the bar.
 What he saw was always the same in places like this, gamblers, saloon girls, drunks and Men who didn't want to be bothered, men that had something to hide.
Billy took it all in, he had learned from his brother Bishop how to enter a room sizing it up without anyone noticing. Knocking the dust from his hat one last time he noticed a vacant spot at the end of the bar that wasn't too close to anyone.
Billy didn't want to answer questions or catch any prying eyes, he just wanted a drink, a room, food and a hot bath.
"Whall have Mister?", the barkeep asked,
"Whiskey and not that cheap pig swill" Billy smiled back at him.
"Mister I'm here to tell you that all our whiskey is the cheap shit for people with no name"
Billy laughed at that

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

My New Book "Dead End" A Paragraph a day...

Dropping from his saddle, a cloud of dust rose as Billy's boots hit the dirt.
His mouth felt like sandpaper, nothing that a cold drink won't fix he thought.
He had ridden hard just to get here, taking every back trail he could find, watching his back for a posse that was bound to be back there or some other followers with bad intentions.
  Only couple more days of riding and he could set things right.
He missed Sara, and the beautiful round valley where the cattle ranch lay.
Just thinking of getting back to it all with the life blood that would keep everything intact, so that he and Sara could get married.
Tired, hungry and thirsty but most of all he was free, Billy smiled, soon he'll be back to his love.
Over the top of his saddle he Looked around for any danger or signs someone had recognized him.
Doesn’t even look like this hole in the wall even has a Sheriff he thought,
Finally he could relax, nothing was out of place, just another few hours rest and he would be back.
Shifting his gaze, he grinned at the sight of the saloon as he listened to the music and sounds of voices drifting out.
He knew Sara wouldn't like him having a drink, She knew how he can get, from the drink.
Shoving that memory from his head, he told himself..Only one drink, food, bath and sleep that’s it.
He needed to get back on the trail by sunrise if he wanted to get back to Moab by Monday.
Looking around again he was satisfied nothing was out of place.
Nope this was just a normal town in the middle of nowhere, He just needed to rest his horse and get a good night sleep after so many days on the trail, eating beans and smelling his own filth.
Sleep, good food, bath and a drink not necessarily in that order was what he needed
How ironic he thought, standing in front of the Four Corners Saloon in Dead End, Nevada depending how which exit he took out of town is what state he would be in...Dead End yea right he laughed to himself.
Billy Slapped the dust off his hat as he wrapped the reins from his horse to the hitching post.
Turning to his horse he whispered in his ear, "Well old boy you carried me through again" patting the horse's neck, music and laughter were still filtering out of the Saloon."
"Just one drink and I'll take you to the stable he whispered to the horse".
"Hey mister" Looking back Billy saw a kid of 10-12 years of age. "Mister for two bits I'll take him to the stable and rub him down.."
"Sure kid and you'll take off with him, never to be seen again.."
"No Sir, just trying to make some money for my maw," Noticing the kid had a black eye, Billy asked
"Kid what happened to your face?"

Sunday, October 18, 2015

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The many ways not to write..your next novel UPDATED Oct-2015


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The many ways not to write..your next novel


Well it’s time to start writing again…a story is forming and my lead character is getting restless.  
It’s been 9 months since I wrote the last book of the series, I had decided to take a fork in the road and start another series in a complete different genre.
But now I’m back and ready to write book 3 of my Hannigan series.. But first I have to do something….

I have to make sure I’m using the perfect software for me and the job…Ok OK I know you don’t need software, a pen and paper can work just fine..ask anyone.

But I like the chase…the thrill..the download or maybe an online account which may or may not open the door for me to write that Perfect Novel or Novelette ..

First off I already own the best…the second best…the third..on….and on…

So what could be better then Scrivener ? or Writeway Pro or Writeitnow or Ywriter5 or Quoll Writer or Storybox2…Ostorybook 4.10…Plume Creator.. Liquid Story Binder(Deadware)...on and on

Maybe it’s a Online Fastpencil or Litlift..Hiveworld…Novlr…Truenovelist …Yarney or mywriting spot…writeitPro..

Or maybe it’s a in between writing program(Computer/Cloud?
Bibisco or Shaxpir  or….

And then we get into the distraction free programs… Your lucky I won’t get into those because I’m already distracted with finding the perfect software so I can get started writing…
Conclusion….Just Write!!!

But to make this a little more fun…

I like Scrivener but something keeps me from loving it…so I look...

Ywriter5 (FREE) is great.... but ugly…jezzzzzz give me some colors….

Writeitnow4 …tone down the colors I feel like I’m at Disney Land

WritewayPro… I like it..

Storybox 2   too much is going on …the screen is very busy

Quoll Writer.(FREE)… word count is to far away… Us writers like to know our counts…WAIT, I found you can have up to 3 panes open and one can be static's which includes Word Count-Readability and more... I'm liking this one more and more...!!

Ostorybook 4.10 (FREE)  Juror is still out…but looks promising

Plume Creator(Free)   I like it… simple but functional..I will write with it soon.(Ran into a clinch and now it's lost my settings..NOT GOOD because I've read about this happening So I feel this software isn't ready for prime-time)

Of the online programs(FREE)…I like  Fastpencil and Truenovelist the most.

In betweens….Bibisco…is the best and it's free
 Shaxpir is OK(Ran into problem or setting change in my computer and now after I type in my password and hit enter I get a blank screen..I've tried reinstalling..still the same, I tried contacting the company..NOTHING no support)..  

The winner is…

Scrivener Of course…. I always seem to finish with it after starting with another program… 

This time I’m going to start with Bibisco Liquid Story Binder because I like the flexibility of the program..I can have as many panes open as I want... Which means I can have inspiration quotes in one, Plot guide lines in another, Outline, on and on...
Not hard to get started... just remember
Binder is folder your story is in
Planner is the table of contents or tree
You build your chapters/everything from the planner...