Archive for January, 2011

There…they’re…their…thar…the hair…the rare air…

Posted in My Opinion, love it or leave it with tags , , , , , , on January 19, 2011 by tgmreynolds

Admittedly the English Language is a bitch to learn with all of our contrary rules, but the people who make the most mistakes with there-they’re-their are ones who were born and raised in it. Sometimes they’re double-digit-generational English-speakers.

It’s laziness, pure and simple. Lazy spellers, lazy educational system more interested in getting them in one end and out the other (I was a grade 3 teacher, I know) and lazy people who won’t mock and ridicule and ostracize the their-they’re-there abusers enough to make them see the light.

Let’s all take a stand a defriend anyone who uses them incorrectly on Facebook. They get one warning shot and then it’s “Sorry, Mom, your language skills are insufficient for me to warrant keeping you as a friend. Good-bye. See you for supper on Sunday?” .

Ciao for now.

Timbo.

Just an Excuse to Buy More Useless Crap!

Posted in Books Books Books, Novel Process on January 5, 2011 by tgmreynolds

Hey there.

Welcome to 2011! I hope the remainder of your 2010 was upbeat, positive and full of promise for the new year. That said, here`s the latest bit of news from the Tao of Tim front lines.

Back in August I had an epiphany and started writing a new novel at an alarming pace (for me). To date I have 65,000 words of the 100,000-word project done and although I’m mostly happy with the results, the focus of this blog is the fact that the story revolves around items (real and fictional) from throughout human history.

Because I like to do mock-ups of my covers I like to use my own props from the stories. Because I’m a rabid collection of ‘stuff’, I have a wealth of items around the house. Well, apparently I didn’t have enough items for this story and just had to start collecting more, making up little stories for each of these items.

I don’t want to give away any of the story, but here are a bunch of photos of the items which appear in this new story, The Broken Shield.

I`m still looking for the Holy Grail, so if any of you have seen it, please let me know.  But… don`t tell me if you found a replica of the prop used in the movie Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade — I don`t believe that the Grail was made of wood.

Ciao for now,

Tim.