Reporting from Isolation

Episode 11 – Recorded using 1000 miles of
Social Distancing

We have had a lot happen in the good ol’ US of A since the last episode. You may have noticed.

Basically, the world has flipped upside down, you know… and stuff.

In Episode 11, Craig and I share our observations, feelings, and personal experience with the coronavirus.

We want to make it clear that although we often talk in a light-hearted manner about this pandemic, we do not take it lightly. You will hear us laugh, but know that we take this all very seriously.

You’ll also hear us mention our good friend and past guest, Angelique L’Amour, who, with her whole family, has been suffering with the covid-19 disease, and you can read a post of her experience on her blog. We wish them a speedy recovery.

Introducing our Next Series

As Craig points out in the episode, we’ve all got a little more time on our hands these days, and for those of us who call ourselves “writers” certainly have more opportunities to get some work done. He also points out that due to what we assume is a non-corona, but equally unpleasant ailment that gripped his own family that he has not been able to take advantage of all the extra time, (in fact with his twins not going to school he has even less time now!)

But that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about writing, even if we haven’t gotten back to doing it just yet.

So Good Sentences will be looking at the part that plot plays in the craft of writing. To get the juices flowing I read a quote from Stephen King’s book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, and I’ll share it with you now:

“Story is honorable and trustworthy; plot is shifty, and best kept under house arrest.” 

Stephen King

A quote I did not include in the episode but will share here shows that not everyone shares Stephen’s level of skepticism.

“Storytelling is about two things; character and plot.”

George Lucas
I don’t know how effective these masks are, but when this is all over, disco-face may be my new look!

Hmm. Sounds like George and Stephen might be fighting!

So enjoy Episode 11, and be sure to come back soon for the launch of the Plot Series, to find out if Lucas and King get into it.

Until next time, stay safe, but stay fabulous!


Free books during your isolation

Be sure to check out the Suspense – First In Series Promotion, running through out the month of April. Pick any or all of the 120 author’s first book in their series. My first Cleanup Crew Thriller, The Beauty of Bucharest is included and is yours, (as are all the others) for the cost of zero monies.

[Annoying intrusion from the Legal Department: You do have to sign up for an email newsletter from the author(s) you select.]


A bit of additional information: Good Sentences is now a member of the Ad Council, and they are the source of the PSA you’ll hear, which Craig placed at the outset of the podcast because we truly believe the message it contains.

Published by Scott Varengo

Blogger, space marine, neurosurgeon and dog polisher.

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