Thursday, October 30, 2014

Your daily Ralph- Just a reminder

While I'm toiling away on the new Cagliostro Chronicles novel, I figured I'd give you all links to find me and my books all over the internet.

My Website is You'll find all the latest updates on my novels there. It also has links to purchase all of my books at whatever outlets they are available at. It's the readers first resource to learn about what I have going on including a page dedicated to what I have coming up next.

On Facebook you can find me at That's my facebook authors page. It's another great resource to keep up with what I have going on.

On Twitter I'm @RLAngeloJr

My Email is

and finally my amazon authors page is


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Your daily Ralph- Working hard.

I'm trudging along through the next 'The Cagliostro Chronicles' novel at this point. It's at its mid way point right now and I hope to have it ready to be edited by the end of November, I hope actually to be done before that. I'm  trying very hard to have it ready for Christmas.

In other news I saw 'Dracula Untold' today and cannot recommend it enough. It wasn't a bloody horror movie, but more of an origin story and a great adventure that culminates in the final 30 seconds in today's world. It was brilliantly written and just a really good flick. Go see it, it's well worth the time.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Your daily Ralph- Content






So I was messing around with the other night, updating stuff, and I usually stay off of goodreads. I have a notorious hate/hate relationship with that site. I do not like the readers there. Many there are pompous asses and wannabe writers as far as I’m concerned. They get a big thrill out of shooting down authors books there, for the most part. The average reader there thinks they work for the NY Times book review or something. They are horrific for the most part, and get a big thrill out of trashing someone’s novel. So I do not spend much time on goodreads at all.

But while I was there I did a few things on my very seldom used authors page there that I started almost two years ago. I came upon a question about writers block and how I get past it. My answer is I do not get it, which is true. There may be times when I just don’t feel like writing,. But that does not mean I’m blocked. Most of the time I can pick up and write just fine, wherever I am, as long as I have the proper content.

Content is huge. It is just something that cannot be underestimated. It may seem like I’m being arbitrary about this, but believe me I’m not. You have to know where you are going with a story, and you have to know what happens in-between that is the kicker. It’s like saying ‘I drove from New York to California.’ Or instead saying ‘I started in New York and drove though New Jersey where we stopped at a diner off of I-80 for breakfast. Then we continued west for five more hours, before stopping at the Quaker Steak and Lube. We had the hottest wings I’ve ever tasted there, wow! They were awesome! After lunch we continued on and after about ten hours of riding we stopped for the night in Ohio at a really cool hotel. We parked in an indoor lot and had a great steak dinner that night along with a couple of libations before calling it a night. That was the end of day one on our cross country trip.’ 

Do you see what I’m talking about? There’s a big difference between the two accounts. The reason is the content of the second account. Content makes a story flow and garners interest, after all, you have to be interested in what you are writing as much as what the reader will be reading.

So writers block may be something that has more to do with what you want to say, and the way you get that content across. It’s sort of all about not reading between the lines, but filling in the blanks that happen there.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Your daily Ralph- Distractions for writers...

Getting distracted as a writer is never a good thing and distractions come in all shapes and sizes. This was evidenced last night in an episode of the 'Big Bang Theory'. While none of the cast are playing writers, they are playing scientists  who, in last nights episode, were trying to come up with the 'Next Big Thing.' But due to several things going on around them they continually are distracted and unable to make any progress toward any discoveries.

For me it was a pleasure watching this show last night because I got to see Kaylie Cuoco who plays Penny, in a bikini. While I hate her haircut this year, man does she have a smoking hot body! Wow, just wow!

Oh what was I saying? Something about being distracted? See what I did there? I got lost in a different matter all together. I got distracted by outside stimulus. So guess what? I got no work done last night because that show was on, and several others.

What does all this mean? Well to me, I don't write with the TV on. Or Music or anything that could be distracting. In fact I do my best writing late at night when everyone is asleep, in a silent house. A house or work area without ANY distractions.

So all of you aspiring writers looking for advice, this is a great bit to remember. Concentrate on what you are doing and don't allow yourself to be distracted. If even ina  silent , distraction free work area you still can't concentrate then it's time to walk away for a while and come back at a later time to try again, because without any distractions if you still can't get any work done, it's just not the right time to try.

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