Thursday, September 7, 2023

Writer's Resources

 I have just added a page that lists recourses to help you build your writing skills.  Writing seems simple until you try to do it.  Then the blank screen can intimidate you, words and ideas can escape.  Writing is a skill which must be learned.  I will be adding to this page as I come across in resources and as others recommend them.  If you are a writer, let me know what books and websites have helped you.  You can view the page here:

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

AI Art Work

 I am been experimenting a little with AI art programs.  You can see some of the results on the My Fiction page.  I have tried Stable Diffusion and Recraft, both allow you to try them for free.  I was impressed with the drawings, although they both have different strengths.  Stable Diffusion did spaceships better and Recraft did some excellent images of my cat character, Purr.  AI will never replace human artists.  For one thing, you give it general prompts and you get two to four images of what it thinks you want.  Although you can refine your request, it will never be the same as human collaboration to get exactly what you envisioned.  There are some things that AI [at least certain programs] have a problem with.  Hands are one thing - I ended up with both a three and six finger hand in different drawings.  Scissors also seemed throw AI for a loop.  As it 'learns' it will get better.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Writing Resources

 I am beginning to develop a page called Writer's Resources.  It will list different books and websites that are helpful to writers.  If you are a writer and have resources that are helpful to you, let me know so that I can include them.  I would like to build a page that is encouraging and instructive to both new and established authors with both "how-to" and reference materials.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Learning To Read

 All the information on our Learn To Read program is now on our Glenn Davis Books site.  If you know anyone who struggles with reading, our program will help them master this skill.  Even if you are a great reader, some of the articles will be of interest to you.  The Learn To Read Sitemap is dedicated strictly to the articles related to the skill of reading.  Take a few moments and look it over - did you know "A" had nine sounds?  Most reading programs on teach 3-4 sounds!

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Combining Websites

 I am moving the pages from my Learn To Read website to here on Glenn Davis Books.  I didn't see any reason to keep both sites.  Learn To Read now is a subsection with its own sitemap.  Take a few minutes and check it out.  There are many articles that you may find of interest even if you are an excellent reader. And, of course, if you know of any one who is struggling with reading, you can direct them our way.  All the old URLs like will direct them to the new pages so you can still use those URLs if you like.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Book Of Signs

 I noticed a Facebook ad frequently popping up on my page claiming "31 Undeniable Prophesies Of The Apocalypse." It sounded like a challenge, so I am working on a detailed review of the book. If interested, you can check my progress here and leave your own comments - for or against - on the bottom of any page.

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Potty Words

In the last couple of Christian mystery novels that I have read by different authors, I have noticed an occasional 'potty' word creeping in, in particular, the 'c' word.  In all fairness, it only appears one - five times in the entire novel; however, I am wondering why it appears at all.

Is it because the Christian authors [and publishers/editors] talk that way themselves and so don't notice it? If so, why doesn't it occur more often?  Is it because they think other Christians talk that way, or such language is acceptable to them?  Again, if that is the case, why doesn't it occur more often.  Maybe they would like to use it more often but are afraid of losing readers?  In which case, why use it at all?   The authors obviously could use other words if they desired to do as, as they do in other parts of the novels.  'Tis a mystery.

Language is important and should be used to glorify God and uplift readers.

Writer's Resources

 I have just added a page that lists recourses to help you build your writing skills.  Writing seems simple until you try to do it.  Then th...