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Okay, I'll Give it a Shot

Well, there's snow outside. And there's a good layer of ice under that. Here in Middle Tennessee we're surviving better than some and...

The Problem of Plot Armor

Plot armor. It's a very curious topic. I only ever see the phrase spouted by people who wish to put something down, most often a written...

Zipper Got Stuck

Yeah, so it's been half a year. So what? The truth is, I felt that there have been a lot...I mean...A LOT...of people who have been doing...

There's Always a "C"

What? It's actually Wednesday? Well, that vagrant lied to me. And I gave him what I bet was a tasty sandwich just to know what day it is....

Almost Too Serious

So, yes, it has been three weeks since my last drivel, and the world has become quite a different place in the interim. I don't need to...

Horsing Around

Today is, by most reckoning, a fairly super day. There are things in the world that make it less so, such as last night's devastation of...

And I Deliver

So, I got a Ko-Fi. Positive drivel inbound. Positive. Noooo complaining. Positive thinking. Nothing negative. Yep. Can't be too...

“We’re Killing It”

That’s what my wife just said to me. Let me explain. I’m writing this on a plane. So far we’ve discovered that both of our laptops have...

I've Felt the Need for a While Now

My wife and I are catching up on some seasons of shows that we've missed, and last night we found ourselves working through a previous...

That's What I Learned

It is pretty cool that the last day of 2019 happens to fall on a Tuesday. In 2019, I completed writing my first novel and started...

Nothing Special

Everybody's saying it. "It's that time of year again." "Yay, the holidays are here!" "Bah! Humbug!" Whatever your personal reaction to...

It's What I Don't Say

Tuesday Drivel is often a place where I take an experience or topic that has somehow touched or affected my life over the previous week...

A Clue to the Mindset

"Hey dude, you look pretty down. What's going on?" "Oh, hey. Yeah, someone spoiled some of The Mandalorian for me on social media." "You...

Friday: Where Drivel Goes to Thrive?

It's been a week. I suspect we can all say that. I think too often most of us tend to forget that we're not the only ones trying to get...

You Need to Understand

"So I got the email about your writing rates, and I have to admit, those are pretty steep. I usually pay my writers less than half that...

A Clue to the Conclusion

In 1985, audiences were delighted by a charming romantic comedy romp that featured three different theatrical endings. This campy...

Objection Sustained

"I'm in the cow ear business." "Ah, cattle, eh?" "Yeah, their ears." "What do you mean?" "I mean I'm in the business of selling cow...

The Master Subscription List

Cable almost had it right. One bill, all those beautiful channels. And it served us well, for a time. Then the subscriptions started....

All the Beautiful Violence

I'm not a fan of watching subtitled anime. Which really means, I'm not a fan of reading my anime. I prefer to hear a dub in my native...

How to Know if You're Shallow

In the news a few days ago was one of the best things I've seen in years. It's tough to find something out there these days that can,...

 

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Tuesday Drivel is solely the product of the musings of D.G. Martin, a sci-fi and fantasy novel and short story author who has entirely too much to say about very little of actual substance.