March 3, 2017

By tobidoylemacbrayne I’m taking a writing class by @sgredling and I love this exercise! She’s given us writing prompts, but in a twist we have to use ONE prompt, and flesh it for different genres. So… here’s my first attempt: Prompt: After a head injury, a young man can hear the color blue speaking. Everything…

February 28, 2017

By tobidoylemacbrayne I like gadgets as much as the next guy, but… um, this is too much. A fit bit for your dog? WTF? A hundred bucks so you can check the fitness level of your DOG?!? Now, I love dogs, actually I love most animals (not crazy about snakes), but if you’ve got a…

February 27, 2017

By tobidoylemacbrayne Stuart Reardon – because some Mondays I need motivation to get in the shower and get the day started. You’re welcome. The post ManCandy Motivation Monday appeared first on Tobi Doyle MacBrayne. From:: Tobi’s Blog       

February 15, 2017

By tobidoylemacbrayne Dear @StephenKing, You’re killing me. -A Darling Killing off the Adverbs – But, I really, really, really like them. “Adverbs are not your friends,” wrote the man responsible for my wedging a chair under the door knobs of my closet keeping kid-eating clowns contained along with Hammer-pants, scrunchies, and other fashion faux pas…

February 13, 2017

By tobidoylemacbrayne Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez starred in the remake of Point Blank, Zero Dark Thirty, The Girl on the Train, and many others. He’s swoon worthy, right? Big, bold featured, and he’s got that something that inspires a gal to write. What do you think? What actor do you want to be your book…

February 1, 2017

By tobidoylemacbrayne I’ve lived in “fly-over” states for more than twenty years so it doesn’t surprise me that the NYT chooses to ignore what most Americans like, care about, or vote. WTF? They changed their best sellers lists to EXCLUDE mass market books sales from their “best sellers” list, and completely dropped comics and Manga…

January 31, 2017

By tobidoylemacbrayne Belem, Portugal Travel tip #2 for the ladies of a certain age, and apparently dudes who discover. LAYERS! I traveled in winter, January 1-15, and the weather was great. By great, I mean cold. By cold, I mean anywhere from low-forties to mid-sixties. My traveling companions and I were able to remain comfortable,…

January 30, 2017

By tobidoylemacbrayne He was there, standing at the end of the bar, his dirty blond hair ruffled like he’d been combing his fingers through it in frustration. His gaze was dull, flicking around the busy room, looking bored and maybe tired. My neighbor, the guy who continually parked in my spot. The guy who I…

January 24, 2017

By tobidoylemacbrayne Portugal – that bridge looks a lot like the SF Golden Gate. I spent two amazing weeks in Europe traveling with my sisters-in-laws. It was so much fun, great scenery, and so-so wine. Sorry Spain, you’ve got nothing on Napa. The trip inspired me to write something more literary… It’s a work that’s…