The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

Before I get into the article proper, a bit about my gear. Travelling by motorcycle limits how much stuff you can carry. For this trip I brought only three lenses. A Sigma 10-22mm f4.5, a Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.5 and a Canon 40mm f2.8 ASM (which I never used). Of course my Sigma 17-70mm was my …

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I’ve spent the last couple of days really going over my proposed tracks. Now that I’ve added days the trip, I can back off my hours in the saddle a little. I factored in some time to actually stop and look at things and not make it all about eating distance. A friend of mine …

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Below is a rough draft of the first chapter of Augmented, my first foray into Military SF. Please bear with me on this as it is a work in progress. I’ll be releasing this book on Amazon in the Fall. I hope you enjoy the read.   AUGMENTED By Steve Abbott Chapter One – So …

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I’ve been a member of more than a few writing groups. Most were informal a couple were professional, all of them were worthwhile. I’m currently involved in a group that meets in Oakville about ten minutes away. We meet once a week and read and discuss what we’ve written. I’m working my way through a …

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Well we’re closing in on the end of the year and of course this is the point where I’m supposed to offer some introspection as to how the last twelve months have gone. Of course as a writer who still holds a day job (as most of us do) I won’t bore you with the …

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I’ll be honest, Christmas is tough for me. I have a hard time with the crowds and the noise they make. Even with my ear buds screwed firmly into my head and the volume on my iPod up as high as it can go, the situation gets to me and it starts to feel like …

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I couldn’t help myself. I’m releasing my latest thriller Reliance a week early. It’s now available in print and in Kindle format on Amazon or Createspace (print only). It’s a modern Western of regret, revenge and redemption. The sins of the father, the sins of the son. For years Sheriff Tom Gillman always did what the …

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It’s been a busy last few weeks between just general life stuff and getting Reliance ready to publish. So busy I haven’t had a chance to go for a ride for a few weeks. something I’m very aware of as my bike sits in front of my car as I pull into my garage every …

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