John D Reinhart

Writer, Author and Illustrator

A Paying Venue

Here’s good way to make a buck as a freelance writer. You know that writing opportunities abound on the Web – you can write all day long, on virtually any … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Back on Examiner Again

Writing online for certain publishers is always a great rush. I enjoy watching the number spiral up at ScienceRay.com whenever there’s a chance to post an exoplanet piece. And getting … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Laughtrack is Not Dead

You remember those sitcoms from the 60’s and 70’s, don’t you? The ones with the canned laughter, like Bewitched and Gilligan’s Island? Try out this experiment and see what you … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

What’s in a Name?

While we write our novels one at a time, we writers have to think about each book as part of an enterprise. How many books are in the Harry Potter … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Eliminating Was

Writing for the now, writing with action and verve, can be a challenge. Lets’s try that again: it can be tough to write good action sentences. Passive sentences certainly have … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Exoplanet Mystery Continues

The readership puzzle surrounding exoplanets, those planets that orbit stars other than our own, continues to deepen. My articles with the word “exoplanet” in their title have an immediate and … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

A New Cover for Phineas

The world of book publishing has changed with the advent of online publishers like Amazon and Smashwords. Those of us reared in the old school of agent/publisher/bookstore have to rethink … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Exoplanetary I Told You So

The Kepler space telescope recently discovered a planet orbiting not one, but TWO suns. This new exoplanet may not be a very nice place,  but conceptually,  it could be a … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Crafting a Good Logo is not an Easy Thing

My daughter is raising market rabbits for 4H. Market rabbits? you ask. Yes, rabbits that will go to market to be weighed for their size, their fullness of body, and … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Phineas Caswell, Chapter 16

I like this chapter: there’s a lot of imagery and excitement. Most of all, though, I like the way the wind underlines Phineas’ sense of urgency. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · Leave a comment
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