I Have No Friends — A Novel and an Experience

Comments

Listed below are several comments posted by our authors about the development of their books. Click on a post heading to read more of it. If you would like to read more posts regarding a particular book, click on the book’s title below a post.

Influenced by Steve Martin

Someone mentioned recently that Steve Martin’s novel, Shopgirl has some similarities to this novel, I Have No Friends. It’s an interesting observation: it may have been an influence.

posted: jan 15, 2018;  words: 850;  readers in past month:  439;  read more...

Writing Background Stories

Some readers have asked me about some of the minor characters in my novel. When I would start to describe these characters, I discovered more depth to them. For those who have read the novel, I’ve begun writing some back stories about them.

posted: nov 28, 2017;  words: 364;  readers in past month:  375;  read more...

Lexi and Moondance

When I wrote Chapter Ten, I had not planned on including the song, Moondance but was inspired to do so when I heard it playing overhead. That led to a major breakthrough for the character, Lexi—and made for a much better chapter and novel.

posted: nov 16, 2017;  words: 595;  readers in past month:  139;  read more...

Advertising Novel

I’ve tried a few methods of advertising the novel, but had not previously been pleased with the results. Some that I tried yield little or no sales and cost plenty compared to the revenues generated. Recently, I tried advertising on Amazon.

posted: dec 1, 2016;  words: 115;  readers in past month:  124;  read more...

Side Short Story on Twitter

As a fun exercise, I’m writing a related short-story on Twitter—140 characters per entry. The main character is the old lady who manages the building of Lena and Lexi. It gives her perspective on them, as well as others in their neighborhood.

posted: may 10, 2016;  words: 125;  readers in past month:  117;  read more...

Print Version is Published!

The digital, Kindle version of my novel has been available for a while. But now the print version of is available on Amazon and local bookstores.

posted: feb 9, 2016;  words: 44;  readers in past month:  125;  read more...

Totally Finished!

Today I finished making changes to the novel based on suggestions from my editors. I also made some changes to the psychology of the characters based on some suggestions from a mental health specialist, Amanda Sweeney, who reviewed part of the book.

posted: jan 5, 2016;  words: 191;  readers in past month:  110;  read more...

Excerpt from 'I Have No Friends' Novel

In case some are curious about my novel, I’ve provided an excerpt from one of the earlier chapters. It will probably be changed by the time it’s published, though. Still, I think it’s a nice sample.

posted: nov 28, 2015;  words: 672;  readers in past month:  223;  read more...

On Amazon for Pre-Order

I’m very excited to announce that my novel is now on Amazon. You can pre-order the digital, Kindle version. I hope many people will do so soon. The print version will be available after the digital version is released.

posted: oct 28, 2015;  words: 106;  readers in past month:  111;  read more...

Digitalized!

When I wrote my novel, I did so by hand in a set of notebooks. However, it needs to be on my computer for me to edit. It has now been transcribed, thanks to some help from others.

posted: oct 9, 2015;  words: 123;  readers in past month:  120;  read more...

Cast of Characters

A few people have asked me about the characters in my new novel, I Have No Friends. So, I’ve written this post describing them. Actually,I’m doing this in three posts, starting with the main characters.

posted: sep 22, 2015;  words: 476;  readers in past month:  120;  read more...

A Draft of a Novel

I’m writing this novel by hand in a notebook. It allows me to focus on creativity and not spend too much time editing the text. This post includes a photograph of on the pages from my notebook.

posted: sep 12, 2015;  words: 118;  readers in past month:  131;  read more...

Actively Writing

I’m actively writing a new novel, I Have No Friends. I write a few pages every day, between ten and thirty, depending on how much time I have available and how excited I am by what I’m writing.

posted: sep 10, 2015;  words: 109;  readers in past month:  122;  read more...

I Have No Friends

The idea for my new novel came from some Google statistics on my writing site. There are many people who have read articles I’ve written over the years about living alone and losing friends. This is the basis for the novel I’m writing.

posted: sep 9, 2015;  words: 312;  readers in past month:  138;  read more...

Up to Chapter Three on No Friends Novel

It’s been about two weeks since I started my new novel, but I’m already up to chapter three. Since the start is so sad, it’s been depressing writing it. Soon, though, it will be lighter and more fun to write—and read hopefully.

posted: aug 12, 2015;  words: 768;  readers in past month:  106;  read more...

From Marketing to Writing

While doing some marketing research related to this site, I stumbled on an idea for a new novel. It’s a very exciting idea and it may help me to begin to establish myself as a novelist.

posted: jul 28, 2015;  words: 385;  readers in past month:  260;  read more...

Other Books by Author

Below are a few other books written by the same author. Click on the book cover image to go to a site where you can buy it.

In Search of Kafka

A High-Tech. Comical Thriller about a Computer Programmer who tangles with Homeland Security, Eastern European Hackers, and Starbucks.

The Loneliness of Lena [Russian]

Story of a woman who finds herself alone and feels unloved. She has no friends. She is content with this, but others see things differently for her.

The Loneliness of Lena

Story of a woman who finds herself alone and feels unloved. She has no friends. She is content with this, but others see things differently for her.

MySQL Replication

This booklet explains key concepts of MySQL Replication and helps troubleshoot problems and get replication running quickly when it stops.