Mama Diaries

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

IWSG and More Klaus Destruction

 



This month's question is:  What is my favorite writing craft book?  Answer:  Save the Cat! Writes a Novel.  It breaks up a story into 15 plot points. All you have to do is follow the plot points and voila, you have a novel.  Right. If it were only that easy!  But seriously, it takes out some of the mystery of how to write a good novel. I have found it quite useful on my writing journey.


And now for the latest report of German Shepherd, Klaus's destruction:


My daughter's wallet. Apparently, Klaus has an appetite for fine leather.



And styrofoam pots. 😁


  

38 comments:

  1. Klaus is super toothy. I suppose chewy toys aren't enough for his needs, poor thing. ("Poor us," says Sherry, "and poor OUR things")

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  2. Sorry about your daughter's wallet. I like Save the Cat Writes a Novel too. I'm hoping it helps me plot out my next book, though I'm sure it won't be as easy as it sounds.

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    1. Any which way you look at it, writing a novel isn't easy. But Save the Cat definitely gives some good guidelines.

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  3. Oh, Klaus. He's teething. It'd almost be cute if he hadn't ruined your daughter's wallet.

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    1. That puppy has been teething a while. You should see the damage he's caused!

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  4. Hi, Sherry!

    That writing craft book does indeed seem like a useful tool. I'm sure it has helped many authors to become more accomplished and successful.

    OMG! What are we gonna do with that rascal Klaus? Maybe he's a vegetarian and was hungry for the greenbacks inside your daughter's wallet. :) Maybe after dining, he was in the mood for a little pot. :)

    Seems like Klaus is an excellent candidate for obedience school.

    Have a great month, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. Klaus is definitely a good candidate for obedience school! I'm not there to help with the training, so obedience school is most certainly in order.

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  5. Oh no! That puppy certainly has an appetite for the non-digestable. I hope your property can handle these young years. :)

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    1. There has been lots of damage. Fortunately, the ex is a very good handiman.

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  6. My favorite writing book!
    He's a chewer. The dog I had growing up ate my 45 records, the coffee table legs, and a hole in the wall behind the couch.

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  7. He is probably stressed from sadness after Bootsy.

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    1. Nah. Klaus and Bootsy didn't get along so well. Now, if it was Schultz misbehaving like this, I'd say you were on to something.

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  8. We have the same favorite craft book. As to Klaus...puppies are just that. At least this wasn't your favorite pair of Adidas.

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    1. I saw a lot of people selected Save the Cat. It's a good book!

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  9. Maybe it's time to crate Klaus with some doggie chew toys. I like dogs, but not the puppy stage. Oy.

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    1. Klaus has lots of chew toys and spends a decent amount of time in his crate. He just has a lot of energy and is quick to get in trouble.

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  10. Puppies can really be a test of patience.

    My favorite craft books would be Zissner's "On Writing Well" but it may be shifting to Orr's, "A Primer tor Poets and Readers of Poetry" which I just read.

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    1. I'm am unfamiliar with both of those books. I'll have to check them out.

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  11. Hi Sherry loved the read. Have at last solved my Blogger problem today (Thurs). Hope you and family are well and safe.
    Yvonne.

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    1. That's good news! I hope I can once again comment on your blog.

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  12. Yikes! Looks like Klaus has the same taste for things that aren't his as my daughter's Newfoundland has for her little son's toys. Nuts! I've got to find this Save the Cat book everyone's talking about. Thanks for the tip. All best to you!

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  13. Oh my! Must hide things from Klaus.

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  14. I had a dog (now deceased) who had a taste for leather. He also liked soap and crayons.

    Love,
    Janie

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  15. Oh dear! Keep this up Klaus and you'll find yourself in the dog house

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    1. Klaus has certainly caused a lot of destruction.

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  17. I had a dog that liked leather too. So interesting to see what they eat- though not always fun to find things destroyed.
    ~Jess

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    1. My ex has had quite enough of Klaus's destructive nature!

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  18. WOw crazy dog with a huge appetite

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  19. You freaked me out for a second, thinking the dog ate terracotta. I mean, I'm not saying it can't happen, but generally that doesn't get chewed. Just Styrofoam though, whew!

    I had a productive month reading for a read-a-thon, writing a few book reviews, checking in with hospitalized family members, and writing a WEP flash fiction.
    Have you seen the notebook on the current (Aug 25) giveaway at Operation Awesome? That is some amazing custom art. Debut authors are always surprising me.
    I'm ready for the summer heat to be over. 🥵

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  20. I have not seen the current giveaway on Operation Awesome. I will see if it's still up.

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