Monday, October 31, 2016

Lost in the Woods is Okay.

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. Writers do it with inspiration. 

There was supposedly a trail here. I followed the orange markers for a couple miles. Think I was the only person who had visited this section of Richloam in ten years.

But being in the woods is what it is about.

The mosquitoes are just something you live with here in the swamp.

Definitely need to look up more often.

Yep. I don't think they've maintained this trail in a while.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Richloam Track, Green Swamp

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. Hikers breathe fresh air. The next few days you'll be visiting the Richloam Trak of the Green Swamp with me. I hope you enjoy.

I find trees awe inspiring.

This outing meant a lot of flooded trails. Thanks hurricane Mathew.

But just getting out among Mother's gifts is fine with me.

Her gifts come in so many different textures.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Fun Read - SF Enthusiasm Not Required

I love to pass on good reads. Try this one from Lindsay Buroker. The main characters are worth ten chuckles and eight chortles. The story is just complex enough to ensure a fast, enjoyable read. Don't be intimidated by the SF look...sure, it's set in the future, but there is nothing here the typical suspense/romedy reader won't enjoy. Call it soft-soft SF. Lindsay blends her words the way you want a writer to knit. I was disappointed when it ended. Oh...plot...femme in a knot struggles to survive; builds an unexpected team to help her.

Proof Florida's Skies are Tops

Greetings from the Hermit Writer.  I have NINE series. In FIVE genres.

Exhibit A.

Exhibit B.

This cool snag just snuck in here.

Exhibit C.

Exhibit D.

Exhibit Roberta.

Exhibit Roscoe.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Beta Read -- SEEker 4

I'm getting close to publishing my latest novel, Hitman (SEEker 4), fourth in a suspense series and would like to invite anyone who would like to help me with their thoughts, to beta read this novel.

Here is the draft blurb:
12 ounces of mayhem, 2cups sarcasm, 2tsp romance, dash of terror—Slacker Jon bullets-love-him Reagan bungles along with his caped crusader partners and continues to pay for his poor decision to hunt wanted criminals for a living. How long he lives is always in question. Past entanglements embroil the crew in more adventures in the fringes of legality with mob hitmen, money launderers, and sociopaths. Jon proves a little dumb luck and absolute stupidity works for him. Maybe next time he’ll apply careful planning, skill, and cunning. If he had any.

I'll be putting this into mobi format by Monday afternoon. 

If you would like to peruse the prequels, you can visit:

If you are interested, you can reach me at rmacwheeler at gmail.

Regards, Mac

Coolest Boids and Trees in the World

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. Dude lit is a great genre.


Synchronized itching.

That field was once a cypress garden. Sigh.

The magic of an oak stretching out.

Florida has the most beautiful skies. Hands down.

Seems they struggle to make up their minds, huh?

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Shocking Photos from San Antonio, Florida

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. Novel sequels get better and better.


That oak bit the dust a long time ago.

Nothing better than treetops among scattered skies.

Reaching for the clouds.

"Don't bother us. The buffet is open."

"Yeah. Matthew's rains did wonders for the menu."

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Have you ever read the excerpt of SEEker 3?

If not...why not. I encourage you to link over this very second. I love how Chapter 2 ends.

The Best of Florida

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. Read daily and you will be enriched.

A snag with rich character.

Everyone say hello to Louise.

...And Gaylord, Timothy, Grace, and Floyd

"Ewe...something touched me."

Worth a second look.

A glimmer under the afternoon sun.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tanzi's HEAT - A Shout Out

C.I. Dennis and I should be pals. He writes about my neck of the woods. His thing is action. He beats up and shoots his protagonist as much as I do my SEEker character, Jon the slacker. I’m not a crime writer (unless you count bounty hunting in the genre), and haven’t read extensively in the genre, but I found this a great read. I highly recommend it to anyone who follows my style…action, sarcasm, lust, tough guys, sexier women.

The Necessary Cliche

Republishing a 2010 post that I came across.

Writing should be crisp and original. But characters can use banal language, and cliches. That's my excuse for this post, and I'm sticking with it. Okay. The scene I was working on needed an immature, well known comeback, and nothing would come to me, so I did some serious research. I'm sharing my critical data with you today. If not useful, I hope it puts a smile on your face.
  • Nanny nanny boo boo stick your head in doo doo.
  • I know you are but what am I.
  • Your momma.
  • I used to care, but now I take a pill for that.
  • You're ugly and your momma dresses you funny.
  • Take me to your alien leader.
  • Your species is feces.
  • If I throw a stick, will you leave me alone?
  • Your teeth are brighter than you are.
  • I'm sorry, I don't speak idiot.
  • Are you too poor to pay attention?
  • You were kissed on both cheeks by the ugly fairy.
  • You were beaten by the ugly stick.
  • Fell from the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.
  • Were you born with the dent in your head?
  • Do you have gas, or were you saying something?
  • Was that your entire vocabulary?
  • You're so ugly, if you threw a boomerang, it wouldn't come back.
  • Don't play hide and seek. No one will look for you.
  • Use your head. First time for everything.
  • You don't have to say anything. You offend me by being in the area.
  • Shut up. You'll never be the man your momma is.
  • Your face catch on fire? Looks like someone tried to put it out with a brick.
  • Have to leave? I was just going to poison the tea.
  • We all sprang from apes. You didn't spring far enough.
Write Every Day!


Photo Mix that will Thrill You.

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. It's a fact that readers have a better imagination.

Thrum it, Jethro!

Red and blue rocks, huh.

Back enjoying the clouds over Lake Jovita.

Mr. Cow needs a place to get out of the sun.

Patricia Pine needs a bud. (The horizon was a bank of clouds)

A covey of Sandhills.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Smacking Drums, and Critters Up Close

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. Reader's live longer.

At the Rattlesnake Festival

Leticia up close. Needs some moisturizer.

What pretty eyes you have, Leticia.

What a lovely tail you have, Leticia.

Roscoe just chillin'

Wearing your tin star on your chest.