Monthly Archives: February 2016

It’s All About the Marketing

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When people discovered Iceland they found it to be beautiful and welcoming. Being selfish as only humans can they named it Iceland and sent some of their number far and wide to tells of its name and location so others would steer clear. They did this to keep the place all to themselves. Roughly the same time another group of… Read more »

A Chicken Revenge

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    1,2,3 – Rite (A Chicken Revenge) A moment’s respite if you don’t mind from our arduous journey into a novel’s constructive anatomy. Late last fall, my wife toiled in our little farm in south Mississippi, doing what she loves best-planning, then growing and harvesting some of our food. We’ve lots of varieties in this little corner of heaven…. Read more »

Stories and Dogs

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I thought for this week’s “story” post, I’d write something a bit more light hearted than what I posted last week. Imagine how different things would be if our dogs could talk. Oh the stories they’d tell. Yes the idea is the same as a cliche’ “if these walls could talk” or “Oh, to be a fly on the wall.” However,… Read more »

I Want to be a Writer – Where Do I Start?

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I know a title like that will make many believe this post is full of warmth and encouragement sprinkled with copious amounts of coddling. Sorry, it’s not. The simple truth is those who ask that question failed before they started. While many do not wish to hear it, that question is the same as a teenage boy asking “I want… Read more »

1, 2, 3 – Rite (Characters…The World is Full of Them)

Here’s a recap for installment number five of Interesting Author’s Wednesday blog series. We described Organizing, Theme, Point of View, and Setting. I committed to revealing some of the critical steps in the creation of Rite*, but for now let’s talk Characters.   1, 2, 3 – Rite   Whether you ascribe to the “Great Man” theory of history, or… Read more »