In the End

Some books are written based on a proven successful formula.  They have all of the components to make for an engaging story-line.  But there is a difference between these books and ones that are written from the heart and the soul.  The former are well planned out, the latter unfold as imagination is let lose. I had a creative writing teacher in college who once … Continue reading In the End

The Road to Becoming an Author: It’s Been Quite a Ride!

In my first year of college (1976-1977), I went back to visit my high school and met one of my English teachers, Mr. T, in his classroom.  I told him, “I’m going to write a novel.”  He smiled at me, and I could tell that his smile meant that he had heard that before from others and didn’t believe it for a minute that I … Continue reading The Road to Becoming an Author: It’s Been Quite a Ride!

Characters have Minds of their Own!

It seems my sequel has turned into two sequels.  Originally, the sequel was supposed to go back and forth between what was happening in the 1860s and the late 1960s.  But, as I have found out, these stories write themselves.  Whatever I may have in mind for my characters, they demand to have some say in how their story is told.  So, there are now … Continue reading Characters have Minds of their Own!

The Fisherman and His Prized Fish: A Fable

Every morning the Fisherman left his home and went out on the lake in his boat.  He was an expert Fisherman and every night, he returned to his home with his boat filled with fish. He caught fish of many different colors.  There were silver fish, yellow fish, brown fish, green fish, orange fish, red fish, and even purple fish, but there were no blue fish.  He thought, wouldn’t it be nice … Continue reading The Fisherman and His Prized Fish: A Fable