The idea for this book was nearly instantaneous. A stingray was born and she went the opposite direction of every other ray in the bay. She bumped heads with them all yet still kept going. On a personal level I related to this behavior, seems I’ve been butting heads with most my entire life. This quality isn’t good for a stingray that needs to survive in the wild, nor is it good for a little girl growing up determined to make her own mistakes and rarely listening to those who were brave … [Read more...] about Edie Goes The Wrong Way … Or Does She?
Yep. Sweeping Poo. When you work surrounded by a group of thirty goats all day long you sweep up a lot of poo. Cleaning efficiently takes some effort, but it isn’t rocket science unless you have to work beside a large, hairy, smart, persistent, dirty, annoying, and very naughty goat. If it could be opened (the gate), stolen (my phone), climbed upon (the dust pan), escaped from (the barn), knocked over (the trash bin), trampled on (my broom), bitten into (my radio antenna), eaten whole (the … [Read more...] about It All Started With A Goat – or – Good Things Happen Amongst The Poo
It Was A Dark And Stormy Night…. Darned That’s Already Been Used! As a writer today we’re inundated with lots of articles about what is the most important part of good writing. A good plot, a great character, conflict, protagonist, dialogue, showing not telling, theme, central idea, argument, and the list goes on and on. As an avid reader for well over half a century I can tell you what’s most important to me. It’s that first sentence; opening line, hook, whatever term you wish to use for … [Read more...] about It Was A Dark And Stormy Night….