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….
Pretty Is As Pretty Does One thing I try to do when I write a book about animals is to highlight at least one in a special way, not just through the writing of the book itself, but because it’s endangered or it’s not a popular animal, like a giraffe or a lion. In this new book I highlighted two. The prairie dog and the vulture. Now, all of my friends know that I can talk about the prairie dogs from now until the cows come home, and often do. But few people talk about vultures, and … [Read more...] about Vultures are Beautiful Birds
My webmaster has just reminded me that I haven’t blogged in quite awhile, and though it wasn’t from lack of good intentions, sometimes other projects take precedence, and releasing a new book falls into that category. A Flamboyance, a Crash, and a Dazzle is the third book released in two years. When the final copy arrives in the mail euphoria prevails. I look at it over and over again, can’t wait to show it to my … [Read more...] about New Release!