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….
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!
Today I was taking my walk, which is something I try to do daily, but generally manage about 5 times a week. Staying fit is motivation, but hey, step counters are even more motivating… just one more step and I am closer to 15,000. Ok so I’m goal oriented – don’t judge. I digress. So on my walk through the desert neighborhood I saw a family of Gambel’s Quail. This is nothing new; they populate the entire area where I live. If you’ve never seen one they run and run, as if panic-stricken by … [Read more...] about “But Why Don’t We Fly?”