Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sample Sunday – Josephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey

Before I post the sample from my novel, I want to say that Heidi Sutherlin (@heidisutherlin on Twitter) from http://www.mycreativepursuits.com did a PHENOMENAL job on the cover for the ebook for Amazon. It fits the story perfectly. The cover: Chapter … Continue reading

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How Far Does Imagination Go?

I love the works of William Faulkner. I have loved his stories since I discovered them, at the wonderful prompting of my 11th grade English teacher, when I was in high school. I have taken graduate courses over him. The … Continue reading

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The Problem With Research or Why My Head Hurts

“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”   — J.R.R. Tolkien The problem with research, for me, is … Continue reading

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Pinning down the sparkling images

“Maybe it’s like this, Max – you know how, when you are working on a long and ordered piece, all sorts of bright and lovely ideas and images intrude. They have no place in what you are writing, and so … Continue reading

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Pain or Pleasure

It’s been almost three years since my dad passed away from colon cancer. Yesterday was the first time that I wrote about it. I started writing in my journal, and the story started coming and so did the tears. And, I … Continue reading

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Writing for an audience vs. writing for myself

There’ s so much talk about finding an audience and then writing for them and the counter to that is writing a story and hoping to find an audience. I think people who can find the audience and then write … Continue reading

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Fear and Yak Shaving

So I’ve been reading quite a few books lately – Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, Ignore Everybody by Hugh MacLeod and The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. All three of these have been wonderful and a much needed kick … Continue reading

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