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Mayhem in May

Summer Begins… With An Interview I had the pleasure of appearing on Rhonda Dennis’s blog – Green Bayou Novels – to discuss Josephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey. An excerpt from our interview: For such a naive and simple person, Josephine’s character … Continue reading

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Objectivity, vigor, accuracy, and exhaustive research

A Checklist for Historical Writing I’m reading an article in the magazine True West – Preserving the American West by author and literary agent James Donovan. The article, “What Has History Taught Me,” starts with Donovan’s discussion of the secret … Continue reading

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Research, research, everywhere…

JuNoWriMo is only a few weeks away – starts June 1! Like NaNoWriMo – JuNoWriMo is a novel writing month contest, but it is held in JUNE (hence the name!) *You can follow @JuNoWriMo on Twitter for more info and … Continue reading

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Remembering Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood

Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood Sparked by a discussion on Twitter this week (with southern fiction fan – Barbara Hart) about Capote’s Summer Crossing and the upcoming film adaptation , I remembered that the first Truman Capote work that I … Continue reading

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6 Excellent Resources for Researching William Faulkner

 6 Excellent Resources for Researching William Faulkner His biography, lineage, writing life & time in Hollywood: WFofW William Faulkner Anecdotes & Trivia  Faulkner’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech “The Banquet Speech“, Stockholm, December 10, 1950 – the legendary Faulkner quote “There is … Continue reading

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Sesame Literary Club Presentation

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of giving a presentation to our local literary club. I thoroughly enjoyed it. And, I was happy to sign and sell some copies of my book. For my presentation, I started by discussing how a … Continue reading

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Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Scarlet Letter – an Introduction

This was my first paid writing assignment, 9 years ago. This was the introduction for the Barnes and Noble eBook of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. To my knowledge, this is not the version they are selling now. Two things … Continue reading

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