I want to try something different, and I need your help. I read that Andy Weir, author of The Martian, started his book off by posting it chapter by chapter on his website and looking for feedback from his readers. I would like to do the same thing. This isn’t the first time that I’ve … More The Great Adventure’s Grand Experiment
When my wife’s brother was getting married, those in charge came around and asked for words of advice from many of us who knew him well. My advice? “Don’t take life too seriously.” And I was serious when I said it. It’s too much of a temptation to get overly dramatic about each and every … More Make ‘Em Laugh…Or At Least Smile
Last Light (A Restoration Novel) by Terri Blackstock. Zondervan Books. 400 pages. It’s always refreshing to find another Christian author who is trying to accomplish what I’m in the middle of doing; that is, writing secular stories that include Christian themes or characters. In this situation, I came across Terri Blackstock while I was stocking … More Review: “Last Light” by Terri Blackstock
The following are the first few pages on my writing project that is still currently without a name. People have been asking about it, so I am sharing it with you here. Be aware that the storyline doesn’t stay in the time of Nikola Tesla, although he plays a significant part. Enjoy. AUGUST, 1892 … More “Tesla’s Ghost”
Before the launch of Salome’s Charger on Sept. 1, fellow author Céleste and I decided it would be a good idea to introduce the two main characters in our story. Stephanie Sloane is the proprietor of Spero, an antique store in downtown Dallas. Ezra Huddleston is investigative reporter for the Dallas Daily. GR: Maybe I … More Meet Ezra Huddleston and Stevie Sloane
Just in case you haven’t understood the message behind my spluttering for the past few months, I am writing a book! Let me correct myself: WE are writing a book. Famed Christian fiction writer Celeste Perrino-Walker and I are down to the last few days of writing our latest endeavor–a first in co-authoring for me–entitled … More Announcing: 60 Days of Giveaways!
One of the most annoying things I say in my writing classes–and believe me, there are many–is this statement: “Writing is easy. All you have to know is where to start, where to stop, and what to include in the middle.” My students don’t seem to like my simplistic answer, and I am currently becoming … More Writing Is Easy….