On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft Kindle Edition

On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft Kindle Edition

Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work. Click on pic above “Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the…

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My Narrow Escape from Life Inside a Box

My Narrow Escape from Life Inside a Box

I dreamed of you last night, This time it was her heart You broke, not mine, and I… I no longer wanted you, Did I still love you? Yes, that much remained But you, you were tainted, and I… I no longer trusted you, Were you ever true? Or Was I an escape, a reprieve From a box guilt and Religion chose for you? How strange it was to see you The man I once esteemed, Now stuck…inside that box, The…

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Wishing You All a Creative Monday

Wishing You All a Creative Monday

It’s the day before election day and like many of you, I’m finding it particularly difficult to focus… Here’s hoping this is true – Wishing you all a creative Monday!   Wishing you all a Creative Monday! https://t.co/XH38QeCHkH #amwriting #fantasy #suspense pic.twitter.com/REaTRzRTR3 — November 7, 2016  

Their World in Turmoil and Still, Life Went On…

Their World in Turmoil and Still, Life Went On…

I’ve been reading my aunt’s book, “The Other Side of the Ocean.” Her words so fresh, so alive, I feel a newfound sense of who my grandparents were (my American grandmother and German grandfather, both pacifists) during a time of turmoil and “madness” in their beloved Germany.  Upon the first mention of Hitler and what would later become his Nazi party, shocks ran up my arm as a sense of foreboding enveloped me. Until that point, the story, which chronicles…

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A HOME FOR ROSE – A Dark Desert Tale

A HOME FOR ROSE – A Dark Desert Tale

One of the things that attracted us to moving to the desert, was the lack of grass to mow. But, likewise, we also quickly noted that with no grass or ground cover, everything living or buried within the sandy earth was hard to hide. So, as we began our gardening adventures, we found things that the desert had long ago claimed. In my office, I have a lion and a small dragon. Both are made of brass and both were…

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FRESH MEAT – A Dark Desert Tale

FRESH MEAT – A Dark Desert Tale

While living in a small town in southern Arizona a few years back, I was out walking my dog around our apartment complex when I spotted, high in the sky, a flock of large black birds. They were circling a grove of cottonwood trees. My imagination, being a sometimes strange and dark place, began to wander, to form the “what ifs.” What if someone lived in that grove of cottonwood trees? And what if that someone were to feed those…

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Confessions of a Dark Fantasy Writer

Confessions of a Dark Fantasy Writer

In 1994, I had a horrific car accident almost ending my life, since that fifteen-day stint in the hospital I have vowed to live my life fully which includes facing my fears. My first confession, I am afraid of things that don’t go bump in the night. Seriously, I can handle the occasional “bump.” Like when you hear a click in the night that wakes you up only to hear the next sound being the heater starting up. Or the…

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Sharing Our Hidden Secrets, The Ultimate Vulnerability

Sharing Our Hidden Secrets, The Ultimate Vulnerability

Our secrets, the ones we keep hidden too afraid to reveal to even our closest friends, can be our greatest stumbling blocks. There’s a part of us that yearns to be free from our emotional pain, if only a safe, empathetic avenue of exposure could be found. But reveal our secrets to friends and, even worse, strangers? Surely that is the hardest act of bravery an author could ever do!  I applaud those who are that brave, unafraid to expose their deepest, most life-shattering revelations. But…

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