Hello and welcome to my writing blog. I am excited to get this started and toss out daily suggestions that will help you along your writing journey.
Who am I? I am a writer. I was a teacher. I was a business owner and holder of twenty other jobs….but today I am a writer.
I am the husband of Bev and the father of Tyler and I love life.
I am also passionate about writing and I want other writers to enjoy the same passion, and so I will toss out ideas and if you like them then use them; if not, leave them for the next person to come along.
Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.
A fiction writer is, first and foremost, a teller of stories, and it’s crucial that writers remember that fact. Of equal importance, however, is that fiction writers must tell a story in such a way that the readers will live vicariously in the story. My job, as the storyteller, is to put you inside my characters and scenes. I want you to feel what they feel and understand what they are thinking as they face adversity.
I want your reading experience to be visceral in nature, and I do that with my choice of words and with the rhythm I establish with those words. If I’ve done my job well, you will finish one of my novels or novellas and you will feel fulfilled, completely satiated after a banquet of literary images.
I learned from the best. Long ago, Harper Lee took me on a tour of Maycomb, and I was forever changed. Long ago, John Steinbeck alloweed me to ride along with the Joad family, and I was touched to the core of my being.
I do not aspire to be the next Harper Lee or John Steinbeck. I simply want to be the best writer I can be….it would be enough to be the Greatest Unknown Author.
That pretty much sums it up for me. Enjoy!