After participating in a book fest this weekend and rubbing elbows with published and non-published authors, and avid readers, I reflected upon the moment when I decided to become a writer. I was living in Estes Park, a mountain village nestled in a valley at 7500 feet above sea level in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.… Continue reading So, You Want to Become a Writer
This week’s blog concludes The Silk Print Caper featuring my four-item-prompt detectives White and Wong. The prompts were: a set of Japanese silk prints; fourteen yards of wet canvas; an antique pocket watch; and a map of Chernobyl. I left the P.I. duo in their office with Wong narrating and perusing the latest copy of… Continue reading The Silk Print Caper Part II
This week’s blog post features another two-part noir adventure with my four-item prompt detectives, White and Wong. This time the duo’s tale was inspired by: A set of Japanese silk prints Fourteen yards of wet canvas An antique pocket watch A map of Chernobyl Enjoy. And thanks for stopping by. The Silk Print Caper I… Continue reading The Silk Print Caper
Friends, Family, and Creativity As anyone who has pursued the craft understands, writing, like most arts, is a solitary endeavor. That is not to say that additional aid from editors, beta readers, critique groups, and friends and family are excluded or unappreciated. Without these fine folks assistance, writers’ manuscripts would seldom reflect the polish they… Continue reading Friends, Family, and Creativity
My dance with four-item prompts continues–minus the private-eye personalities of White and Wong. This week I chose a different group of items and used them to fictionalize a memorable moment from my life. I’ll leave it up to you readers to decide which parts are fact-based and which parts are fiction? This week the four… Continue reading Who Knew?
Last week’s blog post found the P.I. team of White and Wong in the midst of early Cold War noir as they pursued a left-handed sprocket that contained a mysterious code. At the closing of the episode’s first half, White and Wong were tied up in the cellar of a pawn shop, held captive by… Continue reading A Left-handed What? Part II
This week’s blog post offers another two-part, four-item-prompt short story featuring the private-eye duo of White and Wong––this time a bit of early Cold War Noir. As I explained in a previous post, the four items used for inspiration are totally unrelated and must be included at least once somewhere within the story. In this… Continue reading A Left-handed What?