I wonder if Toni feels like I would if I saw myself featured in Stephen King’s journal? “Bargersville chicken farmer – King’s biggest fan.” Ok, Kurt Vonnegut and Roller Derby are much more exciting than my chickens and Toni is way cooler than me but you get the idea. This was an event of a lifetime.
Characters live in my head and from time to time, I let them out to play on paper. All the characters in my head are happy, fun-loving people. I would be friends with my characters. This presents a problem in my writing because I don’t like creating antagonists. I don’t like the guy who causesContinue reading “Pardon me while I stab you in the back, please.”
Bent over in the warm sun, I hear the crunch of tires on gravel as the little black truck passes by. I straighten my back and offer a neighborly wave. He’s gone. Mr. Orville is headed to town so it’s now or never. I drop my trowel and handful of weeds into the dirt andContinue reading “Back to the Barn”
Have you ever read a scene in a story and been transported to the location you’re reading about? Not actually transported but so involved in the story you could almost close your eyes and picture yourself there. Fred refers to the opening scene of George Orwell’s 1984 in which the reader finds himself in whatContinue reading “Where am I?”
I have found that I’m pretty good at writing down my personal experiences in a way that tells the tale without boring the life out of my reader. In other words, I can tell a good story. There are a lot of good story tellers out there but not all of them are writers. Today, FredContinue reading “Asking the old, “What if?””