Books

Books Books take you places You hope someday to go. They transport you to times In the future or long, long ago. The words paint the pictures The author’s canvas is your mind. Surreal images greet you Where people aren’t always kind. You don’t have to dress up to read one. They’ve got a special… Continue reading Books

Books

Books Books take you places You hope someday to go They transport you to times In the future or long, long ago The words paint the pictures The author’s canvas is your mind Surreal images greet you Where people are not always kind You do not have to dress up to read one They have… Continue reading Books

Driving Blind by Ray Bradbury

This 1997 short story collection is uneven and at times weak. There is less fantasy or science fiction than in many of Bradbury’s earlier works. All but four of the stories are new. A snapshot of the collection is seen in some of the themes. In the short story “Remember Me?” we find the theme… Continue reading Driving Blind by Ray Bradbury

“How to Write & Publish Your Inspirational Short Story” by Kristen Clark and Lawrence J. Clark

Kristen Clark and Lawrence J. Clark book “How to Write & Publish Your Inspirational Short Story” is a must read for not only writers of inspirational short stories, but for short story writers of any genre. It delivers on the promise of the book’s title. It shows you how to do it. I liked the… Continue reading “How to Write & Publish Your Inspirational Short Story” by Kristen Clark and Lawrence J. Clark

Poem: Becoming a Writer

Becoming a Writer   To become a Writer   You must read Books   And   Often write your Story   In mind-numbing solitude, Alone.   Jimmie Aaron Kepler 2012   Photo Credit:   English: Taken at the Royal Shakespeare Company Date: 15 October 2010 Source: Hard Drive Author: Anthony Anaxagorou Licensing: Public domain I,… Continue reading Poem: Becoming a Writer

Downtime

Downtime – I’ve never been one to take downtime very seriously. I rarely do anything for rest and relaxation. It seems like a poor use of time. Lately, I’ve been forced to reevaluate my view of downtime. Recently, pneumonia has been the catalyst causing me to reevaluate and to take it easier. I was embracing… Continue reading Downtime

The Crimson River

“The Crimson River” by Donna Westover Gallup is Book Four in the Mysterious Ways series. The publisher is Cladach Publishing. Donna Westover Gallup does her usual great job of telling a spellbinding tale. It is what I have come to expect from this great storyteller. I was surprised the story went back and forth between… Continue reading The Crimson River

Be Encouraged

Today is Sunday March 17, 2013.  One way a writer can become successful is by having a more established writer as a mentor. Writing groups can serve the function of mentor. Let me share an example of the influence a mentor. In 1919 a young veteran returned from World War I. He moved to Chicago… Continue reading Be Encouraged

“The True Story of Catch – 22: The Real Men and Missions of Joseph Heller’s 340th Bomb Group in World War II” by Patricia Chapman Meder. The publisher is Casemate Publishing.

Did Joseph Heller commit a disservice to the members of the 340th Bomb Group when he wrote Catch-22? Did author  Patricia Chapman Meder write an apologetic defending the real four officers some feel Joesph Heller blindsided when he made them into Catch-22’s four heavy hitters? “The True Story of Catch – 22: The Real Men… Continue reading “The True Story of Catch – 22: The Real Men and Missions of Joseph Heller’s 340th Bomb Group in World War II” by Patricia Chapman Meder. The publisher is Casemate Publishing.

Poem: Books

Books Books take you places You hope someday to go They transport you to times In the future or long, long ago The words paint the pictures The author’s canvas is your mind Surreal images greet you Where people aren’t always kind You don’t have to dress up to read one They’ve a special texture,… Continue reading Poem: Books