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Monthly archives for November, 2014

Excerpt: Tracy Krauss

Excerpt: Tracy Krauss

  WIND OVER MARSHDALE is the award winning novel by author Tracy Krauss that critics have called “Edgy, raw and real.” Excerpt: A whispered breath skimmed across the long prairie grass like a giant, invisible hand stroking the fur of a silken feline. The screech of an eagle echoed through the valley as it dipped […]

Alzheimer’s Awareness Blog Tour

Alzheimer’s Awareness Blog Tour

  My father and his siblings are gone now. All three have moved on. My father’s brother–my namesake Richard, was a bull-headed man.  The two of us had a lot in common. He lived a simple life, and for most of his days lived he lived alone. His sister Evelyn, my aunt, was a super-saint […]

Excerpt from The Twisted Ladder

Excerpt from The Twisted Ladder

“We’re being followed.” The driver’s eyes glanced in the rearview mirror. “Someone tried to mug me back at the hotel. I don’t know who it was.” They crossed the bridge, drove past the Washington Monument, and Enrique saw the grey Suburban still following a hundred yards behind. They drove several blocks further into the district, […]

Colorful Language in Christian Genre

Colorful Language in Christian Genre

   It’s not uncommon on today’s bookshelf to find Christian literature that contains colorful language as well as detailed descriptions of sexual content. The distinction between Christian genre and secular fiction has blurred in recent times. While many struggle with how far to go with their writing this is a good time to examine what […]

Whats Your Pattern?

Whats Your Pattern?

  We have patterns for most of what we do. We eat, sleep, work, worship, have fun, and some of us write. What is your writing pattern? Writing patterns, or disciplines make us more efficient and productive. Well-developed patterns also add quality to our work. Many of the disciplines are discussed in Dorthea Brande’s classic, […]