STORYTELLER’S 7: LINDA SWIFT, HOOP SKIRTS AND SOUTHERN BELLES

Author, LInda Swift

With the release of her latest novel – This Time Forever – Linda Swift achieved one of her goals of publishing a Civil War-era novel.

Although the journey from idea to written word proved rather lengthy, the characters Phillip Burke and Clarissa refused to abandon Linda until she breathed life into them in story form.

Gone With the Wind ranks as her all-time favorite book and its impact fueled her […]

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STORYTELLER’S 7: JORY SHERMAN, THE LAST SUNRISE

Jory Sherman StoryTeller

JORY SHERMAN embraced a simple mantra over his lifetime: Never miss a sunrise or a sunset.

Jory died this past weekend. In his passing, he left us all a gift. A gift of words that filled hundreds of books and hundreds of short stories.

But the journey wasn’t only about words.

During his prolific journey through the literary hall of fame, Jory took time to touch others with his inspiration. And, his kindness.

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STORYTELLER’S 7: CHARLIE STEEL, PERPETUAL MOTION OF IDEAS

Novelist Charlie Steel

The canvas on which Charlie Steel paints word pictures stands just outside the windows of his ranch in southern Colorado.

Views of the arid high mountain desert landscape offer limitless inspiration for his storytelling.

The surrounding mountains and prairies play important visual roles in stories of the West. So do sounds. The howl of coyotes. The growl of mountain lions. The screech of a red-tail hawk.

As other writers, Charlie came to appreciate […]

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StoryTeller’s 7: Thomas K. Matthews and “Rejection”

Thomas K Matthews

 

ALL WRITERS, somewhere along the journey to publishing, face rejection. As the saying goes, it comes with the territory.

Rejection can stop writers cold. And, they either learn to deal with it or get slowly suffocated as the noose of frustration tightens.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO GET PUBLISHED?

This question appears as the tag line on REJECTION, A Lou Drake Mystery, a novel by Thomas K Matthews.

Sometimes, ideas for novels […]

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