Writing, like history, is more than words…
The Long Walk : A Writer’s Journey #4 The gargantuan depressive slump 07-11-16 So how does a writer get out of a slump? I don’t mean the little tiny ones you encounter just because you aren’t in the mood. I mean the really huge, gargantuan depressive, slumps that make...read more
An End week Reflection 07-08-16 Last weekend I posted my Gettysburg Blogs as a reminder of the past, and the importance of it. It took the place of my usual Long Walk, Writer’s Journey posting because I felt it needed to be written about. I’ll be returning to the...read more
Men with sallow faces stare grimly across the battlefield, each lost in his own thoughts. It is the 3rd Day at Gettysburg. A weariness clings to their bones, exhaustion to their bodies. Each man clutches his rifle as a silent tension drifts across the tall grass,...read more
The new days dawn slips across the battlefield pursuing a fleeing darkness. And it is a dawn which reveals the terrifying cost of the day of battle before. The fields and town streets of the small Pennsylvania hamlet are strewn with the dead, while the crows peck, and...read more
Gettysburg: On this day in 1863 Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia clashed with the Union Army of the Potomac under the command of Gen. George Gordon Meade. Less than three months before, Lee with the aid of the now fallen Gen. Thomas J. Jackson destroyed...read more
What do you owe your characters? The Long Walk : A Writer’s Journey #3 06-27-16 ast week we talked about what we owed our audience in terms of good writing. This week, it’s about what we owe our...read more
The Long Walk : A Writer’s Journey #2 06-20-16 This week’s blog is on the importance of what you owe your reader in terms of good writing. And by way of example I thought I’d use a very popular piece of storytelling we’re all enjoying today. Game of Thrones Season 6...read more
6-13-16 Picking up the thread again, regaining focus, and consistency - as a writer this is the journey - It’s Monday morning and I’m already wiped out. Wrestling with a bad head cold, sinus thing you see. My lovely girl, Fran was down with it the last two weeks and I...read more
Authors take note... One drop, joined by others, can become a powerful force! Authors are always looking for ways to get readers to their sites. Many of us complain that the business of attracting readers is harder work than actually writing our novels. But one group...read more
Unofficial Elder Scrolls Book 1 Dragonborn by Ben Coleman http://www.bencolemanauthor.com A bleak wind blew through the Fort and settlement of Helgen, and bore with it a coldness that crept into the spirit as well as the bone. As bleak...read more
A swashbuckling steampunk set in the American Revolution 1776. Freemasons led by Captain John Paul Jones launch a secret mission to the Lost Mines of Solomon.
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