What Happened to ‘The End’?

Over the past decade, the publishing world has experienced an interesting, but, in my opinion, sad phenomenon. Almost all fiction authors and/or publishing houses have started leaving out the words “The End” on the last page of novels. It’s now become passe, and I guess in some minds, even unsophisticated to write those two iconicContinue reading “What Happened to ‘The End’?”

Share Your World 8/20/18

If you’d like to take part in the “Share Your World” weekly get-together, just hop over to Cee’s Photography and get the details. ` Question # 1:  Which tastes better: black or green olives? I love both, so I can’t choose between them. However, since I do try to watch how much extra sodium IContinue reading “Share Your World 8/20/18”

‘Releasing the Creative Writer in You’ – Lesson 3

To access other lessons in this series, click on “Creative Writing Class” in the navigation bar and scroll through to find the lessons you need. LESSON # 3: WRITING FICTION Fiction covers a wide range of genres, including short stories, novels, novellas, novelettes, scripts, screenplays, and children’s literature. Having a knack for writing well inContinue reading “‘Releasing the Creative Writer in You’ – Lesson 3”

Share Your World 2016 – Week 36

Come on, you know you’d like to share some things about yourself. Just hop over to Cee’s place and get the details about how to participate in this project. Question  # 1: List 2 things you have to be happy about. 1. Knowing Jesus Christ personally 2. Having the opportunity to write things that encourage,Continue reading “Share Your World 2016 – Week 36”

Share Your World 2016 – Week 20

To participate in “Share Your World” visit “Cee’s Photography”. Question # 1:  When do you feel most connected with others? When  I’m teaching them. It seems to be true whether I’m teaching the Word of God or a writing class or a blogging class. Any period of time when I am sharing with people someContinue reading “Share Your World 2016 – Week 20”

A Dream Come True – or – How ‘Everything’s Jake’ Was Born

“Where do your stories come from?” people ask. And my normal answer begins with, “Actually there are about as many different sources as there are stories.” And sometimes the answers can get pretty involved. But, with this little story – Everything’s Jake – it’s a ridiculously simple answer: I dreamed this story. Yep, that’s right.Continue reading “A Dream Come True – or – How ‘Everything’s Jake’ Was Born”