Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It's Done!

Last year, I was enrolled in a writing class given by Michael Hiebert, himself a noted novelist. It was a journey for all of us, an experiment and voyage into uncharted territory. And it was worth it.
Now, the result is "The Way Back," a book of stories all involving a journey of some kind. Not necessarily actual journeys. Some were about people who discovered and achieved something about their own characters. We studied the "Hero's Journey ", a concept that is an age old way to tell a story.
So, my own story is included in this book, now available on Amazon as a paperback book. The link to it is

http://www.amazon.com/Way-Back-heroism-bravery-courage/dp/1927600073/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1398209741&sr=1-10&keywords=the+way+back

If you are looking for some creative stories on this topic, you might consider our humble efforts.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring arrives

I don't know of any other year when Spring was so eagerly awaited. Our "Polar Vortex" has been with us most of the winter. As far as I know, this term was invented by the weather forecasters to describe the extremely cold weather we have been having here on the East Coast.
So, finally, I was able to shed my outer coat today. Unfortunately, I spent most of the day indoors and tomorrow it's supposed to rain again. But we have to look on the bright side. Spring is here and as far as I know it will stay that way. It is now April 3rd. One year long ago, we did have a whale of a snowstorm on April 7th. The schools were closed. However, so far, so good.
I haven't written anything lately but am contemplating some old work and wondering if I can finish it. I do have a story in an anthology that is going to press and when it is ready, I'll provide a link here. I think, if you buy this book, you will have an enjoyable read. The stories were all part of an advanced class where all the students worked together but separately to create them. Each one is entirely different but based upon the idea of a journey. The journey is not an actual trip but rather is the idea of becoming something more. I'm looking forward to actually reading their finished form myself.
Well, it's been a long day today and I wanted to just set something down.

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." Mark Twain