Interesting facts about Memphis, TN

Interesting facts about Memphis, TN

Interesting facts about Memphis, TN

I have been a lifelong Memphian. I always jokingly say, Memphis born, Memphis bred, when I die I’ll be Memphis dead, but sometimes I do not want that fate. I would like to be Florida dead. When I am able to retire I hope it is in the sunnier south. But for now, I live here. My book series is set here in a fictional town just south of the stateline, called South Lake, Mississippi. In South Lake, they say they are the sunnier side of Memphis. Yeah. So, since most of you are not lifers from here, I thought

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Sculpting out a story

Sculpting out a story

  I recently heard a popular author say something about how a writer works at their story, chipping away at it until the essence of the story begins to appear. It sounded so much to me like sculpting that I had to go to the Internet to check and see if I was right. Sculpture Techniques. A sculptor can achieve his desired results by either subtractive techniques (i.e. chipping or carving material away, as with stone or wood) or additive techniques (i.e. adding material, as with clay or wax). — Saatchi Art Yes, indeed. Writing is very much like sculpting.

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Event today: Author Rodeo Roundup

Event today: Author Rodeo Roundup

Today is one of my events listed on the events page, the Author Rodeo Roundup, and I am pretty excited about it. I love live events where I get to meet other readers and writers and published authors and such.  There is no better feeling than being in front of a crowd of rapt listeners. If you have been following my blog, you know that I have interviewed a couple of the guests who will be there. I am really excited to be able to meet them as well. Today’s fun will be at the R C Pugh Library on

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My writing rant

People who want to be writers baffle me. Those who write and publish don’t say, “I want to write”-they just do it. The ones who look at you wistfully and say, “I’m going to write a book” or “My book is going to be a bestseller” and haven’t even written the first page—yeah, that’s who I’m talking about. They need to quit talking about it, and get on with it. I mean, what’s stopping them? The world today is a lot different than it was when I was getting a book out for the first time. You don’t have to

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After the con…I reflect with images

After the con…I reflect with images

First, let me say that this past weekend, Mid South Con weekend, was the most fun I have had in just FOREVER. Before I left on Sunday, I took time to stop in at the organizer’s desk to tell them thank you. What a huge job that con must be for them! And they definitely deserve a big, big, kudoes. There were a LOT of con-goers this year. I do not know the numbers, maybe you do? I know it was more than 1000. I also have to say that Sched.com who kept my schedule updated and on the app

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