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Sunday, October 4, 2020


cj Sez: Available for pre-order! The Mobile writers Guild anthology HALLOWEEN PIECES launches Friday, October 9.

   This anthology is the fourth in the Guild’s PIECES series, and the second anthology they've launched in 2020 (after VALENTINE’S DAY PIECES).

   If you’re in the Mobile area, several of the local authors (including me) will be celebrating the launch at The Haunted Book Shop from 4 to 8 p.m. Put on your mask and stop by—we’d love to say hello…we’ll be wearing masks, too.
A brief syntax lesson: "Different from" typically requires a noun or noun form to complete the expression, while "different than" may be followed by a clause.
   I’m a visual person (is that a right brain or a left brain thing?), and that shows up in my writing. Scenes are not easy but they are the most enjoyable for me to write. I love creating the details of a setting that I hope will perm
it my readers to visualize where the characters are and what they are seeing/doing. I like to incorporate the scene into the flow of the character’s actions.  

Dealing with narrative of personal
 introspection, emotions, and internal dialogue is more difficult for me since I “see” the action in my stories as movies in my head. Narrative doesn’t exist in movies unless there’s a voice-over, so I tend to use little of it. I’ve been told and I do understand I need more narrative in my novels. 

   I hope you’d agree that I’ve expanded my narratives when you read my HALLOWEEN PIECES short story, “Once in a Blue Moon.”
   Okay, I’ve confessed. Your turn. What is your writing strength or weakness?
  That’s it for today’s post. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same. 

 (Raising prayers for your health and safety.)  
P.S.  TO ORDER my autographed books or any book of your choice on-line from my favorite indie bookstore, contact The Haunted Bookshop here: The Haunted Bookshop  The store has re-opened to limited hours, so you can stop and shop, too.

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