If you use writing prompts to write any genre, a known fact is that to be a better writer in your chosen category, then read books of others in that genre. You needn't read only the best books. Read books that appeal to you when you peruse the bookshelves preparing to buy. Learn what about a certain book attracted you to it and, if it's positive, emulate it in your own work. Learn what you didn't like about the book or the story and let that guide you in how you would not wish your story written. Many lessons can be learned from reading others' books.
Hopefully, by reading the synopsis and a few excerpts from my books, you'll be able to glean writing prompts to help you as well. You'll find the portal to all the site pages listed below in the book list. Those aided in learning to create prose by reading stories produced by others will benefit from the examples and tips presented throughout these pages.
Whether it be the Classics, a present day bestseller, instructional how-to books, or anything in print or on the Internet, most people are inspired by example. When I began studying, learning, seriously producing stories and other prose, and then editing others, many authors and would-be authors wrote asking myriad questions. What they wanted were examples to which they might compare their own creative styles.
You'll find the portal to all the site pages listed below in the book list. Each of my books will have it's own page with book cover, video trailer, synopsis, and maybe an excerpt which will change from time to time, exposing and teasing with more and more of each story. Too, watch the book pages for exciting #GIVEAWAYS.
This is a list of my published books that will take you direct to individual pages. You may access them below, in the Book List or through the Site Index, both found in the left margin. These books have been promoted on this site in the past, are being republished with new cover art, and always offering help and advice to others, so this is just a reminder till I get their pages re-built as I re-create this special site. Also, since I have signed with a new publisher,the cover art for each book will change over time and updates will be posted. The information about each book will remain the same with cover art, synopsis, video trailers, and exciting excerpts.
The Ka, an Egyptian mystery suspense novel. Archaeologists discover a tomb in Valley of the Queens, Egypt containing hieroglyphs coded with spells and magic that will hair them for the rest of their lives.
River Bones, the original Sara Mason mystery, having won two major awards. - A serial killer terrorizes residents among the lush orchards and farmlands of the Sacramento River Delta in California.
The Howling Cliffs, A Sara Mason Mystery, the 1st sequel to River Bones and also an award winner. - After participating in a search for MIA remains in Vietnam, Sara nearly loses her life investigating a missing child case in Hawaii. Someone means to keep the cold case cold.
Legacy of the Tropics. Stories that shatter the myths of stereotypical islands of paradise. (This is a rewrite and dramatic expansion of my first novel, The Tropics, which is out of print.)
Off Center In The Attic - 30 Over The Top Stories - Humor and nonsense, flights of fantasy into other realms, fright, disgust and disappointment, silliness and wonderment, and the sadness of reality and heartache. It’s all here and more in stories that may leave you a little Off Center in the Attic, conjured through a mind that may be a little Off Center in the Attic.
Down to the Needle - an award-winning thriller. - A woman’s long search for her abducted daughter leads to a young woman on Death Row mere months away from lethal injection for a crime she didn’t commit.
Write It Right - Tips for Authors - The Big Book - An award-winning compilation of many of my articles on writing. A special mention here is for the Articles page, which is a part of the Write It Right set. The Articles page will feature various articles about the craft of writing, written by me or occasionally by other experienced authors.
Hypno-Scripts: Life-Changing Techniques Using Self-Hypnosis and Mediation - An award-winning self-help instruction manual. The human mind is capable of miracles and people are finally opening to that fact. Or maybe they aren't miracles at all. They only seem that way because for so long powers of the human mind have been denied.
Media Room - This is where professionals can make contact for author publicity, promotion, and business purposes. It contains my Biography, websites I frequent, and other personal information.
Remember: You, too, can write any genre. Maybe you just need a few writing prompts.
After being self-published for many years, I have just signed with Creativia. The first of my books to be published with them is my Egyptian suspense novel, The Ka. Next, they have republished River Bones. The exciting new cover art is shown above. This is wonderful news and additionally, in time, my books will be published in many other languages.
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