The Winter Solstice (for us No’Hemispherians or NoHems) occurred on December 21 at 11:28 am EDT (UTC-04). The reason I’m posting this today is that December 23 is my late-father’s birthday. He passed on five years ago, but I still associate the year’s longest night with him. Not because of dark feelings, but really, the opposite.
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When I saw a mention that the 2016 film Neither Wolf Nor Dog was coming to the historic Byrd Theater in nearby Richmond, I couldn’t resist. First of all, look at that magnificent photo above by Scott Kelby. They don’t make movie theaters like that any more, do they? (FYI: The Bryd opened in 1928 and they currently charge only $1.99 for showings of classic and arthouse films) But the main draw was the movie as part of the inaugural Pocahontas Reframed Native American Storytellers Film Festival.
Well, I did it—just published the 4th and final ebook (1640) of The Manhattan Series on Amazon. Book description: “The gripping story of New York City’s (and Manhattan’s) birth concludes in 1640 during a period of extreme turmoil.” You can see the cover above and here’s the direct link to it: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0768VRSHP
I recently finished the initial drafts of my final book—1640—in The Manhattan Series. The story of NYC’s (and Manhattan’s) birth wraps up in this novella, and even though this one is a little shorter than the prior two, it took longer to complete. Why? Read on…
Some years ago, I wrote about a Florida beach experience I had had, but I’ve never told the story. In my own voice. If you want to hear it, keep an eye on the images on this page and click the play button below to listen:
Writing is hard. Writing well, even harder. And because that’s how I’m spending much of my time these days, I thought I’d share a bit about my writing process. Why? Maybe you’re already writing but are looking for a tip or two. Or maybe you’re just curious about the how this writing thing works. Either way, here’s how I do it.