Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Spicing things up considerably with Simeon's Promise. The readers have spoken and I listened. One of the great things about being independent is that I can make corrections, add/delete material etc. That's also something to be careful with so I'm trying to do that too. Considering doing the same things with some of my other work, I'll keep you updated on the progress.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Readers...how much detail is too much? We writers want to give you realism; grit where it should be gritty such as foul language in the case of a character who should talk that way because he's a thugged out menace, or high brow language when the character is a well bred gentleman. And when the story just needs to move along we want to do that well too. I ask because I've had reader comments all over the spectrum (yes, I know everyone is different and has different perspectives they bring to the table when they're reading). Some want the fluff, where you gloss over a particularly delicate subject, and others want to get down and dirty just like a certain character might really be in true life. We all know (or have come across) some nasty people with foul mouths and even fouler actions. Do you want that character real or not is my question as long as it adds to the story? In my novel Consider Job (e), one of the main protagonist is the devil. Now, we all know the devil ain't nice to put it plain. Still, there are some who think the minimal (in my mind) characterization of the enemy of all mankind is too much in certain scenes. I am still going to write the way I write and inject nasty/gentility/reservedness into a story wherever I think it's appropriate, but I do value your opinions...let me hear from you. In the end it may help shape how much detail I give you in the many tales floating around inside this brain of mine.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
I have to admit that post election I am severely disappointed by the amount of ugliness out there. It especially troubles me that so many throw God's name into the mix when spewing their diatribes. I have no interest in adding to the negativity so I won't. Let me just say that my prayers and hopes for all of us are that we find a way to work together for the betterment of all of us. There are a great many bright and talented people in this country with gracious hearts... Here's hoping that all of you rise to the top and help someone else along the way.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Like everyone else in America/the world, here's hoping that our elected leaders actually work together for the betterment of those that put them in office. It's not about one individual but everyone collectively. I don't live in some altruistic fantasy but the system is designed to bring the best and brightest together so that they can compromise and find the best solution for everyone...that hasn't been happening. No man made system will ever be perfect but I am certain we can do better than we have been. To you (elected) leaders...we will be watching.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Check out the review for my sons EP (CD). Very positive with good feedback. I'm biased but his flow and style is unique. The subject matter will change with time so that doesn't phase me because I know who he really is as a person. The thing that's important is that the talent is there. There's no substitute for that. Give the review a look
Also... Check out my baby girl's debut as a baller at Old Dominion tonight. She just keeps getting better because she puts in the work. Proud of you baby. Go Lady Monarchs!