Category: Ramblings

GODZILLA

I am a Godzilla fan. I have been since I was a kid. I watched a bunch of b-movies with my dad on Sunday afternoons; westerns, martial arts, shoot-em-ups, and of course monster movies. My dad wasn’t picky. He worked hard, a lot of… Continue Reading “GODZILLA”

NO DOGS PLEASE (says the dog lover)

Earlier this month I went to the Rutgers Writing Conference. It was a fantastic experience and I came home with plenty of inspiration and advice. One thing that came up during a conversation about author bios and what to put in there, I was… Continue Reading “NO DOGS PLEASE (says the dog lover)”

A Million Shades of Gray

By Cynthia Kadohata. A book review and commentary. This young adult story takes place in 1975 in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam. I wanted to read it because I have a fascination with history and untold truths and because I highly admire elephants.… Continue Reading “A Million Shades of Gray”

Memorial Day – True Story

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering and honoring people who have died while serving in the Armed Forces. Unfortunately for the human race, most of us are related to someone who died in a war. This is a… Continue Reading “Memorial Day – True Story”

Voice > First Lines

If you are a writer then you have heard time and time again how important your opening sentence is in any story, yet as a reader, I personally have difficulty committing to a book based on first lines only. Another important piece of advice… Continue Reading “Voice > First Lines”