Winds of Wildfire – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds – Desserts.
‘Taos Pueblo is home to the Tiwa trib. The first Spaniards… Continue
Added by Martha A. Cheves on November 6, 2011 at 12:07pm —
- Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount
importance that we know how to harness and control this great force. …
Added by T.F. Hodge on March 20, 2010 at 4:03am —
Key Lime Squeeze by Ron W. Adams
Author Ron Adams has taken readers into the world of the sleuth with his excellent and crafty new novel, Key Lime Squeeze. Ron is an artful painter with words as he takes the reader into a sinister world that is really not exactly a hard-boiled crime drama and not exactly a story of the mafia, but a fine and adroitly woven tale that is both familiar and unique. It is indeed a book that I found to be riveting and which kept me asking… Continue
Added by Ron Adams on July 14, 2008 at 5:53pm —
Which genre any writer chooses to operate in is dependent on the genre they enjoy. I write predominately in the mystery/detective genre because I am such a big fan of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser and Jessie Stone, Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, and Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe. But it is a great exercise for the good writer to able to write across genres even though he may never have the opportunity to use this versatility. Many stories have the ability to cross or mix genres, so that a… Continue
Added by Ron Adams on June 30, 2008 at 9:52pm —
At their most basic, stories have two elements: Dialogue and Narrative. Narrative also has two main purposes: to inform the reader and to describe a person, place or thing. Funny thing is, done right, so does Dialogue. Many times the dialogue between characters can give you as much if not more information about your characters and thier plight as any narrative. My editor punctuated my last novel with comment regarding this very topic, and I began to learn very quickly getting the right balance… Continue
Added by Ron Adams on June 29, 2008 at 7:52pm —
Most big publishers won’t accept or even look at unsolicited or unrepresented manuscripts. According to many experts in the field, the best way to get a major publishing house to read your work is to work through a literary agent. But, before approaching an agent to represent you, you should finalize the presentation of your book. Remember the old adage that you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Nowhere is this more important to the new writer than at this stage of the… Continue
Added by Ron Adams on June 28, 2008 at 9:54pm —
"Do I have what it takes to become an author?" If someone were to ask me that question, I’d have to say I have no idea. The simple fact is every person has a story, but not every person knows how to tell it. In my humble opinion, it takes a special breed of person to become an “Author” with a big A. That would be the type of person who actually writes and finishes that novel, or book of poetry, or even that book of short stories, and see it all the way to publication. The following is a list of… Continue
Added by Ron Adams on June 27, 2008 at 10:39am —
Believe it or not, summer does come to Buffalo, New York. After endless months of bone-chilling cold and gloomy skies, shorts and t-shirts have replaced the parkas. It’s the time of the year to sit back, relax. And read! Let’s face it, when I go to the town pool or the beach with the family, I can always find someone, and usually more than one, digging into a book. Here are some suggestions guaranteed to make your summer months an enjoyable, book-filled season!
On the road… Continue
Added by Ron Adams on June 27, 2008 at 10:03am —
I am a big fan of Shel Silverstein, one of the best poets I've ever read (W.B. Yeats not withstanding). I have been re-accquainted with his writing thanks to my children. I recently posted a personal look at how I write. This one might work just as well.
Writer Waiting by Shel Silverstein
Oh this shiny new computer -
There just isn't nothin' cuter.
It knows everything the world ever knew.
And with this great computer
I don't need no writin'… Continue
Added by Ron Adams on May 4, 2008 at 5:33pm —
The Book Attic Interviews Author Ronald W. Adams
State: New York
Country: United States of America
Tell us what makes you proud to be a writer from your City, State or Country?
I was born and raised on the South Shore in Massachusetts, but have lived most of my adult life in the Buffalo, NY area. I love this area for so many reasons. Mostly, I love it for the people. My experience here has shown me that there is a reason Buffalo is known as the city… Continue
Added by Ron Adams on May 1, 2008 at 11:01pm —
3. Stop, look, and listen. And smell and taste while you’re at it. Books are a wonderful way to convey your ideas, but if you want to add texture and substance, you have to use all your senses. It’s not enough to say you ate delicious Buffalo chicken wings, though to be honest that should be enough. From what I understand, there are a few people that have never eaten Buffalo wings before. For those people, you can tell them about the steam rising off the plate of red-sauced chicken parts, awash… Continue
Added by Ron Adams on April 23, 2008 at 6:34pm —
More thoughts on writing...
2. Pay Attention. Inspiration is a goofy thing. You never know when or from where it will come at you. I can also tell you, from my experience, it is usually subtle. One day a few years ago I was sitting in the parking lot of a car repair shop along the lake just south of Buffalo, NY, on a typically grey January day, waiting for my wife’s cousin to drop off her car and take her back to our house. As we drove home, Lake Erie was an expanse of grey snow and… Continue
Added by Ron Adams on March 12, 2008 at 7:13pm —
KEY LIME SQUEEZE
By Ronald W. Adams… Continue
Added by Ron Adams on January 5, 2008 at 8:00pm —