Carol S. Mann
Bits and Pieces
“He knew everyone had flaws. People fell from grace all the time. But some people fell further than others.” From “Ferrelli’s Fall” (Creek Songs).
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I’m happy to announce that Creek Songs has been named a National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist in the “Fiction: Short Story” category.
Fiction Writing – Like Your Own Political Convention?
Fiction writing is like your own political convention. Pardon me? Really? Okay, hang with me on this. First, let’s look at what happens when you’re writing a short story. I attempted to analyze this conundrum with a story I just … Continue reading
Posted in fiction writing, Reading, short story, Writing Tagged analogy, antagonist, fiction writing, pantser, planner, protagonist, reading, setting, short story, steps in writing the short story, writing, writing process 6 Comments
I began reading the book Lawrence in Arabia after hearing author Scott Anderson speak at a local book event. The book’s subtitle is War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East. As you probably figured, my … Continue reading
Posted in Reading Tagged Andrew Anastasios, Flashes of War, Katey Schultz, Lawrence in Arabia, reading, Russell Crowe, Scott Anderson, The Middle East, The Water Diviner, war, writing 12 Comments
Imagination – Keeping It Alive
Before TV and high-tech came on the scene, people listened to their entertainment on the radio. To soaps and sitcoms and mysteries and children’s programs. To sports and news. They conjured in their minds how a situation or character looked. … Continue reading
Do the words have new meaning?
Have you noticed, as we grow in life’s experiences, we often extract different meanings from a piece of literature or poetry when we revisit it? We may make new discoveries about the characters or life or both. Remember, back in … Continue reading
Posted in Creativity, Inspiration, Looking for Inspiration, poetry, Reading Tagged beach, John Masefield, layers of meaning, literature, ocean, poetry, reading, reading poetry, reading poetry aloud, sailing, sea, Sea Fever, seaman, tall ships 7 Comments