Posts Tagged ‘freedom’

Tami Rasel and her ghost stories are visiting my blog

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Tami, what is your typical day like?

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If I’m working on a novel, I spend a great deal of the day writing. If I am not working on a current novel (I take breaks at times) I love to spend my time reading. Stephen King in his book, On Writing, stated the following: “If you don’t have time to read, then you don’t have time to write.” I agree—reading is a very important part of the writing process. Other than that, I’m a typical housewife and mother with many responsibilities.

Many of us do…Do you write with music or not?

I enjoy music, but I’m not talented in that area at all. I am a storyteller.

Good for you. Do you outline your manuscript first?

It depends on whether it is fiction or nonfiction. Though I rarely write nonfiction, I do use an outline. I used an outline to write “Spirits of Gettysburg, Tales of a Ghost Tour Guide” because it is a collection of short stories. When I’m writing fiction, I do not use an outline. I don’t like the constraints. I like to let the story take me where it wants to go. I of course have an idea of where it is headed, but I won’t tie myself down, often times along the way, the story takes a turn I didn’t expect.

Isn’t that fun? What is the most difficult thing about being an author?

Though I enjoy helping others, a lot of people approach me and want me to read their manuscript, or, they want to know how to get their book published. Reading their manuscript is time-consuming and I hate (more…)

LDS Author Misty Moncur and “Fight for You” her novel

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

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Fight For You Blurb:

Keturah fought her way into the army, but now she’s in Judea building fortifications, and the only thing she’s fought so far is boredom. The work is hard, and the other soldiers don’t think she can pull her weight. Her brothers are becoming strangers, and Zeke’s jealousy is getting worse – because Keturah is (more…)

Never Defeated: The Frigate Constitution a readersfavorite.com review

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

This is very interesting sea story of a frigate name Constitution. It is a very nice tale full of seamen’s talk and terms. I like the terminology and the way it is used in the story. (more…)

A Soldier’s Christmas Poem (by unknown)

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,

I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.

My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,

My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,

Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,

Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve. (more…)