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Posts Tagged ‘Writing


May 1, 2018

Life is like a book. Page one, in the beginning… The first couple of chapters are written not from memory but from the viewpoint of others. The chapters give some backstory to explain what happens later. The following chapters describe the twists and turns that make up everyone’s life. And finally the last chapter, but […]

Ego or Pride?

June 7, 2016

Why do we write? I would suppose that there are many answers to this question. I admit is nice to have things published, but is it ego or pride. Over the years I have had some poems published in various media, newspapers, periodicals and anthologies. My novel was self-published after several dozen rejections. I would […]

Characters and Personae

June 6, 2016

I recently heard that every person has two personae, one public and one private. In writing this is often described as the duality of man. It is the basis for the most interesting characters that writers create, but do we create them or do we describe someone we have met? Are our characters figments of […]


April 18, 2016

Writing for me has become sporadic, but the process has continued in my head. Normally I go to sleep outlining and visualizing scenes and dialog in my head. Lately my sleep has been extremely troubled. As with all of us I’m sure I only remember part of what I was thinking while drifting off but […]

Building Blocks

February 10, 2016

Writer: A person who writes books, stories, or articles as a job Writing: A sequence of letters, words, or symbols marked on a surface Like any other job, being a writer requires tools. In the case of a writer those tools are something to write with, something to write on and words. Words are the […]

Ghost Ranger Review

March 26, 2009

A fellow alumnus of mine recently completed reading Ghost Ranger. She submitted this review in the Alumni newsletter. “I just finished a novel called “Ghost Ranger” written by one of our own, Steven ‘Tex’ Reynolds class of ’65.  I ordered it from  Everyone will love this book!  It takes place all over Texas and […]

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