A blog about writing, being a writer, getting inspired to write, etc. For writers, authors, would-be writers and authors. I only have 2 rules. 1, please keep everything PG rated at most, there are some younger folks who read my blog; and 2, please do not criticize what others have written. I would like this to be a safe haven for folks to explore their writing style and to gain some confidence in their story telling abilities. Nasty comments will be deleted.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
February 11th, 2015 Challenge
Hi, it’s Christina –
WWIII still going on in my
stomach today, so this blog will be short, and will be dedicated to my friend
Over the past several
months Ron and I have built a strong, bizarre, hysterical relationship which I
wouldn’t change for the world. I am a firm believer that God puts people in
your path, at particular times in your life, for a reason.
Ron is an ex Atlanta
police captain turned author after a near death experience he had a little over
a year ago. He chronicles this experience in his first book Seven Fish Tree.
Since the release of his
first book, Ron has exploded on the writing scene. Seven Fish Tree was quickly
followed by The Yellow Bus Boys. He brings you back to 1964, when he and thirty-three
other 6th grade inner-city boys went on a ten day trip. You’ll laugh
out loud. You’ll cry. Buckle up, ‘cause you’ll be in for a wild ride. Oh wait,
school buses didn’t have seatbelts in 1964.
His latest release,
Cramped Quarters (I came up with the title, thank you very much), is back to
his original – for lack of a better word – style. Cramped Quarters is the story
of Mary, the ghost Ron and his wife Donna inherited when they purchased an old
trunk at a yard sale. It is formatted like a snippet from a journal – entries of
Mary’s antics and Ron’s reactions to what it is like living with a ghost.
When Ron’s not writing, he’s
a Twitter fiend, and probably one of the most active Indie Author supporters I
have ever met. He hosts a Monday night talk show on ArtistsFirst Radio Network.
Actually, I have been interviewed twice. If you’re interested in listening to
the two of us cut up, her are the links – Show1 – Show2.
Ron and I have LITERALLY
spent hours on the phone – the man can talk – two months in a row I exceeded my
allotted talk minutes on my wireless plan. It’s all good though. We have helped
each other with our writing, computer issues, marketing issues. He has
introduced me to several people I now consider my friends, and I have hooked
him up with several talented authors to interview on his radio show. Ron and I are also two of the ten authors in the Spirited Tales anthology, published by AAPublishing, I told you about, which is going to be published soon. Yes, God
definitely put Ron in my path, and I’m thankful.
I hope you have a fabulous
day, and happy writing!
Next Challenge is:
was like I stepped into a 70s sitcom…
You have ten minutes (be
honest). There is no right or wrong, just write. Spelling and punctuation don’t
count, and NO ONE is allowed to criticize what someone else has written. Go.