the Ink Slinger
If I’m not writing something, I’m usually reading something. With C.S. Lewis I declare, “You can... more »
- NM, USA
- member since September 1, 2011
Hello the Ink Slinger,
YOU are walking on Miami Beach in Florida; the sky is dark and threatening to rain. You see a handsome Egyptian man walking down the beach carrying a leather pouch over his right shoulder, he looks back anxiously, as if someone might be following him but when he does so he stumbles and falls, spilling the seeds in his pouch. Asim hurriedly picks up the seeds, counting them as he drops each one back into his case.
It starts to rain and he quickly rushes off, not knowing that he has lost a single seed. It starts to rain harder as you see something protruding from the sand, and then a beautiful red rose grows almost instantly. You must be seeing things.
You approach the rose and when you bend down to examine it something amazing happens.
“Quick,” says the rose. “Hide me before he comes back. I grant wishes and all the wishes he wants are evil ones. Please take me home with you.”
You dig up the flower and head back to your hotel.
Unrealistic or not my writing gives me hope. But with something like 50 000 books published every month it is a little discouraging. I didn’t think there were that many writers. But I continue to write and hope.
You have a nice shelf.
I hope you are reading lots of interesting books.
Knights of the Dragon:
Leander is under siege. It seems their wizard is dying. A dragon befriends a boy and hires knights to save his kingdom. Alexa is a match for any man, except perhaps for Stone; they’ve had eyes for one another for years, though neither will admit it. A dragon is born that turns out to be a wizard, a rare dragon indeed.
And there are whispers of a boy wizard.
It’s a tale of wizards, dragons, romance and knights.
I'm still standing, kid, glad to say! I look forward to checking out your shelf and your reviews! I have not read anything in quite a longgg while and I am hoping to find that one book that sets me back on my path.... So very nice to see you still here. :)
What am I, a bleeding heart liberal, doing talking to a conservative? Just kidding, I am a middle of the roader. I don't even know what an Amazon Prime is anyway, so I can't borrow it. I'll keep my eye on it and see if more people rave about it. If they do, then I'll take the plunge.
Just finished The Elements of Storytelling by Peter Rubie and thought you might add it to your list. Not as robust as the last one of his I read, but still had good notes and also a good list of references to attack (I've added some of those to my plan to read shelf...so you might look there today or tomorrow since they will be right on top)
*tosses a copy of Evil by Schwarz and a copy of Brother to a Dragonfly on his page and leaves*
Looks like we are both Reading About Writing :D
At the moment reading a book by Peter Rubie called Telling the Story
which is geared toward creating fiction from real events or
a book that makes real events come to life. Not finished yet, but
have read enough to know it is already a worthwhile read. He also
has a book more geared toward fiction which I hope to grab.
Thought you might want to look into this author.