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April, 2010

So, how do you start writing a book?

Well, normally one word at a time – a simple glib answer.  But that isn’t how I started.  Here’s what happened to me.

I’ve always been a reader and deep inside my black little heart, wanted to be a writer.  But like many people with such aspirations, I was too busy with life (or perhaps too lazy) to actually get started.  I did however, have a lot of time on my hands, while driving back and forth to my various work places.  This gave me a lot of time to think about writing a book and to develop ideas.  Writing while driving is a misdemeanor here in Virginia, so all the good ideas I had while driving just flew out my car door when I got to my destination.   This was the pattern for several years. Keep Reading…

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Acknowledgements

I received a lot of help and support during the process of writing this first book.  I needed it.  And, I appreciate every bit of it.  My wife and children were very supportive.  Without this foundation I would never have started.  I love them all a great deal. Keep Reading…

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at 6:07 pm

A few months ago I started telling friends and acquaintances that I was working on a novel in my spare time.  Their support was encouraging and a little surprising . . . and really cool.   It started as more of a hobby than a serious effort at writing, but the more I wrote, the more I wanted to finish it, which I did around the beginning of 2010. Keep Reading…

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