Thanks for the friend invite! I've spent a bit of time in Wisconsin (Baraboo, to be exact). Early's Fall looks very entertaining. I read the first chapter, so I'll have to add this to my summer reading.
True - but I'm just going to frame the check and hang it on my office wall with the accumulation of professional plaques and certificates from my career. Figure this is the first step in my "hopeful" second career. Would really appreciate a response from you to the major question I asked re: POV (s).
Thank-you very much for the offered friendship! A crime writer... Interesting choice. Me? I will be more of a futuristic fantasy crime novelist! Is there such a category? Oh well, perhaps there will be, if not! Hehehe!
Hi Jerry, Thank you for your interest.
Week one was to write a short piece in (5 mins) without using smells, color, sound or sensation/touch. Then repeat story adding one of the elements (5 Mins) each rewrite. Second week homework, take your main character and put them in a foreign environment ie not part of your storyline. (1500 words) Third week - main character in an action dialogue with a fictional super hero. Story must start with a fist arriving..Fourth - main character looking for their MacGuffin (I failed that one), however my character’s depth grew exponentially. This week again 1500 words, it is required to have ‘Oh my God’, in it. My story telling is fairly good, my dialogue needs work. So yes, I think I am learning heaps, plus it’s a small class with a bunch of wonderful witty women.
Hello there Jerry;
How are you doing this fine day? Sorry I took so long to respond to your friends request. I am getting ready to go to NH. My husband, Dan and I will be gone for two and a half weeks! I am so excited! I am practically busting a gut! (ew! gross!).
Looking forward to chat with you soon. Please look me up on FB. I am on that site most of the time.
Thanks for asking to be friends! God bless you friend!
In Christ always,
Marty Rene Quintana
It's a small check (or credit I can use on Amazon). I asked for the check - which I plan to frame (not cash) and hang on the wall here in the office. A FIRST, and something to look at when I get those dang rejection emails. lol
Hi Jerry. thanks for the request. I'm new at this whole thing. My first crime novel TESTAROSSA was just published. It's on Amazon and Kindle. Just trying to get the word out as best I can. Love to hear what you're doing.
Jerry is a popular fellow ... and I'm glad to add him to my list of friends. Or was I added to his list ... getting mixed up like that is the result of starting a new novel while the last one is being critiqued by a bunch of people I count on to make my second (we hope) published crime/suspense/thriller even better than I, at one time, thought it was. Oh, was I wrong.
Anyhow, good morning, Jerry........