New Friend and New Craft idea

We have all been told, many times, that good novels need “Tension, with a capital T.”  I never thought of it as two kinds—Character tension, and Reader tension—until I opened Jane Friedman’s weekly blog on Sunday. I have posted a short article about it on Page six of my “Writing” Menu. I think you’ll find it worth your time. Check it out.

Had a great visit on Saturday from Craig MacCaullaugh, a former US Coast Guard Officer of about my vintage. He had purchased my book, View from the Rigging: Memoirs of a Coast Guard Career, and since he lived only two hours away he wanted to visit so I could sign his copy.  We got together last Saturday and had a great day of swapping sea-stories and much more.

I like that my book has brought me a new friend from the “old Guard.”

Author: Dick

I have to tell you right up front. I’m a story teller. After graduation from the Coast Guard Academy in 1957, my twenty-eight years of active duty have given me a lot of fodder. I finally heeded my daughter’s pleas, “Dad, you have got to write those stories down,” and published my memoirs in 1975. Caught up in the writing experience, I moved on to publish a novel in 2019 and I'm continuing to write. It's my new number 1 hobby.

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