These are some of my favorite friends. They have taken me on many adventures, provided important information, corrected me when I made mistakes, comforted me in times of grief and just being all around companions whenever needed. Books will always support us.
I’m in the review and rewrite stage of my fourth novel which is taking longer than I expected, but I’m excited to be near the end.
Recently, I went to New York for a site visit. As always, at this time of the year, the city was glittering in preparation for the holidays. The weather was cloudy at the start of my trip, however after a couple of days, the sun returned.
You will recall when I blogged about the writer’s tool of observation, I suggested you not only experience the physical nature of an environment, also immerse yourself in the smells, sounds, colors and facial expressions of people you encounter. I used this technique to gather bits and pieces of the life of this great city.
Here are some photos from my trip.
I enjoy sharing my writing experiences with you because you have been with me from the beginning. Much that I write about on-line relates to the art of creating stories, however, the process of growth has lessons in many aspects of life.
If you’re writing, I suggest you go deep into your culture and there you’ll find all the hope you need to tell your own stories. Check your cultural cues and they will open new roads for writing and telling stories. I did just that with Friends. As an African American I pondered our world-view of friendship. I remembered how my grandmother, my mother, mother-in-law and other important women in my life interacted with their friends. It gave me a starting point.
Often friendships are as valuable as family relationships. Because families are so scattered these days, sometimes friends are more valuable. An individual’s need for connections, validation, emotional support, approval etc., can, on occasion, only be met by friends.
The coming holidays will bring many opportunities for you to be a supportive friend.
Team, just keeping you in the loop,
1.The Little Manual will be ready soon.
2.The main character in my next novel has a name. I will reveal it to you at a later date. I believe you will find the character believable and intriguing. My notebook for this novel is brimming with interesting details. I’m hesitant about revealing too much. Please stick with me as we begin another journey together.
Team, as promised, I’m now on Twitter. You can follow me at twitter.com/rozinc. I’m still moving forward toward publication of my next book.
With some trepidation, I have decided to enter the arena of social media. I will soon have a Twitter account. You will be the first to know. I’m hoping to have more personal interaction with my readers.