· Dead End Road · Yesterday morning we received a phone call from a country neighbor. "Have you been down to your mailbox yet?" she asked. "No," I replied. "Well, if you can get down here, you can see that someone's run over our newspaper tubes. They look as flat as a pancake. A sheriff's deputy left his business card in our mailboxes." "We'll be down," I said and hung up. As we approached the dirt road intersection, we saw the downed newspaper racks and one white mailbox on the ground. … [Read more...] about Expand On Your Experiences
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· Tom Jennings is a HUGE Character! · Here's a brief blog on writing. This one's about creating fictional characters. I use character driven literary fiction as my vehicle to address stigma, identity, and self-discovery, but my goal is to entertain the reader, never preach. The process of getting to know my characters is an enjoyable, ongoing experience as I discover the many layers of their personalities. Recently I was asked by a friend if he was in my novel. I smiled, said “no,” … [Read more...] about Character Driven Literary Fiction
· Welcome to my blog! · I'm writing from south-central Kansas. For those of you more familiar with our geography, my wife and I live outside of Hutchinson. It's known as "the Salt City" for the many salt mines that were once active. Kansans know it as the home of the State Fair, the National Junior College Basketball Tournament, and the Cosmosphere & Space Museum. But, I'm not trying to recruit people to move here. Instead I'm excited about sharing stories with you. Future blog posts … [Read more...] about Welcome!