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· 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 will focus on reading and writing, my favorites. While a majority of the posts will give my insights on writing, you won’t need to be a writer or author to be entertained.
You’ll get plenty of insight into creating a story, character development and description, using back story, stretching the truth, writing dialogue, and much, much more. On occasion, I’ll share book reviews I’ve written, expand on “Law Enforcement 101 For Writers,” and give timely excerpts from my published memoir, novel, and short play.
As a welcome visitor, you are invited to participate through my Jim Potter, Author, business Facebook page &/or at my website jimpotterauthor.com.
If you want to be sure and receive future blogs in a timely manner, please sign up for e-mail notification. If not, check back often at the website. I plan on new entries at least weekly, but there will be ongoing dialogue, if you wish.
When I’m not working on the blog, I’ll be anxiously waiting on my novel, Taking Back the Bullet: Trajectories of Self-Discovery to be published this fall.
Before I go, I must thank two special people for their excellent support. First, my wife, J. Alex Potter. She has always been encouraging, understanding, and supportive in my literary goals. She’s my trusted “first reader,” with an artist’s critical eye. As a bonus to my future blog posts, you will have the good fortune of meeting many of my fictional characters in the form of sculpture, thanks to Alex’s creative spirit, talent, and hard work.
Secondly, this amazing website was designed by Rosemary Miller, “The Tech Chick.” If you want the best, most conscientious, professional person designing your website, without breaking the bank, then contact Rosemary.
So, thanks for visiting! I look forward to hearing from you. Let’s dialogue.
Until next time, happy reading and writing!
Philip McDaniels says
You and your wife are truly an asset to South Central Kansas. Your service in the past along with your current creative and artistic talents are truly a part of what makes this area the great place it is to live in.
Jim Potter says
Thanks so much for the compliments. Good to hear!
Karen Bybee Dierksen says
My husband and I grew up in Hutch. Between us we attended Winans, ave A, McCandless, Allen, Roosevelt, Liberty and HHS. (1959) GRADUATED FROM JUCO and WSU. Our daughter currently lives in Burton. Love your blog.
Jim Potter says
Karen, Sounds like with your Hutchinson roots, you & your husband could tell a lot of your own stories! Mine go back to visiting my grandparents in South Hutch. Gran’pa was the town marshal who sometimes patrolled on his horse and other times operated the city’s road grader. It was a slower time. Thanks so much for the comment! Jim