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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.
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!