Let’s face it; writing a novel is hard work—very hard. But it is also enjoyable and rewarding. I believe that’s why most authors take the time to learn how to write a delightful novel. At least, that’s why I do it.
My favorite part of writing is creating fun and exciting characters. I have always stayed with authors who have these kinds of characters in their books. I will often read a book based on the characters rather than on the plot. Is that normal? I don’t know. I’m not sure what normal is; I just know what I like.
It’s kind of like art; I don’t know a thing about art, but I know when I like something. If I like it enough, I buy it. That’s why my house has an eclectic blend of prints and paintings on the walls.
(Just call me Jim)
If someone would ask me why I write western novels, I would respond with, “Because I
love westerns!” As a youngster, I grew up watching western movies and western television shows. I just never outgrew that love of the grand American Old West.
Great men and women filled the stories of that era with action and adventure, glory and defeat. It is a time like no other time in human history. And I happen to be one of thosepeople who loves to continue the tradition of western lore.
I hope you love reading these stories as much as I love writing them!
I never dreamed of becoming an author, but I have always enjoyed writing. Maybe that’s how things happen in life; you enjoy doing something until one day it becomes part of you. Once that part of you is released, you find new and exciting venues that you never saw before. It seems like you discovered a whole new world.
I like this new world I have found. It offers dreams and aspirations of wondrous worlds not yet discovered in my mind. I think I like that best of all. There is always something new on the horizon. There is always another story to be told. And I want to be the one to tell that story.
What can I say? I love sci-fi. I always have. I watched Dr. Who as a youngster and got hooked on that crazy blue telephone booth that was infinitely larger inside than it was outside. Whoever thought of that was a genius, and it opened up my mind to what could be or might be in any other universe or dimension.
I spent thirty-plus years in the military and viewed some of the most outstanding gadgets in the world. Then I thought, what if these amazing devices were available in another timeline or another generation? What would be some of the potential outcomes?
So, now I write about the possibilities, adding some really cool aliens!
Just living the dream…