Re-blogged from Kristen Lamb

Are your characters too perfect? The tricky and shameful character arc.

http://authorkristenlamb.com/2017/07/the-reason-shame-is-the-beating-heart-of-all-great-stories/#comment-79434

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No more nightmares for elephants?

Warehouse Sale

Y’all know I love animals. For some reason, I’ve always been partial to elephants. Not that I want to pet one, I just like them and enjoy looking at them on TV. I don’t enjoy the circus, sorry, I just don’t. I don’t especially enjoy the zoo either, though we have taken our granddaughters once or twice.

The mistreatment of elephants upsets me since I saw an article about how orphaned baby elephants were having nightmares after their parents were killed for their ivory. Someday, I hope we live in a world where baby elephants and children have no more nightmares.

I saw the guys who own this company on the Shark show. I checked out their site. I like the pants. Living in the south, the heat index is 106 today, I like loose comfy clothing. I thought I’d share this in case anybody is interested. 10% of the money goes to helping elephants. Okay, that may not be much, but it’s something.

Sorry about the ad. It seemed like a good cause and I like the pants, and it’s really hot today.

Author Interview – T. Jackson King

Interview of a friend of mine who writes sci fi.

Andrew Chapman @AndyChapWriter

T Jackson KingQuestion 1: Who are you and what have you written?

I’m T. Jackson King, a writer of science fiction novels since 1988 when my first novel came out. I now live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, tho I’ve lived in 12 US states and visited 49 of them. My most recent novel is Star Glory (Empire Series Book 1).

Question 2: If you had to paint a portrait of any author who would it be?

I’d paint an image of Rudyard Kipling as his YA novel KIM was a favorite of mine when I was in sixth grade and had been reading his works, and scifi novels, for two years already.

Wuestion 3: Why did you start Star Glorywriting?

I began writing scifi novels because I ran out of First Contact style novels in my local neighborhood library. But I began late at age 38. I got published in reverse…

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