File this under you research bookmarks. I can’t emphasize enough the merits of doing great dialogue and nailing the time and characters in your novel through it. The subtlest of things can accomplish that. For OP-DEC, I used German. For Blue I referenced relevant events. Etymology dictionaries are available on line. Do we mess up? Sure. But, I’m going to post as many resources on this blog as I can to help all who care to read these posts with their research. That’s what I went to school to learn to do and I’m going to share that with my readers.
I have a little candy for your social media, my dear readers. We’re on the cusp of the re-release of OP-DEC: Operation Deceit and I just mocked these up the other night, using the gracious reviews provided to me by Kirkus Indie Reviews, Midwest Book Reviews and NY Indie Review. Here’s hoping for many more good reviews!
Op-Dec: Operation Deceit by K. Williams
2nd Edition, Booktrope Publishing
Coming March 2015
Lapham’s Quarterly is fast becoming a favorite haunt of mine. You’ll see them blogged about a lot here on Blue Honor Blog. When Professor Hightrousers shared this on his Facebook page, I could hardly resist comment. After all, Jane is a fellow female author. Thus it brought up another vein of interest for me: the female comic.
Perhaps the reason that Jane Austen’s novels are not found comedic in their film adaptations of late is that Women are thought not to be funny. Until Tina Fey and Amy Poehler pierced the wall of the closed set, it was just a forgone conclusion. In other words, a forethought of Institutionalized Sexism. How ironic is that? Jane was writing in the Regency period about the very same thing! Yet, here we are in 2014 not a step budged forward really. Fey and Poehler, however, are making a good push, but this is their last run at the Globes, according to television sources. The film Bridesmaids (2011) even made inroads. Women are funny, people! I’ll let Ted Scheinman tell you about it…
War History online is a great resource to start your next war based novel, or even non-fiction work. I love the articles they post and this one caught my eye back in December. It made me a bit nostalgic for OP-DEC: Operation Deceit and helped to fuel that fire I need to write the sequel. It’s the little things…
Writing in a cafe on a warm laptop, the sun shining and a spring breeze carrying the smells of baked goods is one of my favorite fantasies. Not Paris. Not Berlin. Not London. Okay, maybe Berlin! But, I picture it as some byway. A little town out of nowhere, peaceful and idyllic with that old world charm us Americans long for. The smell of old everywhere like it was in March of 2000 when I visited Ireland. Oh, Adare, I miss you and the peat.
There is just something so inspiring in the act that my soul comes back down from whatever black nap it’s been on to pay attention again. So when I saw this post on Facebook, I naturally wanted to share it with all of you. It’s a glimpse into the corner of my mind, as well as a peak at the mind and process of author Michael Pokocky. I, too, like taking photographs, check out my art section. And the cafe dream, well, he’s living it. Check it out: Cafes And Journals – Pixotale™