Author of Science Fiction - Fantasy - Paranormal - Suspense

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Snapshots - Fun with Jack

Greetings from the Hermit-Writer. My girls loved cavorting with this cute Jack Russel at Macdugal Park.

Jack (maybe not his real name) at first remained unsure

But Gracie didn't eat 'im...

The girls studied, unsure if he was a dog or a rat...I think

Warmed up fast

Cutie Pie, huh

When you're 9" tall, you get soaked running around in rain-wet grass

He wasn't sure about me

Maybe he could put up with me

"Okay, take my profile...I'm gorgeous"

By the way...I've typed 'the end' on my current project, a young adult/new adult paranormal in edit...looking for beta readers/cross beta readers. If you are is the draft blurb:

Caitlin wants nothing more than to be invisible her senior year but the notoriety she earned killing vampires last summer bodes more adventure. Remnants of the revenir realignment continues to challenge her life expectancy. Her family crumbles like the worst soap opera cliché. The kith's queen, a five thousand year old shape shifter, tags her to search for a loose ghoul and negotiating with a sociopathic ancient. Breaking her back wasn't enough sacrifice or enough fodder for her clinical depression. She has to dodge a pack of bullies at her new school.

Paranormal adventure THE JENNINGS KID is a sequel to REVENIR INTERN, a spinoff of the darker novel, REVENIR.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

On Writing -- Setting and Description

Greetings from the Hermit-Writer. For My writing friends:

I recently had an epiphany of simplicity about setting that pairs with the rule: Describe only what your character would notice.

The more unique and far-flung the setting you find your character, the more you must layer the description. She in a burger joint? Everyone's been there. You can just tell. But the desert of Sudan? It is more important to show.

Be prepared to describe the goat herd flowing over the nearby hill, the smell and sounds, the texture of grit in the wind, the color of the huts, the straw sticking out of the mud walls, the arid feel of her garment against her flesh, the emotion of being far from home, the stillness of the empty sky, the bite of the sun, the scritch of her boots in the gravel.

You must anchor your reader in a place and mood. You don't have to explain the muzack at Mickey Dees.

Have a great day

-R. Mac Wheeler

Snapshots - My girls and Kilo

Greetings from the Hermit-Writer.

Kilo has no trouble getting Lucy to play

Kilo taking a break to say hi to Gracie

Kilo is so sweet

Taking a break

So handsome

Have I mentioned I like clouds

And color

The sky is colorful

Cactus is pretty cool, too

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

What I Do When Dina takes me out

I take pictures of course...on the way there, during, after.

That's better than talking on the phone...isn't it?

My Pups