Funeral Question – a one-page play, written by Diana Stout that drew a gasp from the audience when “produced” at The Bowery in New York.
Check out my Behind the Scenes blog, “As a Writer Should I Blog? What Should I Write?”
While directed toward writers, the content is applicable to anyone who is thinking about a writing a blog.
Also, did you know that 300 blogs a year are turned into books? According to the book, How to Blog a Book, it’s true!
The first story of the Laurel Ridge novella series is coming soon!!
To appear on Amazon as an e-book!
Seven stories with seven couples. Each couple with their own story, told against the backdrop of a small southern community of Laurel Ridge, Georgia.
SHATTERED DREAMS – Mason Baylock has returned to his hometown as a newly appointed judge. He’s hoping to reconnect with his high school sweetheart, Shelley Willis, but she’s not interested. To keep him foremost in her mind, he frequents the diner, located across from the courthouse and where Shelley works, on a regular basis. Once a week for the more than the past three months, he’s been asking her out. And, once a week for more than the past three months, she’s been turning him down.
And then one evening, they become locked up in the kitchen’s cooler by accident. That’s when there’s no more escaping–the real conversation begins–and where the heat gets turned on. She can’t deny she isn’t attracted to him, but she’s not about to date someone who shattered her dreams years ago, either. And then, she discovers that there is more to the earth-shattering consequences than even she imagined, which threatens to fracture and splinter life as they know it.
Will both their dreams be shattered forever? Or does enough of a spark remain that they can rekindle the love they once shared?
The image, which was my view from my hotel window while at a conference in Traverse City looking out at the Bay, truly represents my looking at the world through another window.
The new year of 2016 began with the genesis of Sharpened Pencils Productions. leading to the creation of this website and the logo, shown here.