Just say NO

Posted On Sep 24 2005 by

It seems that everyone is ganging up on me this week. I love backstory, it seems, and in today’s fiction market, that just isn’t tolerated. So I’ll surrender. I cut and hack and, in my own words, just tell the story.

It’s Saturday morning and I’m sitting at my kitchen island. I love wireless, don’t you? There is nothing better than a cool (not quite crisp yet) autumn morning and a cup of coffee. I got up before everyone else because the opening scene for a book that is still two years away kept gnawing at my brain. So I gave up and wrote it. Y’all should be proud of me–no backstory. Just like Brandilyn says: When it comes to backstory, DON’T.

The small people who inhabit my house are stirring now, so I’ll cut this one short. They’ll probably want food again, even though they just ate–what?–yesterday?


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Last Updated on: September 24th, 2005 at 6:30 am, by

Written by Ron

Just about everything I believe has been shaped by the written word. But books don't force a belief; they stir the imagination so that you, the reader, eventually draw your own conclusions. We grow richer in spirit when we read, deeper in our understanding of the universe and our role in it. That's why I read. That's why I write. To offer you a bit of myself. Come along on my journey, won't you? There's plenty of room.

4 responses to “Just say NO

  1. Hey Ron!
    You sound like you love fall as much as I do. I celebrate the first day each year. Got my favorite fall table cloth out and all my wonderful candles. I bet Kelly can relate to that! LOL!

    So, get moving! Where’s that new revised first chapter?

  2. Ron, sounds like you’ve got everything you need to be an awesome novelist: 1. Teachability (number one for a reason!)
    2. work ethic
    3. perserverence
    4. talent

    Can’t wait to read your work in book form. There’s never enough good, spooky stories out there with a Christian worldview.