books, mystery, writing

About the Subtext

(Image by street artist, Labrona. See more at Vandalog) Whenever I'm editing a scene and it doesn't feel right, I take a look at the story between the words, the subtext. You see, in life, our conversations are full of things we don't say, things we imply. Through silence, gesture and innuendo, I can bring… Continue reading About the Subtext

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Blue Duende

(Photo above by Anastasia Sofia Jones at Gallivant Girl.com) Y'all have been so supportive that to thank you I'm sharing a scene from the middle of PARADOX. You don't have to know much about the story to "get" this scene: Adele is an art crimes investigator. Mark is a dark ops agent assisting her in… Continue reading Blue Duende

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Writing Art: Working with Light

When creating visual art, the artist utilizes light from around him, from within the painting or sculpture, and as a part of the void where his medium is not. The lighting becomes an integral piece of the final statement and smart artists spend hours ensuring that their work is displayed in the best possible light.… Continue reading Writing Art: Working with Light