The Saint Joseph Intercessory Prayer, Fatherly Heroes, and Heroic Fathers

Sadly, today, most fiction writers seem intent on blaming the problems of society at large and the actions of certain individuals in particular on their fathers. It is a disturbing trend in fiction; so much so that a certain publisher is releasing/has released an anthology in praise of masculinity, manliness, fatherhood, and the virtues of … Continue reading The Saint Joseph Intercessory Prayer, Fatherly Heroes, and Heroic Fathers

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Why All the Articles on Falconry?

Andre Norton had a fascination with animals, which may be one of the reasons why I take such pleasure in her stories. Her famous series, the Witch World, includes a race of men who telepathically/empathetically bond with falcons. Known as Falconers, these men are renowned warriors and mercenaries. They wear matching uniforms and hawk helmets, … Continue reading Why All the Articles on Falconry?

He Said, She Said – How to Write Conversations

Conversations are one of my favorite things to write. I take great pleasure in creating scenes where my heroes and heroines chat, plan, argue, or just talk quietly to each other, since these exchanges show so much about them. It is also something I really like reading in another author’s works. But writing conversations isn’t … Continue reading He Said, She Said – How to Write Conversations

Falconry – Just What Can You Hunt with a Bird of Prey?

Hawks and falcons aren’t the only raptors used in falconry. Eagles can be trained to hunt for men as well, and they are capable of taking down animals larger than they are. Some falconers even use them to hunt wolves. Find out more below: Using an eagle to catch and kill a wolf Posted by Darren … Continue reading Falconry – Just What Can You Hunt with a Bird of Prey?

Plagiarism – What It Is, and Why It MUST be Avoided at ALL COSTS

In the previous articles I expanded on textbook definitions of the four main literary types, formulating my own best choice, Romantic Realism. Today, we come to the ugly subject of plagiarism. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines the word plagiarize thus: “vt: to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own: use (another’s … Continue reading Plagiarism – What It Is, and Why It MUST be Avoided at ALL COSTS