|02-18-2009, 03:32 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Akron, Ohio
Device: Blackberry Storm, laptop
Huckleberry Finn's Anniversary
My first published work, this story centers around Huckleberry Finn as an old, retired Indian fighter.
I’ve always believed that Huck was ultimately a tragic figure, set apart from the society that would accept him by the truths he’d learned on the Mississippi, but still too roughly bred for the society that would agree. I envisioned a tired and beaten down man who’d long ago taken up the bottle his father had found solace in.
You can read the story online here.
Douglas Allen Rhodes
|02-18-2009, 06:06 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: north carolina, usa
Device: Kindle K1, K3 wifi
Douglas, thanks for the link to your story. I respect you for tackling both the subject and the dialect, which I thought you handled well. I'm not from the deep south, but nothing rang really false for me as I read.
Also, thanks for calling our attention to Huck's anniversary.
Congratulations on being published. It's great to have authors hangin' out on MobileRead.
Benn, James R. The First Wave (Billy Boyle World War II #2)
|02-19-2009, 06:48 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Borja (Lima), Peru
Device: Pcktbk 360; Kindle Paperwhite (WiFi)/ Fire HD; nook STR & Col; KoboGlo
Ahhh, yes. I bought your novel, "Sex and Murder," from Fictionwise. For those who don't know, this is a book about depravity, violence, and craziness. The protagonist is a wonderful killing machine. I LOVED IT!
“How to Write the First 3 Paragraphs of YOUR Indie Novel” - by Max Waxwelp1) Always write 3 sentences of exposition; 2) now create some dialogue, preferably no more than 2 sentences; and 3) make certain the dialogue is either inane or humorous. Example:
“Bob, I did not know you wore yellow suspenders,” Sally remarked.
“Gee, Sally, those are not suspenders. I am wearing yellow underwear today,” Bob revealed.
The dialogue above will help produce at least 100 more pages of dialogue.
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