Monday, April 26, 2010

First Page of "The Silent Witness"

So my friend and fellow writer Scott William Carter posted a challenge on Twitter for people to post the first pages of their novels and let others know about it. 

Sounds like a great way to start off this blog here so I've picked the first page of my unpublished novel "The Silent Witness."  Enjoy!


 The little girl wrapped her arms tighter around her legs. Despite the tangled hair in her face and the slats in the closet, she could see and hear everything in the bedroom.

Marcy was screaming and flailing her arms at the man the girl knew, though she hadn’t seen him in a long time. She hadn’t known he was Marcy’s boyfriend. That frightened her. The man was her daddy. And her daddy scared her.

The little girl liked Marcy – at least, as well as she liked anyone. Her momma often left her with Marcy while she went out. Marcy didn’t mind that she didn’t talk. Marcy left her alone. Sometimes she gave her stuff. The child fingered a key that hung on a chain around her neck. Marcy said she could hold that for a while

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3 testing...

Okay, I think the site is good to go.  Let me know how I can improve it!

I want to use this blog to talk about writing - not just what I'm doing, but some general principles of the business and art of writing.  Hopefully, someone just starting will benefit from what I've learned so far, though I don't claim to know it all.

So pour yourself some coffee, have a seat, and let's chat!