First for today is…I am a neophyte, a babe in the woods when it comes to creative writing. That’s not to say that I am not an artist because I am. Not yet in writing but I have made my mark in the visual arts and I’m damned proud of it. I am not a professional critic or reviewer but I know what I like when it comes to fictional chronicles.
Since I came into your world many of you have offered and given me help and advice. I am grateful. You have no idea what this means to me. I am reading blogs and snippets of stories from my new teachers and I have to say that I am humbled. I truly want to buy the books whose ‘teasers’ I have enjoyed but I can’t right now. I used to have more money than time but that has changed. Now I have more time than money but that’s another story.
My first mentor in your universe is Kimberly Ranee Hicks. I don’t quite know how to continue with out sounding like I am pandering but I am going to give it a try.
Kim, your article on the questionable value of making an ass out of you self to generate interest, be it positive or negative, for the sole purpose of profit (money or fame) was excellent. Your opening statements were right on the money. The body commentary explained the practice and your position to a ‘T’ and your conclusion, for me, added up to a balanced equation. Well done. I say this tongue-in-cheek. I think you missed an obvious chuckle. Far and away the most skilled, in my opinion, at this tactic is the politician…lol
I vaguely remember P.T. Barnum’s famous line: “There is no bad publicity”. Apparently that is truer today than ever.
Now to Kim’s creation Mello and June. I have found only tiny fragments but each paragraph is marvelously assembled. Kim shows me more charter in one paragraph than I can develop in a whole chapter. Thanks for the lesson Kim. I will learn how to be more fastidious as I evolve to your level. I can’t wait to experience the whole creation.
My whole hearted suggestion…if you haven’t exposed yourself to Kim you are missing out.kimberlyraneehicks.com