The Aluminum Ballet

For those of you who follow my writing, I have just about completed The Aluminum Ballet, and expect to publish this summer. 

The picture associated with this post is a cover concept for the book, which shows aircraft in the air over the United States. Let me know what you think. 

The Aluminum Ballet deals with the inside world of air traffic control - both the good and the bad - during the period between 1968 and 1981. A sample chapter is provided under the title "The Aluminum ballet" on my blog. 

Caught in the act.

Ever feel like you are being watched? Or you've been caught in the act and the gig is up? It seems someone is always watching and waiting to pounce when you make a mistake. But, if you're real quiet and don't make a sound, maybe...just maybe, the worm will turn and you will find brighter days ahead. When Jack was alive, he liked to play with mice, not kill them. Or put another way, for him, the fun was in the chase. 

White Spaces

Ever think about white spaces when you write, or when formatting a book? White is just as important as font and pitch. White reflects light and catches immediate attention. Without good management of white space words can looked cramped, and appear to push at margins or disappear under short gutters. White space can form a break, or center a composition. White space says a great deal about how your work will be presented. Whatdoyathink? Are white spaces important to you?

Ever think about white spaces when you write, or when formatting a book? White is just as important as font and pitch. White reflects light and catches immediate attention. Without good management of white space words can looked cramped, and appear to push at margins or disappear under short gutters. White space can form a break, or center a composition.

White space says a great deal about how your work will be presented. Whatdoyathink? Are white spaces important to you?

Rationalization.

Above is the base of a 200 year old tree in Texas. Some people would take a superficial look and see only the base of a tree. Others will be immediately be drawn to the unusual bark pattern. A few would start to see faces, and with curiosity, turn the picture,in an effort to rationalize the patterns presented.  It works the same when building a story line. Whatdoyouthink? Did you see the lizard? I thought so.   

Above is the base of a 200 year old tree in Texas. Some people would take a superficial look and see only the base of a tree. Others will be immediately be drawn to the unusual bark pattern. A few would start to see faces, and with curiosity, turn the picture,in an effort to rationalize the patterns presented. 

It works the same when building a story line. Whatdoyouthink? Did you see the lizard? I thought so.