The third book in The Write Spot series, The Write Spot: Reflections is an entertaining group of short stories, vignettes, and poems that inspire readers to become writers.
When I told my book formatter I was working on another book (the third book within a year), she asked me if I was crazy. Well, maybe, but writing and working with writers are my joy and passion. I began gathering stories and Reflections is the lovely result.
The titles of these series of books are tricky. The books are anthologies (they contain writing from many authors), but I didn’t want “Anthology” in the title. I wanted something in the title to reflect that these books can inspire readers to become writers. After a while I realized the first two titles in The Write Spot series was too long. So for this third book in the series, I shortened the title.
It’s a dilemma where to shelve these books in bookstores. In the anthology section? In the writing reference section? Wherever they land on shelves in stores, I hope they land on your bookshelf.
Sitting here, high above an ocean at rest, I watch a lone pelican glide in low across the water, like poetry in motion. I’ve come out here to take in the breeze and think about some news I received today. What came to mind, when I first heard, was a common American phrase: “When life throws a curved ball.”
Quite honestly, my first reaction would be to duck! But this would mean, would it not, that I would know such a ball was coming.
“Mr. Frank … hello … can you help me with the gate?”
Well now, there’s a voice that needs no introduction. “Coming, Lori.”
It’s weird, even some of my closest friends and family don’t believe in Lori. They smile … wink an eye … you couldn’t be anything else other than a writer, they say, as if I’d always been, and yet I remember the first peep of dawn when she came, the eaten moon no longer in the sky, and even remember her first question … “Mr. Frank, must you know everything?”
The Write Spot to Jumpstart Your Writing: Reflections is available for $15 at Amazon and Book Passage (Corte Madera) and as an ereader.