Roller skate hand drawn illustration

Writing does not need

Ronald D. Walker

Writing does not need to be anything more than a semblance of what will eventually be a finished manuscript. Remember when you first attempted to hit a ball with a bat or tried riding a bicycle or battling the difficulties roller skates. My first pair of roller skates had adjustable jaws which were designed to grip the hard soles of my shoes. A square key turned the adjusting screw to move the jaws in and out, grip and release. I encountered several problems with my skates, first my shoes were the style that slipped on my feet and easily slipped off. The second problem was moving at high speed on the sidewalk, many blocks from my house and suffering a breakout skate. I became adept at moving on one skate; at times and crashing at other times. Always have the adjusting key where the problem is easily corrected. The jaws at the front of the skates ruined the shoes, then the rollers expired from lack of lubrication. What child knows about friction and wear prevention; oil? We learn from our mistakes. Hopefully.

Writing does not need to be perfect. Our lives are not. For a large part of the people in this world struggle is a good description of each day.
Such is the case for writing, but our misfortunes can be great advantages when we portray them being committed by characters that we write about or for. I have done the style of writing about the characters and writing for the character. I enjoy writing for the character better. Show and tell, but attempt to show more than tell. Showing leads the reader to search for what is hidden and use of a readers imagination becomes a measure of interpretation. Your ideal readers will be able to follow in a manner that allows their mental images permission to develop. No two people will consider the situations in the same way. That is the beauty of having the freedom to write as only you can.

Writing does not need to be difficult. Text needs clarification with punctuation, but people do not speak with punctuation. Word will underscore your words in an attempt to have you correct the structure of your sentences. Use discretion and keep the thought of who you are writing for forever in your mind. Enjoy the experiences of structuring your story.

Writing does not need to be more than as Hurricane Bay has been described by one reader: Its a murder mystery. Clay (protagonist) runs his own architectural design company from his home. He lives at Hurricane Bay near a beach with his friend Butch (Shepard dog). One night he helped a stranded woman
Pam on his way back home from city, who later helped him with his work using her own drafting knowledge and employing her friends for Clay.
When Judge Pratt’s brother Benny Pratt is murdered, he asked Clay to help find out who murdered his brother. There the quest to find the murderer begins and Clay met difficulties and risked his life to solve this case.
The plot of this novel is very interesting and language is very simple. Easy read. Although I feel narrative lacks clarity as at some points the shift from one scene to another is not clear. I loved all the parts and conversations concerning Butch and every minute detail the writer gave about Butch is very touching, He viewed Butch more as a human being. Pam and her friends also get their due attention. Ending is quite surprising and unpredictable. Read the novel to find out who murdered Benny Pratt.

Writing does not need to be perfect, as an example writing for the mystery of Orange Grove. Investigation of a murder leads Police Chief Myerson to believe a power struggle for control of the distribution of illegal drugs in the city of Palm Grove.