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A Little Jane Austen in a John Wayne World, or How Good Manners Make Better Relationships

My mother is the one that deserves the credit for this analogy. While on the phone with her one evening, she remarked that while she knew that the type of books I enjoyed reading were Jane Austen, I often found myself writing for an audience that preferred living like John Wayne or Zane Grey. 599 more words

Humor

Thought of the Week

The dreaming hills with their precious rustling wheat
meant more than even a spirit could tell.
Where had the wheat come from, that had seeded these fields?
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Thought Of The Week

Call of the Canyon Fails at Last Minute

The Call of the Canyon starts out looking the standard western romance. Then Zane Grey gets caught up in the lives of his characters. Instead of finding romance, the novel’s leading lady finds herself. 205 more words

World War I

Zane Grey

Zane Grey became a dentist and hated it. He wrote several novels. They failed. He wrote a western novel, The Last of the Plainsmen. It too was rejected. 122 more words

They Didn't Give Up

The Alpha-Beta Soup of Men

Reading books by men has become a regular activity for me. How better to understand the nature of the king? As a writer of romance, the male of the species takes a lot of my attention. 424 more words

Writing