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Blog: Oct. 28, 2012
Blog subject: what to write?
Many fans ask me how I come up with what to write. How do I do it, where do I draw my inspiration, how do I come up with characters?
All of these are good questions. I tend to write based on my dreams, no I don’t have normal dreams. I will have the same dream over and over, this is how all my novels got started. I get on my laptop and begin. I come up with a character list as the first two chapters form, I then go into greater details of description as I think about how I want each character to interreact with my main character. Names usually just pop into my head for the main character, others I tend to use the names of actual people I know: sisters, parents, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. So you never know who’ll be in my next novel. Everyone has different reasons for how the novel they wrote came about. Finding one’s muse is part of the journey. I wish you all happiness, joy, and peace. Maybe one day I’ll be sitting in my recliner reading your newest release. Good luck and best wishes.. ~A.S. Johnson
For all of you who keep up with American baseball and who did watch this years World Series, you might of saw and heard Cardinal players dedicating this years win to a unknown man, Roger Cornish.
So why is he so special? Why this unknown man?
I’ll be proud to tell you who Roger Cornish is, he’s my brother!
Some of you have been watching the Baseball World Series and may have seen the Cardnials players dedicating the World Series to a unknown man, Roger Cornish.
I think I’m one of just a few people who can actually help you with that one!
So, who is Roger Cornish? He was born and grew up in Ada, OK, and for over twenty years has lived in Joplin, MO. Roger Cornish is my brother-in-law, he’s married to my beautiful sister #3 Nancy, he’s the father of 4 great kids, grandpa to 3 of the cutest grandbabies w/one on the way, he was disabled after a horrible wreck a few years ago and is now completely disabled from working. Roger Cornish is the type of man that during risk of his own life saved others without second thought, and not caring for his own life. A F-5 tornado hit Joplin, Missouri and destroyed his home on May 22, 2011. After being buried alive, he dug himself out and crawled across the destroyed apartment complex to his neighbor and saved her life, then even though his head was injured and bleeding, as well as cuts all over his body, clothing torn to pieces, and his body bruised head to toe, he went on before resuce workers ever got there and dug dozens of people out of their own rubble as he went to neighbor after neighbor and pulled them out of heavy debry. Days after the tornado destroyed his home and he went back to his neighbors & helped them collect their things, hugged them, and prayed with them. He continued to help others as did my sister and all their kids even to this day. I don’t think I’ve ever refered to Roger as my brother-in-law, usually I say this “is my brother Roger”, since he has been married to my sister since I was 11 back in Ada, OK. Through the years Roger has always done more to help others, without asking, and always done everything he could for his out family than most men would even consider doing without something in it for them, Roger is one of the nicest, most selfless people you could ever be so honored to know.
Today the rest of the world got to know his name, but I wanted you all to know the person behind the name! A great man, Roger Cornish!
Feb. 19, 2011
Please be kind and leave a readers review once you’ve read an authors novel. It’s important to all author’s bottom line, sales! Regardless of good or bad a readers review can help establish the author in the writing community.
Many of us aren’t famous people using our stardum to sell a novel.
We are individuals like many readers who some how found time to put our dreams on paper and got lucky enough to find a company willing to take a chance on us and publish our works.
A readers published review can help a good author get much deserved publicity. Many authors in today’s market must take it upon themselves to promote and market their own work because many publishing houses are cutting back on their end for cost purposes. It may result in a cheaper novel price to the reader, but nonetheless the author is left with the larger portion of promoting and trying to sale their works.
Anyone may leave a review for any novel they have read on Barnes and Noble’s website, you don’t have to buy the novel from their site, but you do need an account on their site in order to leave a review.
I believe it is vital to an authors survival in todays market for readers to leave reviews.
As a reader myself, I do take the time to leave reviews to other authors for whom I’ve read their novels because I understand the importance of it.
So, next time you read your favorite novel please be kind and post a readers review.
Best wishes to all,
**NOTE: Native American quote taken from: http://www.sapphyr.net/natam/quotes-nativeamerican.htm
For more beautiful insite and words of wisdom please visit their website, it is wonderful and I recommend it.**
Feb. 14, 2011
Q. & A.
What’s your idea or view of what true romance is?
What’s your idea of someone being romantic?
I’m curious to see what everyone else thinks since most of you who have read or are reading my novel(s) already can see what I deam as being romantic and romance.
Thanks to everyone who participates!
October 17, 2011
“Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn’t have any kind of prison.
Because of this, we had no delinquents.
Without a prison, there can be no delinquents.
We had no locks nor keys and therefore among us there were no thieves.
When someone was so poor that he couldn’t afford a horse, a tent or a blanket, he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift.
We were too uncivilized to give great importance to private property.
We didn’t know any kind of money and consequently, the value of a human being was not determined by his wealth.
We had no written laws laid down, no lawyers, no politicians, therefore we were not able to cheat and swindle one another.
We were really in bad shape before the white men arrived and I don’t know how to explain how we were able to manage without these fundamental things that (so they tell us) are so necessary for a civilized society.”
John (Fire) Lame Deer
Sioux Lakota – 1903-1976
These words of wisdom ring so true, the white man has corrupted, sickened, polluted, violated, and destroyed everything they touch all the while claiming “it’s God’s will” or using their religion or bible to justify their perverted ways. Nobody could have summed up U.S. history in a nut shell, and what is wrong with the world today just as it was when he was alive, than this Native American. So, while you are all so concerned about your kids’ education, maybe you should be asking why our schools aren’t teaching or offering Native American History classes? They offer German and French language class, they even offer cooking 101, oh we’ll they’ll learn plenty in their US History class, right? No, they will only learn what the white man who wrote the history book wants them to learn. Get a clue! They will dedicate chapter upon chapter about how Hitler took over Europe, but give the Native American’s an entire chapter, not gonna happen. Seriously, think about it! Our “civilized” government killed and in some instances commited genicide against the Native American Indians, where is that at in our history books? How our wonderful President Washington, literally wiped out entire tribes, the Miami for example are just one of hundreds of tribes killed, every man, woman, and yes every child, murdered by our wonderful American hero; because they were deemed “uncivilized”, “un-Godly” I love that one, or too mean to deal with. Let’s all call a murder for who he is, shall we! We invaded their land, stole it, and then when they fought back we killed them off. Never once respecting their way of life, never trying to understand their logic or ways, and never giving them the right to even exsist. Yea, our kids are learning a lot in U.S. History class these days, and I’ve got some beach front property in Arizona I’d like to sell you too.
**NOTE: The Native American quote was taken from the website:
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