A Kernel of Truth

October 11, 2016By dennisbrookeThe Last Apostle, The Writing Journey

Popular novels often have an element of truth in them that makes them at least semi-believable. They use real places, persons, historical events, or myths that let the reader believe that even if it’s fiction, it could have happened. How about a legend involving an 11th Century English King, his ring, and a still living … Read More

The Big Story

June 29, 2011By dennisbrookeBuilding the Best Relationships, Doing the Right Thing, Leadership from the Middle, The Last Apostle, The Writing Journey

I’ve neglected my story telling blog recently because I’ve been working on a bigger story, a longer one, a novel about 95,000 words long. I recently entered my manuscript into a contest for unpublished fiction writers. I was optimistic because an earlier version of the same story had placed third in an international on-line contest and … Read More

Writing “More” Than You Know

June 17, 2010By dennisbrookeThe Last Apostle, The Writing Journey

Amanda of MacGregor Literary recently posted a great “Write What You Know” article on their agency blog. Personally I believe you can extend “what you know” by both experience and observation. During a recent trip to the Eastern Mediterranean I had the chance to watch people in many different situations and wonder about what motivated them. On the … Read More