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What Does This Tattoo Have To Do With Larry Brooks?

Grandson's Tat

Grandson’s Tat

Okay, it’s been a weird week of waaaayyyy tooo much busy work!!!! And it’s only Wednesday. Arg! Anyway, if you haven’t discovered the itty-bitty writing venue of Readwave, then you should. It’s a fun way to put your ‘shorts’ out in the world. Remember, the picture is the story. Check out mine, titled, LIFE, about my grandson’s tattoo – which BTW after he read it all he said was, “Ma, the tat’s not done yet…why’d you use that picture?” I think he missed the point to the story. You decide…read it here.  Scroll down beneath the huge picture and there’s the short, short story.                                                                                                                                          AND if you’re either a fan, student, or wanna be student of Larry Brook’s workshops (and books) here’s the

Larry Brooks

Larry Brooks

opportunity to take one of his classes on May 22nd. The Elements of Story: Transforming Your Novel from Good to Great I’m a fan of Larry’s and certainly a student of his teachings. Check the class out at Writer’s Digest and sign up – you won’t regret it. Oh, and the only loosey-goosey link between the tattoo and Larry Brooks is that the story, LIFE is likely missing a compelling premise and I could use a refresher class….Hmmm…where might I find a Larry Brooks class? Hmmm….. Lame, I know. Hey…it’s that kinda week. larrys class

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6 comments on “What Does This Tattoo Have To Do With Larry Brooks?

  1. What We've Got Here Is
    May 21, 2014

    Hi, I’ve recently started out on readwave and read that you encouraged posting links to work. If you’re not too busy, I’d really appreciate hearing your experienced opinion on my work, http://www.readwave.com/j.r.blacklock/

    • Mindy
      May 21, 2014

      Keep writing, study writing, read and study short stories (if that’s the genre to which you aspire). The more we read the better writers we become. Study craft books on scene and structure, STORY by Robert Mckee, read everything about the hero’s Journey (Joseph Campbell or Chris Vogler) study writing blogs, then write. cheers, Mindy

  2. Behind the Story
    May 16, 2014

    Seemed like a compelling enough premise for me–Life is short. I liked it a lot.

    • Mindy
      May 16, 2014

      Thanks.

  3. Jack Remick
    May 15, 2014

    If I get a tattoo like that will it make me a better writer? will i still be able to play the guitar? So many questions in that tattoo.

    • Mindy
      May 15, 2014

      Yes, you will be a better writer. No, you will not be able to play the guitar – obviously the tattoo would be too heavy. Everyone knows this. Ha!

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