Friday, April 14, 2017

Lee Lofland/Katherine Lance/Harper Lee/Jack London

Lee Lofland is the lead organizer of Writer's Police Academy which is currently being held in Green Bay, Wisconsin. http://www.writerspoliceacademy.com This conference has helped me immensely in developing antagonist and people in general for my stories.

Just being aware of what I have learned leads to further study. I am convinced, in addition to the wheel of fortune, a good understanding of the craft of writing and the psychology of people makes the difference between a mediocre received book and a potential best seller. Although 50 shades of grey made the author 98 million dollars; it will be a footnote in about ten years to fade later. There will be another book just as lurid to capture the popular fiction market to replace it.

Lee Lofland's blog is http://www.leelofland.com/wordpress . His book Police Procedure and Investigations: A Guide for Writers can be found on Amazon.
The Pandora's Trilogy: Complete Box Set by [Lance, Kathryn]

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Katheryn Lance is a rockstar. Besides writing a great Science Fiction Series (Pandora), she has written a multitude of books on various subjects. Her latest book is a memoir of her father's experiences as a World War II pilot. All of these are a great read.

B-24 Co-Pilot

The Pandora Trilogy

Website - http://www.klance.com


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Harper Lee is a historical icon in that she wrote "To Kill A Mockingbird".  A novel clearly part of zeitgeist of the times it was written. A book which described the innate unfairness of Jim Crow society and the complexities of justice and courage.

Being a standard book for schools, I've read the text many times as a teacher. I have a copy of her book Go Tell the Watchman. Whether they took advantage of Harper Lee or not, we will never know. But the book was preserved for a reason.

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Jack London wrote "Call of the Wild". I loved his books. It was on the reading list for 8th grade. The students weren't that interested. But, I was. So interesting to read the book followed by the teacher's guide. I could become a professional student. By the way I was a science teacher. But I did teach the odd English, Reading and History class. One year as punishment, the principal made me teach history. lol, I taught it like a science class with lots of activities.


6 comments:

  1. I read both To Kill a Mockingbird (for the first time) and Go Set a Watchman last year. Haven't read Call of the Wild, though.

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  2. Jack London wrote all that I would like to explore.i was pretty young the first time reading him

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  3. Hey, I wouldn't care if my book was a footnote after giving me 98 million bucks lol but yeah, to stand the true test sure have to know the craft and keep forever learning

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  4. I loved To Kill a Mockingbird; read it probably close to 100 times. Neither of my kids liked it when they had to read it in English in high school. I haven't read Go Tell the Watchman; not sure if I am going to.

    betty

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  5. Hi Ann - going to that sort of conference must give you so many extra ideas and thoughts ... as you say being made aware of nuances or facts - then leads on to other things ... the mind is a great adventurer. I've never read a Jack London but one day I must ... he's been on my radar ... cheers Hilary

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