Works of Words
For several years, I was a member of the Board of Directors of the
Maryland Writers' Association.
Now, I am just a regular member.
The comment on the MWA web page of "Member Pages"
has a link to this web site. The comment for mine is:
"Neutron's been the fringe
his whole life. It's hard to
but asymptotically true.
The phaze was glazed to
protect the incidents."
Pretty crazy, huh? I know... I wrote it.
Newt Love: Works of WordsWork in progress... This page groups my writing projects by main character and topic, providing a web link to a sub-page for just that group.
Ben Pace is a Lakhota priest, who studies the arts of healing, and
walks the mystic path of the Red Road.
As a young man, Ben left the Rez, and enlisted in the US Army,
who taught him to be a telephone line-man.
After the service, he went to work for Bell Atlantic.
A Baltimore utility truck bumped a telephone pole,
and Ben fell and broke his back.
Partially disabled, Ben built a home on a Crownsville Maryland hilltop
to rest and recover.
Ben returned to his original path, to be a priest. As part of his journey, Ben's spirit guide--Raven Who Hops--sends folks Ben's way, so that by helping them, Ben can learn life lessons that dovetail with his spiritual journey, and help the Red Nations seek justice and Treaty Rights.
Read more about Ben Pace and his novels.
Nick Schaevers is the character that got me into writing.
Since I was twelve--when I first read
work--I've wanted to write. I promised myself that until I could
think of a plot that--I believed--nobody had written, I would not
Off and on through my life, I pondered plots. Finally, while living in St. Louis, a twist and a wrinkle of a plot came to mind. I asked my friend, Jan Richter, if he had ever heard of such a story. He had not, but encouraged me to write it. That was 1993.
To paraphrase my Oxford chum "Gaz"--Garry Lockeley--the Nick Schaevers novels are in the style of Raymond Chandler's sardonic wit in the short paragraphs and clipped sentence style of Dashiell Hammett. Nick Schaevers is my nouveau noir detective.
Read more about Nick Schaevers Mysteries"
Nathan Paul Staley is an investigator for the National Park Service.
He gets the plots that are more police procedural, especially if they
Read more about Nathan Paul Staley and his stories.
Roland Dice is my humorous shamus.
Like Dashiell Hammett's
Nick and Nora Charles,
trust-fund playboy Roland and his side-kick Sandy Banks--who pilots
the planes and yachts, and uses fists when required--laugh
and drink their way through their stories.
The basic characters are a blend of the pair Nick and Nora
Green Hornet and Kato.
The stories are created by lifting the plots from classic literature, pushing them into the
21st century, and twisting them into pun filled stories.
The first one is "The Scarlett Bettor" which is a take off on Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlett Letter." In Roland Dice's version, Esther is the wife of Massachusetts Senator Andrew Prynne. The Senator has a paternity test done on his youngest child. He is not the father. He files for divorce.
Esther is shocked! She knows that she has been faithful to her husband. How is this possible? Her family--the respected "blue-blood" Hawthorne family--are outraged, and hire Roland Dice to get to the bottom of the trouble, and set it right.
Read more about Roland Dice Mysteries.
This is my catch all area. So far, I have a (finished) short story homage to
Rod Serling, and a (in development) novel length homage to Dashiell Hammett's
"Continental Op" stories and novels.
Read more about the Miscellaneous and Other writings.
There are several story ideas that I have in development
which have not had a main character assigned to finish the story.
Read more about my Unassigned Plots
Works of Words
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