Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Looking Deeper

I took this picture autumn before last at Polecat Creek which runs through my Penhook farm.

Do you see just leaves and water, or do you see the frog?

Good writing should have more than what appears at first glance—a motif, a metaphor, a theme —something that makes the reader look deeper.

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