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Cowboys Don't Read Poetry (Book) - 7/18/2003 11:02:40 PM
This is on my "gotta-have" list. Wonderful

Don't I Know You? (Book) - 3/31/2003 6:25:57 AM
Terry, my book came today, I started reading it about 12 PM and could not put it down until I finished it, of course, I was helping with the laundry and doing a few other things but I got right back to it as soon as possible and finished about 5 PM. You did a wonderful job weaving this book, also. I, too, am sorry your friend Dan Parkinson did not live to see his character in print, in your book. You did yourself proud and I am sure Dan would have been proud. It is very difficult these days to find a "clean" book, (w/o it being a religious book). Larry got into a lot of trouble, but did a lot of good. I would like to ask what year the book is set in, I am guessing the late 1800's? The Panhandle being where I spent about 20-25 years of my life, I could certainly identify with Palo Duro Canyon, just cannot imagine having ranches there at one time. Guess you can tell by now that I really did enjoy the book. Let me know when the next one is due out. Of course, my maiden name was Smith so I certainly know what Smith's go thru.

Cowboys Don't Read Poetry (Book) - 2/16/2003 12:35:00 PM
I have a facination with cowboy poetry. Working on an epic one myself. Will check out your book for sure!

Cowboys Don't Read Poetry (Book) - 10/6/2002 3:28:39 PM
I love that poem!

The Boot (Short Story) - 11/5/2004 2:43:28 PM
This story's characteristics--brevity, lots of dialog, and a surprise funny ending--would lend themselves well to use in a sitcom. Canadian sitcom "Corner Gas" comes to mind--I can well imagine the small-town cops speaking the lines from this story.

The Boot (Short Story) - 9/2/2004 2:45:18 PM
LOL!! The chills turned to smiles after I finished it. Good job! I always like a good surprise ending!

The Gunfight (Short Story) - 11/2/2003 6:38:33 AM
well done

The Boot (Short Story) - 1/16/2003 1:43:30 PM

The Gunfight (Short Story) - 11/3/2002 3:02:56 PM
this has to be one of the best laughs I have had for a long time!! It takes me back to those wild crazy dyas of yester year he takes your girl and you settle it at 20 paces with your sling shot!! Great story damn it made me laugh and remember those secret times as a young boy. Well done!! Mark Haeuser Assistant Head Publisher Crystal Dreams Publications Author of the "Battleground USA" Series

The Gunfight (Short Story) - 10/16/2002 7:02:58 PM
Terry, Great story. Love those about kids. Something in there told me it was about kids before Mom butted in, but I was still surprised.

Is the western dead? (Article) - 12/25/2007 10:40:41 AM
I agree it is hard to find many westerns other than Louis L'Amour in most big chain/discount stores. Itís too bad because there are a lot of fine western stories being written. Even the large chain book stores are lacking in a great selection. As a history teacher I find a lack of overall interest in our past and in reading in general. This makes historical fiction books a tough sell. Unfortunately the answer may lie in other areas of entertainment. More western movies, television programming, video games and web sites will help bring back the western novel and start to recognize a newer group of western authors.

How To Keep From Getting Published (Article) - 3/19/2006 10:02:44 AM
Terry, this is a great article, but unless I'm missing something (which is always a good bet), I don't see the manuscript formatting paper that was supposed to be attached to the article. Where would I find this thing?

A Little Is Sometimes A Lot - Writing and Selling Short Stories (Article) - 8/16/2005 12:49:42 PM
This is still a timely article. It is well written, concise, and fun. I am so inspired by it that I'm going to research flash fiction myself! Thanks Terry.

How To Keep From Getting Published (Article) - 2/20/2005 9:20:49 PM
This is one for me to save and thanks for the information.

A Little Is Sometimes A Lot - Writing and Selling Short Stories (Article) - 2/20/2005 9:11:46 PM
This is very interesting and I very well may pursue it.

Word count - how important is it? (Article) - 4/21/2004 12:07:28 PM
interesting! How many words was this? only kidding. I miss Texas!

Being a Christian Writer (Article) - 4/17/2003 12:21:17 PM
Terry, I appreciate you taking the time and effort to write this compelling article. I am a Christian writer for children. When I started writing, I began the process with the thought of giving it as an offering to the Lord. As I matured as a writer, I have discovered that the words which I tried to write by myself, are rushed and not as indepth as I would like for it to be. The turning point was when I gave it all up to God, to provide me with words that are from Him to come through me. I have prayed, I have studied the Bible, and in the end, my words flowed generously in honor of Him. I began to see... that through Him, my writing was being molded to convey a profound message to my future readers! Thank you for reminding me of this process (consultation through prayer) and directing me to stay true to it. I will try to take up the perserverance you speak of in your article from the accounting of your personal experiences. Thank you for such inspirational advice!-Christina

Is the western dead? (Article) - 3/27/2003 8:45:04 AM
I don't agree. Yes, L'Amour is a popular writer even yet. Before him it was Zane Gray, James O. Curwood, Owen Wister and Kenneth Perkins. When a writer strikes the chord of modern intrest, the genre will renew itself.

How To Keep From Getting Published (Article) - 2/14/2003 3:10:42 PM
good informative article

Is the western dead? (Article) - 2/14/2003 3:08:59 PM
interesting article

Is the western dead? (Article) - 1/22/2003 6:37:32 PM
This is a very good article and I think Terry is right. When they offer us good Western stories we will read (and watch) them. The first books I ever bought as a child were ten tiny Westerns for children. Wish I had them today. We loved the Western movies and TV programs back in the "old days" and if they make good ones again we will watch them, too. Programs seem to run in cycles and I think it is time for the Westerns to make a comeback.

Is the western dead? (Article) - 1/22/2003 9:33:19 AM
The Old West has been romanticized to such an extent that you still find hundreds of westerns--complete with bodice-ripper covers--in the romance section, LOL. You hit the nail on the head there. I think that perhaps it's a mix of audience and writers. Male audiences--the typical gender demographic for westerns--no longer turn to the old west for "macho" fantasies of adventure and bravery. On the other hand, writers (and the entertainment industry in general) no longer offer westerns as the ideal in masculine fantasy, but instead have turned to military tales and science fiction. Which one is the cause and which is the effect is beyond me, but I agree that if they're offered, westerns will generate fascination once more. Sorry, I rambled, but only because this is a great article; thought provoking, well written, and concise. ;-)

Being a Christian Writer (Article) - 11/26/2002 3:34:32 PM
Excellent article!

How To Keep From Getting Published (Article) - 10/9/2002 9:33:33 AM
Fantastic advice.

How To Keep From Getting Published (Article) - 10/8/2002 9:34:50 AM
Great advice and information and very well presented. You put what could be a very dry subject across with real flair. Fine writing!

Beating Writers Block (Article) - 7/9/2002 8:52:05 PM
Good summary of several ideas. I especially like the part about adding in some sensory detail to a previously written scene, in order to get back to the creative side.

I've Written 20 Years With ONE Rejection (Article) - 6/16/2002 2:22:50 PM
Helpful article. Thanks! Danny Von Kanel

I've Written 20 Years With ONE Rejection (Article) - 6/9/2002 12:22:55 PM
Perspective. You have a nice way of tapping into it. Thanks.

A Realistic Expectation For A Query (Article) - 6/7/2002 10:58:23 AM
Concise, well-written information. Encouraging. Just what many of us need to hear.

I've Written 20 Years With ONE Rejection (Article) - 6/6/2002 9:54:47 AM
Good article. Thanks a lot for writing it and sharing it. I needed that!

I've Written 20 Years With ONE Rejection (Article) - 6/5/2002 1:42:39 PM
Every writer and every would be writer should read this article.

I've Written 20 Years With ONE Rejection (Article) - 6/4/2002 8:31:46 PM
I though it was great we shouldn't take everythng so personally and that is hard to do sometimes

A Little Is Sometimes A Lot - Writing and Selling Short Stories (Article) - 6/4/2002 6:00:11 PM
Yes, another good article, Terry. Thanks! I love the short story and it causes a writer to dig deeper every time. That can only impact writing the longer pieces.

Being a Christian Writer (Article) - 6/4/2002 5:57:21 PM
As a fellow Christian writer, I appreciated reading this article! I, too, find I must spend time in prayer. First, last, and always.

I've Written 20 Years With ONE Rejection (Article) - 6/4/2002 5:54:18 PM
So true, so true. It's something to remember.

Cowboys Don't Read Poetry (Poetry) - 11/18/2003 10:14:47 PM
Of course cowboys don't read poetry, Terry... they write it! Excellent, excellent, excellent: great rhyme, wonderful flow, and truly captured the accent. I was raised in Arlington, Texas, now living in Washington State. Visit me sometime. ~~Bonnie Q

Cowboys Don't Read Poetry (Poetry) - 10/30/2003 1:19:58 AM
Terry....excellent write!!!

Cowboys Don't Read Poetry (Poetry) - 6/7/2003 2:16:09 PM
Well Done Terry God Bless You and Your Loved Ones

Cowboys Don't Read Poetry (Poetry) - 3/10/2003 9:14:12 PM
Great write Terry this was so cute

Cowboys Don't Read Poetry (Poetry) - 2/14/2003 7:49:11 PM
they read or rather feed on poultry...

Cowboys Don't Read Poetry (Poetry) - 2/14/2003 3:07:50 PM
good one

Cowboys Don't Read Poetry (Poetry) - 2/14/2003 2:07:56 PM
love it. git a chance read some a' this old texican. might just fit in with what a cowboy reads.

Cowboys Don't Read Poetry (Poetry) - 2/14/2003 2:05:13 PM
Well, gol-darn-it, I don't blame ya none. I ain't never been one to "pull-a-tree" in my lifetime. That shore would hurt a mite.

Cowboys Don't Read Poetry (Poetry) - 2/14/2003 1:39:34 PM
hahahhaha! Oh I love it! Great job!

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