Have you ever started to read a book, only to find out in Chapter One that the male lead has three months to live? Did it make you feel like a jilted lover? That’s because the Author did jilt you and failed to effectively convey pathos. “Pathos represents an appeal to the emotions of the audience, and elicits feelings that already reside in them.” (Thank you, Google.)
Monthly archive for May 2018
One of a million statistics in the intergalactic war, Jocelyn St. Germaine is captured, sold as a slave and then forced to fight in the Deg’Nara gladiator games. She’s slated to lose when Kanaan, the most feared warrior of all, claims her as his own. With his help, Joss’s chances of survival increase, but is it enough?
Jon Paul Gordon loses his wife to an auto accident. There is no way he can get over her while still living in their house, in their hometown. She was the love of his life, and now she’s gone. Jon Paul escapes, moving to Appleby, a remote town in West Texas.
In this Flash Fiction story, a 60-year-old hitchhiker gets hit by a car in Wichita Falls, Texas in July 1995. After receiving treatment in the local hospital, he decides to enter a talent contest to help out a ten-year-old girl, Melanie, when he learns her father is dying. What happens next has the town and the media buzzing.
For Harry, being a fighter pilot and flying the F-15C fighter plane on Combat Air Patrol over the Iraq-Iran border was the epitome of success. After his wing man is shot down, he finds he must test his abilities and training when faced with overwhelming odds yet decides to engage his enemies in air-to-air combat against overwhelming odds.
The Place of Pastors (Jeremiah 3:15). If we are to bring back the glory, honor, respect and sacredness of the Church, we must start with the Pastors. The condition of the Church and the nation today is a direct result of the quality of Pastors the Church has produced over the years. Every Sunday, tens of thousands of Pastors mount the pulpit to preach and talk to people.
An Iranian fighter jet flies high above the Line of Control, which marks the contested border between Indian and Pakistan. The airplane appears to be in trouble. The pilot seems to have a problem with the craft’s flight control surfaces. Smoke trails behind its port engine.
Lenore “Lennie” Porter’s life had not gone as she planned. The marriage she put her heart and soul into failed. The man she sacrificed so much for abandoned her. But Lennie refused to be broken… Free, a Novella is a short, clean read recounting one woman’s determination to not be broken by life or lose her identity.
“The End” is so bittersweet. When you reach that point in your novel, there’s a fight that ensues within you. You struggle with several emotions. You are overjoyed that the work is finally complete. You feel proud. Then something else creeps in. A very distinct feeling of finality.