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Monday, Jan. 24

Notes from the Creek “I don’t know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. It’ll not always get you to the top,but will get you pretty near.” -Margaret Thatcher Today’s Proverb: “He who gives an honest answer gives a kiss on the ...

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Sat. Jan. 22

A Spent Bullet By Curt Iles ©2011 Creekbank Stories “How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.” –Publilus Syrus “I want the mistakes made down in Louisiana, not over in Europe. If it doesn’t work, find out what we need to make it work.” -General ...

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A Spent Bullet

Hey ladies, I need your help on this romantic (kind of) chapter in the middle of A Spent Bullet. Here’s the elevator speech on the plot: Elizabeth Reed is a young Louisiana schoolteacher who dislikes soldiers. Harry Miller is a Wisconsin soldier who hates Louisiana. ...

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Mon. July 19

In chapter 11 of my upcoming novel, A Spent Bullet, a Grasshopper scout plane crash lands into the Reed family okra patch.  It’s nose and propeller bury in the ground, and Mr. Reed (Poppa) brings his plow team to pull it loose. This brings on ...

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A Spent Bullet Synopsis

A Spent Bullet Readers: This blog contains a three-page synopsis (0verview) of my current work in progress. I’ve looked at it until my eyes are crossing. I’d appreciate any and all reader feedback for improvements before it begins its journey to publishers.A Spent Bullet I’m ...

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Opening Of "A Spent Bullet"

Opening of A Spent Bullet Below is the prologue and two epigraphs from my current novel in progress, A Spent Bullet. I’m about half through (50,000 words) the first draft.   Read over it and give me feedback. I have several questions below the prologue. ...

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Dolly Is The Horse's Name

Dolly is the horse’s name Below is a draft passage from my current work in progress, A Spent Bullet. The scene: a barn in Bundick, La. September 1941. 18 year old Butch struggles with his decision to join the military as war clouds loom. His ...

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