Hi, I'm Rod. And this is Writer's Storm.

I think of this storm as a situation of severe trial, one in which different elements interact, leading to the creation of something new. Your writing process might be a stream of consciousness, or perhaps a template inspired by The Heroes Quest, Dramatica, Save The Cat, or an uncomplicated  nod toward Aristotle. Whatever your process, the challenge always begins with the "Storm"... The life you lead, the books you've read, the experiences you encounter, all create a perspective, a frame of reference, whereby the writer assumes a voice and meaning. The "Storm" cooks these elements into story. This is my storm... Below is an audio sample:

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On these pages you will find a blog on the Writer's Storm, and sample stories from my storm. I invite you to read and comment. If you like the sample stories, collections in our store can be downloaded for a small fee to sustain this site. Two novels will be arriving by the end of the year: A Devil's Gut, and Pentimento.

My creative work also includes performance, and I invite you to visit a my website devoted to the iconic Scottish designer Donald J. Ross. I frequently appear at his Pinehurst, NC, inn for private parties and performances of the one-man show "And I'll Not Fail Golf.
The Blog
Writing about writing and anything else that is relevant to the writer's world.
Sample Writing
These are sample stories created from my storm. Please read and comment.
The Storm's Store
If the samples stimulate interest, collections of stories are available at the Storm's Store.

A Writing Journey Cliche

We speak of stories as a journey, our lives as a journey, the ubiquitous three-act structure is a journey, based upon the Aristotelean beginning -middle-and end, a certain allegory for living. There is certainly a difference between a trip, an expedition, and a pilgrimage, and that difference is one of purpose and need. Joseph Campbell […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --> <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->
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