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Books by William T. Delamar

Writers all have their own unique approach for putting words to work.  At least part of mine will sound familiar to most writers. Whether it's fiction or nonfiction, mine follows a pattern. 

That little editor in my head wanted to pop out while I was writing and "improve" upon my creations. And I let it, thinking that was the way. In the beginning it was as though I was drawing each word to perfection before proceeding. Then I developed a list of mistakes I tended to make the most often (such as unnecessary words and phrases or too many adjectives, etc.) and waited until the first draft was done to apply the self-editing process. That not only allowed my creative side to run unhampered, but created a hidden benefit. Creating that list made me so aware of these error tendencies, that they became ingrained and I automatically avoided them. I can let my "right brain" run free and my "left brain" just waits and gives a quick run-through. That approach, plus the computer, makes writing a much quicker process and more satisfying. 

There is another approach, one I consider a responsibility. Every piece of fiction or nonfiction must be done well and communicate something of value.  It may be a point of view or a theme or a depiction of something we need to change in our society. Writers have power of a lasting sort. It should be used wisely and well. 

The Hidden Congregation: A Reverend Christie Mystery
(forthcoming Spring 2012)
Blurb
Brain-Webbing: 
How to Stimulate Your Creativity, 
Enhance Problem-Solving, 
and Organize Your Thoughts; A Step-by-Step Handbook
(Co-written with Gloria T. Delamar)
Table of Contents  & Excerpt
The Brother Voice
A novel about twin brothers 
who fought on opposite sides in the Civil War.
The title refers to their ability to "think" to each other.
(currently under consideration)
Summary:  The Brother Voice
Excerpt:  (book-in-progress)
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