Writing Can Be Hazardous!
Out of utter humility and embarrassment, I want to share with you a story of how hilariously hazardous writing can become. I pray for your mercy and understanding as you read this story. REAL-LIFE STORIES ADD LIFE TO OUR FICTIONAL STORIES I learned I should never dump swept up fireplace ash into a cardboard box. […]
The Appeal of Southern Novels, Past and Present
Why Are Southern Novels Borderless and Timeless? How is it Margaret Mitchell, Flannery O’Connor, Harper Lee, William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, Erskine Caldwell, James Dickey, Pat Conroy and the legacy of so many other great Southern authors have endured long after they left us? And, today Southern authors like Fannie Flagg, Alice Walker, Kathryn Stockett, […]
Who is T. M. Brown?
More about “Who is T. M. Brown” comes out in this extensive interview? Susan Crutchfield, Director of the Newnan Carnegie Library, hosted T. M. Brown for an up-close and personal look into his writing and background. Here is the broadcast to learn more about Mike, as his friends and family know him. All three of […]
The First Page Matters
How important is the book cover, first page, and first chapter of the books you choose to read?
Southern Writers Magazine: What Will Be Your Author Legacy?
What Will Be Your Author Legacy? By T. M. Brown Five years ago, my wife urged me to retire from the nine-to-five daily grind to write a novel that our grandchildren would enjoy reading. The first weeks entailed countless hours of investigating the basics — the what and how — of creative writing. Eventually, my inquiries led me to […]
Lightning Bugs v Fire Flies?
Lightning bugs or fireflies, which is correct? In the third upcoming installment of my inspirational Southern mystery series, little ol’ Shiloh will be hosting their annual Spring festival, but I have struggled in providing the right name for the festival. I decided to put aside naming it the Shiloh Cotton or Peanut Festival – they usually […]