Friday, April 10, 2015

I is for Illuminate (it's what writers do)

April 10, 2015
Day 9

The 2015 A to Z Blogging Challenge
Many Sundry Things

I is for Illuminate


What does it take to illuminate the way for us? I guess it depends if we’re discussing the physical or metaphysical.

The physical is easy. Give us a flashlight and we can switch it on and have light to see into dark corners. The path ahead becomes visible. It’s sort of a no-brainer. So what about the metaphysical?

Metaphysics deals with things we think exist but we can’t see. You know – the gremlin we know is hiding in the dark corner that runs and hides when we reach for the flashlight. Maybe I’m the only one with that particular tormentor. Count yourself lucky.

Writers dip into the metaphysical all the time. We know there are words out there, and the words create the story. All we have to do is pull them out of the air and get them on the page. Our innate creativity and passion for our muse illuminate our way to the words.
We create the characters unseen. We know them. It’s up to us to illuminate them and breathe life into them for the reader.

Beyond that, the printed word has illuminated and shaped the very world we live in since Johannes Gutenberg set his press in motion around the year 1439.

Writers illuminate.


Once again this year I have to do a little book promo along the way. You won’t know about my books if I don’t tell you about them, right?

I is for Ian Coutler’s Amethyst Cove series.

Free spirited Ian Coulter works hard and plays harder. An ex-cop turned private investigator, Ian enjoys meeting new men and making new friends. A night out ends up with one man on the floor at his feet, and another asking for his help. Big trouble’s brewing in little Amethyst Cove, and Ian’s a step behind. He’s quick to see Rick Mohr is the man holding the flare at the end a long, dark tunnel.

Undercover agent Rick Mohr walks a fine line, serving two masters. Insider trading, counterfeit printing plates, and a blown-up yacht have Rick stuck between two Federal agencies, one of which has been compromised. Rick has to discover the mole before it’s too late. When Ian Coulter walks into his life, Rick grabs the chance to salvage his assignment with both hands.

It doesn’t take Ian and Rick long to discover joining forces, and sharing resources, has definite perks, ones not found in any departmental manual.

Double Deuce, Deuce of Diamonds, and Ace, Deuce, Trey are available at the All Romance eBooks and other online booksellers. 

KC Kendricks


Anonymous said...

Illuminating! Sorry - couldn't resist. Good post. Good luck in the AtoZ!

Anne Stenhouse said...

Hi KC, love the idea of a physical and metaphysical explanation. As a child I spent a terrified half-hour listening to someone beating their way in through our back door. Applied to, my mum opened said door and showed me the large biscuit tin collecting drops of rain from a broken gutter. Words, though, weren't enough, she did have to open the door and Show... anne Stenhouse, Novels Now.

KC Kendricks said...

Good one! Thanks for stopping by Between the Keys :)

KC Kendricks said...

I sure hope your mom got the gutter fixed after that. That sounds like a scary way to live through a rain shower.