Richard Warren Field - Writer/Musician
From the July, 2010 interview at WhoHub:
Do you believe you have already found "your voice" or is that something one is always searching for?
I think I have a style now, unique, that is consistent from one project to the next. I have always said, since I began to write seriously, that fiction written today needs to address the many entertainment choices we have, especially the story-telling choices. Movies and television permeate our world. People have seen many exciting and exotic locations on screens of one sort or another. So a writer does not need to spend paragraphs describing a setting. With the fast pace of modern life and all the options for entertainment, many readers are impatient and skip those paragraphs anyway. I read as a suggestion somewhere that a writer should start a scene in the middle of the action. I like that idea. I think it creates a quick pace, and constantly engages the reader. I like to give a caption, with time and location, at the beginning of the scene, then start right up, most often with a piece of intriguing dialogue. I offer a few lines of exposition/description to orient the reader to the scene, then let it unfold, in real time, with as much dramatic action per word as possible. I figure it is likely readers can fill in the details of the scene with their imaginations. (They will anyway, when they skip those long, expository paragraphs!) I have used this style in novels as diverse as The Election (1997), and the two I have coming out this year, The Sword of Faith, about what history now calls the "third crusade," and Dying to Heal, a novel about chiropractic and conventional medicine clashing and combining.
Mystic jazz productions of vintage rock using modern sounds and technologies ─ familiar songs offered in a fresh way; new songs offered in a familiar style.
Swords of Faith
Stories set in the past featuring dilemmas familiar to the present with consequences resonating into the future.
Mystic jazz celebrating the “Issa legend” – the idea that Jesus may have visited India and learned some of his history-altering spiritual insights there.