If Mrs. Lanclos could see me now. She was my high school Lit. teacher and I loathed her class. While I was into Congo and The Andromeda Strain, I had no interest in Shakespeare or diagramming sentences. I still have zero interest in William’s writing and doubt I’ll ever diagram another sentence, but I do wish I’d paid a little more attention.
Now I’m getting a crash course from guys like William Strunk, E.B. White, and William Zinsser and I’ve got a lot to learn; I wish I’d read those guys before I published my first book – Grateful: From Walking On To Winning It All At Florida State.
Writing Grateful allowed me to discover two things: I enjoy writing and I’ve got a little talent. So, I’ve kept at it. I’m discovering writing.
This blog exists so you can share in the journey. From good books to grammar, self-editing to self-publishing, I’ll write what I’m learning.
One of the my current and future joys is sharing stories with my family. My wife’s Jurassic Park moment was with the book Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. The same nose she scrunched when I’d pick up my book, she now buries in one of her own, it’s wonderful. My sons are in on the fun too. Stories are read almost every night in our home: The Magic Treehouse, The Chronicles of Narnia, Nate the Grate, The Bible, and even some of their dad’s.
I also have a couple other blogs. Nobody’s Normal is where I write about the extraordinary world of special needs. My oldest son has Cerebral Palsy, and when he was born we were immersed in a new culture. The blog is where I share that culture with the world. Ryansprague.com is my internet home and the place to buy my books, book me to speak to your group, and follow my other blog – primarily about a Biblical view of the world, especially as it relates to the family and home.
Thanks for dropping in!