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Welcome To My Web Site!

May 19, 2011

Either you found your way here through one of my stories or books, been harassed and badgered by me to come here, or was bribed by one of my friends or relatives. Whatever the case, I’m glad you are here.

Within these pages, you will find information about me and what I write.

When I started this obsession “hobby” in 1995, I had no idea where it would lead me, the kind of grief, joy, disappointment, thrills, embarrassment, or pleasure it would provide. I am now at a point where I am ready to present what I’ve accomplished to a much wider audience.

As you may notice from the bread crumbs above, I cannot seem to stick to one genre. The fact is, I love to write and am especially fond of genre fiction. Because of that, I’ve divided my web site into specific pages to cater to your individual tastes. In addition, I couldn’t resist throwing two non-fiction pages into the mix for my other passions, astronomy and woodworking.

So, relax, browse around. Let me know what you think.

Fred Rayworth

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. Roger Ivester permalink
    May 20, 2011 12:10 pm

    Fred,

    An excellent job in your intial setup, and it is going to be interesting to follow along.

    Good work as always, Roger

  2. Donald Riggio permalink
    May 31, 2011 8:51 pm

    Congrats on the launch of your new website. As a fellow author from the Henderson Writers Group, I anticipate informative information and great writing when I visit here.

    Donald Riggio
    (author) Seven-Inch Vinyl: A Rock and Roll Novel.

    • May 31, 2011 10:15 pm

      Donald,

      Thank you so much for visiting. Love Seven-Inch Vinyl! I sincerely hope to live up to your expectations. You’ve been a great supporting voice for my work at our meetings and I really appreciate it.

      Keep on rocking!

      Fred

  3. June 8, 2011 12:23 pm

    Fred,

    I really like your new astronomy catagory. Very informative, especially the information concerning the Las Vegas Astronomical Society, Observers Challenge link.

    Take care, Roger Ivester from Boiling Springs, North Carolina

  4. July 29, 2014 2:51 am

    whoah this blog is wonderful i really like studying your articles.

    Keep up the great work! You realize, a lot of people
    are hunting around for this info, you could help them greatly.

  5. September 6, 2014 9:56 am

    Pleased to meet you. I found you through your gravatar image on a comment at another site, so – I came here willingly and of my own accord… O_o
    I was just wondering if you give advice on writing non-fiction?

    • September 6, 2014 2:38 pm

      Gpcox,

      Thanks for visiting my site! I DO have some advice on writing non-fiction. I e-mailed you directly. Also visited your paratrooper site and there’s quite a bit there. Thanks again and all the best!

      Fred

      • September 6, 2014 6:03 pm

        I’m sorry, I really should have a disclaimer on my site that I do not accept emails. I am not the only one using that address and we have had far too many viruses because of accepting past ones. I’ll check, but I’ll bet it went to spam and deleted. My apologies.
        Since you do have advice, my specific question would be how to make a war-time blog sound more realistic? So many of the readers don’t have a clue to war except what CNN or Fox News puts out.

      • September 6, 2014 6:55 pm

        Gpcox,

        I just checked and you haven’t replied so I assume the e-mail didn’t get to you.

        As for a war-time blog being realistic? It first off depends on which war it’s being set in. With that in mind, the setting, dialogue and whatever you talk about should be as realistic as possible. From that point on, just tell it like it is, warts and all. Use whatever language and color you feel like. Don’t worry about offending people because war is ugly. Don’t tap dance around issues because that’s glossing over the truth. The news has biases based on sometimes political motivations and sometimes by being on a network that is for everyone. If you’re out to tell it like it is, do so but forewarn everyone so they know what to expect. And, of course it goes without saying to tell the truth. The thing is, if you are telling it through someone else’s eyes from the past, keep in mind that it’s their version of the truth so there has to be that “grain of salt” factor in there, no matter how much you trust that person or how much you love them. Keep all that in mind when you start this blog. The thing is, if you tell the truth it will prevail. If you launch with a heavy bias, people with pick up on that and you will collect a certain crowd and will be automatically dismissed by another crowd, regardless. That’s just the way it is.

      • September 7, 2014 9:23 am

        Thank you very much!! I’ll try to keep this in mind as I attempt to compile ALL the facts. Much of this relates to some of the past posts I’ve done, but I’ll definitely keep all this in mind as I continue to write. You’ve already been very helpful and you barely know my writing!! Thank you again.

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