The Writer’s Craft – The Glory of an Editor, Part 2: The Book Emerges!

(Silverdale, Washington; Sept. 14, 2020) – I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: writing a book is a solitary endeavour, but publishing a book requires a team effort. Editors are as fundamental to the writing process as the writer is. I first spoke about the glory of an editor in my column on … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – The Glory of an Editor, Part 2: The Book Emerges!

Only SIX Days Until the Adventure Begins!

Only SIX days remain until the adventure begins! Murder aboard USS Ponce brings the Accidental Detective back to his old ship, seeking a killer and thwarting international espionage! Available in e-book format, print-on-demand hard and softback from Amazon and other online bookstores starting Sept. 20! #nathanaelmiller #sparks1524 #accidentaldetective #murdermystery #mystery #novel #adventure #book #writer #writerslife … Continue reading Only SIX Days Until the Adventure Begins!

Photo Finish – Monochromatic Details

Today's Photo Finish is a look at monochromatic details around the United States and Canada. Lighthouse lens. Looking past the fourth order Fresnel lens in Pemaquid Point Light to the churning sea. The first lighthouse built here was lit in 1827, but structural problems caused it to be replaced by the current tower in 1835. … Continue reading Photo Finish – Monochromatic Details

Photo Finish – Volcano Day!

I am starting a new column head: Photo Finish! I started in journalism as a Navy operational photographer and photojournalist. Although writing is the center of my life now, I still think of myself as a photographer first. Now and then I want to show off what's I've done...and what I can do with a … Continue reading Photo Finish – Volcano Day!

“Proud Lion” Excerpt!!

Excerpt from my forthcoming new murder mystery, "Proud Lion," arriving in virtual bookstores Sept. 20! #nathanelmiller #sparks1524 #accidentaldetective #murdermystery #mystery #crimenovel #novel #novelist #Navy_______________________ -Wednesday, May 9, 2018; 14:21 hours-Philadelphia A lone figure walked along the pier towards the old ship, ignoring the birds, breeze, and sun. The ex-USS Ponce floated quietly ahead of him … Continue reading “Proud Lion” Excerpt!!

Just My Thoughts – Federalism 101

(Silverdale, Washington; Sept. 3, 2020) – The United States is gearing up for a tumultuous presidential election. Unfortunately, human nature makes it far easier to manipulate people by stirring up emotions instead of teaching the population to think critically. After all, a populace which exercises critical thinking skills is far harder to manipulate...er, lead. Understanding … Continue reading Just My Thoughts – Federalism 101

The Writer’s Craft – The Glory of an Editor

(Silverdale, Washington; August 31, 2020) – Writing a book is a solitary endeavour. Publishing a book requires a team effort. I spoke about this in my Aug. 17 column, “Teamwork” (https://sparks1524.com/2020/08/17/the-writers-craft-teamwork/). Publishing this blog on my own is one thing, but no one can successfully publish a book without help once the draft is complete. … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – The Glory of an Editor