~ "Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words." Mark Twain ~



Self discovery is attained when given the opportunity to spread one's wings and fly.

CLIPPED WINGS video teaser

zealous authoritarian high school administrator exploits his position in an attempt to break Shane Davison's teen spirit, unaware of the Pandora's box he has unintentionally opened. The administrator's unrestrained actions set into motion a chain of events which he did not foresee, in this early 1970's narrative, told from Shane's teenage perspective.

Shane takes the reader into his confidence to reveal a nightmare of biased victimization in a small, ultra-conservative, north Oklahoma town. A true, honest-to-goodness southern literary novel, inspired by actual events a work-in-progress.



Sample Excerpt from CLIPPED WINGS (intro)

Sample Excerpt from CLIPPED WINGS (Shane's memory flashback)

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View First Draft Overview by Chapter (Live Document)



Current Word Count
Estimated novel word count target: 200000
Rough Draft currently includes 2-Part Introduction with an additional 116 Completed Chapters
Approximately 300 words = one published page
Average written words per day: 3000
Most productive day: Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 4050 written words

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Sneak Peek into the boys of CLIPPED WINGS

These photos are part of the character profiles created for the male characters in the southern literary fiction: CLIPPED WINGS, currently being written. Additional info about predominant characters will be posted periodically. Although this is a work a fiction, the story and many of the characters are loosely based on real-life people and actual events.


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