photo of the week, the day, the moment…


or the perfect place to think about novel structures

Sometimes, you just have to be in paradise for thoughts to click. I was on this beach, begomoyo island, today. We ate fresh crab, calamari and fish and chips of course! Watching the aqua-clear  water, I remembered that the first five pages of a novel have to deliver so much–it has to tell the reader how to read the whole book. I’m ready to plunge in.
Many thanks to Beverly for the wonderful picnic, for finding the coral reef and for her marvelous boat which ferried us from Dar to this ‘as pretty as any screen-saver”image except I was really there.

So While sitting on the beach on Zanzibar, a gecko offered to help me with my drink


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lisa the engineer
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 14:42:29

    Is this Graham Greene?


  2. Leila
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 20:20:30

    I love the colors in this photo!


  3. Heather
    Dec 17, 2010 @ 23:43:45

    Cute! Love gecko’s and lizzards!!


  4. yolanda
    Jan 21, 2011 @ 22:44:20

    Hi Prof J,

    You sound so happy out by the Indian Ocean! Very nice to see your website up and running! Nice coincidence that your welcome note was sent you on my birthday, Dec 17.

    Thought I’d share with you that I’m a volunteer at the Feb 2-5 AWP Conference.

    Happy 2011!



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