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Stark, Allen B.

Comments from the author about writing: I have always had a desire to change things for the better. One of the ways I have done this is through my writing. One of my goals has also been to challenge people to think outside of their own existence.

As a teacher of English, performing arts, and Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), I attempted to teach my students that life comes with many episodes of reality. Depending on what I want to teach my reading audience, I either deal with this reality in the form of fiction or nonfiction.

But I am not sure all writers will agree with me when I say that we who write do not always know with the first thought which way, or to what end our introductory thought will lead us. Depending on who we want to protect, the innocent or the guilty, we may go fiction or nonfiction. And neither do we know how many interpretations will be made of what we have said. We can never be sure to what lengths our manuscripts will be taken or to what end they will avail.

Because of his or her closeness to life, a writer is, hopefully, able to approach life in its variant ways, observe them with an open mind and relate the observations in ways which will be helpful to both the observed and the observer. As a writer, I have tried to do this.

Those of you who read what I have written, welcome to my privateness. I enjoy sharing my dreams, imaginings, thoughts, feelings, and experiences along my journey. Probably what I have to share won’t revolutionize world opinion, but it may add to your storehouse of inspiration.

I see writing, especially in the genre of poetry, as capturing a picture, a song, a fantasy, or an experience in a deliberate prism of words.

However, there are times I’ve wondered what it is that singles us writers out to scribble-down fragments of ourselves to share with others. What I have just shared is such a fragment. But believe me, there is much more to come.

Book Types: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Audience Types: Children, Young Adult, Adult

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Devotional, Dramatic Readings/Monologues, Stage Plays, Collection of Syndicated Columns

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? Negotiable basis, especially where youth writers, the elderly, or handicapped are concerned.

E-mail Address: amsstark@msn.com

Author's Web site: www.allenstark.blogspot.com

County: Cass

Books By This Author

Walkout, Tate Publishing, Mustang, Oklahoma, 2012.

Balloons for Breakfast, Audubon Media Corp, 2009.


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