Some thoughts, not on the story itself, but on creating the book.

THE GENESIS OF A STORY

Success has a simple formula: Do your best and people may like it. — Sam Ewing. Well, Sam Ewing, that’s what I did. I hope a few people like it. And for anyone who is reading this now, I would enjoy connecting with you by email or Facebook. Even if you have nothing to say…

CHAPTERS 1-3

with Preceding Remarks WANT TO READ THE EBOOK BUT YOU DON’T HAVE A KINDLE? EMAIL ME AND REQUEST AN EPUB OR PDF EDITION AT NO CHARGE. (UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO ARRANGEMENTS WITH AMAZON, I CAN’T PROVIDE A KINDLE EDITION THIS WAY.) Cold Morning Shadow © 2020 by David A. Woodbury.  All rights reserved. First Edition ISBN…

THIS BOOK IS NOT ABOUT CARS

In the novel, Cold Morning Shadow, three cars are prominent players. It doesn’t really matter what makes and models I might have chosen to include; many others could have filled those roles. But these are the automobiles I chose for their character. Not the first to appear in the novel but the first I want…

THE COVER

After you’ve written a book, (or while you’re writing it — if you’re that confident that you will finish it) — someone has to design a cover. This wasn’t necessary until the middle of the last century or so. Not because books didn’t have covers but until then books were pretty plain on the outside.…

SOFTWARE USED

When I started to write Cold Morning Shadow in January 2019, of course I opened a word processor and began typing away. I began writing Fire, Wind & Yesterday in 1989 using Microsoft Word on an “IBM” computer. As I was finishing it in 2017, I was using Pages on a Mac. But I ran…

GO BIG OR GO HOME

Why did I create DamnYankee Publishing Company (DamnYankee.com) in 1999?  My experience with the novel Cold Morning Shadow serves to answer that.  I wrote the book between January and September 2019, all 300,000 words of it — (299,468 to be exact, not counting introductory material that is outside the story itself). I next trolled my…