Welcome to our Wednesday Writing Wisdom Session, with me as your devilishly handsome host!
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Today, I have had the utmost pleasure of conducting another fantastic Author Interview, this time round chatting with author Jim Jackson and we have a very entertaining time discussing how he writes, why he writes and most importantly…where does he get those wonderful toys?
(Sorry, I lost my train of thought there for a minute, it doesn’t happen often but when it does, hold on to your hats and bear with me while it passes until I find some chocolate).
Enjoy the show folks and happy reading 🙂
Hi there Jim, a real pleasure having you over here to chat about your writing experiences, influences, passions and your books.
Oh. We’re talking about passions? Okay. I’ll try to keep it family friendly 😉
Let’s start with your debut Horror/Fantasy comical novel release – “Stones in My Passway”. Please tell us more about the plot/theme of this book, where and when it is set and what is ultimately at stake for your protagonist Wood Sweeney, as he tries to deal with a dodgy deal he has made with the devil!
So, imagine if you were out walking at a lonely crossroads, and the devil gave you chance to undo a past decision in your life? Just to see how things would have been different. You wouldn’t lose anything you have. You’d just get to see how your life would have been different if you took a different turn somewhere. Would you make a deal?
That’s what Wood Sweeney has to decide. He’s a normal guy – fights with his wife, worries about his 15-year-old daughter. And he’s just turned forty. Regular person.
When his daughter is brought home by the police for drinking in public and storms off into the cold night, Wood looks for her but finds the devil instead. He makes his deal. It doesn’t turn out well for him.
Now, he needs to find a way to escape the hellhounds – who want to make him one of them – and break his devil deal. Or slay the prince of darkness himself.
You also have a book called “How to Tell a Really Good Story about Absolutely Anything in 4 Easy Steps”. Please elaborate more about this guide and let us know what kind of advice it provides. I’m assuming that all four steps aren’t just “Write the Damn Thing!” repeated many times over 😊.
No, not just repeating that. That book actually goes even deeper than writing fiction into how to make any message memorable and meaningful through the power of story – whether it’s getting people at work to recycle more or getting your spouse to stop leaving his socks on the floor.
The book came out of my work teaching public speaking to accountants and other business-y types. I always said to start their speeches with a story – just like with TED talks – and they’d be able to hook their audience, keep them listening. But I found that not everyone knows how to do that. How to take a topic – especially a technical topic – and craft it into a really good story.
So, I brought the idea up with my boss at the time – there’s a demand for a webinar or something about storifying technical topics. I got a lukewarm response that fizzled out. I tried again. Same thing.
So, I said to myself – self, we know there’s a demand. Why not just put the thing out as a book? So, I did. I became a published author. And so much more. The book is doing great and has led me to speaking engagements and other training projects that I never would have imagined.
What would you choose as your own personal mascot or spirit animal when it comes to you and your style of writing?
Ha! I’ve never thought about that. I want to say something cool like a dragon. But probably not. I should be so lucky. Maybe a lemur? Yeah, my spirit animal when it comes to writing is a lemur. Me and my writing style tend to leap around, be playful. It’s a good thing I have a keen-eyed, Taurus editor (who’s also my wife – sorry, ladies).
If your novel was to be made into a film (or even a TV series), who would you cast in the lead roles?
Ooh, good one. Wood is an everyman. I’d love to see Oscar Isaac in that role. He also looks good in a beard. But the devil – Papa Scratch, he calls himself in the book – that’s the really interesting role. When I was writing, I pictured either Don Cheadle or Mahershala Ali. Oscar, Don, Mahershala – if you’re reading this and looking to spend some of that Star Wars/Marvel/Disney money, let’s make it happen! It’s a plum role.
What do you think most characterizes or defines your writing? Do you have any writing quirks or themes that constantly crop up in your stories?
He-Man. And the rest of the Masters of the Universe. Well. Maybe not literally. But those stories of people who discover inner power to overcome evil – personal or universal – always come up in what I write. I was a story addict as a kid. When I wasn’t reading comics, I was making up my own stories with action figures. (Often tragic ones. With heart). And those stories are still with me – the heroes, the monster – they’re still solid, muscular realities in my world. In all our worlds. We’re made up of the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves. We’re not so much the sum of our experiences but the sum of the stories we make from those experiences.
I also like writing about being 25. Call it arrested development.
What do you find the most difficult thing about writing? And what do you find the easiest?
I find finishing a project the hardest. There’s always a sexy new idea that comes along that wants to pull me away from the project I’m committed to.
Easy? In terms of brass tacks, I find dialogue comes easily to me. Pages fly by when I’m writing dialogue.
But the easiest thing is enjoying the look on people’s faces when I tell them I’m a writer. Especially the 10% who look pleased.
Who are some of the authors, musicians, poets and/or historical figures that inspire you?
Well, the thrust of the book is based on the legend of real bluesman Robert Johnson. The story goes that he went to the crossroads, made a deal with the devil and came away with a supernatural ability to play the blues. Then died under mysterious circumstances. I call the book “a novel in blues,” and it’s steeped in blues imagery, so that was a major influence for this series. There’s also my favourite poet, Kenneth Koch, who wrote a piece called “The Art of Poetry.” I go to that when I wonder why I’m following this ridiculous idea of making up stories as a grown man. But the person who keeps me striving up an impossible hill (and bettering myself in the process) is my good friend, indie musician Jack Harlan. I met him when I was 15 and have been fan-girl over his work ever since. He has a natural talent – he can’t write a coherent email to save his life but can write and perform a song that will make you weep every time you hear it. Check him out. It’s good stuff.
What sort of research do you do to write your books?
Oh, wow. The stuff I could tell you. Wikipedia and I are living in sin. I tend to need facts as I’m feverishly typing out an idea. I’ve learned more things about cockroaches than I care to know. That’s for the next novel. I also know what the three different types of erections are (yep, three). That’s for the novel after that. I’ve had really odd looks from my wife in conversation. I have to explain I know these things from book research. Not from my checkered past.
Why do you write? What inspired you to become a writer?
Oh, jeez. When I was a musician and people asked me why I became a musician, I had an easy answer. To meet girls.
I certainly didn’t become a writer to meet girls. There aren’t a lot of groupies at my desk in the basement by the fire.
If I can get philosophical about it, I became a writer for the ancient Greek idea of poiesis – the act of bringing something into existence that didn’t exist before. I always wrote. Dillitante-ishly. I liked the idea of being a writer. But, I often confused perseverance for talent. And not being able to stick to a writing project, I assumed I had no talent.
But that desire for poiesis stuck with me. I tried drawing (I actually drew and wrote an online cartoon). I tried woodworking. I tried making mead. I tried becoming a really good amateur chef. It was all great. I’m glad I learned those things. I was able to bring things into existence that didn’t exist before.
But none of that was words. Words kept drawing me back – whether that was writing a weekly column for a Chinese newspaper while living in China, telling my 2-year-old “Once-upon-a-time” stories about her stuffed animals or simply writing songs for friends’ birthdays.
It’s always been about the way words create reality like nothing else.
What keeps you motivated during creative slumps? How do you deal with Writers Block?
Hm. I’d like to say it’s the divine muse or the happy, golden leprechaun (is that a thing?) or something. But it’s really just getting up, making a cup of tea and hammering out 500 or 1000 words first thing every morning. I believe that I have something to say, and that something is worth saying.
You have access to a time machine. What advice would you give to your younger self?
Go see Europe while you’re still young enough to sleep in hostels. After a certain age, dreadlocks are a deal-breaker.
And keep up the persona. There will be times when you’ll want to strangle it because it’s not all of who you really are, but keep it going. It will serve you well.
How do you spend your free time when you are not writing?
What is this free time of which you speak? No, that’s a failure of mine. I don’t spend enough time recharging. I worry sometimes I’m spending all my creative capital without replenishing it. But, when I have a minute, I’m really into wine tasting. Might even do a class to be a sommelier.
Tell us more about your upcoming projects. Are you working on anything specific or have plans in the pipeline?
Well, I’m putting the devil Papa Scratch down for a couple years (book two coming in fall 2019). Next up is a fantasy noir set in Hong Kong, my favourite city in the world, called Curse of the Cockroach Queen. After that, I have a novel I’m co-writing with another author (I know! I’ll let you know how the process goes) called Dispatches from an Accidental Sex Tourist. That one gets a bit racy. And funny. And there will be more non-fiction based stuff around how storytelling can make your life more awesome. Have a look at reallygoodstory.com and sign up for updates and free stuff!
I’m also trying to live up to my 15-year-old self and put out an album of original songs.
Finally, are there any nuggets of wisdom that you can impart to other aspiring writers?
Take yourself seriously. People will tell you not to, to have back-up plans. Take yourself seriously. You write. You may not be a published author yet, but you’re a writer. You know why you’re a writer. No one else needs to.
And that’s a wrap! Thank you for having the “stones” to come and chat with us today about all of your amazing writing endeavours, I think it is time for us to make a pact with the devil ourselves and get busy reading your words 🙂
author – educator – gentleman
Jim Jackson is an author and public speaking instructor who travels around looking for really good stories. Do you have one?
Jim can often be found in his native habitat of the Western Canadian plains. Or look for him with pen and notebook in hand, skirting around the edges of the storyworld – the borderlands between fact and fiction. (You should see his passport!)
You can connect with Jim via the following Social Media channels:-
Facebook:- Jim Jackson – Author (FB)
LinkedIn:- Jim Jackson – Founder, Designer, Writer at Kouros Publications (LinkedIn)
Twitter:- @jacksontron (Twitter)
Website:- How To Tell A Really Good Story – The Website of Author Jim Jackson
You can buy his books here:-
Buy Jim Jackson’s books in the UK/Europe
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If you too would like to be interviewed on my blog at TooFullToWrite and you have a book or a series of books that you would like us to chat about then fill out the Contact Me form here with your details and we can arrange a future interview slot.
Still want more? Is there no satiating your lust? Well, if I must then I must, have some of this! As writers, we thrive on our sense of creativity and our crazy imaginations. For more articles on the theme of ‘Imagination’ then check out the links by my fellow bloggers below:-
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2. Daily Post Writing Prompt: February 2018 – Allison’s Written Words
3. All Aboard – Photography Journal Blog
4. Imagination – Bad Poetry
5. Start-up Culture – ideas and culture
6. Notes to Women – Ready to Propose
7. Congregate: Her ultimate solace – Prachi Acharya
8. Imagination – Musings of a Minor’s Mind
9. Showcase Your Writing: building an online writing portfolio
10. Wolff Poetry – Poetry: Can Premonitions Come True?
11. Wolff Poetry Resources and Poems – Daily Haiku: Fading
12. Summer in Copenhagen, Part 4: Fintech Lab (a co-working space)! – ChristiComplex
13. Daydream – Leigha Robbins
14. Nightmare Of A Lifetime – The Unfinished Script
15. No ALL CAPS – Word Play … Poetry in Progress
16. Measureable progress – Daily Prompt Imagination
17. Imagination – Some epiphanies
18. ateacherandamother – iMaGInAtIOn
19. Imagination – Chasing Destino
20. Leaf me some salmon – a fasting day story – Quaint Revival
21. Workplace matters – The Chaos Within
22. The Dreadful Place – Rythemic Vocables
23. zeinswords – #Imagination
24. Reality ; A Tangible Fantasy – Ink Soaked Soul – Megha Bhartiya
25. Happy pills – Hidden glitter
26. Imagination – Give Your Child the Power – The New Writer
27. Imagination is Real (Unicorns too) – toomanycinderellas
28. Hiding Space – Debbie Gravett
29. Imagine – aroused
30. ColetteB…. – Not in my wildest imagination…
31. The Most Haunted House by Nicola Baxter and June Goulding – the thoughts keeper
32. Sweet Happenstance – Imagination
33. She Was My Imagination…My World – Aunty Dee’s Home Projects
34. Blog #16: Recommended Korean Dramas for weekend homecation – Thousand Love
35. Wandering For Money – I Promise
36. Musings – MUSINGS – Mom of three teenagers blogging journey
37. Imagining a Gaussian surface? – A Slapdash Talk
38. Love Coach Laura Harju – On a plateau
39. Real or Imagined? – Debbie Gravett
40. His skin was warm and inviting.. she had to touch him – IdeasBecomeWords
41. sweet + tart + imagination – tuckedintoacorner
42. Be Serious with God! – BASSEY ETIM
43. Writing and Works – Imagination
44. The Tenant – Poet Girl Em
45. Imagination Station – Love Infusion © Personal Freedom ®
46. The Master’s Return – THE ABSTRACT MIND.
47. sonja benskin mesher – .making bread.
48. Imagination – SavvyStreaks
49. Imagination – DeepikasRamblings
50. Imagination: My Forgotten Power – My Journey to Imperfection
51. The wonder of imagination – Musings from Melbourne
52. What if…? – Positively Un-broken
53. It’s A Shoe Thing – writemebad
54. Infinite Imagination – AHYOKA
55. Shreya Shah – Reading – My First Love
56. Understandings – LFLOP * LiveFree & LoveOnPurpose
57. Sunshyne’s Family – LFLOP * LiveFree & LoveOnPurpose
58. The power of Imagination – Voyage of Life
59. Mountain Out Of A Mole-Hill (Sorta) – LFLOP * LiveFree & LoveOnPurpose
60. The Home Of DJ Sung Mo Koo – Putting The Bitch Back In Obituary
61. Simply Complicated – LFLOP * LiveFree & LoveOnPurpose
62. Tiptoe The Line – authoranonblog
63. Imagination. – Krafting Thoughts
64. Where’s Your Dream Travel Destination? – Success Strategies
65. Short Story – Explored by Mafaza
66. Travel Wanders and Fulfilment… – Nomadchasingwaterfalls
67. The Hockey Mom Fit Life – Wacky Week
68. The Perfect Reading Companion…. – Success Strategies
69. Ryan Erickson – What can an imagination do for you?
70. Poetry Out West – Lady Lazarus & the Voice of Ratified Reason
71. Imagination or hunch? – penninglife
72. Proscenium – Creative Minds – DWP (Imagination)
73. Imagination – The Shore of Consciousness
74. y – there are phases of
75. Just My Imagination – mizrella
76. Once Upon A Time… – Wind Kisses
77. Imagination – findingaflowertolandon
78. This constant struggle, is ugly. – awesomeloopy
79. Success Inspirers World – Creative writing (Story) 2
80. Goodbye, Imagination? – Ms Teri Blogger’s Awesome, Wonderful, Marvelous, Fantastic, Or At Least Pretty Good Blog
81. Ink Paths – Who’s That Girl?
82. A Very Special Friendship – Autism in Our Nest
83. An unexpected funeral – I Am Writing
84. Hair Furor – wilde.woven.words
85. Mom-Wife-Boss-Tequila – Imagination
86. Anything is possible – FeelPurple
87. Happier Endings – Writer’s block
88. I resign (an acrostic) – Word Play … Poetry in Progress
89. Miss Pelican’s Perch – Time, Imagination, and a Pad of #80
90. Always finding the silver lining – Imagination
91. Imagination – An Adult Experience – Christine Whelan, Freelance Writer
92. an ode to the cheeto-in-chief – suziland too or obsolete childhood
93. Imagination – The Inkwell
94. Single Guy Says – Single Guy Does Music Mondays: ‘Manila’ by Hotdog
95. A World of Pure Imagination – One day at a time
96. Imagination – JJ’s Reviews and How Tos
97. What Is Love and Life? – Imagination vs Escape
98. End of my rope, I don’t know what to do anymore. – Welcome to my world.
99. Imagine – Teresa Berkowitz
100. Once Upon A Time… – wilde.woven.words
101. Life On The Skinny Branches – Sweet Dreams
102. Looking for Beta Readers – Welcome to my world.
103. Notes on the rape – Owning It
104. Ouch!! My back hurts!! – Tuesday Trees – The Landing!
105. No One Ever Leaves – Writer’s block
106. Imagining Trump as the Lone Ranger – THE MAIN AISLE – 2018
107. The power of imagination – Calm and Chaos
108. The Imagination – Musings of a Sanguine Christian Woman
109. Perspective and Redemption. – HorseAddict
110. Imagination – wilde.woven.words
111. Iceland Part III: Accommodation – Inspire the Imagination
112. reimagine for your own good – Karyn’s Domain
113. Lows – I am a paradox.
114. Dreaming of you – The Mind of Nox
115. Who I am – Daily Prompt/ One Word Prompt
116. Imagination – The College Stoic
117. Epic Drop – Vast and Without End
118. constant VARIABLE – Imagination
119. unarmed – Seventeen Syllable Poetry
120. You eloped with My Imagination – Blase’
121. Walk with God – Let’s Have It A la carte !
122. Frank Prem – unable anymore
123. Boxes – thehouseofbailey
124. AlexJamesWise – Imagination
125. Night Owl Poetry – Elusive Dreams ~ #poetry
126. Phoenix Rising – The Introspection Connection
127. bogpan – last home
128. That Which Will Be – Dream Desire Achieve
129. In The Shadow Of Birch – an invitation to net
130. Imagination – The Bag Lady
131. the15thday – a(n) haiku…
132. Fitness Journal #1 – love, lettie
133. Imagination – Covert Novelist
134. Charleston, SC – Dear Heart – Family Destinations
135. Imagine That – Rudy’s Ruminations
136. Eiskalte Welten – Fotografie DSK
137. Life of Lizzy – Imagination.
138. Wolff Poetry – Poetry: Smoke-Black Feathers Paint Blue
139. Did President Trump Shade Vice President Pence? – Knewsy Fighting Boredom
140. You have the Power to Create your DREAM Life: Do Not Believe Otherwise – Pearls Global Impact
141. Footsteps in the Dark – Dream Desire Achieve
142. CopyCat Cafe: Sonya Returns – Redux Of Rex
143. Imagination – wordsareallihavesite
144. Digital Art v Hand painting. – Elaine’s Blog
145. Why the House at 6123 Flordock Road is Blue – writelee.com
146. FADED WISHES – Shards of Being Me
147. God’s Gift of Imagination – True Christian Bible Study
148. Twenty Four – imagination
149. Na’ama Yehuda – Envision
150. When I look into your eyes – Unwritten Cosmos
151. Insightful Dreamer – Meet Me at the Theme Park
152. Imagination – Prompt and Circumstance
153. Imagination Through Story – Fingers to Sky
154. World of imagination – From My Lofty Hill
155. Heartbreak.. – Inside This Desi Mum’s Head
156. Feeling permanence – Finding Ikigai
157. G.I.R.L – I am not lonely at all
158. My Sighing Companion – hannah t.k.
159. Anton’s Ideas – IMAGINE THIS
160. Haiku Monday – cocoa2
161. The Consulting Writer – I Cannoli Imagine
162. imagination: fly – Seventeen Syllable Poetry
163. The Day Project – Worlds Await
164. Imagination – Blog11201949
165. Imagination – Strong Waters
166. Frank Prem – ford street remains
167. Curious Hart – Writing Between the Lines
168. Frank Prem – imagination without sun
169. Does writing excuse watching? – imagination
170. Frank Prem – imaginary cigarettes
171. ALL CAP is crap – Word Play … Poetry in Progress
172. Stopdraggingthepanda – American Carnage (Edit)
173. Cloud Watching – Sgeoil
174. Emerald grass in a flower-filled field – Easter Ellen
175. Imagine – BONSALLES ART
176. Fear – Mistyroads
177. Bed-and-Breakfasts & Being “Out” About My Mental Illness – Bipolar Barb
178. Maintenance, loss, and development of creative talents over the years – Bird Flight
179. Psycho – logical tale “Faith” – raynotbradbury
180. Imagination – ElRead
181. Charmed Chaos – Savor
182. Word Prompt: Imagination – Confessions Of An Irish Procrastinator
183. Baking Bonanza – Sunken Thought
184. Imagine . . . – The Quietly Ageing Learner’s Acorn
185. Musings of a Random Mind – Moonstruck
186. Imagination – alfaazmeredilse
187. Imagination – As I was saying…
188. juantetcts – Daily Post/Imagination
189. Boy Uses His Creativity; He Gets Stuck In Elevator. – Knewsy Fighting Boredom
190. sarishboo – Imagine It, Then Create It
191. A Crafty Weekend – Curious Cat
192. Write Here: Write Now – Imagination
193. Piper’s Adventures – Imagine: A Classic
194. In a world like this – A Poet’s Muse
195. Imagination – The Eggcorn
196. Little Girl Dreams – One Woman’s Quest II
197. DP- Imagination – Sprawly
198. Imagine Possibility – Curious Steph
199. The Cat Chronicles – Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Imagination
200. IMAGINATION, REALITY, AND GETTING YOUR PERSONAL ROCKET OFF THE PAD – SERENDIPITY
201. Imagination – Spiritual Fruit Without Religion
202. I Am The Train – Opinionated Head
203. Writing!!! – The aspiring, we
204. On Blogging: Is it Just My Imagination . . . – Mystery Book Reviews by Penny Mason
205. Don’t Box Me In – 1kindness2day
206. The Strong Black Woman. – DatOneLady
207. It’s This Thing Called Gravity – This, That, and The Other
208. Game of Love – OneAndNone
209. Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss – Imagine
210. Imagination – Ponytail Mama
211. Heard It Through The Grapevine – The Winery Woman
212. Out of My Write Mind – In A Nutshell #26
213. Mishearing things – Wells Baum
214. Ah, Those Mentors Who Have Not Been Touched by the Absolute – Author Flawed to Perfection
215. There is no formula – Wells Baum
216. Why write by hand – Wells Baum
217. How to practice effectively – Wells Baum
218. ~50-56 Of 365 *2018~ – ……….365 Days………..
219. Visions of Colour – The Dreaming Lady
220. fresh poetry – creature
221. Going – Wordpaint
222. Daydreams And Tall Tales – Bits & Tidbits
223. pensitivity101 – Imagination
224. To-Do List – KerDoodle Village
225. Reincarnation – The Reckoning
226. Haibun: A Glimpse of Spring – whippetwisdom.com
227. Imagination or… – Thoughts of Words
228. The imagination in revision – Rust Belt Girl
229. bCL Photography – Imagination
230. 50 By 60 – Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in: I wanna be the Bob Ross of something!
231. Piper’s Adventures – Imagination: Dream
232. Free ticket to wonderland – The Curious People Blog
233. Your own nation – blogsporjainika
234. Black Girl Magic – Blissfully Bianca
235. After school snack – ….Bilocalalia….
236. DRA MARTHA A. CASTRO NORIEGA, MD, FACS “The Exotic Blogger” – My Choice of Wedding Dresses for this Spring 2018
237. Imagination – The World Outside the Window
238. Progressive imagination – Oh, border!
239. thelonerose – Imagination
240. Worrier – spinster patty
241. Midnight Calico Farm – Midnight Calico Tree
242. Imagination comes naturally to me – In my world
243. Voted for #Obama in 2008 and Against Him in 2012 – Jerome Danner
244. CREATURES EVERYWHERE – lovenlosses
245. Cookies & Moo – Imagination
246. Fancy Power of our Minds – Yourdeevibes
247. Imagination – THEGIRLVERSUSWORLD
248. VPGrey – Astral: Imagination
249. Something new #2 – a nomad in cyberspace
250. The Dinner Invitation – GARY’S WRITING CORNER
251. A Fine Day – Writing With Some Ink and a Hammer
252. Imagination #113 – ScrapBook
253. Create Without Restriction – emotionsoflife2016
254. Imagination – TheGirlBeating MentalHealth
255. Imagination – Adventurous, fun,happy, different. Avid expressions
256. Impractical Advice – Imagination and Niche Building
257. Bad Dream – I’m a Writer, Yes, I Am!
258. paeansunpluggedblog – Imagination
259. Face in the crowd – And Miles to go before I sleep…
260. Ripple Effect of Understanding – December Rose
261. MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO – Imagination
262. Dance – Unoriginal (love) noteS
263. Surrender – A Creative PTSD Gal
264. Untied – Wind Rush
265. imaginations #flash fiction – Short Prose
266. Sweet Dreams – Just Writing!
267. Wishful thinking – Megha’s World
268. Hitting the Trifecta – I’m a Garbage Person.
269. The Calm and Composed Maninda Taal – Reflections!
270. The Soul of Old Hanoi – Journeys of Len
271. Today’s day dream – willowsoul
272. THE WORLD OF IMAGINATION – MissShooey
273. Imagination – PoeticFlower
274. Sandmanjazz – Imagination
275. Running away with me – Family Matters
276. A Wish – Writing With Some Ink and a Hammer
277. #MusicMonday: Who Needs a Band? – Where Passion Meets Inspiration
278. MORE THAN MY SILLY IMAGINATION – That Indian Girl in Sweden
279. imagine. – themanbehindtheglass
280. Healed of Cancer. Angela McCauley – God Carries You in His Arms
281. We all live on hope – mydailylife@kochi
282. Placebo-ed – Zeckrombryan
283. New Jersey Artist – Jacki Kellum
284. Beyond the Limits – Around the World
285. Six-word story: Imagination – writingiswonderful
286. Imagination – sixty, single and surviving
287. Imagination… – sustainthruwords
288. Using Your Imagination During Musicals – Meg’s Magical Musings
289. Naikanlens – Imagination and creation.
290. lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown – The Gatherers
291. KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog – day dream
292. Dronstad – Behind the stories I write
293. Science Traveler – In Patagonia, Don’t Miss The Cave of the Hands…or the Camels!
294. Hot White Snow – The Invisible Fall
295. Imagination – Daily Prompt – Ladyleemanila
296. KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog – dreamer
297. Stimulate the imagination – Wells Baum
298. Everything is science – Wells Baum
299. Miscolored – The Psalmist
300. CONNECTED – Imagination
301. Seneca: â€œWe suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” – Wells Baum
302. Dream! pt1 – Stew Rd.
303. Doubt your fears – Wells Baum
304. Muse of the Day – Everyday Strange
305. The undivided mind – Wells Baum
306. It Takes a Village of the Arts – Streaming thru America
307. Forgetting is just as important as remembering – Wells Baum
308. How to embrace your oddness on Monday – Quaint Revival
309. ….on pets and prisoners….. – imagine a happy Monday
310. Wallie’s Wentletrap – Hanging on Clouds #writephoto
311. Childhood – This Girl’s Got Curves
312. A Goodbye, yet again – Robert Varga Chronicles
313. The Christian Crocheter – Stash Buster #2!
314. Morgana – Ta An Speaks
315. Masterpiece – Matt Seeley Poetry
316. Cimmerian Sentiment – Keep The Change – Part 13 – Haven (NSFW)
317. Frosted Glass – Ta An Speaks
318. Designer Sophisticate – Playing tricks on me.
319. Sunrise – Ta An Speaks
5 thoughts on “Author Interview – Jim Jackson – “Stones in My Passway” (Horror/Fantasy/Comedy)”
Thank you for including me in your Mississippi of a list 🥂 I feel honoured 💃🏼
Great interview too … I may well come back for Jim’s book when I’ve read the 76 books in my tbr pile 🤣
TY Daniel, I’m sure Jim is very pleased to hear that 🙂
I always look forward to your interviews. Thank you for tagging me.
You’re very welcome Winnie! So happy to be sharing your writing with others 🙂