My writing club, the Enid Writers Club, will be 100 years old January 6, 2023. We have accomplished a few things in celebration of this event and one of them is to publish an anthology. We gave each author a certain number of pages in the book to showcase their talent and then listed them alphabetically by last name. Our first author is James C. Arnold.
To celebrate the publication of our anthology, I wanted to interview the authors of the book. I put the word out and some have agreed to be interviewed. The first one is James C. Arnold. I had a few questions for him so you can get to know him a little. His work is in the book, Prose Colored Glasses Prose Colored Glasses: Writers Club, Enid + Free Shipping (amazon.com) available on Kindle and paperback.
A retired plumber, born and raised in Enid, Jim now lives in Waukomis. He has written poetry most of his adult life. He wrote poetry to Beth till she married him. After she passed away, he started writing again. He says, “I wish I’d never stopped.”
Let’s ask him a few questions so you can get to know him. Then you will enjoy his pieces in the club’s anthology even better.
PC: What drives you to write?
JA: I write to get the feelings out.
PC: Would you rather write prose or poetry?
JA: To me the rhyme and meter of poetry conveys deeper meanings than prose. Every word has to count. Poetry is harder to do and much more satisfying.
PC: Tell us one unusual thing about yourself – not related to writing!
JA: My son, grandson, and I are restoring my 1956 Aztec Copper Corvette.
PC: What three words describe you, the person?
JA: Unique, Dependable, Generous.
I think all three of those words are great descriptions for Jim. I’ve been in this club with him for over 10 years and he is a backbone of the group.
Pick up a copy of Prose Colored Glasses and get to know this group. They are not only talented, but you’ll also feel like you just found a new friend.
What are you reading/writing this week?