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Ronald Taylor Smith

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in Selma, Alabama, The United States
August 15, 1948

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Ron Smith was born in Selma, Alabama, although he spent most of his younger life in Oregon, near Salem. In his late teens, he lived in the suburbs northeast of Sacramento, California. After he married his beloved wife, Jane, they lived in the Sierra foothills and built custom homes on country properties between Loomis and Grass Valley.
He also spent many years as a graphic and sculptural artist, working in oils and water colors, as well as stone and wood sculpture.
For thirty years he had a dream: he wanted to write an epic-fantasy series. And that meant he had a ton of work and learning to do. This included being a long-time subscriber to two magazines: WRITER’S DIGEST, and THE WRITER. During that period, he accumulated and stu
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Ronald Taylor Smith That's a great question -- something I've never consciously considered until now. Thanks for asking.

After thinking back over the many novels I've…more
That's a great question -- something I've never consciously considered until now. Thanks for asking.

After thinking back over the many novels I've read, and the movies I've watched, I've realized I have a favorite kind of fictional-couple relationship that always fires my deepest and most powerful emotions, one that always tugs at my heart-strings.

It's a relationship in which the couple is so devoted and in love with each other that they would stop at nothing to protect the person they love, even if that means they must face the likelihood of certain death. No matter who or what stands in their way, they won't stop until they've achieved their goal.

Often, those stories involve a large degree of physical violence, because violence draws a MC closer to death than almost anything else. It's part of the genre I enjoy the most. That is, when the protagonist defeats the evil bully-boys. The movie, THE LAST MAN STANDING, with Bruce Willis, is a good example of this.

Now, back to the point of your question.

In novels, I will say no one has done a better job of creating the sort of loving bond I enjoy than David Gemmell does in DRUSS THE LEGEND.

In movies, I would say that few films offer a better example of that sort of relationship than the "TAKEN" movies with Liam Neeson.

In short, my favorite fictional couples would walk through a wall of fire to save each other. And that's what I try to create in my novels.

Nothing moves me more than that sort of love and devotion.

I hope that answers your question adequately. And thanks again for asking it.(less)
Ronald Taylor Smith I write through it, over it, around it, and in spite of it. I don't care if it seems like poor writing at the moment I'm writing it, because all…moreI write through it, over it, around it, and in spite of it. I don't care if it seems like poor writing at the moment I'm writing it, because all writing can be fixed later, during editing. The point is -- keep writing. If you're like me, you'll be surprised to find that many parts of what you wrote during those episodes of so-called "writer's block" turn out to be much better than you originally thought.

I guess my point is this. Just don't sit around waiting for inspiration to strike, or waiting until writer's block releases its grip on you. Put your butt in the chair and WRITE!

You might be surprised how fast the "habit" of writing becomes a fantastic barrier to writer's block.

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