The Metaphors of A River in the Ocean

The Metaphors of A River in the Ocean

Rappahannock River RapidsAs I wrote A River in the Ocean, I had two things in mind. Write a good story everyone can enjoy and keep the metaphors intact. What most readers don’t know is that the novel is a complete metaphor for the life my daughter and I shared.

From the separation we went through because of my divorce from her mother to what it was like to be a single father, it’s all wrapped up in a great story about a father and his daughter who need to find each other again.

After awakening from a coma and suffering from Amnesia, Chris has to pick up the pieces and start his life over again. Miraculously, his daughter Krista is being taken care of by a wacky couple with good intentions. The comedy relief is bounced against the drama of a father who knows he’s missing something, but he just can’t figure out what it is.

To give readers greater insight into A River in the Ocean, I put together a Lens and I want you to enjoy it. To learn the Deeper Meaning of my latest novel, please visit…The A River in the Ocean Lens!

3 comments on “The Metaphors of A River in the Ocean
  1. ZD says:

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  2. WZ says:

    First off I want to say awesome blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing. I’ve had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out. I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or tips? Thank you!

    • A little trick I was taught a long time ago was to freewrite. I was taught on a piece of paper and a pencil. But, the age of computers means you can just open up a blank document and start typing. Type anything and everything that comes across your brain. Don’t worry about spelling or grammar. Just let your mind go at it. You’ll find yourself unlocking some juicy stuff! Try freewriting for a few minutes, up to five minutes. Trust me! It will work.

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