Wet Matches: A Novel Book Trailer

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Writer Randy Camp Talks About His US Air Force Experience

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Author Plays Original Songs Featured In His Novels

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Randolph Randy Camp’s ‘…Then The Rain’ Book Trailer

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Writing Voices

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Writing in someone else’s voice is certainly not an easy task. When I wrote ’29 Dimes’, I wanted to make the reader feel as though he or she was walking or sitting right beside the main characters, making the readers feel as though they were physically there “in the room” with the characters. When you’re writing your narrative in the first person, or from the character’s point of view, you’re pulling the reader closer to the character without them realizing it. It’s a way of bringing the reader deeper into the story and into the main characters’ consciousness.

When I was writing the thoughts and¬†dialogue for the characters in ’29 Dimes’, I had to totally clear my brain of my own upbringing and thoughts, and then I began to briefly reprogram my brain and body to think, eat, drink, walk, and talk like Valerie, Pepe, Kalib, Teki, Tip, Brittany, and Ronnie, the seven colorful characters in ’29 Dimes’. I absolutely believe that you, as a writer, have to mentally walk in your characters’ shoes to get a sense of who they are and where they came from, which will help to better explain why they are currently in whatever predicament or situation you had written them into. Walking in your character’s shoes leads to great dialogue and character development because you are assuring the reader that “this voice” is not yours.

Writing the ’29 Dimes’ characters in the first person was an exciting and fun experience for me. If you haven’t tried this writing technique before then I certainly encourage and recommend that you do so. Writing voices from the first person perspective is a creative way to draw your readers right into your character’s living room. – Randolph Randy Camp

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The Spark

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Author Randolph Randy Camp

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Not only in America, but all over the world, we need to place a higher value on teachers and those who teach and encourages reading, especially to children. At a young age, I definitely found out how important and powerful words could be.

When I was a kid growing up in America’s racially heated South during the Civil Rights Movement, life certainly wasn’t a piece of cake, and back then you had to constantly watch what you said or who you looked at. People of color, such as myself, were made to feel “less than human” and were repeatedly told that we didn’t deserve the same respectful treatment and service as others. Having these terrible negative attitudes drilled into our brains year after year, you may understand why myself and other people of color during this troublesome time period in America began to feel as though we actually were “too dumb” or “too insignificant” to achieve or accomplish anything.

But, when I heard the memorable mantra “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can” from “The Little Engine That Could” during story time at my elementary school, it gave me the spark I needed to build my confidence and strength within myself as a little Black boy growing up in a harsh world that seem to be “too color-conscious.” – Randolph Randy Camp

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Finally! Spring Has Actually Arrived!

Downtown Buffalo, NY (April 12, 2015)

Downtown Buffalo, NY (April 12, 2015)

Hello Everybody! This is downtown Buffalo, NY. We finally got a beautiful sunny day after such a super long winter and record-breaking snowfall. Photo taken Sunday, April 12, 2015. РRandolph Randy Camp

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