Eli Ring, Author
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Eli Ring is the author of the novel, Trail to Peril, published by French Prairie Publishing.
Trail to Peril is available on Kindle and in paperback on Amazon.
Two brothers are plunged into a nightmare of intrigue when they stumble on the body of a murdered backpacker while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. The murder victim is mixed up with a Mexican cartel and carried something the cartel boss desperately wants. When the item comes up missing, the boss suspects that the brothers took it and pursues them to get it back. The brothers have to evade their pursuers while trying to get help from law enforcement they can trust. They are finally forced to find the missing item and trade it for their safety.
Along the way, the brothers renew their family bond, and the older brother, Ray, comes to terms with his past and finds something deep within he had lost to the trauma of war years before.
Recent Blog Post
My last post, “How to Plan Your Novel — Scene Design”, provided a list of things you might want to think about before you start writing. It also focused on one of those things in particular– the importance of establishing goals for the characters in the scene. Once you have decided on a goal, it … Continue reading How to Plan Your Novel–Scene Design Part 2
In “An Easy Way to Outline Your Novel,” I describe a simple process to start organizing a novel where you layout brief descriptions of the story’s scenes into the beginning, middle, and ending sections. When you finish, it’s time to start writing, right? You can, but some other things would be good to know before … Continue reading How to Plan Your Novel–Scene Design
There are many approaches to writing a novel. Some writers like the “seat of the pants” approach. They take an idea and start writing to see where it will go. I tried it. I ended up with a 70,000-word first draft that may or may not get edited and published. It was exciting writing it, … Continue reading An Easy Way to Outline Your Novel
“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”