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John Austin's Writings

Should I write my story in present or past tense (we won't talk much about future tense in this article)? A question often asked. Why not write your story in both tenses, if that's what it takes! As long as it's done without confusing the reader. I like to think that authors can zip between tenses freely if they want to establish different times and eras to...
Short Story
Key West…Living and Playing in Paradise   My immediate family comes from McComb, Mississippi and Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. Dad, John Kramer Austin, was roguishly handsome and Mom, Dean Sandifer, looked like Clara Bow (the greatest silent film actress known as the “It” girl) with big, large, doe-like, brown eyes. They were high school sweethearts and...