The Loneliness of Lena

The Loneliness of Lena

author: Russell J.T. Dyer published: 2018-06-10 publisher: A Silent Killdeer isbn: 978-0983185468 genre: women's fiction pages: 295 samples:
excerpt in english;
chapters in russian


Lena has no friends and her family pushes her away. She says she prefers to be alone, but a strange woman who predicts her future, sees it differently. Faced with the beating drum of destiny, she tries to avoid the path before her, but life won’t let her.

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Writing Background Stories

posted: nov 28, 2017;  words: 364;  readers in past month:  106;  read more...

Some readers have asked me about some of the minor characters in my novel. When I would start to describe these characters, I discovered more depth to them. For those who have read the novel, I’ve begun writing some back stories about them.

Lexi and Moondance

posted: nov 16, 2017;  words: 595;  readers in past month:  150;  read more...

When I wrote Chapter Ten, I had not planned on including the song, Moondance but was inspired to do so when I heard it playing overhead. That led to a major breakthrough for the character, Lexi—and made for a much better chapter and novel.

Side Short Story on Twitter

posted: may 10, 2016;  words: 125;  readers in past month:  115;  read more...

As a fun exercise, I’m writing a related short-story on Twitter—140 characters per entry. The main character is the old lady who manages the building of Lena and Lexi. It gives her perspective on them, as well as others in their neighborhood.

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