Prolific Storyteller – Louis L’Amour

Prolific Storyteller – Louis L’Amour

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Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding

When I saw that this week’s Daily Post’s One-Word Challenge was PROLIFIC, I immediately thought of Louis L’Amour, one of America’s most prolific writers. During his life, L’Amour published more than 100 books and 400 short-stories, many that have made their way to the big screen. His popular westerns were fashioned from his experiences of being on the road during the hard-times of the 1930s. What makes L’Amour special for me (besides being my husband’s favorite author) is that he started his writing career in my town of Choctaw, Oklahoma.

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10 thoughts on “Prolific Storyteller – Louis L’Amour

    1. His family lived there in the 1930s (I think). It was Wikipedia that said that was when he changed his name (from LaMoore) and started writing seriously. Not that I have ever seen anything in town claiming him LOL.

  1. Wow, I can’t even imagine writing that many books and stories! I was just at the LA Festival of Books yesterday, and one of the authors mentioned he had more than 100 short stories published, and even that seemed impossibly huge. At this rate, I’ll be happy when I get to TWO! 🙂

      1. Good luck! I am pushing myself this month (as my goal for Camp NaNoWriMo) to send short stories out for publication, and it’s going pretty well. No takers yet, but at least now I have 7 short stories and 3 flash fiction pieces out for consideration (mostly at paying magazines), and four more under revision that I hope to get out this month or next. So that’s definitely a step in the right direction. Turns out that stories never get published if you don’t (1) finish revising them and (2) actually send them out, and 3) keep sending them out again when they inevitably get rejected. Gee, who knew? 😉

      2. Good for you Joy. I admire your determination. I need to get off dead center. Always waiting for the right time. Which never comes. You inspire me 🙂

      3. I think I was waiting for the right time too. Either that or I was just lazy… so yeah, let’s go with option 1. And the right time turned out to be Camp NaNo, hooray! The external accountability is the boost I needed. Plus it helps to prioritize, and be clear that that’s what I’m going to focus on this month.

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