Newt Ronan has been a member of WLT since March of this year and will be attending the 2014 Summer Writing Retreat in Alpine next month. He lives in Dallas, TX.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Newt Ronan: I have neither written nor published anything. I am writing out my experiences, recollections, dreams of my time as a young infantryman in the Vietnam War.
Scribe: What authors would you like to have coffee or a beer with and which beverage?
NR: Homer — black coffee; Virgil — red wine; Dante — burgundy; Conrad — rum; Twain — beer; Hemingway — ice water; Vonnegut — scotch; Bukowski — vodka.
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
NR: Huckleberry Finn — deep but not dense.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
NR: Nothing. Yet. I’m hoping to learn from others’ writing experiences at the retreat.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
NR: Recalling lost memories; creating something that my wife, children and grandchildren may use to know a bit more about me; something others might be interested in reading.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
NR: I have much to be modest about. I’m expecting the summer writing retreat to help me get over that. I’m looking forward to meeting those folks.
If you’d like to learn more about our Summer Writing Retreat in Alpine or register for one of our workshops, you can find more information here: