My Obsession with Westerns

I don’t know how it started, but lately, I have been watching the old westerns. It has become an obsession. I cannot get enough of Bonanza, Wagon Train, and The Rifleman. I love the story line on these westerns, but also, I find myself mesmerized by the background in a scene – the furniture, décor, especially in La Ponderosa. Love that place. This has peak an interest in possibly exploring western novels. I have not read many western novels; in fact, I have only read one, which I enjoyed very much – The Last Hunt by Cliff Burns. I also love the cover.

Other than that, I have only read western comic books when I was a kid. One thing I remember, and that is my grandfather and I watching together western movies and series on TV when I was a child. It brings warm and happy memories.

There is something spellbinding about a western. Its uncomplicated simplicity and easy flow takes me along for the ride. It feels natural. It is like a fresh breath of air. Will I ever write a western? I don’t know. I would have to read plenty of them (and I mean plenty) before attempting such an adventure.

2 thoughts on “My Obsession with Westerns

  1. Hi Marian,

    I’m Jo, and I too am a wild west fan. I have an alias and I’m writing an epic western. Alias Jeannie Delaney is the life story of a devastating cowgirl who’s the fastest gun in the west and bisexual. She’s a cowgirl, outlaw leader, jailbird, deputy sheriff, rancher and mayor, and the premise is her struggle for acceptance.

    I’ve been writing it for over thirty years, on and off, but finally, since I recovered fully from depression and anxiety, husband is helping me with the editing.

    I’m also a wild west reenactor, ałthough husband and I are turning to steampunk, which is much more laid back and involves a tremendous number of ideas and inspiration, and no rules!

    I read about your obession with westerns, and just had to write!

    Jo, Hampshire UK Artist/writer/wild west & ghost nut/renaissance soul/mental health & lifestyle blogger Creating My Odyssey – Liberating the Real Me After Thirty Years Of Depression and Anxiety Facebook Kitty Le Roy’s Wild West Saloon (my wild west site).

  2. Hi Jo, thank you for stopping by. My sincere best wishes with your western novel. It sounds interesting and adventurous.

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