Other Books of Interest


My Poems


The American Southwest

The American South Central

Eighteenth Century England and Scotland

The oilfield

Other literature


American Dialect

Cowboy Dialect in Print


Our Writing Workshops


Other Subjects

nature art, travel, teaching, parenting, grandparenting husbanding

teaching, parenting, grandparenting husbanding

From Texas to the World and Back: Essays on the Journeys of Katherine Anne Porter
by Mark Busby (Editor), Dick Heaberlin (Editor)

John Graves, Writer
by Mark Busby (Editor), Terrell Dixon (Editor)

This book contains my essay "Of Dachshunds and Dashes," about the independent nature of John Graves and E. B. White and about how it is reflected in their writing styles, particularly their use of dashes.

Fort Benning Blues: A Novel
by Mark Busby

Icons of Loss and Grace: Moments from the Natural World
By Susan Hanson
Illustrations by Melanie Fain

My review of Icons



Home of Dick Heaberlin Writes

Orange House Books

A Cavalcade of Oilfield Novels

Fountain Wells: Oilfield Novels of Ontario, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia

Gushers: Oilfield Novels of Texas

Poetry Collections

Trotting With the Fox

My Writing Guides

English Syntax:
A Guide to the Grammar of Successful Writers

Writing Style 1

Connecting for Coherence:
A Guide to Building Sentences With Syntax And Logic

Writing Style 2

Purposeful Punctuation:
A Syntactic Guide to English Punctuation

Writing Style 3

Word Wisdom:
A Guide to Selecting Words
for Writers and Editors—Writing Style 4

Other Books of Interest

Other Sites of Interest

Dick Heaberlin's Website
at Texas State University

Center for the Study of the Southwest at Texas State University

Southwest Regional Humanities Center at Texas State University
Email Dick Heaberlin