What if the book you are currently reading was fully interactive? What if you could touch a scene in your book, and see it come to life as a movie? Or examine a detailed drawing of the equipment and weapons in use? What if your book spoke with an English accent? What if a map of old London […]
There’s no beauty in this collection of short stories. Instead, they reveal a harsh people, living in a harsh environment. There’s nothing kind in the characters. Not in the way men treat women and boys, not in the way boys treat each other, and as they grow to manhood, the way they treat other people according […]
Are you a generous writer? When you run across a contest or call for submissions do you hoard it for yourself, or do you joyfully send the information to writer friends you know can create exactly what the publisher desires? Are you afraid if you share what you have learned with other writers that somehow they […]
Two deaths in the family – one on each side of the tree. Too many stories lost because we don’t pause to sit and say to our elders, “Tell me about…” Write it down now.
I’m guest posting on Novel Publicity & Company today. Let’s go visit them! Thanks, Emlyn, for the invitation.
There’s one reality we cannot repudiate. Without a steady diet of well-spun stories, without examples of both fine word craft and cringe-worthy phrases, we can’t understand what makes a story work. Glance over your bookshelves… you do have multiple shelves, don’t you? Which books do you hoard to savor multiple times? I’m betting they’re the […]