Writer’s Digest, guest post is by Chuck Wendig. Wendig is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, and the Heartland YA series, alongside other works across comics, games, film, and more. A finalist for the … More 15 Ways to Earn Your Audience as a Writer
I am reblogging this post for good reason. I am reading books, lately, that don’t seem to have cogent descriptions and left me wondering: what’s it all about? How interesting and telling are most book descriptions? Most are not at all. Maybe there should be professional book description writers. Reading a book description … More Deciphering Book Descriptions
INTERVIEW WITH SANDRA WOFFINGTON, author of Evil Speaks, book #1 in the Warriors and Watchers Saga, an epic mythological fantasy series released February 2017 Early reviews: “Be prepared to be engrossed! Between the awesome fight scenes, in-depth characters, and all the creatures, your son or daughter won’t want to put this book down! . . … More EVIL SPEAKS – An Interview With Author S. Woffington
I believe that in order to tell a story well, it depends most specifically on a point of view. What Point-of-View do you think meets your style of writing most often or does it all depend on the story you are writing? Today’s post includes excerpts from What’s the Story? Building … More Point of View
COME TO A MEMORY Joab’s Story/Lila’s Story Come to a Memory, by Francis Webb, is an extraordinary read. It feels genuine and real. I felt like I was reading a true story from the viewpoint of a little nine-year-old girl, named Lila. America was barely edging out of the depression era and nerves stretched thin by the … More A Review for an Extraordinary Story
This review of this novel is definitely worth reblogging. The writing is superb, the mystery is compelling and very scary. The Girl in Black” by Kathy Lauren Miller, is a hauntingly taut murder mystery as well as an awesome page-turner! The mystery begins with high school senior, Kate Mckenna who … More THE GIRL IN BLACK by Kathy Lauren Miller
3 SECRETS TO GREAT STORYTELLING as presented on Writer’s Digest. I found this article by Steven James helpful in forming the structure of scenes. (this is a re-blogging from 2014 but I thought it deserved a revival now, because it is simple, straightforward, and to the point.) As a novelist and writing instructor, I’ve noticed … More Three Secrets to Great Storytelling!
“If Donald Trump can undercut America’s trust in all media, he then starts to own them and can start to literally implant his own version of reality.” http://www.nbcnews.com/health/mental-health/some-experts-say-trump-team-s-falsehoods-are-classic-gaslighting-n711021 “The behavior has all the signs of “gaslighting”, says clinical psychologist Bryant Welch, who wrote a 2008 book entitled “State of Confusion: Political Manipulation and the Assault … More The GasLighting of America!
I found this fascinating challenge by accident on melissaseclecticbookshelf.com blog and I immediately signed up! I am writing two speculative fiction novels with a theme of Witches & Witchcraft. It is a fascinating subject, especially White Witches, Green Witches, and Dark Witches. They are really quite different in their philosophies, actions, words, and deeds. I am … More 2017 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge!
As far as advertising a recently published book, it seems that trailers are out and twitter and Facebook photo ads are in vogue. So, trying to save money may or may not be my best option. I reasoned, as I always do, for good or bad, that I can do this because it just takes … More PAINTBOX AND ME: Author Learning to do Advertising Art?