By: Writer’s Digest, David Corbett, Award Winning Author and Guest Columnist, Author of The Art of Character The difference between writing emotion and writing feeling is more one of degree than kind. Feeling is emotion that has been habituated and refined; it is understood and can be used deliberately. I know how I feel about … More Emotion vs. Feeling: How to Evoke More from Readers
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
I found “Your Novel Blueprint” on Writer’s Digest, it is a book by Karen Wiesner. It is a very useful and very complete guide from start to finish. I am posting the first couple of pages and then a link to her article (10 pages) and also her book can also … More YOUR NOVEL BLUEPRINT, by author Karen Wiesner
I think, “reading is such a game changer. With every book I read, I feel changed somewhat, meaning, I have been added to or subtracted from some thought or notion. Beyond that notion, I have learned something important. I am never filled up—nor am I ever emptied.” The following are a few great … More A Glimpse into the Philosophy of Reading
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!
Professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS; former Counselor of the Department of State. #SinewsofPeace column @aminterest. Latest book is #TheBigStick (2017). Professor Cohen writes with cogent intellect and extraordinary experience. This is a not to be missed article from The Atlantic. Here is a short excerpt: There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has … More A Clarifying Moment in American History by Eliot A. Cohen
“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!
A Great Adventure with a Charming Heroine! By Kirstin Lenane Simply put: this ageless novel is beautifully done and should be picked up by any fan of epic fantasy stories. I am very impressed by K. D. Dowdall’s ability to weave together so many characters and story-lines into a cohesive whole (it reminded me of … More Delphi Altair – A Review
For in pairs it seems, We often move Together, But we live and die alone, To think our safety lies In others, Is life’s folly we soon, Discover, For when we die, It seems, No others care to follow.
“The wound (in your heart) is the place where the Light enters you.” ― Rumi “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” ― Albert Einstein “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche “In three words I can … More QUOTES THAT SHINE A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS