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sharon-dwyer's picture
Sep.15.2012
When I write, I normally know what genre I am writing in. That is, until I wrote my most current release DIRT.  It didn't seem to fall within the usual genre's. It isn't a thriller, a sexy romance, or even mainstream drama. It doesn't have werewolves or vampires, not even a glint of...
gary-starta's picture
Sep.13.2012
How do you go about planning to write the next mega hit novel? As writers, we all strive to create the best-selling novel. What is a major component of the best-seller?  I believe it is the initial idea which will eventually become the plot. There are a number of reasons people pick up books:...
jill-jepson's picture
Sep.04.2012
Here is a tale of two editors, three books, and ten years. It is all about the weird, problematic relationship between writer and editor, and about how editors can make or break a book. It’s also about me: About how I learned to hear my own voice. Tale # 1. It is the year 1999 and my first novel, a...
grace-mattioli's picture
Aug.29.2012
The quote above from J.R.R. Tolkien resonated so much with me because I felt that it really spoke of my own process for writing my novel. My novel began with a description of a single character that I subsequently incorporated into a short story, which I shared ...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.22.2012
In an age of visual stimulation I start to fear that novels themselves might become considered elitist. Stories and story-telling are not restricted to a sliver of the population. Movies, television and various denominations of videos are almost universal. Music probably is universal. But the novel...
lise-mcclendon's picture
Aug.15.2012
  In the writing life there are two kinds of motivation. One is the kind that gets you to apply your backside to a chair and get some writing done every day. The other kind is the reason why your characters do the things they do. Both motivations can be difficult at times, but let’s start with...
christopher-meeks's picture
Aug.15.2012
A Conversation with an Early Adapter of Self-Publishing Gone Mainstream Boyd Morrison fits no easy stereotypes for a novelist. With a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University, he first worked for Lockheed and NASA on a space station and other projects. He returned to grad school to...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.12.2012
There are some of the usual suspects here (not that there is anything wrong with that - t0 get teens to read any novel is a plus in my books). Still, I am  pleased with many of the selections which show there is much more than flash and glitz and publicity. 3...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.12.2012
Typed 2,000 words in the novel, 1300  in "The Business of Marriage". Now I feel spent. Want to do more, can feel it coiled in me but my neck is sore and my ass is asleep. Hate stopping now but it's not comfortable sitting here any longer. Now I need to finish my coffee  Had a dream...
bob-mustin's picture
Aug.12.2012
The Girl In the Glass, by Jeffrey Ford image via clarkesworldbooks.com   Sandra M., who had become interested in a genre novel of mine, began singing the praises of Ford’s novels, and mostly out of politeness, I decided to download this novel of his in e-book form and give it a read. I’m glad...