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stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Sep.04.2013
Parched Melanie Crowder Middle Grade Summer has come and gone so quickly, fortunately packed with a lot of amazing reads. Which made choosing this first Fall review hard! I decided to go with my fellow Vermont College friend and amazing writer, Melanie Crowder's first book, Parched. You might...
david-niall-wilson's picture
May.19.2013
  There are two things you’ll hear a lot when people start giving out advice on writing. - Write what you know  - POV matters  I’m not much for cut-and-dried rules; I write what I write, and I write ‘how’ I write, but sometimes I can go back after the fact and pick out some things...
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Apr.03.2013
The Book Review Club - Aliens on Vacation Aliens on Vacation by Clete Barrett Smith middle grade Perhaps it's the alien state of my house under demolition/renovation that made me identify so completely with the shock David experiences when his grandma's B&B turns out to be a hotel for...
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Oct.02.2012
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka Adult There is a dark truth about writers. When we read good stuff, we get itchy fingers. Yep, we are word thieves, looting others work for nuggets of amazingness. My fingers weren't just itching by the time I got done with The Buddha in the Attic, they...
enoch-john's picture
Sep.15.2011
Hyperion is due to release a book about Jackie Kennedy based on an interview conducted circa.a half century ago..I have never really known much about the charismatic and enigmatic beauty who married the most powerful man in the Kennedy dynasty,John F. Kennedy,who became the president of the United...
karen-wyle's picture
Sep.13.2011
I've been doing what I hope is the final edit on my WIP, and much of what I'm doing is cleaning up "head-hopping."  For anyone unfamiliar with that term, it means moving from one POV to another within a single scene, or even a single paragraph.  Head-hopping will confuse and annoy the...
terry-odell's picture
Sep.05.2011
I hope you're having a safe and happy Labor Day weekend. A reminder: Today's the last day to take advantage of my e-book giveaway.   And another reminder that I'm hosting a month-long discussion of characters at Coffee Time Romance. It's free, and you can drop in any time. And thinking about...
terry-odell's picture
Jun.02.2011
Yesterday, I showed how I attempted to keep the reader interested in my first scene of DANGER IN DEER RIDGE. I'm continuing that today with some analysis of the second scene, where we get to go inside Grinch's head. By having 2 POV characters, you have more opportunities for tension, as the...
tim-chambers's picture
May.29.2011
Believing that limited choices foster creativity, I decided to tell my entire tale from single character's point of view. Using the illeistic third, rather than first person narrative, he occasionally reveals himself in a journal he keeps in first person. This detaches the character from himself a...
terry-odell's picture
May.02.2011
First: I got my box of author copies of Where Danger Hides. That's always exciting. Next: it's May, and I've got a new contest. Check the Contest Tab at Terry's Place. I've also got some new entries on my website, including a "from the cutting room floor" scene from Where Danger Hides, as...