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asha-vose's picture
Dec.09.2013
I made a lot of claims in my last post about letting you know what was upcoming for the blog, and instead spent the whole time talking books (well, that is rather the point, isn't it?). So catch up quick on the last post, and then realize this is only a preview.  Before the end of the year and...
raissa-falgui's picture
Jul.29.2012
I went to write about my son's baptism in his baby book the other day, only to find there wasn't a page for baptism or christening. The closest it had was a page headed "Celebrating." In the blank for "the first holiday we celebrated after I was born" I had written Easter. I love this baby book,...
dale-estey's picture
May.24.2011
 Other than those I have created myself - Frederick Clegg in John Fowles "The Collector". * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Best Book Villains: Readers Reveal Their Favorites  Yesterday, Random House (@randomhouse) tweeted, "The #NY rain is making us feel slightly evil, which brings us to...
pat-bertram's picture
Nov.05.2010
While walking in the desert today, I saw a dead rattlesnake. I hesitated to take a photo, not wanting to memorialize death, but it was so beautiful lying there, that I went ahead and snapped an image of it. Although it looked vibrant, as if it were sleeping, I could see that it had been run over....
dale-estey's picture
Jul.10.2010
  Gayle Lynds: Never Make Fun of Your VillainsBy Jason Boog on Jul 08, 2010 10:03 AM During the Craftfest portion of Thrillerfest 2010, novelist Gayle Lynds outlined "Nine Secrets to Writing Bestselling Thrillers." This editor especially appreciated her tips on the art of thriller...
christina-hamlett's picture
Mar.23.2010
Villainy can take a wide variety of menacing forms. As I discovered in a recent client’s screenplay, this even includes mutant lamprey eels. Hey, why not? If rats, bats, radioactive ants, sharks, raptors, and anacondas can have their spin in the spotlight, maybe the eel coalition decided to get...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Aug.13.2009
I wrote two stories over the past year. (Actually, I’ve written more than two stories, but I’m talking about two stories in particular.) One was about a woman who woke up one morning to discover she was superhuman. Before that, she was ordinary: worked at Target, rode the bus, was a little...
sylvie-simmons's picture
Aug.12.2009
The devil  (trust me I'm a rock music journalist)  has the best tunes, and villains have the best tailors. No lycra bodysuits; no capes unless they're long, black and swirling. Heroes just don't stand a chance. Take Dirty Harry. Had he been Nice Harry, would anyone have cared? What made his twisted...