Writing into the Dark

Experiment time… I’ve recently finished reading an ebook by Dean Wesley Smith called Writing into the Dark. As the name implies, it’s about writing fiction without a plan. Most of you writers know this as pantsing (though Google Chrome is obviously not a writer, because it’s giving me a squiggly red line beneath the word). Dean shares tips on the method and …

Book Review – The Racketeer by John Grisham

“I am a lawyer, and I am in prison. It’s a long story.” I try to be a wide reader (not wide in the physical sense, though my donut intake may support that point). Despite my inclination toward certain categories, I make an attempt to change things up once in awhile. I feel there’s something to be learned from everything, …

Book Review – My GRL by John W. Howell

“I think of my life and decide it was lived as I wished. I close my eyes and all goes black.” Some people write books and that’s all there is to it. A dab of metaphors here. A semicolon there. Hmm, how about a sprinkle of suspense? Maybe an exclamation mark or two? Sure, why not. But with My GRL, John …

Weekly Recap – January 17th, 2014

Goals, goals, goals for this year. A little late to be hopping on that wagon, I know, but I think there’s a saying floating around that mentions it’s better to be late than to never… be? Close enough. Anyway, these aren’t in any specific order: Complete a couple of blog series’ that are gathering cobwebs: Techniques of the Selling Writer …