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Book Review for “2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love” by Rachel Aaron
I’m currently reading two great books on plotting and structuring your novel: Writing the Breakout Novel (and workbook) by Donald Maass and Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story by K.M. Weiland and I can recommend both tomes wholeheartedly! Donald Maass is an literary agent, author, and an icon in the writing […]
Captured getting ready for NaNoWriMo 2012 on Halloween night. If my ‘Writer Costume’ had been really authentic, I would have been in pajamas and robe and bedhead hair!
Paul Thomas Anderson, writer & director of “The Master” (in theaters now) was on The Daily Show this week. He and Jon Stewart had an interesting discussion about balancing roles as writer and director. The meat of their conversation focusing on the writing process begins about 3:17 into the clip. The Daily Show with Jon […]
Today is the beginning of the Sunshine State Romance Authors‘ Prod Your Muse (PYM) Contest. For the next 4 months, the idea is to complete a 65,000 word novel. I wrote a 50,000 word novel in 30 days for NaNoWriMo 2009, so this will be a piece of cake, right? We’ll see…
Did you know that I once was a Playboy Bunny? Well, the bunny part is true—complete with ears, paws, and a fluffy tail. 🙂 Too bad I don’t have a video of the bunny hop I had to do while dressed like this. What teachers do to first graders in the name of school plays… […]
The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society, of which I am a member, had its monthly meeting yesterday in Citrus County, Florida. The guest speaker for this months’s program was Historical Mystery Novelist, Judith Rock. Judith Rock is the author of The Charles du Luc Historical Mystery series, which includes The Rhetoric of Death […]
I recently subscribed to Poets & Writers Magazine. I couldn’t resist with an offer that I received in my mail for a year’s subscription at just $9.95. I’m not a poet, but I am a writer, so why not give it a try? So far I’ve received one issue. It’s good, but not great. There […]
A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. – Thomas Mann I checked my iGoogle page this morning, only to find this the ‘Quote of the Day’. Twenty days into this year’s attempt at a 50,000 word NaNoWriMo novel and I have to say – did […]