We think the modern day style of writing is just that – modern. Grabbing a reader right away and moving quickly to the action. It is not new at all. Over 100 years ago, Edgar Allen Poe created some of the basic rules for powerful short story writing. “First the artist must decide, of allContinue reading “A Halloween visit with Mr. Poe”
Get ready. Tomorrow’s gonna blow your mind. Probably.
Enjoy your Monday. Enjoy trick-or-treat on Tuesday. And then come here with a sharp mind and a ready computer on Wednesday. It’s almost time.
Originally posted on Allison Maruska:
I have an alter-ego on Twitter. Her name is Bad Writer. She doesn’t have a million followers or viral tweets or anything like that. She exists merely to be the public face of my sarcastic side. And since I talk to writers a lot on Twitter, she focuses on writing.…
I want to tell you about two things that happened recently. First, I was on Facebook and I saw one of my author friends talking about how well one of her friend’s books was doing. It was not 100% humor related but my friend has a terrific sense of humor and she wasContinue reading “I want to tell you about two things that happened recently.”
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Every drum was silent as the noose slipped over his head and tightened around his neck. Every drum was silent as the noose slipped over his head. Every drum was silent as the noose tightened around his neck. Which is the better opening line – first? Second? Third? NONE? And why is it better?Continue reading “Which Is The Better Opening Line – And WHY?”
Originally posted on Dan Alatorre:
Let’s see if this works. if it does, give me your thoughts. Do you like any of these narrators? #1 Michael Goldsmith #2 Lia Frederick #3 David Bosco ? ? Thoughts? Comment below! ? ?
November is just five short days away and with it comes… Well, something very special. Big. HUGE. I’m not going to say what, but if you follow this block you have a pretty good idea. All I am going to say is… Get ready. It’s coming.
I’m interested in getting your thoughts about stuff I see and hear, quotes I read, stuff that passes as knowledge – and starting an authorey conversation. This makes all the difference. Can you get your head around it? What are YOUR thoughts on this idea?