"Go write a novel." Okay, uh, how? As said by Flannery O'Connor, everyone knows how to write a story until they sit down to write a story. Let's start with the basics: A story is a conflict. Without conflict, there is no struggle, there is no story. Your character must want something, struggle for something … Continue reading Essence of a Novel
Ever worry that you're being cliche and nothing you write is new? Yeah, me too. One thing I see in reviews is readers complaining that the book didn't surprise them - nothing felt new or different than any other book in the genre. The book was cliche - as in overdone. cliche = a phrase or … Continue reading Being Cliche
So... I added the next two books in the Devil's Blood series to Goodreads. And, I had one of those "whoa" moments. I mean, this screenshot: Five books. I remember when one book was a dream. Now I've got five! Of course, only three are published, but I've got titles and dates for the next … Continue reading Five Books! Whoo!