I am an unpublished writer, but am working on my first Novel. While I fancy myself well-read, I cannot yet boast that I am “well-published.” However, I must say with amazement and aplomb that David Kummer, a 17-year old high school student in a sleepy river-town in Southern Ohio, has nailed suspense, terror, and the epitome of psychological thriller in his book, My Abigail.
I need your opinion. From the tragic shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri (2014) to the deaths of five Dallas, Texas police officers (2016), racial tension remains mainstream discussion at every coffee shop, office watercooler, and news media outlet. But how many of us express a vested interest in how racial tension affects our daily lives? Continue reading “Racial Tension – Who’s Listening?” →
I’ve read Maas, Engber, Sobieck, Donovan, Bell, Card, and countless other writing gurus. But, after I read Structure Your Novel by K.M. Weiland, I snatched up every instructional writing book this author has published. Creating Character Arcs is one more gem in my resource library of books on craft. This book makes little things like
To increase suspense in a scene where a dangerous person is about to do something nasty, slow down the pace and describe their hands. This is perfect for when the evil overlord signs the ord…
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