I hated the three different first-person narrators, constant time shifts, and what occasionally felt like a soap opera, but the ending was worth it.
A memoir by Pete Townshend
Science fiction by H. P. Lovecraft
Post-apocalyptic by Josh Malerman
Young Adult by Megan Abbott
Literary fiction by John Irving
I expect by now you’re sick of articles telling you what to do or not to do in order to write better. Here’s another one.
Which words do you prefer to write?
– Women or Female?
– Know or Believe?
– A Historic or An Historic?
– First or Firstly?
It’s possible you’ve got some learnin’ to do.
Do you know the difference between farther and further? Between like and such as? Do you know the differences with ’til and till and until? Do you know what’s wrong with telling me your character “lied”? If not, have a seat. You’ve got some learning to do.
To be a good writer, one needs to keep reading. Here are five more books that I have recently read in the order I tackled them. I try to keep a good mix because it’s boring to read the same type or genre of book over and over again.
Connecting Flight, a book born from a news item back in Nov. 2011, is finally available for purchase from Whiskey Creek Press. When the Mirror Breaks is my first collection of 13 short stories. Volume II coming next year. Thanks to those Word Pressers who helped make it happen.
I don’t write many film reviews anymore because of my increasing work in fiction. However, I make it a point to watch as many films as possible when I think they are going to be talked about come Oscar time. According to many film critics, this is one of them. In Boyhood, the camera follows…
Are you spending too much time “being a writer” instead of actually “writing”? Be honest. Maybe you should read this.
Have you been asked that question? “So, what do you write?” It’s not good enough to simply reply with, “Stories.” To ask what one writes is a perfectly legitimate question. However, while it shows one’s interest in me as a writer, I have always feared this question because I never had what I believed was…