Even if you exercise regularly, but sit for most of the rest of your day, you’re still at risk for higher cholesterol levels and heart disease, according to studies reported on NPR. This doesn't bode … Continue reading >>
Thrillers or mysteries typically don't interest me, and I admit I was initially squeamish about reading this novel, especially with the ominous title, The Four Stages of Cruelty. Debut author Keith … Continue reading >>
Through a tweet or post somewhere, I stumbled on The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing, by agent and author, Evan Marshall: “By following this 16-step program, any writer can fulfill the dream of … Continue reading >>
If you like dark stories with flawed narrators who go to frightening extremes, Bad Marie, by Marcy Dermansky is for you. As a writer, I learned much from studying the main character, Marie.
After … Continue reading >>
A Fabulous Plastic Hoopla:
In my novel, the narrator’s mother has a “fabulous plastic hoopla" where the saleslady extols the virtues of Tupperware to fawning women drinking vodka-spiked … Continue reading >>
The other day, I laughed when I read author Laura Wright’s tweet “There's a lot of 'flashing eyes' in this draft. Need to fix.” I also recognized my own writing.
Our characters certainly do flash … Continue reading >>