You’ve studied the craft of fiction writing ad nauseum. You know everything there is to know about plot, characterization, theme, etc., etc. You crank out manuscript after manuscript and nothing sells. Maybe an agent has even scrawled on a curt, form rejection letter, “Don’t call us, we’ll call you.” You can’t understand why you are unpublished, … More #booksforwriters August 2018
One of my favorite Seinfeld episodes is “The Sniffling Accountant” in which Jerry worries his accountant is a coke-head and will blow through his investments, literally. The subplot involves Elaine breaking up with a boyfriend over his failure to use an exclamation point. Seems pretty petty? Well, maybe not.
If you’re a writer, you should be familiar with Writer’s Digest. And if you’re a subscriber, you know the buzz that comes from pulling the latest issue out of your mailbox. Always a happy surprise. Not quite like finding a stack of letters from every single agent you’ve queried saying they’ll do anything to rep … More #booksforwriters CREATING CHARACTERS
In “The Art of Authorship,” Mark Twain famously stated, “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter– ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and a lightning bolt.” There’s a reason Twain is one of our most revered writers of all time. He was a true wordsmith. … More #booksforwriters – October 2017
I received a copy of Scott King’s THE 5 DAY NOVEL as a Christmas gift, although I just got around to reading it. So while I sat and read at Panera Bread, it was Christmas in summertime for me. Loved this book and it has inspired me to work smarter, not harder.