26 May 2019

We all know (of) the greatest fear of the writer:  the blank page.  And my blank page was beating the crap out of me the last few days.  Two weeks ago Defining Giulia went out to Beta-readers, and the ball is out of my court.  And while I actually have a wee bit of actual…

22 February 2019

There are nineteen rules to keep in mind if you want to write a book. Stick to these and you may be off to a good start.

4 February 2019

I believe there are two types of fiction readers.  Those that prefer gritty, realistic characters and/or situations, and those that prefer made up fantasies. Stephen King is at one end of the spectrum here.  King’s characters – even his supernatural ones – are very, very human.  They are ordinary human beings put in extraordinary situations. …

29 January 2019

I stumbled across the magic formula for book titles.  A formula that is guaranteed to get people going ooh, what is this?  A formula that by its sheer application will make your book sound absolutely profound and high-brow, no matter how much main-stream hacking it may be.