Building a Style

I had not done my homework, and my voice and my style were suffering. I went to a workshop aspiring writers called Break Out Novel Intensive put on by a genius named Donald Maass. Donald is an agent in New York with an impressive client list as well as an author himself who writes under… Continue reading Building a Style

Forecast for the Coming Storm

I would like to forecast the year to come and let you know what is in the mix for 2019. I really enjoyed putting out a newsletter. It allowed me to talk about things I just had no forum to discuss. Last year we talked about Kestic, Land of Monsters, and Teretal, Land of Beasts. We… Continue reading Forecast for the Coming Storm

The Weaving of Threads

When I was telling the story of Rayph and his crew in the series The Manhunters, I had to think about it on a number of levels. Had to create a story that possessed many lengths and layers. There is a trick to this. No one wants to read a story with no ending. When readers… Continue reading The Weaving of Threads

Illusions of Dialogue: The Vanishing Tag

This is the lesson I have heard when it comes to dialogue: Don’t tag too often. Don’t get too specific with your tag. First, let’s define tag. A tag is very simple. He said is a tag. We have all seen them a million times. Remember that. We will get back to that. Tags are… Continue reading Illusions of Dialogue: The Vanishing Tag