Every writer should read this book. I’ve never read a book that describes what readers really see when you describe characters, locations, etc. and it not only makes sense, but it has equipped me to write right to the reader’s visual core. Now I understand what really counts when you describe things, what the readers really siphon out of it. It’s fascinating! And it all makes sense since I’m a very aware reader and recognized every single thing he said as truth. And all of this was done in a very visual way, keeping you interested and literally showing you what the reader sees. Bravo, Mendelsund. This level of lit theory is above and beyond!
I’m beyond excited to be doing a live reading of The Artist at 7 p.m. ET tonight with Richard H. Stephens on his weekly live read stream! I’m going to read one scene that happens toward the beginning of the book, and Richard will read a couple of the parts, so this will be lots […]
I’m participating this month in JD Estrada’s March of the Writers, a social media challenge where you can get to know all participating authors better and meet new people! If you’d like to participate or you want to know what the prompts are, check out JD’s blog post. My posts will be on Instagram and […]
My writing process changes every time I write a story, whether it’s a novel or a short story. I always have to pants my way through what I’m writing, even if I’m writing to submit to an anthology with a theme or a literary journal. Most of the time with short stories, I mull the […]
Good news! Yet another bookseller is carrying THE ARTIST, now on pre-order and releasing March 30, 2021! You can order it for $0.99 on Barnes & Noble. By the way, I’m currently reading the new historical suspense novel After Alice Fell by Kim Taylor Blakemore, and I’m updating daily along the way. I’m 5% in […]
The Dinner by Herman Koch My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is an unusual book that accomplished A LOT. I have to admit, when I was about 1/3 of the way into it, I started getting antsy. I stopped reading for a while, so my time between reading the first 1/3 or so and […]
You can now pre-order THE ARTIST from iBooks! Check it out, just $0.99. I’m so excited for you to read this suspense story taking place in Civil War era America! Pre-order on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3blTCxBPre-order on Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-artist-41Pre-order on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1070024