In a continuation of my cliché post, I thought I’d share some of the more entertaining “Stories We’ve See Too Often”, which is a part of the submission guidelines of Strange Horizons magazine. Several made me laugh in knowing condescension (I even arched an eyebrow and stroked my chin), while several made me cringe in […]
In no particular order, here are 13 blogs all novelists should add to their RSS feed. Whether you need updates on the world of publishing, info on writing a query letter, explanations of the ongoing Google settlement, you’ll find all that info in the following pages. Some are agents, some are editors, and all are […]
These days, what with Harry Potter and the ten million vampire books, we tend to forget about storytellers from decades past. So, if your teen-reader (or you, for that matter) are looking for something to add to that book-list, here are some authors you might want to consider: Ursula K. Le Guin Anyone who follows […]
By “best books on writing”, I mean my favorite books on the writing craft–specifically the fiction or novel craft. These have been the books that taught me the most and motivated me the most. The Story Within by Alicia Rasley Great book about developing your plot from characters and developing your characters from plot. She […]
8 days until Christmas! So, here are book recommendations. If you liked X then you might like X–of course, this is just my opinion. Let’s begin, shall we? If you liked… 1. Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto… …then you might like Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières.
Okay, so during the cold months of the year, I tend to read certain kinds of books. Books with snow/ice, books with dark settings and mysterious elements, or books that make me laugh. I’m a fantasy/sci-fi/classics reader, so that’s what my top 13 books consist of. 1. Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. […]