Just before 2016 is over, I wanted to pick a top ten books I have read this year to present. It was a pretty hard feat, trimming it down to only 10, and I had to cheat a little… I made two lists! You’ll find below my choices for both novels and graphic novels! I… Read More Favourite reads of 2016
Hello all! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to write here, but I figured, as most of you are running around to get holiday presents for everyone, that I would throw a few recommendations your way. Now, if you take away anything from this post, it’s that if you’re going to be buying… Read More Indie love – holiday gift guide!
Today’s book recommendation is good for writers who are beginning as well as those who have been honing their craft for 30 years; it is FANTASTIC, and I would be surprised if you did not find at least some helpful information. Full of good advice, the best of which being the constant reminder that “this… Read More Book Recommendation: On Writing, by Stephen King
I read this one about a month ago, and I immediately urged all my colleagues, writing group friends and former students to buy it right away. It is by far the BEST book on self-publishing and online book marketing out there. If you have to buy just one book on the subject, make it this… Read More Book Recommendation: Self-Printed: The sane person’s guide to self-pubilshing
My last book recommendation was not for beginners; I recommended it for people who were at least intermediate to advanced. If you were disappointed because you wanted something to start with, then this book is for you! This year you write your novel, by Walter Mosley, is a great first book to start with if… Read More Book recommendation: This year you write your novel by Walter Mosley
I know it’s not what I usually do here, but I’ve decided to start recommending books. First, this will allow me to post more often, because recommendations like these are easier to write than my usual posts (I’m getting a lot of really tough questions lately!). Second, I started this blog so that my students could… Read More Book Recommendation: Writing 21st Century Fiction by Donald Maass