When the World Discourages

Last week I received my first writing review with some serious professional clout.  As you know if you’ve been following this blog, I was a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards this year for my novel Moonlight and Oranges, which … Continue reading

The Synopsis: A Powerful Tool

A synopsis distills the key messages, themes, and direction of a story.  Have you ever tried to condense the plot of a novel into one page?  How about one or two sentences?  It’s hard.  Really hard.  The first time I … Continue reading

Three, Two, One…Launch!

Book Launch. Def. a very personal and monumental event in which a writer gets something of his/her own published and then invites everyone he/she knows to commemorate the occasion.  I attended the book launch for the novel Blood, by Jack Remick last week.  … Continue reading

Six Elements of a Scene in Action

Be impeccable in your word.  This is the first of The Four Agreements.  In the context of the book’s philosphy this is a determined truthfulness and also a dedicated integrity.  If you say you will do something, it is tantamount that you … Continue reading