Happy Halloween….

Because this is apparently THE Halloween 2015 book… even though it came out like 50 years ago…

How does this thing work….?

I’ve spent the last few months reading and writing and getting rejected. I’ve read lots of David Mitchell and other British writers like Mark Watson and Ross Raisin. I’ve read “It” books like The… Continue reading

I adore David Mitchell, but….

I did not adore this book. The more I think about it, the more convinced I become that Mitchell bit off a little more than he could chew with this one… I should… Continue reading

David Mitchell: Stories Have a Number of Beginnings

My writer crush might be getting out of hand….

Global Literacy

Another Summer, Another edbookfest…

Another summer is drawing to a close, and I’ve returned from Edinburgh with another fantastic book festival experience under my belt. Every August, during the fringe, the Edinburgh International Book Festival is held… Continue reading

The Girl on the Train ~ Review

“She’s buried beneath a silver birch tree, down towards the old train tracks…”    The Girl on the Train is a Thriller/Mystery set in modern-day London and its surrounding area. It’s a story about… Continue reading

Procrastination Nation

The momentum on the second novel is nowhere near the first… I banged out the first one in about six months, and I can already tell this one is gonna take longer… I… Continue reading

Hiding in Fiction

Originally posted on BookNotes and FootMarks:
People have a habit of identifying the author with the narrator, and you can’t, obviously, be all of the narrators in all of your books, or else…

Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Writing: Part I

Originally posted on C.B. Wentworth:
1. It doesn’t have to be perfect. This is especially true for the first draft. So many poems, novels, and short stories go unfinished because of backtracking…

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