I’ve reached the same point with my current WIP Dry Bones as I did with my previous WIP Dream Chaser. I made a basic outline and dove in feet first to write the first draft.Words flowed from my fingertips and filled page after page.I knew there were problems, but I
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Babylon Rising was a fast and fun read for me. I am a huge fan of Tim LaHaye from the Left Behind series (now getting its own Hollywood movie treatment complete with Nicholas Cage as Nicolas Cage saying the lines of Rayford Steele.) LaHaye even pokes a little fun at himself
What to do with Rooms? I had previously read Book of Days by the same author and thoroughly enjoyed that work. Having finished Rooms, I can say I really enjoyed it. It had sort of an M. Night Shyamalan feel to it., but it took me a long time to
Dealing with discouragement when there’s still a long road between you and your dream Agent Chip MacGregor has been answering questions on his blog. Recently, he fielded this one: Q: At what point — if ever — in the process of grinding out a first novel should one begin to
Agent Chip MacGregor has been doing a question and answer session on his blog. I really appreciate him doing this and I’m learning from each segment he does. Recently he got this question: How big of a plaform does an author need? I know many agents are looking for an
Last year about this time I was struggling with what tablet/ereader device to buy. I eventually settled on a Kindle Fire. The core question came down to spending the money on a device that would only read books, or spending a little more to get a device that would also
This is the time of year when people start thinking about and making New Year’s Resolutions. Three months later, most of them are broken, and the hope and excitement of New Year’s is traded in for discouragement and a sense of failure. I’m not making New Year’s resolutions this year.
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I am a huge fan of the Left Behind series. It was a series that really got me back into reading. As a sequel, I enjoyed Kingdom Come, but there were points where it left me a little disappointed. The subject of Kingdom Come is the much debated Millennial Kingdom,
After finishing Catching Fire, I had to read Mockingjay post haste. The ending of Catching Fire, which I won’t spoil in case you want to see the movie, left me with my jaw hanging like some Looney Toons character. I had to read the last chapter of Catching Fire twice because I