Book Reviews & Discussions, Character Development, Self-Publishing, Short Story Writing, The Writing Life, Turn the Page

Fitzgerald Resurrected

I just finished reading the newly published collection of lost stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and it brought back my decades-old teenage obsession with Scott and Zelda. My younger self was taken with the tragic progression of Zelda's life, but in this book, I found a new respect for Fitzgerald as a writer and a… Continue reading Fitzgerald Resurrected

Book Reviews & Discussions, Protagonists, Turn the Page

Tuesday’s Turn the Page: Hit Lit

Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century's Biggest Bestsellers by James W. Hall I'm only on page 59 of this 200+ page book, but it's worth a mention, and I'll do a final review when I've completed it...we'll see if I change my mind! In Hit Lit, James Hall dissects 12 American best-selling… Continue reading Tuesday’s Turn the Page: Hit Lit

Character Development

…looking over your shoulder

In my Welcome post, I let you know that some of my favorite quotes are about the writing life. Today, I want to look at one of those quotes, and see how it affects both the writer and their readers. "The story...must be a conflict, and specifically, a conflict between the forces of good and… Continue reading …looking over your shoulder