Category: Writing

Red Doorknobs Flying Across the Sky!

By Melinda Thomas Doorknob. A red doorknob. What? What in the world are you talking about? So, what about a red doorknob? If you read those words and you had not clue and you went on to a different article then you simply have no imagination or you are not awake yet. A red doorknob [...]

Write and Grow Rich

By Suzanne Harrison Are there any writers out there who don’t want to make money from writing? Who don’t want to earn a living from their writing? Who don’t want to become rich from their writing? Well, there probably are. And that’s fine. But this article isn’t for them. This article is for you. You [...]

One Heck of a Book

Most days are ordinary. Cycles of repetition. I wake up and repeat many of the same activities as the day before, much as I have for years. I do get a certain enjoyment out of repetition, as I will often repeat the things that I have learned from experience bring me joy and pleasure and [...]

Forbidden Speculation

Some lines…should not be crossed. And yet, what if they are? When does love end, and where should it begin? Is death an end, a means to an end, or simply candy? Friendship and loss, desire and fear. Aliens, droids, demons, humans, and life. How far will they go and what will happen if they [...]

My Muse is Dead

by Guy Anthony De Marco I’ve been facing an empty page, the character prompt flashing like a tiny rusted pin wielded by a sadistic acupuncture dropout, jabbing my impotent writing ego over and over. There is nothing to write about. Well, nothing horror-related, which means the same thing to me. My haunted laptop taunts me, [...]

Teresa Edgerton

The Hidden Stars – Immerse yourself in a whirlwind of struggle, both internal and external. A mad queen seeks to control the world, and a handful of brave companions set out to find the one girl who might be able to stop her. An enjoyable read that is fast paced and involving. You will enjoy [...]

Sarah Ash

There’s a lot to like about Sarah Ash’s The Tears of Artamon series. They are fresh in that they draw from Eastern European and Asian culture in a fantasy setting full of vibrant characters and dialogue that jumps off the page. I finished them much too quickly, a sure sign that I have been swept [...]

John Irving

Many people know Irving from his wildly successful The World According to Garp, or book turned movie Cider House Rules. Those are only two of Irving’s masterpieces.What makes John a good storyteller? I believe it is his characters, developed in Dickensian tradition and style. Below are two of his best books. A Prayer for Owen [...]

Mark Robson

Mark is a gifted writer with the ability to clearly create character and story, and then mix them in such a way as to provide fun, adventurous fantasy. Aimed at the growing legion of young adults that love fantasy, his first series nonetheless pleases the young and old at heart with equal measure. I suggest [...]

Mitch Albom

I enjoy reading Mitch’s books. They make me feel good about the life I have lived, and at the same time they challenge me to live with more enthusiasm and passion. If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further. SC Part melodrama and part parable, Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven [...]