The Writer's Life

In the Throws of Edits

Every novelist will tell you that writing a book is the easy part. Editing it is the pits. When an author takes their own imagination and free writes their book without a scripted outline or any idea of where they are going, the story flows like jagged rocks tumbling down a mountainside and crashing into… Continue reading In the Throws of Edits

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Stephen King’s Under the Dome

Chester’s Mill, a small town in Maine, is suddenly cut off from the outside world by an invisible barrier... Subscriber Content Chester’s Mill, a small town in Maine, is suddenly cut off from the outside world by an invisible barrier.  It is a barrier that will crash planes, cut a woodchuck in half and explode… Continue reading Stephen King’s Under the Dome

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Heartsinger

Heartsinger is about a man who was raised by deaf parents. His father had died while he was a young boy. Mee was in constant search to replace the radiant smile on his mother’s face that only his father could give, and was deeply disappointed when he could not succeed. In his distress, he became the singer of sorrows to travel the land and sing at funerals.

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Frustrations with the Written Word

It is week 15, and I am eight books behind schedule. Lately, I have been stumbling on one bad book after another and frankly, it is getting frustrating...

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Lisey’s Story

Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story is about a widow whose celebratory husband passed away; leaving behind a studio full of papers, unpublished manuscripts, and clues leading her to his past. As Lisey Landon struggles to remember Scott’s troubling childhood, she is left to deal with the remnants of his psycho fans...

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The Things We Do For Love

I think I found my new favorite author. Kristin Hannah made me laugh, and cry, and laugh some more. Amidst grief and suffering, her words connected fluidly allowing the reader to dive deep into the characters souls...

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The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

...Lilian Jackson Braun’s writing talent shined through in The Cat Who Could Read Backwards...