You’ve come up with the perfect idea for a novel. Now it’s time to sit down and write. You open your word processor, type in your working title and name (can’t start without that), go to page one and…. freeze. What now? Do I just write? Where do I start? How do I know where…Continue reading My novel writing process: EXPOSED!
What makes a novel great? I’ve been sucking on this questions like a breath mint for months. What makes a novel great? I don’t mean good, entertaining, or popular. Those are all worthwhile things. But I’m seeking greatness. I’m seeking works of fiction that will stick with me long after I put them down. Books…Continue reading How R.L. Stine & Chuck Palahniuk Taught me Greatness is All About Timing
A slow burn. That’s what you’re getting yourself into if you read The Blade Itself. Cleverly executed characters going about their daily lives while the threat of war looms in the background. [Note: this review was originally posted on Goodreads. Follow me for more updates and reviews] While the title and the cover design make this look…Continue reading Book Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
While writing Grim Curio is still in full swing (but nearing its end), I’ve been thinking about future projects a lot lately. I have two other novels in the works, The Gin Thief episodes and an untitled novel I’m co-writing with my wife, Tana. She’s not much into social networking or blogging, but she’s a voracious reader…Continue reading Planning a Novel: The Spark of an Idea