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Cover Reveal: The Shadow of the Gryphon

The Shadow of the Gryphon is coming July 24th!

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Book Review: Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster

Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster is not a how-to-write book. It is a collection of lectures delivered in the 1920’s by Forster at King’s College in Cambridge. The point of the book is to discuss what makes a good fiction novel work. I was introduced to this book from multiple directions at the… Continue reading Book Review: Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster

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Book Review: Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K. Le Guin

Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K. Le Guin is a fantastic book, but don’t read it thinking it will teach you how to write a novel. Instead, read Write and Revise for Publication by Jack Smith to learn how to take an idea from an outline… Continue reading Book Review: Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Book Review: Write and Revise for Publication by Jack Smith

I have read a few writing books, and I think this is one of the better books out there. It is optimistic and encouraging. Rather than telling you all the things you shouldn’t do when writing fiction, Jack Smith focuses on all the options of what you can do. The book could be summarized as… Continue reading Book Review: Write and Revise for Publication by Jack Smith