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posted a Quick Tip about Starting from Scratch: A Different Ki.... October 11, 2010
Starting from Scratch: A Different Kind of Writer's Manual
This is an excellent writer's manual in many ways--I particularly enjoyed the emphasis on reading classics for "what works," the reasoning behind why a writer should know Latin, among others--even while …
reviewed How to Write & Sell Simple Informatio.... September 16, 2010
How to Write & Sell Simple Information for Fun and
Many people are struggling to figure out how to make a living in these economic times. If you can only purchase one book or one product, then purchase HOW TO WRITE & SELL SIMPLE INFORMATION FOR FUN …
posted a Quick Tip about On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. July 16, 2010
On Writing by Stephen King
One of my favorite books on one of my favorite subjects.
reviewed On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. July 13, 2010
On Writing by Stephen King
I've always admired the writing of Stephen King. He is the type of writer that everyone has heard of and everyone will like at least one book written by him. I think that this book could even be …
posted a Quick Tip about On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. July 04, 2010
On Writing by Stephen King
Although Stephen King is very popular, I wouldn't suggest following his advice on writing.
posted a Quick Tip about On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. June 28, 2010
On Writing by Stephen King
A good book of advice for writers.
posted a Quick Tip about On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. June 25, 2010
On Writing by Stephen King
Divided into two halves, the first being an interesting memoir, this book can entertain and educate.
posted a Quick Tip about On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. June 11, 2010
On Writing by Stephen King
Awesome book and history, Good read.
posted a Quick Tip about On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. May 19, 2010
On Writing by Stephen King
Learned some stuff, already knew some stuff. Didn't win the short story contest.
reviewed On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. September 14, 2009
On Writing by Stephen King
Stephen King has done it again--not in the genre of horror, but in the areas of inspiration and education.  I am not a Stephen King fan.  In fact, I have never read one of his books, but On …
posted a Quick Tip about On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. August 29, 2009
On Writing by Stephen King
On Writing by Stephen King- A Memoir of the Craft- enjoyed this book immensely, what a truly great writer, storyteller, highly recommended!
reviewed The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller. June 07, 2009
The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller
So awhile back the book The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller by Chris Wood wandered across my desk. It's no surprise that I spend a significant amount of time reading, but often I'm not really analyzing …
reviewed On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. May 11, 2009
On Writing by Stephen King
Stephen King is one of the most well known writers in the world.  It's almost impossible not to be connected to Stephen King in some way.   He has written more than fifty books, such as …
reviewed Worlds of Wonder: How to Write Scienc.... March 26, 2009
Worlds of Wonder: How to Write Science Fiction &
Although this book doesn't qualify as a traditional how-to reference, but mainly as a collection of tips, tricks and techniques on improving your science fiction and fantasy writing, it does rank high …
reviewed Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy. March 26, 2009
Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy
After having read almost every available book on writing science fiction and fantasy specifically, I think that the combination of this volume and Orson Scott Card's "How to Write Science Fiction …
reviewed The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller. February 13, 2009
The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller
I've read a lot of thrillers. Some were excellent. Others, not so much. I can think of more than a few authors who should have picked up a copy of The Ingredients of a Good Thriller before they started …
reviewed The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller. December 16, 2008
The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller
Wood, Chris. "The Ingredients of a Good Thriller", LDB Publishing, 2008.    Keeping Readers Tense    Amos Lassen    There seem to be how to …
reviewed The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller. December 14, 2008
The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller
In this book, Chris Wood (the author) laid out all the ingredients of a good thriller (as the title says it all). It is short, and to the point. He also included examples of a good thriller book (The …
reviewed The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller. December 11, 2008
The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller
While there is some good and sensible advice about writing a book in the thriller genre, it is presented in a context that makes it difficult to apply. Most of the ideas and concepts are presented in …
reviewed Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Wr.... November 11, 2008
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and
Anne Lamott is an accomplished novelist and essayist, and she is also a writing teacher. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life contains not only her classroom lessons, but also her whole …
reviewed On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. November 05, 2008
On Writing by Stephen King
While this isn't the best book in the world for writers, it is one of the homiest, most honest, most down-to-earth one you will find. While King may have developed verbal diarrhea in many of his later …
reviewed On Writing Horror: A Handbook by the .... October 10, 2008
On Writing Horror: A Handbook by the Horror
Pros: Great reading for writing tips, business advice, and thoughts on the genre     Cons: Well, I'm not exactly a Horror writer...     The Bottom Line: A really …
reviewed The Elements of Style. February 21, 2008
The Elements of Style Books
Pros: Usage and style, hard and fast in a handy dandy little book.     Cons: May get your internal editor too worked up.     The Bottom Line: Whether you're a student, …
reviewed On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. December 10, 2007
On Writing by Stephen King
I didn't expect to love this book. Sure, I wanted to read the story behind Stephen King. I also wanted to pick his brain (the non-scary part anyway.)      On Writing is far more than …
reviewed Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Wr.... November 19, 2007
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and
This book came to me several years ago and recommended from several directions and I was not disappointed. Lamott is disarmingly funny and frank (or, if the frankness is feigned, a superb actress). Her …
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