Breaking Bad as a Mentor Text

May 18, 2014 Heather 0

"If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that." – Stephen King My favorite books, since I have been writing, are the ones that catch me as I read and show me a new way of looking at my own writing. Taken by Erin Bowman helped me think about Read More

Taken and Planning

July 26, 2013 Heather 1

While reading Erin Bowman’s debut novel Taken last week, I got to thinking about how writers of fantasy or dystopian worlds pre-plan. Do we start with the world and how it came to be or do we start with the premise and expand? Warning: I will be discussing the world within Taken and this does include some spoilers. Taken begins Read More

July 23, 2013 Heather 0

“Remember who you are. Remember what you do. You are a plain old working writer who tells stories. If you are published and read, that’s as much as you are entitled to. All the rest is window dressing.” – Lester del Rey, via terrybrooks.net

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The Writer’s Calling

July 18, 2013 Heather 2

Did you all hear that Harry Potter 8 will be out soon? It’s going to be written under the pseudonym J. K. Trolling. I’ll admit that isn’t mine; I got it from Trade Chat. Anyways. As a self-published, indie author I have been asked my opinion on the whole J. K. Rowling pseudonym situation. The short of it? It doesn’t Read More

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