What is Good Writing?

Story guru Robert McKee asserts that the writer’s goal should always be to create a “good story well told” (italics by McKee). A simple statement, but hard to achieve. Some people are naturally gifted storytellers. They turn a trip to the grocery store into an epic battle of good and evil. Another not-so-talented storyteller willContinue reading “What is Good Writing?”

Autumn Reads

The other night my heart thrilled at the sight of an enormous harvest moon making wavy gold streaks on the river’s surface. I smelled the crisp scent of burning leaves in the suddenly chilly air and knew my favorite season had returned at last. In Pennsylvania we get the weather extremes, and as much asContinue reading “Autumn Reads”

Fostering Creativity – Part 5

Finding Your Own Voice I wrote a previous blog post (a bit tongue in cheek) a while back about my writing gurus. Since then, I read one of Derek Murphy’s books, the YA paranormal romance Shearwater. I left a pretty harsh review that may have inspired the author to record this video.   I haveContinue reading “Fostering Creativity – Part 5”

Vamp Lit

October is the month for all things horror, but since that is generally most (not all) of what I read, I like to focus on one specific sub-genre. This time around it’s vampires. I read Dracula last year. I recently finished, and reviewed, Twilight  so that’s out of the way, thank God. So next upContinue reading “Vamp Lit”