Tag: Author

Howie and the Parcel Winch by Gavin Wicklow (Book Review #723)

Howie and the parcel winch is a humorous fictional story about an author who lives in New York City and is facing writer’s block. His stepfather gives him advice, which he seeks through. By doing so, the author creates a character named Howie, who… Continue Reading “Howie and the Parcel Winch by Gavin Wicklow (Book Review #723)”

When is the best time to read? by Jeyran Main

When is the best time to read? by Jeyran Main Studies have shown that reading for at least 6 minutes a day reduces stress by up to 68%. Experts say that it is always best to read in the mornings; however, there are debates… Continue Reading “When is the best time to read? by Jeyran Main”

Research can be fun! by Sue Clark

OK, let’s get it out there. Research for a novel can be a chore. Those heavy reference books, that dry-as-dust internet browsing, that trawling through ancient cuttings, they’re just not me. I write comedy, you see. For years, I was a BBC TV and… Continue Reading “Research can be fun! by Sue Clark”

Victorian Divination and Tales of Horror by Jon O’Bergh

What do crystal balls, funeral parlors, haunted houses, and tarot cards have in common? The classic imagery we associate with these things comes to us courtesy of the Victorians. The people of that era were fascinated with the occult. Victorians threw Halloween parties at… Continue Reading “Victorian Divination and Tales of Horror by Jon O’Bergh”

Autistic Fantasy – A New Literary Genre by Cameron Straughan

Autistic Fantasy? What’s that? Is that a thing? I didn’t know it existed! Well, that’s because I just invented it. Allow me to explain. Awhile back, I read a journal article entitled “Diagnosing Fantastic Autism: Kafka, Borges, Robbe-Grillet” (Olsen, 1986). It was extremely interesting.… Continue Reading “Autistic Fantasy – A New Literary Genre by Cameron Straughan”

Take it on the chin by Stephen A. Kennedy

I learned one of my most valuable lesson in writing back in my college years. I was taking a screenwriting class where every student had to write ten pages of their script per week. Then, we would take turns reading what we’d written that… Continue Reading “Take it on the chin by Stephen A. Kennedy”

“Editing: A Professional’s Job” by Alexander Watson

“Editing: A Professional’s Job” My editor, John Baskin, and I sit in the dining room of the General Denver Hotel, Wilmington, Ohio, at one-ish in the afternoon; he orders chicken noodle soup with a side of broccoli, an iced tea with a splash of… Continue Reading ““Editing: A Professional’s Job” by Alexander Watson”

On writing non-fiction versus fiction books by Kristian Hall

  So far I’ve written seven books, and published five of them. Two were best-sellers, both in my native country of Norway.

Question Everything by Kristina Rienzi

Question Everything by Kristina Rienzi True to my bio, I believe in all things paranormal, including aliens. I also question everything and preach about embracing the unknown. A lover of learning, I’m motivated by understanding all sides of topics I’m interested in, like the… Continue Reading “Question Everything by Kristina Rienzi”