Tag: writing

Getting started – the newbie authors guide to living the dream! by Craig Deegan

Every author had to start somewhere. They all had to sit down and jotted down their opening sentence. No doubt with shaking hands and riddled with fear, but they did it anyway. And guess what?   They’re people, just like us.  They’re no different.  They… Continue Reading “Getting started – the newbie authors guide to living the dream! by Craig Deegan”

Don’t Touch That! by James Scott

As I said in earlier posts, believability is one of the three most important things for successful SciFi writing.  You got to think that what the person is doing in the story is something you might do in the same situation.   Or better still,… Continue Reading “Don’t Touch That! by James Scott”

A Novelist & Poet by Anne Leigh Parrish

I wrote novels, then poetry, late in my career. Up to then, my focus was on short stories. I produced one after another for about nine years until finally, one found a home. It took another seven or eight years before I was regularly… Continue Reading “A Novelist & Poet by Anne Leigh Parrish”

Thoughts on Teaching Fiction Online by Michael Backus

Teaching fiction writing online works surprisingly well as a whole, I’ve taught close to 150 classes in the past 18 years for Gotham Writer’s Workshop and Zoetrope Magazine and most of those have been online in the past 10 years.

Travel Mania by Karen Gershowitz (Book Review #1072)

Travel Mania is a travel adventure story about Karen Gershowitz, who has travelled Europe alone at the age of 17. She has spanned more than 90 countries, pursuing her dream and passion of travelling. While travelling, she meets many people, understands various cultures, experiences… Continue Reading “Travel Mania by Karen Gershowitz (Book Review #1072)”

Top Tips for Book Lovers Q&A: Advice from the Experts

Every book lover will agree that reading not only brings you lots of benefits, but it can take you to places you couldn’t imagine. Every book and every page can transport you and make you feel you are part of the story. So if… Continue Reading “Top Tips for Book Lovers Q&A: Advice from the Experts”

1000 BOOK REVIEWS…done!

I hit 1000 book reviews! Rod Walters kindly wrote this for me. Written by Rod Walters Congratulations, Review Tales, on 1,000! Anyone ever run into another book reviewer who has chalked up a thousand reviews? Of course you almost certainly haven’t.

Dormir by Michael Golvach (Book Review #1000)

Dormir is a crime mystery about a private investigation conducted by Payden Beck; a police officer hired to find Bill Dooley’s missing niece. He initially refuses as he is tired of all the brutality and harshness of the business; however, when the 13-year-old Chloe… Continue Reading “Dormir by Michael Golvach (Book Review #1000)”

Book Porn By Auriane de Rudder

You guys, I think I’ve developed…a problem. It started out, as these things often do, innocently. I was young, in middle school, and didn’t fit in. My hormones were surging and my awkward stage was in full swing. I watched other girls socialize at… Continue Reading “Book Porn By Auriane de Rudder”