Tag: writing

900 REVIEW- THANK YOU

My goodness, Review Tales has reached the milestone of 900 reviews! Thank you to all authors, contributors, and especially all my site followers for making that possible. I can truly say that all 900 reviews have been my way of bragging to the world… Continue Reading “900 REVIEW- THANK YOU”

The Night and the Land By Matt Spencer (Book Review #895)

The night and the land is an urban fantasy story about Sally Wildfire and Rob Coscan. The story is set in the small town of Brattleboro, Vermont. It is haunted and dangerous. Sally is on the run and happens to meet Rob, a drifter… Continue Reading “The Night and the Land By Matt Spencer (Book Review #895)”

Fat Books, Tolkien, and Resurrection Power by Michael Jack Webb

I can’t help myself—I write “fat” books! I’ve tried to write books under one hundred thousand words, but no matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to lose the weight. My very first novel started out at over two hundred thousand words—and became… Continue Reading “Fat Books, Tolkien, and Resurrection Power by Michael Jack Webb”

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Getting Published by Michael Jack Webb

            Okay, it’s not really “funny.”             I began brainstorming about becoming an author in my mother’s womb. As a child, I loved to make up and tell fanciful, exciting stories, or act them out. A couple of the kids I grew up with… Continue Reading “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Getting Published by Michael Jack Webb”

Howie, His Parcel Winch, and the Smothering of the Human Soul by Gavin Wicklow

There is a gem of an Italian film from the early 1970s that’s titled Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion and stars the late, great Gian Maria Volonté. While watching it, it isn’t terribly difficult, even for someone like yours truly, who was not alive at… Continue Reading “Howie, His Parcel Winch, and the Smothering of the Human Soul by Gavin Wicklow”

Thoughts on writing a collection of interlinked stories by Elizabeth Merry

Carey Harrison, novelist and playwright, said once, that if you get into the habit of writing novels, short stories, plays, or television scripts, then every idea you get turns itself into the appropriate length. And to avoid that, you should aim for different lengths,… Continue Reading “Thoughts on writing a collection of interlinked stories by Elizabeth Merry”

You Won’t Know Unless You Try by June Rollins

In 1970, when I was in the eighth grade, I met with my guidance counselor to determine my electives. I told her I wanted to be an artist, and she registered me for Art 101. I still remember how eager I felt on the… Continue Reading “You Won’t Know Unless You Try by June Rollins”

M. Jonathan Lee On Writing

*TRIGGER WARNING* reference to suicide In conclusion, life can be weird so why can’t stories be weirder? I first got into writing when I was at school, aged 11. For an English class, I’d written an adventure story where an explorer had to find… Continue Reading “M. Jonathan Lee On Writing”

Inspiration by Donald Furrow-Scott

  After four years of writing four novels and fully outlining four more, a calm is overcoming my muse this summer. It is not a fit of writer’s block, in fact, quite the opposite. Nor is it some f​uror poeticus​ that will result in… Continue Reading “Inspiration by Donald Furrow-Scott”