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Suspense Novelist · 9M ago

Ramping Up to The End

I'm feeling like all the elements of my story on trafficking are coming together. I can taste the end. It's not here, but the nearness of it is making me edgy.Even though it's just the first...
Suspense Novelist · 10M ago

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"If most writers were honest with themselves, this is the difference they want to make: before they were not noticed; now they are." —Tom WolfeIt's all better with friends.
Suspense Novelist · 10M ago

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space." —Orson Scott CardIt's all better with friends.
Suspense Novelist · 10M ago

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." —Martin Luther KingIt's also stepping off the roof of a high-rise and trusting you'll figure out your wings on t...
Suspense Novelist · 10M ago

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"When you're making a film, you have an obligation to fill the frame with life."—Joss WhedonIt's the same with making a book. You have an obligation to fill each page with life.It's all bett...
Suspense Novelist · 11M ago

Process: When I Must Pretend

I'm at a fairly recognizable place in my manuscript.  I've been here before. It's the plac...
Suspense Novelist · 11M ago

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"I didn't know I was doing film noir, I thought they were detective stories with low lighting!"—Marie WindsorIt's all better with friends.
Suspense Novelist · 11M ago

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"I am irritated by my writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within." —Gustave FlaubertWhen I write, I often see the scene playing out in front of me on a movie screen. I w...
Suspense Novelist · 11M ago

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"If you stuff yourself full of poems, essays, plays, stories, novels, films, comic strips, magazines, music, you automatically explode every morning like Old Faithful. I have never had a dry spell in my life, mainly because I feed myself well, to the...
Suspense Novelist · 11M ago

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper." —Steve MartinI like his confidence.It's all better with friends.