———————————————- “Really, I don’t want to buy -” I glanced up and my eyes zeroed in on the dark shadow scarcely bigger than the man’s palm. In the hazy light, I could barely make out a leather bound volume with … Continue reading
My current project centers around a history professor who finds a medieval manuscript and travels back in time to meet Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of England’s King Henry VII and founder of the Tudor dynasty. Lady Margaret, (1443-1509) was a … Continue reading
“A good story is life with all the dull parts taken out.” -Alfred Hitchcock I can’t remember where I found this quote, but I love it for its simplicity.
I wasn’t sure how to title this post because I want to say, right from the very beginning, that this is not me panning any specific writer. In fact, quite the contrary. I’d love to get input from others as … Continue reading
A modern writer that has inspired me over the years is Diana Gabaldon. A (very) abbreviated list of her works include: Outlander, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, and many, many others. Diana is an extremely talented (not to mention prolific!) writer … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes writers good…and what makes them not so good. Some writers may or may not have been commercial successes but their words have lasted decades or more. Other writers enjoy great commercial success … Continue reading
I, like millions of other Americans, couldn’t help but hear non-stop coverage of the Fifty Shades trilogy both in the press and from various friends and neighbors. I read reviews like this from the Chicago Tribune, heard my neighbor call it … Continue reading
“Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.” -Isaac Bashevis Singer