Posted in February 2012

Top Ten Favorite Books for This Writer


One writer to another, if you want to be a better writer, you must read good books.  I suppose you could read only books in your genre (which is recommended) but reading good authors to see what they do with the craft is quite mind-blowing and educational and will help in the long run to … Continue reading

Books I Want To Write


I have been writing off and on since the age of 15, but only seriously now for five years.  I have a list of books I want to write someday after finishing the adventure parody epic I’m writing right now.  For many of these I have outlines or have started them.  Here they are: 1. … Continue reading

When Is My Novel Too Long?


You may have heard the story of author J.R.R. Tolkien who wrote The Lord of the Rings as one book before his publisher looked at him from across the desk and said “I’m sorry, John.  This book is just too long.  Break it up, will you?” I am not saying that a massive tome will not … Continue reading

How to Get Out of a Rut As a Writer


Ever feel like this as a writer? I just finished a rather lengthy project for a friend and now after two weeks I’m coming back to the novel I am writing.  I started in on a chapter last night and just found that the juices that were flowing two weeks ago had been completely used … Continue reading


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UPDATE: Tens of thousands of readers have found this post and hundreds of you have commented. A few have said that these analogies were actually taken from other sources and were not written by high school kids at all. Now, we have a link that ends the debate. These analogies…