Tagged with Charles Portis

I Have Been Nominated for the Liebster Award!


Lemuel Lyes over at History Geek has seen fit to nominate my little blog for the Liebster Award, an award created by Matthew Wright who runs a fantastic blog about publishing, writing tips and general history of New Zealand.  Lemuel has a great blog about being a history buff and posts many articles about historical … Continue reading

5 Authors With Style Worth Studying


Style is defined as the characteristic manner of expression in prose or verse or how a particular writer phrases things.  If we are to become better writers, we must develop our own sense of style.  According to the Dictionary of Literary Terms & Theory, “the analysis of style involves examination of a writer’s choice of words, … Continue reading

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