Writer Wednesday Blog Hop #22

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward. Spotlight Over on Fools … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Hop #19

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward. All About Writers On … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Hop #18

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward. All About Writers On … Read more

Weekly Whine: Kindle Book Prices

Last week I got half way through One for the Money by Janet Evanovich, which I picked up from the library. The book was suggested to me and I’m absolutely loving it. So, I decided I’d buy the book plus the next couple in the series for the Kindle, but only until I checked out the prices. Now, these books were published ten plus years ago, so there’s a mass market format available for sale … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Tour #16

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward. All About Writers On … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Tour #15

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward. All About Writers Over … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Tour #13

Every week I weed through over 100 blogs, looking for writing advice and new and interesting books to read. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link from my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward. All About Writers & … Read more

The Short of It

We wrote short stories at the Wicked Writer’s blog last week. My post was Served Up Short with a Side of Gore. Read the other blogger’s opinions: C. J. Ellison was out this week and Kerri Nelson was her guest blogger in Does Size Matter? Greg Marshall Smith, The Short and Long of It (Sort of) David Sartof, My First Time… (or the Virgin Short Story Writer) Supriya Savkoor, Keeping ’em Short Brande Waldron Book … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Tour #8

How to Join the Tour All About Writers & Books This week’s highlight was an interview with fellow Wicked Writer Gregory Marshall Smith over at Labotomy of a Writer. I finished reading They Call the Wild Muryah and Greg is quite the new talent in Sci Fi writing. The eBook is free on Smashwords and well worth the read! There’s an awesome new feature over at Book Chick City. A kinda Cribs for writers that … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Tour #7

How to Join the Tour All About Writers & Books I really enjoyed Fairy Tales Gone Naughty over at Book Junkie because I’ve dabbled in writing a few of my own. This week wrapped up with guest posts by Brenna Lyons and Natasha Moore If you’re looking for new releases, check out New Vampire Books for March 2010. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith looks really interesting and FUN! Fellow writers, read some good … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Tour #6

How to Join the Tour All About Writers & Books I really enjoyed this interview with Pamela Samuels Young over at Book Junkie, especially when she talks about trying to get people to critique her first novel. New Way of Book Reviewing was good for a chuckle. It’s one student’s comparison of ‘Titanic’ and ‘My Life’ by Bill Clinton. Where have I been hiding? I’m wondering because I’ve run into quite a few book reviews … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Tour

How to Join the Tour All About Writers & Books I found Guest Blog: DSB on What is Dark Urban Fantasy? interesting but still left me a little in the dark, wondering if The Courier falls into this genre. Also drop by All Things Urban Fantasy for Win on Wednesday, a list published weekly containing urban fantasy contests and giveaways. Found another book I had to buy in an interview with Keith Melton, author of … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Tour

Send me a link to your blog post. How to Join the Tour All About Writers & Books Drake writes old-style westerns that modern-day readers love, is not a blog post, but the author, Jerry Drake, is a fellow member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction writers and in my critique group. Have you bought a Mark Henry book today? I’ve got my copy for the Kindle because he writes a mix of horror and comedy … Read more

Writer Wednesday Blog Tour

How to Join the Tour This Week’s Tour Romancing the Book: Tall, Dark & Dangerous Heroes over at Book Lovers Inc. Reading this post was great research for my protagonist, Barry, as he grows from wimpy to tall, dark and dangerous. And don’t forget to drop by the Wicked Writer’s Blog, where we’re blogging about the progress we’re making on our latest works. Over at the Overbury Ink, “I love it when fiction is built … Read more

Book Review: The Savage Detectives, by Robert Bolano

I finished Robert Bolano’s, The Savage Detectives this week. It’s the first of his books I’ve read, and I’ll definitely read more of his books. The review on Shelfari that leads with, “A study in perceptual bias and how the same story is different depending on who tells it.” pretty much says it all about the book. I can see where some people might have a hard time reading the book though. It’s uniquely written. … Read more

Book Review: How to Write a Damn Good Novel

Finished reading How to Write a Damn Good Novel this week. Damn good book! It’s a quick read that keeps your interest and is filled with great info for anyone writing a novel. Frey’s instruction on “damn good novel” writing centers around three elements of a good novel: character, conflict and conclusion. The manner in which he explains these three elements have simplified novel writing even further than Stephen King’s “On Writing.” I got it … Read more

Book Review: Blaze, By Richard Bachman

People always assume I’m a Stephen King fan because I write Horror and love Horror movies. Well, I’m not exactly a fan. I’m a critic. Like many of his readers, I either love his stories or hate ‘em, and have mostly disliked his work. For example, I hated “The Stand” finding it long and boring (a book considered one of his best works and a must read), but I absolutely loved “Pet Cemetery” (my favorite … Read more

Book Review: The Secret History, by Donna Tartt

I just finished reading The Secret History, a book that took me a month to get through. My sister gave me the book at least three years ago, and I’ve noticed it sitting in my “to read” pile at least a hundred times since. Why has it sat for so long? Well, my sister and I have completely different taste in books. She rarely suggests or gives me books, and the ones she has, I’ve … Read more