Writer Wednesday Blog Hop #20

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. WHOO HOO! 20 Blog … Read more

Will We Be Embarrassed?

Just a few things to start the week… Last week I entered our one sentence pitch in a contest over at Literary Agent, Rachelle Gardner’s blog.  We didn’t win or even get an honorable mention, but there is still a chance we could get ours critiqued.  So this morning we were joking on IM that any publicity is good publicity.  Right?  If we get ripped apart, we’ll let you know. R. J. and I were … 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 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

Monday’s Whine: Men are Good!

Very good news. I started writing the second Courier book last week. Not so good news. I have so much editing to do on the first book my head is spinning. Still it felt soooo wonderful to start the next book on my hand held recorder while walking the dogs. I’m going to leave it to an hour a day on the recorder, so I can really think through the storyline in book two and … 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

Book Review: The Road, by Cormac McCarthy

I LOVED THIS BOOK!! Have added it to my list of favorites on Shelfari. This is the first book I’ve read by Cormac McCarthy and he left me wanting to read more of his books. The road is one of the most emotion provoking novels I’ve read, bringing out few of the positive kind. While the setting of the book occurs after a world wide catastrophe and survival is the objective, it also speaks so … Read more

Book & Movie Review: I Am Legend

Let me start with the book shown to the right. This is the book that I read. I didn’t realize that the book also contained short stories written by Richard Matheson. When I got to what I thought was the logical end of the book, I progressed to a short story, not realizing I Am Legend had ended until I read at least a page. Boy am I a dork! Consider this another one of … Read more

Book Review: Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: Volume 17

Finally! A review of a horror book! Unfortunately I don’t have much to say about this book other than the stories are equivalent to those in other Mammoth Books of the Best New Horror. Pretty darn average stuff, with nothing that scared me or turned my stomach. But then again, not much scares me any more. The only story that really stood out was the first by Ramsey Campbell. Sorry I can’t remember the name … Read more

Book Review: The Appeal by John Grisham

When I originally added my star rating to this book in Shelfari, I only gave it 3 out of 5 stars. Now looking back, it deserves another star. This is the first novel I’ve read by John Grisham and I loved his writing style. I was told that he can be a bit bloated at times, but I wouldn’t put The Appeal in that category. I definitely plan to pick up more books by Mr. … Read more

Book Review: Tales from Mistwillow

This is guna be a bit of a lame book review. I basically read this book because it contains short stories by other Colorado authors. Oh, and that the book was published by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers group, of which I’m a member and have not yet attended a gathering hosted by the group. Okay, back to the review. What was fun about the book is that each of the authors wrote a different … Read more

Book Review: The Shack, by William P. Young

I love critiquing books, but I don’t feel I can review this book by providing the usual opinions on the story line, characters, grammatical structure, etc. Nor do I care to touch on whether the book threatens the theology of orthodox Christianity, a major complaint I’ve read in other reviews. Instead, I’d like to share the experience I had while discussing the book with my book club (South Denver Book Club). In March, I had … Read more