What is Point of View? Point of view, often shortened into POV, is the narrator's position in reference to a story they are telling (often interchangeable with "perspective," which is how the narrator processes events). Although point of view is an essential feature of any story, it is often taken for granted by writers. While … Continue reading A Primer on Point of View
This review is written from the perspective of a writer rather than a reader. For a reader's review, check out my Goodreads. I selected The Alienist as my first read because I heard it was being developed as a TV series on TNT and the headliners are actors I love: Luke Evans, Daniel Bruehl, and Dakota … Continue reading First Read of 2018: Caleb Carr’s The Alienist (Writer’s Review)
Last night, I completed the first draft of the second Accomplice novelette, Assassin's Accomplice! At several points writing this story was like pulling teeth, because it is a counter-pov parallel story. This means the first book, Assassin's Arrangement, was written from one point of view, and the second book covers the same overarching plot from … Continue reading Assassin’s Accomplice, first draft celebration
The Reason Like many, I struggle to balance my writing life, my personal life, my full-time job, and other obligations. Most writers believe reading is an integral part of writing; As Stephen King says, “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write.” If a writer doesn't … Continue reading 2018 Reading Goal
Before the New Year, I made a list of works I need to write and publish in 2018--works I've promised to readers, mostly sequels--as well as other live projects. Promised to publish: RUIN, Run Rabbit Run #3 The third COLOSSUS novel, but most likely not the last you hear from Avery Rhodes. Release date: late … Continue reading YOU Get to Vote on my 2018 Projects!
2017 was a wild ride My husband and I spent the majority of the year living in Maryland, in some friends' guestroom, working at the dining room table. Despite wanting to settle in the DC area, we quickly realized that wouldn't be as practical or affordable as we wished, so we bought a house and … Continue reading My 2017 in Review
What started as an eerie stand-alone flash fiction turned into a series of short stories and an experiment in publication. Nails: the first creepy captivity short (the original version is available for free here) -- Introducing our nameless host. An attempt to indulge his current victim threatens to tip him into insanity. My original intention to … Continue reading The Creepy Captivity Shorts: an experiment with an art form