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Just finished reading James W. Hall’s Hit Lit, an analysis of 12 best-sellers written as much for the reader as the prospective novelist. My review is on Goodreads.http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12522710-hit-lit?utm_campaign=timeline&%3Butm_medium=cog_hovercard&%3Butm_source=facebook.com
Posted on June 17, 2012 at 11:37am
James W. Hall’s Hard Aground was published in 1992. I’m not sure how it slipped past me, since I’ve pretty much grabbed each of his books at the time of their release. I had to jump back nearly 20 years to read Hard Aground after stumbling over it browsing the stacks at my local library. Time travel has never been so much fun.
I say that because there’s a saucy tone to this tale of a hapless water rat that suggests Carl Hiassen. It’s been a long time since I’ve laughed out…Continue
Posted on June 23, 2011 at 12:43pm
The Atlanta Writers Club held its Fourth Annual Spring Agents and Editors Conference this past weekend at the Airport Westin Hotel. It’s a chance for writers to present their most promising works before agents and editors seeking new material. Yesterday I pitched a young adult project I’m calling River Music. It went like this:
"Wally was 12 when his brother was washed away in an icy river. But it was Wally’s life that ended that day. His parents sent him off to live with his…Continue
Posted on May 22, 2011 at 10:26am
I’ll be back in the classroom beginning May 14 for a series of workshops on Technology for Writers, which I’m offering on behalf of the Atlanta Writers Club.
The first workshop will focus on the nuts and bolts of file management. We’ll cover file names, folder structure, revisions, archiving and organization under the umbrella theme “If You Can’t Find It, You Don’t Own It.”
Future sessions will cover the writer’s bookshelf (a guide to reference and source materials), software…Continue
Posted on April 17, 2011 at 6:30pm