On Writing

Author Tip of the Month for Short Story and Novella Writers

How To Draw In a Reader  The Humvee exploded in a neon-orange ball of fire, shards of metal launching into the night…  I’m an assassin. But only if you have the kind of money it takes three men to carry. Every writer has heard the maxim “draw in the reader.” But passages like those above…

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Character Development – Where the Hell Did Angela Come From?

If you haven’t read “One Last Lie” (ahem… yet), Angela is the primary character. In no uncertain terms, she is “demonic” and adds to the story’s mystery and suspense at every turn. I’ve received emails, tweets and reviews from readers who are angry with me for creating such an evil character. Although many of these…

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