Very original young-adult novel

Very original young-adult novel

  I read lots of young-adult novels — it’s part of my job. I don’t usually blog about them, but this one is different. This one is so incredibly original and clever and engaging. This one I would like to shout from the rooftops. Not just for...
Best book for fiction writers

Best book for fiction writers

Okay, maybe there’s no such thing as ONE best book for fiction writers, but despite two recent blogs I’ve done on writer’s block and deepening characters (which recommend various books on writing craft and character) I’ve found an even better...
Embera schoolkids in Panama: Bring pencils

Embera schoolkids in Panama: Bring pencils

  I just returned from ten days in Panama, and the highlight was not the canal, or hiking along the rim of an extinct volcano, where we saw the rare translucent blue butterfly. It was instead a day in an Embera indigenous village in the jungle two hours from...
Writers Block: Gems for Thought

Writers Block: Gems for Thought

Last week I suggested some books for tackling writers’ block and for upping your writing game. This week, I’m presenting some gems from those books. I consider these quotes worth pegging above my computer; maybe you will, too. Happy writing! From Story Trumps...