Wizard and Glass by Stephen King My rating: 5 of 5 stars The best in the series so far! Partly because of the smooth narrative, and partly because we finally learn more about Roland and what happened to the world in which he grew up. It was also a lesson in how to break rules… Continue reading Review: Wizard and Glass
The Waste Lands by Stephen King My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book 3 of the series and the story is getting deeper and more complex – with that comes increased length. The complexity of inter-relationships requires more detail in the events, and there are more events occurring as well, but King keeps the story… Continue reading Review: The Waste Lands
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow! What a ride! This book is one of those rare gems that kept me hooked – up all night, reading almost faster than I could turn the pages, and constantly thinking about it when I finally did put it down… Continue reading Review: The Girl on the Train
I’m ready to move to my 6th draft. Hooray! This is so exciting, one step closer to being finished! So why am I putting it off? Why does looking at my laptop give me chills? Why am I finding all sorts of things to clean and re-arrange instead? Because I don’t know how to tackle… Continue reading How to Tackle Story Polishing
Let’s face it – we writers want our book to be loved by everyone, the same way we love it. And somewhere deep down inside ourselves, if we’re going to be entirely honest, we can see it as a movie unrolling on the big screen. We know who would be perfect to play the part… Continue reading Is it wrong to think about my WIP as a movie?