"The Craft of Storytelling: Insights from a Short Story Writing Class"
In today's short story writing class, we were treated to an inspiring lecture by our instructor, Ali. He passionately conveyed the idea that words are the most fundamental tools of a writer, much like a musician's instrument, a painter's canvas, or a sculptor's chisel. Ali emphasized that words are the building blocks of a writer's art, and through them, writers create a deep connection with their readers.
WIP - "Zysch"
Can the patients and staff of a Psychiatric Hospital for killers survive the Zombie Apocalypse? Here's chapter one, for critique. Feel free to comment on the good, bad, ugly?
Feral: An Awakening
Content Warning: Child peril. I wrote this story last year for the Paolini Fantasy Challenge. Very few read it, but one who did (Roy Stevens) suggested expanding it into a novel.
My Summary/Review of "Holly"
"Holly" begins in a captivating manner: Holly Gibney, a character well-known to King's Constant Readers from earlier works including "Mr. Mercedes," "Finders Keepers," and "End of Watch," gets a letter from Mary, her sister who went many years earlier. A mysterious phrase in this letter alludes to a terrible secret from their shared past, a secret Holly has worked hard to keep hidden for years. Holly can't resist the temptation to find out more, so she sets off on a journey that will lead her deep inside of her own anxieties and into a place where the line between the living and the dead is hazy.
My Review/Summary of Audio Book, Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson
Overview: "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future," Walter Isaacson's biography of Elon Musk, gives readers an in-depth insight at the life and accomplishments of one of the most important and divisive figures in the tech and space industries. Isaacson delves into Musk's upbringing, entrepreneurial path, and the creation of his ground-breaking businesses through thorough research and conversations with Musk.
From Faulkner to Morrison
As I Lay Dying by William Falkner and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison are two renowned novels of the 20th century. While As I Lay Dying depicts the physical and mental struggles of the Bundren family, The Bluest Eye represents the struggle of a young black girl.
I'LL TAKE IN DEATH EVERY TIME
I’ll take IN DEATH every time TV? oh please, not again! <<<>>> Oh crap! He’s got on Netflix again. There are times when there will be a fantastic movie or series on Netflix. Unfortunately, hubby doesn’t look very far to find them. I think he’s reverting into a second childhood.
- Top Story - September 2023
Ten Writers I Need to Recommend
I seem to have stirred a pot a little too hard for some of you. In a previous piece entitled “Ten Writers I Can No Longer Read,” I listed the names of authors that I now avoid, with some fair reasons for my choices (I even included a list of other runners-up that could have made the list longer).
Review of Earnest Hemingway's Farewell to Arms
I was never one to read much classic literature. This 355 page novel reflects a saddening story of a solider who returns home from war. Lt. Fredrick Henry shares his time in the field of war, before his home life falls into shambles. If needing to read a book about an alcoholic's demise to relate to military service ever, this is the one book I would recommend for that purpose. This book published in 1929, and refers to service in World War One.
Lord of Order
Lord of Order written by Brett Riley is a thriller horror/ science fiction story that could remind the reader of an event that took place in Waco, Texas. What if the city of New Orleans was a prison city of the future. It is also a story of having faith in yourself and your ideals. Lord of Order is a book set in the future but has aspects of the past and present.
Soccer Trophy Mom
Soccer Trophy Mom a novel written by Fred Bowen. Who's ready for some soccer? This is the story of Aiden and Ava soccer players and their friends who like to solve mysteries. This is a middle school level novel that allows for readers to start using critical thinking skills to solve various problems while working together and investigating various solutions right or wrong.
Space Thrones is a science fiction novel written by Brian Corley. What a concept for science fiction. It is the story of a man named Parr and his search of who he really wants and wanted to be. It is a story that allows the reader to experience, even imaginary the world of outer space and all the creatures of unusual sounds and languages. This novel could remind you of a famous movie.