Note: Prostitute of State has now been published! Visit Amazon and get yourself a copy! [NOTE: Prostitute of the State by Kate Kinnear is a free read posted on Bookkus.com. It has not yet been accepted for publication. So it’s not been editorially reviewed, and you will come across the occasional typo or rare
Hello All, Welcome to my interview with Michael R. Hagan, author of the paranormal thriller DEMIURGE, Blood of the Innocent, published by Bookkus Publishing. Just for full disclosure, I’ve know Mike for a few years, since meeting him on Book Country, the writer’s web site. We’ve posted comments, along with many others, helping each other
Post 24 Character Development – Keeping notes. My first bit of advice about character development is simple – keep notes. Especially if you want to write a story laden with multiple characters it’s very important to strive for consistency in characterization. I know, I know… we’ve all read and seen stories where the coward suddenly
[Disclosure statement: I’ve know Mike Hagan for a few years, having met him through Book Country where we helped each other by commenting on early drafts of our writing. Since then Mike and I have both had books published by Bookkus Publishing. When I decided to start reviewing books (gives me something to write
Looking back over my old posts I realized I haven’t spent much time talking about characterization, having devoted only one post (#12) to it. Well, let’s change that. In many stories (especially genre stories) characterization is the ignored feature. How often have you read a review (for a book, a movie, or a tv series)
Don’t forget to do your homework. Huh? Aren’t we talking about writing? Yes, we are, and by homework I mean research. Even fiction requires that you present the reader with a sense that you know what you are talking about. Small slips are common in writing, especially anachronisms. In Shakespeare’s Julius Ceasar, Act II, Scene
This one’s a Holiday gift to all those poor line editors and writing teachers out there. I share your pain! Well, the semester’s over. Released for a time, the mind wanders to strange odd thoughts – what if Shakespeare had been a college professor? Could ‘Hamlet, Prince of Denmark’ instead be “Hamlet, Instructor of Writing’?