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
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
Well, it’s been a while since my last post, and to get started up again I just thought I’d mention a few things that I see writers do in their first novels that really are wrong. So let me start with this: Are you writing a novel or a screen play? Every so often I’ll
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’?
[Note: For purposes of full disclosure, remember, my novel “Agony of the Gods” has been published by Bookkus.] For the new writer, Bookkus is another option to consider. Basically, Bookkus is a hybrid. It’s a publishing house, not a workshop like Book Country, but instead of the legendary “bored intern” reading your submission, it’s posted
A number of years ago there was an, unfortunately, short-lived scifi magazine titled “Aboriginal Science Fiction.” It published short stories, movie reviews and book reviews. The one thing I will always remember was the way one of its book reviewers began one of his columns. He was responding to the question, “Why don’t you ever
A few years ago I was taking part in a discussion thread on Book Country, concerning things authors do that you hate, when one of the other members mentioned that she had read a book where the author kept referring to pubic hair as crispy. As you might expect, this resulted in numerous comments regarding
Hello All, Just thought I’d add a page were I could do everything from playing around to being deadly serious. I think I’ll start with awards since it’s the awards season. I know we’re all awaiting the announcement of Best Picture from the Academy of Motion Picture Popcorn, Soft Drink and Hotdog Vendors, to mention