Update October 26, 2020: Book Covers and Progress on Shadows and Stars

I was going through my electronic files tonight and came across a couple of alternate covers for a couple of my works. I thought I would post them up just to show them off. I don't think I have posted them before, but I might have. Let me know what you think of them. Of … Continue reading Update October 26, 2020: Book Covers and Progress on Shadows and Stars

Update on Status of Click

I was surprised today to run across today's Amazon ratings for Click and find out this: #1,323 in LGBT Action & Adventure#3,015 in 90-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads#5,088 in 90-Minute Teen & Young Adult Short Reads First of all, these are probably the highest day-to-day ratings that Click has earned. It seems to be growing in … Continue reading Update on Status of Click

Update of October 4, 2020: Return Trip from Midland

About an hour and a half ago, I got home from a trip to Midland, Texas to visit my wife for reasons I shall not disclose here. I will say that all is well in Slattery-world now. At Buzzard Beach, Arkansas What has now become my custom is to spend a night en route either … Continue reading Update of October 4, 2020: Return Trip from Midland

Book Review: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik — The BiblioSanctum

I received a review copy from the publisher. This does not affect the contents of my review and all opinions are my own. A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik Mogsy’s Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Genre: Fantasy Series: Book 1 of Scholomance Publisher: Del Rey (September 29, 2020) Length: 336 pages Author Information: Website | Twitter Truly, A Deadly […]Book … Continue reading Book Review: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik — The BiblioSanctum

Update September 25, 2020: Dead Souls

I finished reading Nikolai Gogol's Dead Souls today. This is actually the second time. I first read it for a Russian literature class circa 1979. I always remembered the ending of the first book as the protagonist Chichikov rides across the majestic, endless Russian landscape in his carriage off to who know what future for its … Continue reading Update September 25, 2020: Dead Souls

Daylight Come: A new novel by Diana McAulay — Repeating Islands

It is 2084. Climate change has made life on the Caribbean island of Bajacu a gruelling ordeal. The sun is so hot that people must sleep in the day and live and work at night, all the time under brutal Domin rule. Food is scarce, and people over forty are expendable. Sorrel can take no […]Daylight … Continue reading Daylight Come: A new novel by Diana McAulay — Repeating Islands

September 20, 2020: Progress on Shadows and Stars, Tangents, and Internet Marketing

Contrary to what are probably well established principles of writing, I will start this article off with a side note, which I foresee as setting the tone for this morning. It's 11:46 and while I wait for the oven to heat up so that I can bake my croissants (small ones from Pillsbury with black … Continue reading September 20, 2020: Progress on Shadows and Stars, Tangents, and Internet Marketing

Author Interview with Catherine Adel West — Write 2 Be Magazine

Catherine Adel West was born and raised in Chicago, IL where she currently resides. She graduated with both her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois – Urbana. Her work is published in Black Fox Literary Magazine, Five2One, Better than Starbucks, Doors Ajar, 805 Lit + Art, The Helix Magazine, […]Author … Continue reading Author Interview with Catherine Adel West — Write 2 Be Magazine

Film Review – The Devil All the Time (2020) — Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys)

Title – The Devil All the Time (2020) Director – Antonio Campos (Afterschool) Cast – Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Riley Keough, Jason Clarke, Eliza Scanlen, Sebastian Stan, Bill Skarsgård, Haley Bennett, Mia Wasikowska, Harry Melling Plot – Set in the backwoods of America in the post World War 2 period, a group of local residents […]Film … Continue reading Film Review – The Devil All the Time (2020) — Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys)

Novel editing: How to fix a boring chapter — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Originally posted on Uninspired Writers: I try to keep each weekly blog post relevant to my own writing journey. This week, I struggled through the heart crushing moment of realising one of your chapters is BORING. It’s tough to admit. I tried playing it down at first, but eventually I held up my hands. Because…Novel editing: … Continue reading Novel editing: How to fix a boring chapter — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Play The Part You’re Given: Epictetus, Teles, and Shakespeare — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

Epictetus, Encheiridion, 17 “Remember that you are an actor in a drama, whatever kind the playwright desires. If he wishes it to be short, it is short. If he wants it to be long, it is long. If he wants you to act as a beggar, act even that part seriously. And the same if…Play The … Continue reading Play The Part You’re Given: Epictetus, Teles, and Shakespeare — SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

Chapter 13 of the Unbound Realm is UP! — Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha

Chapter 13 of the Unbound Realm, my work-in-process YA fantasy series, is UP!  Jon learns about the Wayfarer Advance, a network of wandering adventurers that served as warrior-scouts in the Crimson Wars.  Then he meets Princess Eralindiany of the Delaeni Fair Folk, a buttkicking half-elf who looks suspiciously similar to Taylor Swift!  Here’s the link: […]Chapter … Continue reading Chapter 13 of the Unbound Realm is UP! — Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha

To Avoid Rejection, Take the Writer Out of the Story – by Joe Ponepinto… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Jane Friedman site: An admission: As I read my way through the submission queue for our literary journal, I often decide to decline a story well before its end. It’s not that the stories are always bad. Many times the premise is interesting, and the characters as well. It may exhibit the opening tension […]To … Continue reading To Avoid Rejection, Take the Writer Out of the Story – by Joe Ponepinto… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

In My Hands Today… — In My Hands Today

The Art of Theft – Sherry Thomas As “Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective,” Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a priceless artwork—or rather, made away with the secrets hidden behind a much-coveted canvas. But Mrs. Watson is desperate to help her old friend recover those secrets and Charlotte […]In … Continue reading In My Hands Today… — In My Hands Today

Hemingway’s “Write One True Sentence” — Short Story Scribe

And without fail, the words spring forth. That was before this pandemic. Now, I am experiencing something deeper than writer’s block, I am experiencing a profound loss of desire to write, as well as an emotional overload. via Hemingway’s “Write One True Sentence” — Short Story Scribe

Wuthering Heights╽Exploring Heathcliff’s Darkness by Guest Poster Kriti Rana — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY

Today’s blog post will be reviewing the book Wuthering Heights. The article is written by Kriti Rana from the website Not So Random Ramblings. Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights (1847) is a tale of tragedy and revenge. Heathcliff, one of the prime characters of the novel, lies at the center of the tragedy and is the […] … Continue reading Wuthering Heights╽Exploring Heathcliff’s Darkness by Guest Poster Kriti Rana — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY