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"Original Sin" by D.P. Lyle: A Review

D.P. Lyle, award-winning novelist and practicing cardiologist, has a new thriller in his series featuring police officer Samantha Cody. It’s a tense, intelligent tale well-told. 25 more words

Infatuation vs. Obsession

Infatuation: an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone or something.

Obsession: the state of being obsessed with someone or something

I wrote a scene the other day and at one point I found myself saying, “call the police,” in response to something that the hero did shortly after meeting the heroine. 236 more words

How To Write A Story

I am often asked, how do you create a story? The truth is, from my experiences, there is no correct way to develop a story. Every writer has their own formula that works for them. 206 more words


GUEST Q&A - novelist, Cyrus Faust!

Hey everyone! Me and the mister thought it would be pretty fun if our followers got to see what the each of us is like as a writer. 2,528 more words

Something to Sit On

Something to Sit On

By Natalie Bright

It’s plush pleather (fake leather) mixed with springy black mesh, arch support, and swiveling arm rests. You can adjust the arm rests out straight for when you write or closer in if you’re holding something to read. 230 more words


Psychic Paper

Hello, Blogosphere, and good morning.

In less than twenty-four hours, I will have sent out a query letter.

THE query letter.

The query letter which will be sent to an agent, imploring her to please-oh-please take my novel on and, hopefully, get it published. 476 more words


Chapter Two of Dragon Story (Rough Draft)

Sorry for the long wait guys, I got kinda busy.

Here’s another rough draft for you. As you can see, I’m getting a much better feel for my characters but this is still very rough for me. 2,091 more words