Funny Writing Techniques for any aspiring author

Avoid alliteration. Always. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They’re old hat.) Employ the vernacular. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive. Contractions aren’t necessary. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos. One should never generalize.Continue reading “Funny Writing Techniques for any aspiring author”

Hear the Wind Sing (Trilogy of the Rat 1) – Haruki Murakami

Hear the Wind Sing is the first novel by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. It first appeared in the June 1979 issue of Gunzo, and in book form the next month. The novel was adapted by Japanese director Kazuki Ōmori in a 1981 film distributed by Art Theatre Guild. An English translation by Alfred Birnbaum appearedContinue reading “Hear the Wind Sing (Trilogy of the Rat 1) – Haruki Murakami”

Stephen King – Misery Book Review

I think everybody’s read Misery by now or has at least seen the absolutely fantastic movie from the 90s about a writer’s biggest nightmare: an obsessed fan. Apparently, the book came to be when Stephen King had been asked for an autograph at a diner by a woman who called herself “his no1 fan”. HeContinue reading “Stephen King – Misery Book Review”

The Plant – Stephen King Book Review

Well this was a pretty interesting story! Probably a horror story for any publisher out there. There was an editor who removed a manuscript from someone and instead of rejecting it outright as the guy sounded like a crackpot, he decides to give the guy a shot. He receives the full manuscript and what doContinue reading “The Plant – Stephen King Book Review”

20 Quirks and Strange Habits of famous writers

Thanks to Donna, we have a new amazing Infographic to show you! This one is about writers and some odd habits they had! Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada, was very particular about his writing instruments. He composed all his works on index cards, which he kept in slim boxes. This oddContinue reading “20 Quirks and Strange Habits of famous writers”

Margaret Atwood – Lady Oracle Book Review

Why did every one of my fantasies turn into a trap? Ms Foster has a secret identity. She has a nom-de-plume of Lousie DeLacourt and is known for writing trashy novels for the bored housewives of the world called Costume Gothics. The kisses are always chaste, the women always nearly escape from rape and murderContinue reading “Margaret Atwood – Lady Oracle Book Review”

Dean Koont'z Relentless

When an author is plagued by his worst critic, he tries his best to escape his deadly review. Get in another thrilling story from the master of chases, Dean Koontz. The stunning new thriller from one of the world’s bestselling authors. Hostile reviews may have hastened the deaths of some writers, but Cubby Greenwich is madeContinue reading “Dean Koont'z Relentless”

Personal Blogging, Documentary, and History

When it comes to personal blogging, documentary is the default genre. There are plenty of blogs that serve other functions, but many blogs are primarily catalogues of the life experiences of their author. Although there are quite a few blogs that focus on collecting poetry and other forms of creative writing, the vast majority ofContinue reading “Personal Blogging, Documentary, and History”