Books

What’s Wrong With The Wheel?

I think most of us have heard the theories on how many basic plots exist in fiction. Depending on the source you go by, the answer is as simple as one or as many as  . . . well, there isn’t any agreement on how many possibilities there are. And since these possibilities have been […]

Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. Hmm . . .

Who’s Jack Reacher? Well, he’s my pick for most awesome hero in thriller novels right now. The first book in the series, The Killing Floor, starts after Reacher has left his job in the Military Police. His plan is to go wherever the wind takes him with the clothes on his back and a toothbrush. […]

My Journey Into the World of Eve Dallas

This week I popped in the audio of Naked in Death by J.D. Robb (the alter ego of Nora Roberts) for my commute to work. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d heard plenty about the long running series from my wife who thought I’d be into it. I think one of the reason’s I […]

Gotta Eat That Frog #ROW80 Update

My Goal: Finish revising my friggin’ book already! The road to my goal: 250-500 words on workdays and 500-1000 on my days off. The sometimes detour when I get stuck: Plot the next book. It’s Tuesday as I write this and at long last, I’VE GOTTEN SOME WRITING DONE! Maybe I’ll get more done by […]

Where To Begin #ROW80 Update

My Goal: Finish revising my friggin’ book already! The road to my goal: 250-500 words on workdays and 500-1000 on my days off. The sometimes detour when I get stuck: Plot the next book. The quick version is I got zero writing done. Read on for the explanation. Not the break I thought it was […]

Don’t Flunk the Interview

The other night my wife and I went out to dinner and because the weather was so nice, decided to take a walk.  The restaurant where we ate was in a mall, kind of like an outlet, with a big open area leading to all the stores.  Of course we stopped in the Borders.  Even […]

Detectives: Love Series Part 3

Ah detectives.  A special kind of outsider. In general outsiders have a special place in my heart because, “I’m not just the president, I’m also a client.”  Detectives go places most regular folk might never see or want to see in their lifetime and it seems to me they do it because it’d be impossible […]