By Marian Lindner All my fiction books are juicy beach reads, fast-paced and fun. I’m a big believer in the healing properties of pulp fiction, so I deeply value a … Continue reading
In the early 1960’s Los Angeles held the title “bank robbery capitol” of America. At the time, one in every 10 bank robberies in the USA occurred in the LA area.
How do you know your characters are finished with their story?
I love this question. I always feel terminally unique when answering it, until I hear/read handfuls of other writers grappling with the same dilemma.
My best works leave the reader asking, “ And then what happened?”
This is a story I wish I could present to teen age school kids. It might just discourage a few from drug use. The dictionary defines a “Strawberry” as a woman who trades or sells sex for crack cocaine!
By Nick Chiarkas Although I love the idea that, “Art is never finished, only abandoned” (Leonardo da Vinci), as an author I nevertheless must decide when to type “The End.” … Continue reading
I wrote several novels before I got published. When I sent them off, publishers said, “Close, but no cigar.” I always thought that if I wrote just one more book, the new book would leap the hurdle.
First watch anywhere is boring! In a prison, it’s usually really boring. Almost every inmate is sound asleep. Employees do their assigned jobs such as nightly fence checks. This was done on foot around our facility. Big place.
I’ve written four books (three published) now, so I feel like I should know a bit about story-telling. But here’s the thing: they’re all different.