I was reading the latest issue of Writer’s Digest, which has an interview with Nicholas Sparks. One of the questions they asked Sparks was: “How… Read More »Discussion topic: How much do you think about your readers as you write?
I came across this list of 30 Books Everyone Should Read Before They’re Thirty. Wanted to get your thoughts. What do you think of this… Read More »Discussion Topic: 30 Books to Read Before You’re Thirty
What are your thoughts on free-writing vs. outlining? Do you like to start writing and let the story evolve as your write, or do you… Read More »Discussion Topic: Free-Writing vs. Outlining
With historical fiction, do you prefer to know the actual history before or after you have read the novel? Or does the history matter to… Read More »Discussion Topic: History Before or After Reading Historical Fiction
What is the difference between a prologue and first chapter of a novel? I’ve noticed some authors choose to use prologues while others skip right… Read More »Discussion Topic: Prologues and First Chapters
In thinking about Betsy Tobin’s novel Ice Land (register for the free book giveaway), I was curious to know what others prefer in regards to character… Read More »Discussion Topic: Character Perspectives / Tenses in Writing
I’m in the process of reading (actually listening) to Armageddon’s Children (The Genesis of Shannara Book 1) by Terry Brooks. I’ve been listening to it… Read More »Discussion Topic: Audio Books vs. The Printed Word
When writing historical fiction, how much should your dialogue reflect the actual historical period you are writing about? Is it a good idea to write… Read More »Discussion Topic: Dialogue and Historical Fiction
If someone new to the fantasy genre asked you for your top five must-read fantasy novels, which novels would you suggest?