Yeah, I’d ghostwrite…

I came across an interesting (at least to me) article about the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series of books. Specifically, it talks about the business of writing those books. They are all written by ghostwriters under a house name. Authors are given a flat fee, and no royalties. The thing that jumped out at […]

Some of my Favorite Procedural Tropes

So I’ve been watching a bunch of police procedural shows as of late. I gravitate to the “wildly eccentric maverick solves crimes” flavor of mysteries over the “gritty hyper-realistic team solves crimes stretched from today’s headlines” variety. Although I take in a few of those as well. I think I watch these shows mostly because there is not […]

The Last Hero, I had to write it (Guest Post by Nathaniel Danes)

This is a guest post from Nathaniel Danes. He can be found at: Facebook, Twitter, Blogspot, and his official website. I never thought I’d write a book. Heck, for most of my life, getting beyond page three of any school writing project felt like a Herculean task. I think the difference between now and then, […]

The 20 Trades Project

This is the ad I’m placing in some local online classifieds as well as on craigslist.   Terrific Water Tank Trailer for Trade I’m looking to trade this water tank trailer for something else. Something I want more than this tank. I’m not sure yet what would be, so go ahead and make me an […]

Stone Patrick

What are three things about you that you want everybody to know? 1. My interest in writing a novel started late in life, when I was in my 40’s, as I resisted putting words to paper for the longest time. Only when I realized that I enjoyed telling stories did I think about creating a […]

All Done

Okay, I’ve done several “last” editing passes on the Journey of St. Laurent. I’m pretty happy with the end result. Also, if I don’t quit now, I’ll never finish editing it. Over the next couple of days I’m going to password protect the posts that make up the final 2/3 of the first draft. Within […]