"I could write a book." How many times have people told me that? And I'm not famous; these are just people who hear I'm a writer and think they can be, too. Because that's not insulting at all. Let's put aside that megalomaniacal assumption of "can" and ask another question no one asks: "should." "Should … Continue reading Should You Write a Novel?
Intros are for people with time on their hands and you're a busy person, so let's get right to it. How DO you turn a book into a movie successfully, according to this nerd's perspective? 1. Put the Book in the Blender and hit Puree Yes, fellow bibliophiles, if you want a good movie adaptation, … Continue reading How to Turn a Book into a Movie in Two Agonizing Steps
Ferryman is out and about (*coughfreeifyouSubscribecough*), which means it's time to write something new. Hey, how about that book I've been writing for TWELVE FREAKING YEARS?! Sadly, it still needs work. Unfortunately, I don't know how. It's gotten some good praise, but my frequent reading habits make me wonder if it's too same-old, so I … Continue reading Dear Reader, Will You Tear My Book a New One?
Fans of superhuman and detective books, rejoice! Today, I'm pleased to have author Liberty Speidel here on Fencing With Ink to talk about her latest book, Omission, among other things. Special thanks to Liberty for consenting to an interview. You can read more about her at libertyspeidel.wordpress.com. FENCING WITH INK: Tell us about your book … Continue reading Author Interview: Liberty Speidel (The Darby Shaw Chronicles, Omission)
Aaaand, we're back. As promised, I was gone for November so I could participate in NaNoWriMo 2016, and in my absence, I got more traffic than I have in a long time. Not sure how to take that. Whatever, NaNoWriMo is done and now I get to tell you all about it. This was my … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #13–NaNoWriMo 2016
You read that right: a Christian vampire. Well, that's just unique enough to pick up. Oh, and it's on sale through Halloween, which is perfect when you think about it. TITLE: Blood for Blood AUTHOR: Ben Wolf GENRE: Christian, Fantasy STORY The aptly-named Raven Worth has been a vampire for 80 years, drinking human blood, … Continue reading “Blood for Blood,” or “See! Christians can be Vampires, too!” (4/5 stars)
Do any other writers out there make timelines to keep track of all that happens in their books? Or am I just so daft that I can't keep it all together in my head? Either way, I need a timeline for some of my books--not the shorter ones like Ferryman, just longer series. When you … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #11–Making Book Timelines
Have you ever read smut? If you said yes, you're a lustful sleazebag and you need Jesus. If you said no, you're a lying sleazebag and you need Jesus. It's a tough religion, I know. For those who honestly don't know, smut is any written work that's only there to titillate. They have titles such as … Continue reading Christian Smut
Perusing the Christian section of the bookstore, I'm always on the lookout for a book that isn't a period piece, sports drama, an allegory, or a political/police thriller. That usually leaves me empty-handed (which is why I'm writing my own, shameless self-promotion), but this time, I found Billy Coffey's When Mockingbirds Sing and gave it a … Continue reading Christian Critic: When Mockingbirds Sing (Novel)