Form over Formula in Story Writing -The Story Grid Review Post 2

I’m reading The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne and blogging about parts of it as I go along. This is my second post. “Chasing the vagaries of the bestseller list (believing in formula and not form) is the mark of an amateur.” (Shawn Coyne, The Story Grid, p. 31) Coyne asserts that following trends or… More Form over Formula in Story Writing -The Story Grid Review Post 2

Narrative Velocity – Starting The Story Grid

I started reading The Story Grid by  Shawn Coyne today and thought I’d blog about it as I go through each section. Who is Sean Coyne? “…a twenty-five year book-publishing veteran. He’s acquired, edited, published or represented works from James Bamfored, John Brenkus, James Lee Burke, Barbara Bush, Dick Butkus, Harlan Coben … “During his… More Narrative Velocity – Starting The Story Grid

Magic, Mist, & Magic – #Anthology #Review

Moon, Mist, & Magic – Review An amazing collection of paranormal, romance novellas by award-winning writers filled with humor, suspense and surprising plot twists. Reading this anthology is like going to a really good smorgasbord and not knowing where to start. Each piece is perfectly crafted to entertain you and leave you smiling. A Ghost… More Magic, Mist, & Magic – #Anthology #Review

I Joined the Broad Universe #amwriting

I’m writing a post-apocalyptic adventure, which is a new genre for me. As I begin my second draft, I am looking around for distractions ways to become integrated into the speculative fiction genre. That’s how I found The Broad Universe, a women’s group for sci-fi, fantasy, horror and speculative fiction. I’ve found writing organizations to… More I Joined the Broad Universe #amwriting

Captivated – Another 5 Star #Review for Ain’t Misbehavin’

5.0 out of 5 stars Captivated Having thoroughly enjoyed Black Cat Blues, I looked forward to learning more about the adventures of feisty blues singer Maggy Malone. I was captivated from the first chapter and stayed up two nights to finish reading this gripping page turner. I was particularly impressed by the fast pace, multiple… More Captivated – Another 5 Star #Review for Ain’t Misbehavin’