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Janet Evanovich on writing


How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling AuthorHow I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author by Janet Evanovich

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have read several books by writers writing about writing. She follows true to the form. She gives a witty introduction to her and her crew. She stays true to her roots with a sexy feeling to her writing. I like it and lets face it sex sells. She gives her history and how she met her coauthor. She plugs her website in several areas of the book. I was intrigued and emailed her a question. I expected maybe a form reply or a non reply at best. I mean dare I even hope for a personal reply. I got a personalized form reply from Janet’s Daughter’s assistant. It felt like a low blow even with my low expectations. If the reply had addressed my question directly, I would have been thrilled, but he missed and the reply was a form and lame glancing blow at my question. Form reply aside, I enjoyed her insight and she got the key authorial advice in there. The key to becoming a great writer is to write. Write soon and write often. Practice new things and read a lot. You should write often as well and to be like Janet it better be a little funny and sexy.
Thank you Mrs. Evanovich

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The Bonfire of the Vanities


The Bonfire of the VanitiesThe Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I drawn to the book by name recognition alone. I was completely turned off by the characters in the first two chapters. The author is immensely talented and the book it well crafted. The characters became very real to me and the drama is enthralling. I ask others if they have read it and they reply no but I saw the movie. Is that the mark of a good read in this day? I read the book and never had a chance of not finishing it. It is well out of my taste and I ate it up.

Good job Mr.Wolfe

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Tales of the Whispering Mad and the Mis-Dead


Tales of the Whispering Mad and the Mis-DeadTales of the Whispering Mad and the Mis-Dead by Dylan Charles

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure what to expect for three bucks on Amazon. My normal is classic literature, Stephen King, and the occasional new book. I started reading this authors blog about six months ago. My interest in writing and his being an author drew me to his blog. He posted that he was going to publish and followed through with it. I enjoy his posts and decided to support him. I bought the book and even downloaded kindle to my pc to read it. After I got started, I had a hard time stopping. He doesn’t screw around with spoof or fluff and the book reads better for it. Every story in the book hooked me and I finished it in two settings. I would have probably read it in one, but I had worked all day and it was late. If you want a good scare, Dylan is here.

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