Tag Archives: fiction

What To Do!

One day the great sculptor Michelangelo was carving a statue in a courtyard and a small boy asked him why he was hitting at that rock. He answered: “Because there is an angel inside and it wants to come out.” … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If I Only Could!

I’ve heard it a million times before and so have you. “Books are not written – they’re rewritten.” Revision! An important part of writing a book and yet the hardest as Michael Crichton puts it: “It is one of the hardest … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It Wasn’t Going Anywhere!

Recently while going over an old manuscript I realized that there was something basically wrong with the story. It wasn’t going anywhere. I mean I had some strong and attractive characters and some good parts throughout the story, but the … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

They Do Things!

“Here are two rules of writing that I wish someone had told me when I started thirty or so years ago. One is don’t make a career out of writing first chapters as I almost did. The second is that … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Can’t Seem To Finish

I started reading a book last week only to stop somewhere halfway through and leave it on my desk. Every time I take it in my hands to continue reading I drop it back on the desk. Strange enough, it … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“To Hell With You!”

According to Writer’s Digest magazine, sending your writing to any agent, editor or publisher and hoping it works out is a career killing mistake for a writer. “New authors frequently pitch the wrong agents for their literary genre. An agent … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Don’t Like It When People Tell Me!

Lately I haven’t been blogging as I used to, or as I would like to. The reason? Well I feel kind of blocked. Not that I have nothing to write about or talk about. On the contrary! Every time I … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment