Secrets of the Successful ...

A writer will never be successful if he never makes the time to write. Otherwise, when would the book ever get written? I mean, seriously. If you really want to be a writer, you have to make the time to write. It won’t just fall into your lap. Be deliberate. Be dedicated. Be stubborn and determined. Think about it. If you want to get into the habit of exercising, you can’t sit on your rump all day...

The Perfect Crime: An Ashe...

Is the perfect crime possible?  Is it possible to ensure that you leave behind no evidence?  No fingerprints?  No stray hair?  No clothing fibers?  No specks of blood?  Let’s say you do manage to ensure that nothing is left behind.  So far, so good.  But then someone comes along that you don’t expect, and this someone can probe deep into your mind to see everything you’ve ever done. This story grabbed me...

Classics that Teach Histor...

Works become classics because they become a part of our culture. On of the main reasons classics are so important are they echo our history because most classics are also works of historical fiction that can teach readers about history. This series looks at different classics and why they should be read from a historical context. Part I of this series focused on War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, part II...

Writing by Flavors

If you’re like me, it’s easy to get sidetracked from a story you are only halfway finished writing due to a new and fresh idea that invades your head. Suddenly, the story you were so excited to get started on two months ago is now old news, and this new idea is stealing your attention away. Hey, don’t fret! It doesn’t mean the unfinished story will never be completed any more than it means that the great...

Review of 10 Legitimate Wa...

Okay, I have to admit that I bought this book because of the title. I just had to know what new things the author could reveal to me that I had never heard before. Well, needless to say I was disappointed. What do you think you’ll find when you read the title? Well, I thought I’d find new ways and ways that would not take me 40 hours a week. I know. I know. The title didn’t say that. Maybe that was what I...

The Beginning of the Refor...

The Catholic Church had grown to be the leader in the Christian religion during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The power it possessed was like nothing that had been seen in history. Yet, its time in the garden of unquestionable power was to end as a new thought arose. Humanism was a tidal wave that hit Europe. Mainly thought to be in the arts and politics, humanism affected the Christian church in a...

Camera Picture Writing Pro...

Check out this picture. A story resides in it. Many stories can be found within this picture. Can’t you see them? Here are some I can see: Humor – Every time this one man tries to use the camera, he finds that he loses things. It becomes the joke of the family and convinces everyone that the camera is jinxed. – One woman cannot take a straight picture to save her life. She cuts off all the...

Madness (Asher Benson Book...

How safe is all of the wonderful technology that we now have?  Most of us carry cell phones with us everywhere we go.  We tend to take out internet access for granted.  These things make life so much easier for us.  But what if they were used against us? Asher Benson has moved out in the middle of nowhere, and he is at all times surrounded by government agents to supposedly keep him safe.  He doesn’t want...