Why do you use Goodreads?

I’m working on my thesis project for grad school and I’d like your help. I’m creating a business plan for a Goodreads-like online community that focuses on diverse books in speculative fiction–fantasy, sci-fi and horror. Diversity in fiction is one of my passions. The community/blog would be a place where Read more…

Liking the Bad Guy

I’ve said it before, I love morally questionable characters. You know, the antihero. I enjoy writing them. How do you make these little monsters sympathetic without filing down their claws? My characters kill with no remorse. They’re prone to violence and can be more than a little heartless. They treat humans like slightly useful ants. There’s Read more…

What do you think?

In novel writing, is it really important to hook the read with a delicious opening line? A while ago, I would’ve said yes. No one has the patience to struggle through a story. When shopping in a brick and mortar store, some readers still let the first page decided whether or not they want the book. But, after Read more…

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