Cormac McCarthy’s THE ROAD

This is one of my favorite books. It has its detractors, and of course, your mileage might vary, but here are a few quick observations about Cormac McCarthy‘s brilliant The Road. 1. This book made me cry. You’ve heard of the iceberg technique of storytelling? The one Hemingway championed? This book is the textbook example […]

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Writing Advice #3: The Time-Sucking Query Letter (or The Importance of Speaking Portuguese)

Okay, let me begin (as I often do) by saying that these are just my opinions. Feel free to disagree, argue, or toss my thoughts out the window like twice-used bacon grease. I can only speak from personal experience. And my personal experience is this: I once spent a great deal of time—a disturbingly immense […]

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Brian Keene’s DEAD SEA

*This review will make more sense to you if you’ve read Brian Keene‘s The Rising. If you haven’t, you need to and can pick up the author’s preferred edition right here. But even if you haven’t read either of these Keene novels, I think you’ll find something of interest below without encountering any major spoilers. […]

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