I am at the last scene of my major book project, Never Say Die, that I have been writing for six months and planning for several years. I am thirty-two chapters and 350 pages in, and now the responsibility comes to wrap up the story in a big bright bow and come up with a … More This is the end…wait…THIS is the end.
I haven’t been contributing much to this blog lately, other than my obligatory book reviews. But there’s a reason for that. One, I’ve been working pretty heavily on my latest book project, Never Say Die, which is down to the last few chapters. And two, I haven’t really had a lot to say. But now … More Bottom of the Ninth…Three Men On
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914 by David McCullough. Simon & Schuster. 698 pages. So, here’s the question. Do you ever really like an author, read a couple of his books and really, really like the way he writes? You find a book that he’s written that you haven’t … More Review: “The Path Between the Seas” by David McCullough
Today is the first day of National Novel Writing Month, and this is the eighth time (at least I think it is) that I have participated. I’ve completed the 50,000 words in 30 day challenge five times. The first time I did it, I started two days late, and finished it in 17 days. A … More Want to learn how little you know? Write a book.
The Final Day: A John Matherson Novel by William R. Forstchen. Forge Books. 480 pages. I am a big fan of William Forstchen as an author. He’s a history professor who writes science fiction and revisionist history with lots of Civil War bent. This is the third book in a series that starts with One … More Review: “The Final Day” by William R. Forstchen
Black Chamber: A Novel of Alternate World War I by S.M. Stirling. Ace Books. 388 Books. I’ve had a bad run of luck with books lately. Whether it’s just me, just a bad choice in books or the nature of books these days, I couldn’t seem to get interested in and finish a book for … More Review: “Black Chamber” by S.M. Stirling
The Last Kingdom (Saxon Tales Book 1) by Bernard Cornwell. Harper Books. 352 pages. I’m one of those quirky, eclectic readers who has a lot of interests in a lot of areas. I’ve shared books I’ve read in the realm of science fiction, inspirational writing, Christian fiction and biography. And I’m equally interested in history … More Review: “The Last Kingdom” by Bernard Cornwell
Time Travelers Never Die by Jack McDevitt. Penguin Group. 384 pages. I’m a fan of time-travel stories. Let me clarify that: I’m a fan of well-written time-travel stories. Time travel is one of those memes that sounds great and exciting but can lead you down either the rabbit hole of cliches such as “let’s kill … More Review: “Time Travelers Never Die” by Jack McDevitt
Killing England: The Struggle for American Independence. Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard. Henry Holt Publishers. 340 pages. I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I picked up this book from our university library. I’m not a fan of Bill O’Reilly, although I am familiar with the “Killing” series. Bill O’Reilly is, of course, famous … More Review: “Killing England” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
In writing, dead in never really dead. Stories that are written and rejected might be accepted somewhere else. Other stories that are never published turn up as material in other places and in many cases, other media, such as radio plays, screenplays or stageplays. And sometimes you are surprised. Years ago, at least 30 years … More Born Again