W IS FOR ON WRITING:
A MEMOIR OF THE CRAFT
A MEMOIR OF THE CRAFT
Writing a trilogy isn't easy. An understatement for sure, but while I will write several more Detective Quaid novels, these first three books, this trilogy, is my ode to love. All along, I meant to write three separate murder mysteries tied together by a love story. All stand alone books but with a running theme. I almost gave up.
To help get my head back in the game, I read Stephen Kings. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, and it helped to inspired me to continue. On Writing, and the content edit that Barbara Sachs Sloan did for all three books made all the difference. Without her patience and advice, these books might never have been written.
A good content editor makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE!
But Stephen King's book inspired me to continue!
The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
“you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”
“Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.”
“Writing is not life, but I think that sometimes it can be a way back to life.”
“You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.”
“Bad writing is more than a matter of shit syntax and faulty observation; bad writing usually arises from a stubborn refusal to tell stories about what people actually do― to face the fact, let us say, that murderers sometimes help old ladies cross the street.”
This is my 'murder trilogy'!
Light is a fleeting moment in the frozen north that is Alaska. Although the light shines brightly during the Summer Solstice, Detective Steven Quaid struggles to hold on to what he holds dear during life's darkest moments, his love for family, and professional achievement.
Will a murderous stalker, a self-proclaimed Lucifer resurrected, or insidious obsession prove more powerful than this dedicated detective? Three separate life-threatening situations. One determined man.
Remember every comment during the A to Z will be an entry to win a
paperback copy of the trilogy!
(signed if I can send by mail)