Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Letter That Will Come Tomorrow by Naomi O'Hara

A trip you will remember.

'A Letter That Will Come Tomorrow' begins with Dr. Naomi O’Hara, a recently retired therapist, stepping on a train heading to New York. The year is 2021. We meet some very interesting people along the way and are introduced to a new way of life. The author has created a world that everyone should visit. The story is well written, characters come alive, and the descriptions are fresh. A must-read!

More info can be found at

Monday, October 26, 2009

National Novel Writing Month 2009

I wasn't sure whether I was going to participate this year or not. I've only did this one other year and the results sit in a file folder. That year instead of a novel, I came up with many beginnings for books. I reached the word count but not in the method of building an entire novel.

I still haven't got a plan for the novel I'll be writing this year. I'm hoping to come up with an outline this week. If not, I'll wing it. I look forward to giving this a shot and coming out with a decent novel.

Good luck to all attendees. Are you participating?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Monsters Of The Eighties

In honor of the coming holiday, I'd like to delve into the monsters of the eighties.

It was a time of great horrors. We were introduced to monsters in our dreams, scary dolls, cars with personalities, vampires, and so much more.

My favorite was Freddy Kreugar: Nightmare on Elm Street. What could be scarier than having someone stalk you in your dreams? The only escape is to stay awake. You can only do that for so long. The producers went on to introduce sequels to the original, but none were as good as the first. Now there is a remake coming out. I wonder if it will even come close to the introduction of this wonderfully horrifying nightmare.

Who was your favorite? Why?

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Sacred Sin by Estevan Vega

At the young age of eighteen, Estevan Vega has proven himself as a talented, ambitious writer with this second book. "The Sacred Sin" is a well-written descriptive story, with great characters and just the right amount of suspense. On the downside, some may find it a little too descriptive as the story moves slowly along. Jude Foster, a detective with a past, pursues a supernatural killer. The story is intriguing and entertaining. A good read.

Vega is growing as a new writer, and I look forward to his next book.

Servant of the Realm is also available by this author. More information can be found at

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Keeper - Short Story Accepted

Long Story Short has accepted my short story, "The Keeper". It will appear in January at

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

2010 Muse Online Writers Conference

This conference is free, but don't let that fool you. It is very professional and contains a lot of needed information. The pitch sessions alone are worth attending, not to mention all the workshops and chats. Donations are accepted, but not necessary to join in.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Muse Online Writers Conference

Registrations have closed for this year, but it’s something to think about for next year.

This year the workshops range from writing horror to writing for children. There are workshops for tightening your prose, marketing, blogging, and so much more. Many editors have also made it possible for the attendees to pitch their work to them in special pitch sessions. The editors and publications range from short stories to novel lengths. The conference lasts a week and is packed with great opportunities.

Check it out and get ready for the conference of 2010.

The organizer, Lea Schizas, published author and award winning editor, works hard each year to bring writers this conference at no cost.
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