J.K. Rowling’s new book announced

For those who haven’t heard, J.K. Rowling announced her newest book last week. The Casual Vacancy (ISBN 9780316228534. $21) is due out in October from Little, Brown. When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market […]

8 tips on How to Write a Believable Friendship or Best Friend Character

Psst . . . Don’t forget about March’s contest to win free books and more! Just post a comment to enter this month’s book raffle. Check it out more details here. * * * One of my biggest pet peeves in a book is the shallow friendships. Or how most female characters don’t have a […]

i killed the spider and how that relates to Harry Potter

There is no metaphor here. See this HUGE thing? Yeah, I killed it just after I had it pose for a picture. To me, this is the ultimate form of bravery. At least it would be if you asked Ron Weasley. And now for a thought for you: What would happen if only the first […]