Mainstream Novel A Patchwork Planet

Mainstream Novel A Patchwork Planet, by Anne Tyler:   It’s my 30th birthday, and following family tradition in mainstream novel A PATCHWORK PLANET, I’m looking […]

Enthuse / Enthusiastic / Enthusiasm

Certain sets of words in the English language tend to confuse writers. I have found the following to be among them: ENTHUSE / ENTHUSIASTIC / […]

Police Thriller Mad River

Mad River, by John Sandford:   In police series thriller MAD RIVER, investigator Virgil Flowers leads the effort to stop a killing spree while pursuing […]

Deserts / Desserts

Certain sets of words in the English language tend to confuse writers. I have found the following to be among them: DESERTS / DESSERTS Okay, […]

Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings We writers tend to have our favorite descriptive passages, philosophical asides, and witty dialogue sections in each and every story we write. […]

Comic Thriller Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy, by Dean Koontz:   Prepare to be enchanted! These foreboding words evolve from ominous to joyous as young Colorado pastry chef Jimmy Tock […]

Segue / Segway

  Certain sets of words in the English language tend to confuse writers. I have found the following to be among them: SEGUE / SEGWAY […]

Tender / Tinder

  Certain sets of words in the English language tend to confuse writers. I have found the following to be among them: TENDER / TINDER […]