Posts Tagged ‘ The Case of the Cunning Linguist ’

#NaNoWriMo prep: The Simple Art of Murder

As part of my NaNoWriMo prep, I've been reading Raymond Chandler's essay, "The Simple Art of Murder," from 1950. In it, the author condemns traditional detective stories, as he argues they can never be realistic enough nor rise to the level of great literature. He then proposes the type of detective story that can elude such problems, noting "in everything that can be called art there is a Continue Reading...

It’s almost #NaNoWriMo time — so grab my new book!

All right, who's doing NaNoWriMo with me this year? National Novel Writing Month, for those who have still miraculously never heard of it, is that special time of the year when all aspiring (and established!) novelists take to their keyboards, writing up a storm, with the goal of finishing an entire novel (50,000 words) in just one month. Naturally, I have renewed my love of all things Continue Reading...

10 goals for the last 10 days of October

"So Late" image by Flickr user John Fielding There are only 10 days left in the month of October (yikes, how time has flown!), so I sat down and made up a list of the 10 things I'd like to accomplish before this month is officially over. Here's what I've got: Get my library card renewed and pick up the books I reserved - this one should be fairly easy, but since I live outside of the Continue Reading...

July Camp Nanowrimo begins tomorrow!

Are you ready for camp? I am. I've been plotting out my goals for July, and they include: Finishing up my Zodiac Sex book, Working on chapters for The Case of the Cunning Linguist, and Revising Play With Me: Sex Toys from A to Z Sound like a lot? IT IS! But that's just how I roll. If I don't have a million projects happening at all times, I will shrivel up and die. Stay tuned Continue Reading...

It takes a village: Help support an author!

There's a myth about writers, that we toil alone in our turrets, writing each of our books in solitude. Well guess what? Writing a book takes a village. Whether you're an indie author DIYing your way to the top or a fancypants traditionally published author, you still need a team behind you to help support your goal of writing and publishing the best book you can. That's where the Author Continue Reading...