Thursday, March 26, 2015

Book review: Structuring Your Novel by K.M. Weiland

Have you ever wondered why we enjoy movies so much? 

How directors structure movies to keep you interested in the buildup and then, how they speed up the action or increase the emotional connection at just the right moment? 

It is all in the structure, a formula for film and books which has been around for hundreds of years. In her book K.M. Weiland reveals the secrets behind the best movies and books.  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Quick 5 Point Novel Guide to COMPARATIVES vs. SUPERLATIVES

It seems every day we come across a new record, the best run ever, the best summer ever, the best twin...can we have a best twin. 

Let's look at the imaginary identical twins, Jayne and Lisa. Jayne has the best hair and the best taste in boyfriends...or does she? You see, here we are confusing Comparatives and Superlatives.

Let me explain in a Quick 5 Point Novel Guide to Comparatives vs. Superlatives

Sunday, March 15, 2015

How to improve your child’s creative writing skills

Being able to write well is vital.  Nowadays almost any job requires the skill of writing, even if only to send emails.  
Following these simple steps at home will improve your child’s creative writing skills and help make her a better writer.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

10 Secrets Why this is the Best Blog to Read on Grammar Day

Today is Grammar day, the day every writing blog waits for to tell you how to improve your grammar, and there are about 1,200,000 fighting you’re your attention—yes YOU!

You have opened this because you want to improve your grammar and I bet it is to do with work. Okay, there will be students and a few writers, but I’m going to focus to the office working masses. 

I will give you 10 secrets to improve communication with your boss, your boss’s boss, and the annoying guy or girl who is your “peer”. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The head transplant: Elixir of Life or Pandora’s Box?

In my new novel Blood Ties, I explore the real world of mass blood transference for cosmetic treatment. 

Already, my book does not look like science fiction, in fact it might be old news compared to the announcement that we will be ready to perform a full human head transplant by 2017.

Sergio Canavero, an Italian doctor, is looking to assemble a team this year to make it happen. As science progresses, at ever increasing speed, I ask you, is this potential break through an Elixir of Life or Pandora’s Box?