Plot: In short: A boy grows up to be a correctional officer. Take it upon himself to rebrand the criminal justice system. The longer version: Emil Sorn grows up admiring his dad and hating his mother. His dad works in Larsan State Prison and Emil can only hope that when his father comes … Continue reading One on One by Michael Kelso
So I've been seeing a lot of blog posts, facebook updates and tweets lately - about how great everyone's doing. It seems everybody's WIP is the best thing that ever happened to them, they're writing it so easily, everything is falling in to place, and their lives are just perfect. It seems no one is … Continue reading Stuck in a rut
(Note: I never deliberately spoil anything that I consider a major part of the plot, and I always double check to see how much is revealed in the official blurb to know what major things are already revealed and not. However, there might be minor things that certain people could consider spoilers, so read on … Continue reading Book Review: Project Thermoception by M.C. Drake
One of the most fun things about writing is coming up with new things to write about! To just dream up new ideas, new plots, new places, new stories. Currently I have 3 WIP's that I'm definitely going to write, and 3-4 that I'm still working, to figure out whether or not I think they'll … Continue reading Work In Progress
(Note: I never deliberately spoil anything that I consider a major part of the plot, and I always double check to see how much is revealed in the official blurb to know what major things are already revealed and not. However, there might be minor things that certain people could consider spoilers, so read on … Continue reading Book Review: Young Blood by Brett Wallach
Just wanted to let you all know that my crime thriller, The Consequence of Loyalty is free on Amazon this weekend! Get it here! US version UK version And you get bonus points if you read it, with a cherry on top if you leave me a review! Thanks all! Trey Stone
Like many other authors I review books, because well hey, I read! So here are a few things to do and don't when you're asking someone to review your work. (And though these are my own opinions, I dare assume they will apply to many other author/reviewers as well). DO Ask! Don't just send … Continue reading Some advice when asking for reviews
Are you an author? Self-published something? Struggling to get reviews and/or find reviewers? Well so am I. So I've decided to do something about it! I read quite a lot. Sometimes more than others, sometimes sporadically, sometimes I'll have a reading break for weeks or months, and sometimes I'll read two books on a weekend. … Continue reading Book Reviews!
Last week I asked the twittersphere for some help with one of my stories, and I wanted to share with everyone (thanks so much if you were one of the ones who answered!) My problem was this: I’m working on a story where I need to rewrite good parts of the beginning. I think! I’m … Continue reading Fixing a story. Editing now or later?
I thought I'd write a little post on how I build my characters, so here goes. First of all, I usually tumble across an idea inside my mind, and when I do it’s as if I haven’t had the idea myself, but as if someone left it there, for me to find. I’ll look at … Continue reading Inspiration for a story – Characters.