Dana King's Blog – January 2010 Archive (4)

An Epiphany

(Also posted on One Bite at a Time.)



I started the second draft on the work-in-progress last weekend. The first draft was allowed to ferment for a couple of months, then I read it over and made notes. This draft is to address those notes and get things reading like a unified book. Subsequent drafts will add refinements: dialog, description, polish.



Key to a successful second draft for me is to get the voice right.… Continue

Added by Dana King on January 23, 2010 at 2:17am — 3 Comments

"Foresight" on Mysterical-E

Mysterical-E has posted my flash piece, "Foresight," as part of its Winter issue. Several good stories there. Well worth your time.

Added by Dana King on January 6, 2010 at 3:52am — No Comments

Best Reads of 2009

(Also posted at One Bite at a Time.)



I started keeping track of every book I read a few years ago. I never would have remembered all the great books I read this year if I hadn’t written them down; there were too many.



The following list contains the best books I read for the first time in 2009, regardless of when they were published. (Which is why The Big Sleep isn’t listed.) Last year I named five. This… Continue

Added by Dana King on January 1, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments

December's Good Reads

(Also posted at One Bite at a Time.)



My reading year ended with a bang.



Mischief, Ed McBain – A good, old-school, everyone gets into the act 87th Precinct story, featuring the Deaf Man. Meyer and Hawes get the mystery of abandoned Alzheimer’s patients, Parker and Kling have to work the killings of graffiti artists, and Carella and Brown have to figure out what the hell the Deaf Man is up to. All the stories… Continue

Added by Dana King on January 1, 2010 at 11:46am — No Comments

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