Dana King's Blog – October 2009 Archive (5)

Starting Over

(Also posted on One Bite at a Time.)

I read the first chapter of the book I’m revising last night. (I have a strict and probably over-complicated regimen for edits such as this that I might describe some day, if I think it won’t make me look too geeky.) Tonight I’ll edit what I read last night.

My writing style has changed a lot. The previous book and the WIP are multi-POV stories that needed a much different voice… Continue

Added by Dana King on October 31, 2009 at 2:48am — 4 Comments

A Milestone, of Sorts

(Also posted on One Bite at a Time.)

I finished the first draft of the work-in-progress last night. Took me almost three times as long as usual. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad. There were a lot of plotting issues, including a misguided attempt to write this one by the seat of my pants. I won’t soon try that again. I have great regard for writers who can do that well, which includes most of my favorites, but I’m just not… Continue

Added by Dana King on October 29, 2009 at 5:04am — 6 Comments

Notes from Bouchercon 2009

(Also posted on One Bite at a Time.)

I finally got my Bouchercon notes together. While debriefing myself, deciphering my handwriting, adding books to my Amazon wish list and movies to my NetFlix queue, several thoughts and questions came to mind. Please comment at will.

Do readers—other than those with a local connection—really care about where a story takes place as long as it’s appropriate and done… Continue

Added by Dana King on October 24, 2009 at 12:04am — 4 Comments

Worth a Read

Over at Editorial Ass, Moonrat has posted a compilation of her blogs about publishing, editing, agents, and other items of interest. Well worth reading.

Added by Dana King on October 7, 2009 at 4:36am — 1 Comment

September's Best Reads

(Also posted on One Bite at a Time.)

My best reads from September, in the order in which they were read:

Silent Edge, by Michael Koryta. A cold case heats up in a hurry for Cleveland PI Lincoln Perry after he’s hired by an ex-con to find the woman who rehabilitated him. Koryta is a master at treading the line between just enough and too much in plot, characterization, dialog, and whatever other aspects of… Continue

Added by Dana King on October 2, 2009 at 5:27am — No Comments

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