Wherever you are in your journey, know that you're not alone, that it's ok if you're not proud of your first effort. You have the power to make it better. It may be that all you need to do is cut.
I had a phase once upon a time where I consumed the works of Jeff Sharra and David Liss, both of whom delve deep into history or historical settings and twist until all the drama is wrung out. This week’s book does not have the heavy depth of research of a Sharra or the character … Continue reading Book Review: 1945
I want to contrast two trends of advice for aspiring authors like me, and, if you are reading this blog, like you: the tug-of-war between the craft-focused and career-focused mentality.
Last week, I confess that I struggled to find consistency in my writing. Fellow amateur, fellow aspirant, that should not be. Too much is at stake. Without further introduction, here are 4 reasons why we should write
Welcome, reader, to the third book review on Write Before Dawn. This installment highlights a lesser-known work by an author who I devoured in my teenage years, so it holds a particular nostalgia for me. As always, if you have a book you are interested in seeing reviewed in this space, feel free to contact … Continue reading Book Review: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency