"Without question poorly written books can be very popular commercially. I believe this happens by the almighty dollar. For example, I've tried reading Dan Brown - can't do it. Of course, it's subjective. Often…"
"Without directly naming the book, there was a very popular book made into a movie of the same name that has excellent writing, however, I felt the story was poor and demeaning, as did my reading group. While a story may be good if it is poorly…"
"Entertaining and educating is not mutually exclusive in literature. With the anniversary of the book, one of the best examples is To Kill A Mocking Bird. It is an excellent story and also teaches about prejudice, racism and what the…"
"It's a matter of perspective. As a debut novelist I wish about 95% of those out there would throw in the towel. In my case I've been fortunate to be accepted by a traditional publisher and didn't need an agent. It is…"
"Joseph Campbell taught me there are no new stories. However, given the human imagination there are an infinite number of twists and combinations. My debut novel, Murphy's Troubles, explores how betrayal can be used to transform a…"
"My encore career is writing, so yes, for me fiction writing requires a daily swath of isolated time, for the initial draft. After the initial draft I see writing as a collaborative effort including critique groups, writer's groups, beta…"