Books that Shaped America

Books that Shaped America

I wish I were on this list from the Library of Congress, but no. How many have you read? http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/books-that-shaped-america/ I found that I have quite a bit of catching up to do. Did you know that you can get books for free for Amazon Kindle? Many...

Terry Pratchett Discusses His New Book: Snuff

Terry Pratchett is absolutely one of my favorite writers of all time. He has written 50 novels by himself, and his whole creation — the Discworld — and all its inhabitants are nothing short of wonderful! If you like writers with a killer sense of humor and...

New Middle-Grade Level Mystery from Pat

I’ve worked with traditional publishing for more than twenty years, and it’s been a real experience. I enjoy writing for publishers, but when it comes time for the royalty checks to come rolling in, they just don’t. What cracks me up is that the...

Writing Books: How to Know What to Include

Writing a book is tricky. You have so much research, and well… You aren’t sure what you need and what you can do without when you look at it in a big heap.  It can make you crazy and scare you from writing at all. But don’t let it! As you’re...

The Marcello Method for Research Organization

Today, I’m just going to boil down the steps I take to organize research when writing a book: Buy a 4-5″ 3- ring binder Insert tabbed index sheets with broad categories that apply to my work Print out everything I find from reliable sources on the Internet...