Should You Read Face by Joma West?

“When he wasn’t working, Menial 63700578 went by the name of Jake. Jake wanted to get his hands on Madeleine Burroughs. He wanted to run his fingers through her thick chestnut hair and possibly, maybe, perhaps, get close enough to her so he could draw in her scent.” – Opening of Face Face is a… Continue reading Should You Read Face by Joma West?

How to Transfer an Old Scrivener Project to Scrivener 3 (Windows)

If you’ve recently gotten a new Windows PC and upgraded to the latest version of Scrivener, as I have, you’ll need to make sure you use the proper set of steps when transferring your old Scrivener projects to ensure that all the data is copied as it should be. If you copy just the file… Continue reading How to Transfer an Old Scrivener Project to Scrivener 3 (Windows)

Should You Read The Heather Blazing by Colm Tóibín?

“Eamon Redmond stood at the window looking down at the river which was deep brown after days of rain. He watched the colour, the mixture of mud and water, and the small currents and pockets of movement within the flow. It was a Friday morning at the end of July; the traffic was heavy on… Continue reading Should You Read The Heather Blazing by Colm Tóibín?

Novel Openings in Third Person Omniscient

As someone writing a novel in the third person omniscient point of view, I’ve gotten some conflicting advice about the best way to “hook” the reader. Tales are told of agents rejecting based on the first sentence. The first paragraph, everybody seems to say, is crucial. But most of the so-called rules I’ve seen for… Continue reading Novel Openings in Third Person Omniscient