I hope you can all do me a big favour - do yourselves a favour - and read Predator by K. Robert Einarson. Then leave him a comment.
Because (sniff, sniff) today I get to be the proud wife of the writer and I do think evilkev's story is fantastic.
And he gets all whiny when he writes publisher's letters and the short story for the Cozy Noir contest and nobody tells him they like his stuff.
Of coure, he doesn't have a blog so why should he expect feedback on the Spinetingler stuff?
A site worth reading
Author Jan Burke has a fantastic blog, very insightful, rather unlike this blog. Jan has been talking about problems facing crime labs in the US. If you're writing crime, you should check out her blog, and if you're interested in forensic science, you'll find her insights fascinating. She blogs about more than that, but truly, this is a blog unlike most, well worth visiting when you've got a few minutes to really process the valuable information she's providing. And beyond crime writers, it's important stuff. People should know about the challenges the justice system faces as a result of insufficient staff and budget shortfalls at public labs.
In other news...
I'm going to throw up a post tomorrow or the next day about the edits. Yes, I've finished the first rewrite. The fantastic JT Ellison is reading it over to tell me if I screwed anything up majorly, and then I'll go over it again and give it back to my editor.
Who will die from the shock, I'm sure, but more about that in the next few days.
Just wanted to say it's great to see The Rentable Writer, DesLily, Elizabeth, Forty_Two.... So many new faces popping up lately! And usually I'm much better at getting on the ball and adding links and all that jazz. All I can say is, I'll get there. As soon as the ms goes back to my editor, I'll have either a few days to breath, or a lot of explaining to do.
But I always love seeing new people drop by.
Forty_Two had a que...
...about what the seven basic plots were. The answer comes compliments of JB Thompson. Speaking of JB, she did an interview with author Rhys Bowen the other day. Check it out!
1. man vs. nature
2. man vs. man
3. man vs. the environment
4. man vs. machines/technology
5. man vs. the supernatural
6. man vs. self
7. man vs. god/religion
Woman may, of course, be substituted for man in all cases.