March 27, 2008

New Favorite Book on Writing

I just got “Emotional Structure: Creating the Story Beneath the Plot” by Peter Dunne. Wow, it’s the best book on writing I’ve ever seen.

It would have helped me understand what I was struggling to do unconsciously in “Heart in the Right Place.” It would be a lot quicker and easier to structure a book right when you understand what you are doing ahead of time!

The book is deep, too. It talks about wisdom and moral development of human beings. That’s the most important thing to me, not just a list of ten quick and easy tricks for writing a story.

The good news is the guy who wrote this book is both a great guy and commercially successful. It’s a super mix for an author of a how-to book.

March 4, 2008

Paperback Cover ?

Here’s a possible cover for the paperback due out in August. What do you think?
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