Tag: novel

  • My journey to become a novelist

    My journey to become a novelist

    I started my first novel when I was eighteen. Thirty years later, where am I now?

  • Judging a book by its cover

    Judging a book by its cover

    Novels are a collection of ideas and images and characters and philosophies and stories, all twisted up in a blender until all the bits come together into a coherent series of words that we recognize as a book. These words then get wrapped up in their cover like a Christmas present, with shiny and colorful […]

  • When a writer becomes a novelist

    When a writer becomes a novelist

    Thanks to a colleague’s suggestion, this year I took the NaNoWriMo plunge. With less than a month to fashion the concept of a novel, I signed up, drank the koolaid, and jumped off the cliff. I’ve been writing fiction since grade school, but only in November 2013 did I really start to think of myself […]