Haunting Halloween Reads

When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween It’s the month of ghosts and ghouls and ghastly fun. Are you looking for a frightful scare? This 31 Days of October Volume III anthology consists of short stories written by members of the Goodreads Writers 750 Group, [...]

First/Opening Lines of Fiction Novels

A Repost from 2016. The significance of first opening lines is crucial for fiction novels. As Stephen King has stated, “An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this…It's a quick introduction to the writer's style, another thing good first [...]

Top 5 Book Recommendations Before You Develop Cataracts

I was a late bloomer when it came to reading; my first serious bout with it began in my late teens. Sidney Sheldon, Sandra Brown, Victoria Holt, and Mary Higgins Clark were the leaders of the pack for me. After that, I slowly sprouted out toward other authors and genres. This past year has taken [...]