Mike Donald is a UK-based novelist and screenwriter. His current novel, Louisiana Blood, started out as a multiple award-winning screenplay that earned him some great attention in the Hollywood scene. Mike adapted the screenplay into a novel, and Louisiana Blood was published late last year. The novel is an incredible and thrilling mystery involving
Phil Rood is someone you should know.
He is an illustrator out of Florida, and his work is marvelous. He is a master of body language, and each individual illustration of his tells a story. In my adventures as a writer, I've stumbled across uncountable talented people. Phil Rood's talents left
Writing Bloc’s Best Reads July Edition. Welcome to the third post in our ongoing best of series, in which a few of our Writing Bloc contributors share their favorite read of the month. For the month of July, we hear from Becca, Jacqui, and Michael.
Becca's Recommendation - We Are Okay
Today we have author Susan K. Hamilton with us to discuss her upcoming novel Shadow King, releasing on October 2nd. Susan's manuscript for Shadow King finished in the top 10 for the 2016 LaunchPad Manuscript Competition, which received over 1,000 entries from over 24 countries.
Welcome, Susan! Your book Shadow King
It's rare to be able to get excited for a new book to come out when it's from a first-time author. Peter Ryan is an exception. His novel, Sync City, is a powerful, hard-hitting sci-fi romp through a dystopian future, and I have been patiently waiting for this book through
Writing a crisp, adrenaline-pumping fight scene can be a challenge. Today we have a guest post from Kelsey Rae Barthel to examine how she approaches hers. Here's Kelsey...
One of the most frequent compliments I have received about my first published book, Beyond the Code, is that readers love my fight
Michael Gaudet is not your typical author.
When Mr. Gaudet approached me to talk about his book, I was immediately intrigued. He is a unique author to me, as he is someone who has suffered kidney disease for most of his life, to the point of requiring organ donation. Mr. Gaudet
“Adapting Books to the Screen (and vice versa)”
by Liz Kerin
“To be honest, I liked the book a lot better.”
Adapting books to the screen is always tricky business. When we read, we’re given the freedom to imagine something that fits perfectly into our preferred worldview. Violence is as visceral as we
So, after weighing the pros and cons, you've decided to start a writing project. You've read Write Smart, Part I, and you've asked yourself the hard questions. Why do you want to write? What does writing bring to your life? Or, what do you want it to bring? Now that
Today, Jason Pomerance is here to talk about his journey publishing his debut novel, Women Like Us.
Welcome Jason. First, I want to say congratulations on the release of your novel, Women Like Us, which hit shelves on July 26, 2016! How does it feel to be a published author?