Willing To Be

How to become a novelist ¶ March 13

Get on the road to fiction writing with the help of these books.

On Writing: Part memoir, part masterclass by bestselling author Stephen King, this volume is a practical view of the writer's craft. It comprises the basic tools of the trade every writer must have.

Bird by Bird: Novelist Anne Lamott has written a step-by-step guide on how to write and on how to manage the 'writerly' life. From getting started with first drafts and false starts to character and plot development, and dialogue, she has a tongue-in-cheek take on it all.

No Plot? No Problem! (A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days):

Chris Baty takes you through four weeks of hard-core 'noveling', whether you're a first-time novelist or a results-oriented writer.

Writing the Breakout Novel:

Literary agent Donald Maass details the elements that all breakout novels share and shows you writing techniques that helps a book succeed.

The Right to Write: Through techniques and anecdotes, author Julia Cameron shows how to make writing a natural, intensely personal part of life.


Calling it like he sees it ¶ November 19

Calling it like he sees it By Linda Hill/Special to The State Journal Published: June 2, 2012 9:47PM Jason Booth has been around sports all his life – as an athlete, a fan, and an official.

The 7 Golden Rules of Being a Wingman ¶ May 5

Attractive women rarely fly solo—or date men who do. Having a solid wingman by your side can mean the difference between the two of you sharing the night with a bevy of chicks or a basket of chicken wings.

Being Realistic with Love Increases Satisfaction ¶ February 22

Being Realistic with Love Increases Satisfaction In the section of this website titled ‘Life Satisfaction’ we looked at the Freudian concept of Ego.  I firstly outlined ‘Ego-Mechanism’ and then went on to outline a second central characteristic of strong Ego: the ability to be realistic.