Writing

Literary Fiction: What is it Really? – Guest Post by Christopher Meeks

“Literary” is a type of book many people admire, but it’s not a genre that people necessarily seek. It’s even hard to call it a genre the way “mystery,” “romance,” and “paranormal” might be. Books that appear on Amazon’s literary bestseller list, for example, reveal how widely defined “literary” really is. For instance, this week,…

How to Write Believable Dialogue

What exactly is dialogue? It is simply a conversation between two or more characters. Nothing fancy, just a conversation. But the mere mention or thought of dialogue scares a lot of writers who will do just about anything to avoid it. The fear of writing dialogue must be conquered. We practice dialogue every time we…

Lisa’s Writopia

Lisa’s Writopia was created by me to be a utopia for readers and writers. What exactly can be found here? This site will have plenty of book reviews, author interviews, and guest posts. Reading is a passion of mine. One can never have too many books. I write reviews on most of the books I…

Matthew Keith Interview– Nightmares, Inspiration, and a Nameless Character

Have nightmares ever been an issue for this author?  How completely does he develop his characters before beginning to write?  Why isn’t the main character’s name ever given?  What are his thoughts on self-publishing? Sway begins with the transcription of dialogue between a doctor and his patient.  The patient’s name, blacked out except for two…