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Everything You Want Me to Be – a Review

Keeping secrets is not always a good thing. Lying to others in order to use them so that everything goes your way can be deadly. This haunting story of secrets, love, manipulation, and murder is told from three points of view—Del, the small-town sheriff; Peter, the English teach caught in a marriage that is crumbling;…

Show, Don’t Tell

Writers need to show instead of tell. What exactly does that mean? How does one show what is happening instead of just telling? What are the benefits of doing so? Telling is easy. The room was bare. You need to show the reader that the room is bare instead of just stating it. Showing takes…

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars – a Review

Ian Doescher has brought new life to Shakespeare with William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.  When I first heard the title of the book, I was convinced I had misunderstood something.  Shakespeare and Star Wars together?  How could the famous science fiction/fantasy tale be told in the iambic pentameter used by the Bard of Avon?  Would it…

Dark Matter – a Review

Think about your life for a moment. What decision did you make that defines who you are? What would have happened if you chose another path? Would you still be happy? What if there are other yous out there? This science-fiction thriller is full of surprises. Jason Dessen’s peaceful, happy life is thrown into turmoil.…