Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff

Creating a Narrative Arc for a Fictional Character

  Creating a Narrative Arc for a Fictional Character by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro February 2011   To create a strong narrative arc, the character must begin one way and end another, eg. in George Elliot’s Silas Marner, (did anyone besides me have to read...

Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor

    Anatomy of Ghosts Andrew Taylor Hyperion 1-25-11 Hardcover/432 pages ISBN: 978-1401302870 Buy This Book www.amazon.com     ". . .emotionally luxurious . . ." A moody 18th century ghost story that plumbs the depths of grief and...

A Lonely Death by Charles Todd

    A Lonely Death Charles Todd Harper Collins 1-21-11 Hardcover/343 pages ISBN: 978-0061726194 Buy This Book www.amazon.com     ". . .a psychic time capsule . . ." Slow pace suits this character sketch of turn of the century England....

The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman

    The Red Garden Alice Hoffman Crown 01-10-11 Hardcover/288 pages ISBN: 978-0307393876 Buy This Book www.amazon.com     ". . . a ride that you will never want to end." There are many places tucked away in the East Coast hills. As you...

A Special Relationship by Douglas Kennedy

  A Special Relationship Douglas Kennedy Simon & Schuster 1-10-11 Hardcover/411 pages ISBN: 978-1439199138 Buy This Book www.amazon.com   ". . .thrilling and interesting and satisfying." Solid writing with well-rounded and interesting...

The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman

The Girl in the Green Raincoat Laura Lippman Avon 01-10-11 Hardcover/176 pages ISBN: 978-0061938368 Buy This Book www.amazon.com       ". . . homage to Hitchcock. ...well-written and riveting. . ." Real world mystery with authenticity and...

The Sentinel Mage by Emily Gee

The Sentinel Mage by Emily Gee

Her magic may be the only thing that can save a prince—and the Seven Kingdoms. In a distant corner of the Seven Kingdoms, an ancient curse festers and grows, consuming everything in its path. Only one man can break it: Harkeld of Osgaard, a prince with mage’s blood in his veins.

The Truth About Grief by Ruth Davis Konigsberg

The Truth About Grief by Ruth Davis Konigsberg

The five stages of grief are so deeply imbedded in our culture that no American can escape them. Every time we experience loss-a personal or national one-we hear them recited: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The stages are invoked to explain everything from how we will recover from the death of a loved one to a sudden environmental catastrophe or to the trading away of a basketball star. But the stunning fact is that there is no validity to the stages that were proposed by psychiatrist Elisabeth KÜbler-Ross more than forty years ago.

THE PLAY’S THE THING: Part 3: Rewriting– On Your Own

With the new year I am beginning Part III of my series on the nuts and bolts of playwriting, inception to production. Part III will focus on the rewriting process. Remember as in all forms of writing, plays are not written, they are rewritten. I cannot stress enough the importance of that statement. There are, in reality, two different parts of the rewriting process, the private and the public.