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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pop Quiz, Hotshot!

Just curious.



1. Would you be disappointed in a book where the main hero is killed off?



2. Would you want to read a book where the bad guy gets away at the end?



Friday, January 23, 2009

How many rejections is too much?

Just a quick question. How many rejections should a story get before you should dump the story? Is there a limit? Do too many rejections mean the story sucks, or should you never give up? What's your take on this nightmarish aspect of the writing process?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Be Wary of False Gods (Messiah's)!

Exodus 20:3-6 – Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Another One Finished!

Okay, folks. I just finished a novel-length manuscript and could use a few readers to help me improve the story. If you're interested, email me at blackwidow@shelbypatrick.com. The story is approximately 300 pages long, double-spaced.

Here's a summary of the story:

She met him online. He was sweet and charming and so adorable. They chatted for a year until he invited her to come visit. She gladly accepted, but her two-week vacation time in Montana turned into a two-week nightmare as she became prey for a serial killer. Now the man she came to see would either have to step up and become her savior or reveal himself as her stalker. It was time to become one of THE HUNTED.

The title is still being worked on.

If you're interested in reading any of this story, I need readers that will give good constructive criticism -- on grammar, sentence structure, plot line, etc.

Thanks in advance.