Author: Leah

The BIG READ: Lane County

Join the Shelton McMurphy Johnson House and Wordcrafters of Eugene for an event series funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, “The Big Read” Lane County edition! From November to March, we will be reading, talking about, and creating art around Roz Chast’s memoir in comics, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant. How to […]

Make Space for the Reader

“…centering our own emotions can actually get in the way of our readers experiencing empathy, and as a result, instead of evoking emotions in our readers, we can end up stifling them, and our writing goes flat.”

The Art of the Thriller

Republished and abridged from John Reed’s website. Visit https://www.johnreedbooks.com/help-for-writers for more. Four words should be posted above your desk as you write your thriller: TIME IS RUNNING OUT. Here are some of the conventions of the genre: 1. In a thriller, people confront problems unsolvable by institutions or agencies. No 911, no psychiatrist. 2. The […]