Posts Tagged ‘legal thrillers’

THE WRITER’S VOICE

Friday, December 26th, 2008

As I said the other day, I thought I’d post a few articles about my musings about writing. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Sometimes critics speak of a writer’s voice. But what do yousuppose they mean?  I think of it as a goal to be achieved on a very long road. It’s that uniquely personal “way” you have of expressing yourself to the world in word and thought-the sum total of yourself as a human being. You might say it’s the Holy Grail of writing. (more…)

A Trial of One, Chapter 5

Friday, August 1st, 2008

As promised, here is Chapter 5 of A Trial of One. It’s Civic Holiday in most parts of Canada this long weekend. So, I’ll post the next chapter on Tuesday. I’m hoping that by posting 8 or 9 chapters of each book in the trilogy, to get you really hooked into the story. Have you ever been travelling and left a really good novel in a hotel room just when you couldn’t put it down?  I’m hoping you’ll feel like that and have to have your own copy.  Here’s  Chapter  5  where  Harry  and  Dr. Hawke  square off. (more…)

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

THE WRITER’S VOICE by Mary E. Martin

Sometimes critics speak of a writer’s voice. But what do they mean?  I think of it as a goal to be achieved on a very long road. It’s that uniquely personal “way” you have of expressing yourself to the world in word and thought-the sum total of yourself as a human being. You might say it’s the Holy Grail of writing.

But how and when do you find your voice? (more…)

A Trial of One, Chapter 3

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

If you’ve read Chapters 1 and 2, you’ve already met some of the major characters, Harry, his client Norma Dinnick and the sinister Dr. Robert Hawke. Now you’ll meet Harry’s secretary [and thorn in his side] Miss Giveny and his father Stanley. And, you’ll meet the love of Harry’s life, Natasha. (more…)