The man with no plot: how I watched Lee Child write a Jack Reacher novel by Andy Martin

British novelist Andy Martin spent much of the past year with author Lee Child as he wrote the 20th novel in his Jack Reacher series. Here he describes Child’s bold (and very, very “seat of the pants”) approach to writing. Andy Martin, University of Cambridge This article and the accompanying photos are reprinted by permission from […]

A Time to Rest

The word “sabbatical” comes from the same root as the word “sabbath.” Sabbatical means “of the sabbath,” and Sabbath means “rest.” Which is what I am going to be doing for at least the remainder of this year, possibly longer. I’ve been writing stories since I could hold a pen. Really. My mom had some […]

The White Man’s Burden Just Never Stops

Funniest quote about books this week  (or possibly ever) has to go to Michael Wolff of USA Today. . . In a recent article, Wolff bemoans the fate of middle-aged white guy Kevin Morris who, despite being a successful entertainment lawyer, couldn’t get a book contract with a mainstream publisher. The article goes on at […]

Time is Precious—Are We Investing Wisely?

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
We always here that phrase about time. You know the one. “Well, we all have the same 24 hours.” DaVinci, Mozart, Newton, Elvis all had 24 hours.  It’s true. Yet why is it some people seem to make so much of their time and others have little or…

Blogging About Books

For those of you who wonder where the hell I’ve been – I’ve been asking myself the same question. Froghammer has turned out to be an interesting place to work, some of it good-interesting, some of it bad-interesting, most of it just weird-and-chaotic-but-will-make-great-stories-in-books-someday-kind-of-interesting. However, I hate catty, bitchy people, so I’ve resolved to just keep […]