WRITING includes both Write This, Not That! Suz deMello‘s bestseller, and the
newer Plotting and Planning, a primer on the basics: conflict and character,
point of view, scene and sequel…plus much, much more, written in deMello’s
book for beginners and experienced writers alike. This little book is an
excellent reference to remind all authors of the goals of becoming a better
then we pick up a best seller and the author has broken all the rules? This being said, Ms. deMello explains in
clear language and with excellent examples the building blocks of writing. She offers excellent ideas for developing
characters, plot, conflict, and even how to stir up an author’s creative juices.
should contribute to it, from the biggest monster to the tiniest comma.”
interested in improving their writing. Keep it close and read it often.
Swift, has written seventeen romance novels in several subgenres, including
erotica, comedy, historical, paranormal, mystery and suspense, plus a number of
short stories and non-fiction articles on writing. A freelance editor, she’s
held the positions of managing editor and senior editor, working for such firms
as Totally Bound and Ai Press. She also takes private clients. Her books have
been favorably reviewed in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and Booklist, won a
contest or two, attained the finals of the RITA and hit several bestseller
lists. A former trial attorney, her passion is world travel. She’s left the US
over a dozen times, including lengthy stints working overseas. She’s now
writing a vampire tale and planning her next trip.
Her current blog is http://www.TheVelvetLair.com