Jim is the author of the widely read How To Write A Damn Good Novel, How To Write A Damn Good Novel II: Advanced Techniques, The Key: Writing Damn Good Fiction Using The Power of Myth, and How to Write a Damn Good Mystery: A Practical Step-by-Step Guide from Inspiration to Finished Manuscript. He is an award-winning playwright and the author of nine novels, including The Long Way To Die, which was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America, and Winter Of The Wolves, a Literary Guild Selection.
Here's what he said about my recently released book (available in paperback and on Kindle at Amazon):
"Don’t let the subtitle of Take Your Novel to the Next Level: Advanced Techniques for the Fiction Writer lead you astray. This book is not just for advanced writers. It’s for all fiction writers, from dewy-eyed beginners to crotchety old masters. It’s clear, insightful, and full of wonderful object lessons from Marjorie’s personal experience. The learning curve for mastering the craft of fiction writing is long and steep. The principles detailed in this book will help flatten the curve and spare you many battle scars. This book is far more than a manual on the craft. It’s a guide to living the writer’s life and living it well.
—James N. Frey