Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Review for STRUCK

Rainbow Reviews weighed in on Struck and gave it 5 stars.

I was very impressed with the pacing of this book. The story draws you in; you don't want to put the book down. The characters are clearly drawn and very individual, the language is clean, the descriptions are so visual that you feel you can see, smell and touch.

If you like a fast-paced thriller with unpredictable twists, and especially if you like the geography of northern New Mexico and Chaco Canyon, you'll love Struck.

To read the full review, click the link below.
Rainbow Review of Struck, by Keith Pyeatt

Monday, August 17, 2009

Two-bit Manchild (and his dog)

Pardon my sweat, but I got off the treadmill grooving to Neil Diamond (doesn't everyone?) and discovered my dog Tripp likes to groove with me. Thought I'd capture it quickly in case it's just a passing mood. Ain't he something?
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The music wasn't captured, but Neil Diamond's Two-bit Manchild was playing. Now it's the official first Fresh Sweat Clap and Howl favorite. 

Friday, August 14, 2009

Joylene Nowell Butler on Point of View

Now that I've introduced you to and interviewed Joylene, I thought I'd ask her back to guest blog an article on writing. Joylene chose a subject many writers struggle to learn. I remember vividly Joylene explaining point of view to me when we first met so many years ago. Lightbulbs were going off in my head as I understood things I thought I already knew from studying "how to write" books. So here's my good friend Joylene to set off some more lightbulbs on point of view.


CHOOSING POV by Joylene Nowell Butler

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Joylene Nowell Butler Interview

I met Joylene Nowell Butler, author of DEAD WITNESS, in an online critique group back in 1997. We've remained close friends ever since, even though we've never met face to face. Ain't the Internet great? I mentioned in yesterday's blog post that she's been the first to critique all of my novels. That first novel critique, my very first time to be critiqued,

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Joylene Nowell Butler - Dead Witness

Joylene Nowell Butler is a great friend and the author of DEAD WITNESS, a "must read" thriller I recommend to anyone who likes suspense novels and thrillers. I'll interview Joylene this week, and she'll guest blog here. For now, a little about her.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Tuesday's Tip for Writers #8 - This 'n "That"

It's been a while since my last Tuesday's Tip for Writers, but here I am with a little time on my hands, and it's Tuesday. Today's tips are a somewhat random list of things to look for when editing. Actually, these will be more random to you than to me. These are things I recently worked on when editing Dark Knowledge.

1. Do you really need that that that you've got there? In general, if you can remove a that without making the sentence unclear, do it.

2. Are you dash-happy? Love the semicolon? Writers sometimes fall into patterns. Look at your manuscript. Notice an abundance of any of these symbols?
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