Dialog Tips and Traps: Brent Spencer


A short book on dialog writing in fiction.  Fairly basic – and yet useful information.  The ideas of combining action, exposition, dialog and narration were interesting.



The Ocean at the End of the Lane: Neil Gaiman



Creatures that morph into human beings but are in reality from the other world were never my thing and hence the book was a mistake.  Lettie Hempstock, her mother and grandmother are benevolent witches that save our protagonist from Ursula Monkton, an other world creatures-turned-babysitter.  A story that ends tragically.  Not my thing, I said, but as writing skills go, Gaiman is great.  If ever I get into the genre, Gaiman it will be.