Meagan Lucas

Review: Mr. Mercedes

Posted by in What I Think About What You Wrote (Reviews)

As a writer, there are books that I read that I can’t believe were published. These books motivate me to write because I know I can do so much better. Reading Stephen King does not make me feel this way. Reading Stephen King terrifies me, and not just because the story is scary, but because he is such a master that it makes me wonder if it is ever possible to be half that good. This book is excellent. The characters are deep and interesting, the plot is well paced…read more

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First Drafts, Revision, and Killing Your Darlings

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  You might have been wondering where I have been. I’ve been banging my head against a wall; sobbing into my coffee cup; staring blankly at white pages with tiny black print; reveling in my own genius for brief moments before being crippled by doubt; and pacing, so much pacing I’ve worn a path in the carpet in my office. In short – I’ve been revising my novel. “You finished?” You say, “That’s great!” “Yes…” I say between sobs. “But!” You say, “You finished your novel! That’s amazing! You’ve never…read more

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Review: The Sinner

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Full disclosure – I love the TV show Rizzoli & Isles so, I was pretty sure that I was going to enjoy this book before I even cracked it. I find the relationship between the two characters (on the show) to be fantastic and only hoped that it would be similar in the book. I wasn’t disappointed. I read this book in record time. In case you don’t watch the show, Maura is the ME and Jane is a Detective. They work together in Boston to solve horrible crimes. The…read more

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