Posts tagged "writing tips"

So, You Want To Write A Fiction Series?

Interested to write a serial novel? First, ask yourself if you believe you can sustain a story for multiple books. People often tell me how much they want to write a novel. I ask them to tell me the outline Read More →

What Writers Can Learn from the Film “American Sniper”

Friends told me to see the movie American Sniper because it was a powerful story about a controversial military profession. Most combat soldiers will tell you about the important roles of snipers. All armies deploy them with different success rates. Read More →

The Decision Tree

Joachim Yant, a Nazi jurist, is purported to have said at Nuremberg that when he began perverting German justice in 1938 he never realized where it might lead in 1945. No one would doubt this observation because it exemplifies the Read More →

On Jewish Writers

I consider myself quintessentially a Jewish writer. Not because I write on Jewish themes, which I do part of the time, but because I’m obsessed with morality. That’s not particularly a great thing for one who aspires to write well, Read More →

On Ethnicity in Novels

Novels needs to grab readers, and that usually means weaving a narrative that pulls them in. Many successful novels relate stories about people in situations in which the reader, in his/her real life, doesn’t go. We love sex in stories Read More →

Writing Series Novels

Writing Series Novels   I don’t believe many authors start out to write series novels. Of course, they begin with one, and then if their readers demand or they think they can continue with a set of characters, they write another story, and Read More →

Customer Reviews

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- Len

One finishes Destiny's Children with perhaps fiction's greatest reward, a lasting permanent understanding and appreciation of this period and location in America's ultimate unification.

- Kent

Destiny's Children's three main characters are immensely likable, and the challenges that they face are extraordinary and engaging. .


- Stephen

Roger Herst, a rabbi and a previously published and accomplished novelist, really knows about Jewish congregations, rabbinical politics, women's issues, and how to tell a great story.

- Bader

Mr. Herst has created a strong, intelligent, yet vulnerable character in Rabbi Gabby Lewyn. His insights into the politics and intrigues of a synagogue were of special interest to me.

- Mary