The Writers Nexus

Author Observations

book reviews, author commentsThis section has book reviews and comments and observations from authors on writing.

A Christmas Carol (1910) – Ebenezer Scrooge Played by Tom Ricketts – One Of The Earliest Versions of This Charles Dickens Classic

A Christmas CArol, Scrooge, tom rickettes, vintage christmas, charles dickens

  The actor playing Ebenezer Scrooge in this FIRST AMERICAN adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol is Thomas B. Ricketts. (January 15, 1853 – January 19, 1939) Ricketts was a London-born American stage and film actor and director who was a pioneer in…
Read more

50 Shades Of Grey – Sneak Peek Critique© – Reviewing The First 8 & Most Critical Lines

sneak peek critiques 50 shades of grey book review

Sneak Peek Critiques© are all about The first 8 LINES of any book. Most editors & literary agents know if they want to keep reading a manuscript within those first 8 sentences. So, today we take a look at 50…
Read more

A REVIEW of HARRY POTTER & The Cursed Child by JK Rowling- Audiobook {VIDEO}

Harry potter and the cursed child book review and play script

  Here’s a quick review of HARRY POTTER & The Cursed Child by JK Rowling {VIDEO below} I listened to this video on Harry Potter And The Cursed Child over several days as it’s over 6 hours long. This is…
Read more

Sneak Peek Critiques© #5 INVISIBLE [Chapter #2] By James Patterson

invisible by James Patterson Sneak Peek Critique Chapter 2

Sneak Peek Critiques© are all about the first 8 lines of any story. An experienced editor will tell you they can almost always determine whether or not a manuscript is worth continuing reading very quickly. Many times within the first…
Read more

Sneak Peek Critiques© #4 INVISIBLE [Chapter #1] By James Patterson

the first 8 lines sneak peek critique invisible james patterson

Sneak Peek Critiques© are all about the first 8 lines of any story. An experienced editor will tell you they can almost always determine whether or not a manuscript is worth continuing reading very quickly. Many times within the first…
Read more

Sneak Peak Critique© [#2] What You Hate By Joshua Scribner A Psychological Thriller

psychological thriller by joshua scribner

Sneak Peak Critique©: What You Hate By Joshua Scribner – [Psychological Thriller]   Sneak Peek Critiques are all about the importance of getting your reader’s attention immediately. Especially, the first 8 sentences. I’ve chosen to review a variety of self…
Read more

Sneak Peek Critique© [#1] Gerald Becomes A Wizard By Carl Hackman – A Short Children’s Comedy (VIDEO)

Swords Gerald Wizard

Sneak Peek Critique #1 GERALD BECOMES A WIZARD A Short Story – Children’s Comedy by Carl Hackman (VIDEO Below)   Sneak Peek Critiques are about the Importance of getting your audience’s attention immediately. Many editors, myself included, know if there…
Read more

Book Review of Girl Fighter by Author Cyan Night

cover of girl fighter by cyan night

Book Review of Girl Fighter by Cyan Night   Listen to this audio interview with Cyan Night author of Girl Fighter…   GIRL FIGHTER Genre of Book: Drama/Fiction Novel Author: CYAN NIGHT Main Character/s: The main character of Girl Fighter…
Read more

Bedtime For Dreamer Willie – A Children’s Book About A Boy Who Dreams Of Being Someone Else

Bedtime for Dreamer Willie

Bedtime For Dreamer Willie by Allison Myers This is a funny children’s book about a boy who loves to dream, and doesn’t like evening routine.   This book fall under the categories of Picture Books, Preschool Books, Books Ages 3-6, Baby…
Read more

Author Of Novel That Spawned “Field Of Dreams” W.P. Kinsella Dies At 81

W.P. Kinsella was a Canadian novelist who wrote the baseball themed book “Shoeless Joe.” Kinsella’s novel, went on to become the mega hit film “Field of Dreams” starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and Ray Liotta. OMG! I loved that movie. What…
Read more

Book Review of INVISIBLE by James Patterson

Book Review of INVISIBLE by James Patterson & David Ellis Title: INVISIBLE Author: James Patterson Genre: Mystery/Thriller Main Characters Emmy Dockery – FBI Researcher. Dogged and obsessive about finding bad guys. 30-ish, brunette, smart, attractive and our lead protagonist. Harrison…
Read more