Category Archives: novels

Narrator Love

I am reading Goodbye, Mr. Nothing by F.K. Preston, a favorite contemporary author of mine, and his narrator happened to mention, with respect to films, what he really loves in movies are the characters. Getting to know them. Loving and hating … Continue reading

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by any other word

One of the most difficult choices every fiction writer must make is naming characters. There are times when it easy, when the character name is the root of an idea, or when the story involves an author’s stock characters. More … Continue reading

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just a story

I write stories about adult relationships.  My characters interact with each other in the variety of ways that adult human beings interact.  They love, laugh, and lie.  Men and women meet, get involved and break up.  My primary goal is … Continue reading

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Slut

Slut Literary Erotica by Lord Malinov “Would a threesome excite you?” Debbie asked me as she entered the family room. My wife spoke calmly, almost disinterestedly, as though my thoughts on having group sex were of some academic concern to … Continue reading

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finding a conflict

As I alluded the other day, the first step in writing a short story is identifying a conflict-resolution pair.  In many ways, this is a relatively easy step.  In reality, this can be the whole trick. I went through a … Continue reading

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writing a short story

The short story is a basic unit of writing.  In most ways, the novel is simply an amalgamation of connected short stories.  For me, the short story has mostly been an exercise, practice sessions on the path to a serious … Continue reading

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Stuck

Stuck Literary Erotica by Lord Malinov I’d had a few beers and the night had just reached that point when all I could think about was the complete and utter lack of sex in my life. I began the drunken … Continue reading

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