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Author: N. E. Lasater

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It’s All Talent

I recently visited Stephen King.  Not the man himself but his black, wrought-iron, bat-studded fence outside his red home in Bangor, Maine.  That day his front driveway gate was open, yawning, daring, but I didn't trespass.  I stood and stared, then walked the wide sidewalk...

Alternate Endings Wins Five Stars

BOOK REVIEW Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers’ Favorite  -- FIVE STARS Alternate Endings by N.E. Lasater is a fiction novel set around an average woman’s life. The beauty of Alternate Endings lies in the fact that, although it is the story of an ordinary woman set in contemporary...

Writing A Sex Scene Isn’t Sexy

There is much to think about when considering a sex scene as a novelist.  How graphic?  Should I include clinical detail or cut to the waxing moon?  I’m from the generation that had sex but didn’t talk much about it, so the recent change in, huh,...

Inspiration

At Brasenose College at the University of Oxford there is a famous chapel with an unknown secret door. It’s in the high wooden wall that separates the entrance narthex from the chapel proper, to the right of the stairs that lead up to the massive...

Everywoman

So I was writing in a library when Calyce Tate appeared.  She stood on my right, a foot from my shoulder with her arms crossed, staring down at me with her head cocked like a parrot.  You know the look.  That one-eyed thing your mom...

Great Response To Alternate Endings

The second installment of Alternate Endings is available here. The whole book to date is also here in case you missed the first week's installment. The response to Alternate Endings has been tremendous, with readers both in the United States and foreign countries. Thanks to everyone making comments....