Four Writers. Four Methods. One Twisted Novel.
The Method Writers
by Rogues Gallery Writers, (Bridget Callaghan, Michael Ray King, Nancy Quatrano, and Jeff Swesky)
When four eager writers adopt the "method acting" approach to add realism to their individual writing projects, their mundane lives transform into the absurd. Each writer begins an adventure that previously could've only been created with their keyboards. Their journeys take exciting, bizarre, and dangerous, if not criminal, turns. The roads home appear bleak, so they turn to each other to help bring them back. Four writers. Four methods. One twisted novel. This group novel was dreamed up and written by Bridget Callaghan, Michael Ray King, Nancy Quatrano, and Jeff Swesky - the Rogues Gallery Writers. Dreamer Publications, LLC
Written by Rogues Gallery Writers. Published by Dreamer Publications
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Sample the opening scenes for the early chapters now.
In the stale morning air of my one-bedroom apartment located in Daytona Beach, Florida, I stare at the near-blank document as it taunts me from the laptop screen. My eyes burn, and my hands leave the keyboard to yank at ...
I'm enjoying the rare quiet lunch with my cop buddy, Joe Conner, a detective with the Volusia County Sheriff's Department. This week he's here in Daytona Beach, working on a fugitive warrant, so he gave me a call and ...
"Will Mommy come next time, Daddy? I want to show her the cave we ate in." We crawl out from under a wide-leafed elephant ear plant--my daughter's idea of a cave--into the Florida sun.
Georgie Mae Perez
Georgie Mae Perez
My naked limbs jut from the warm soapy water of my bathtub. I imagine myself like a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, hovering over Fifth Avenue in New York City, my neck and feet loosely tied with twine.
With plenty of time before my writers meeting, I stop at Fair Haven Sanctuary, the nursing home where my mother stays. I find Mom in her room, watching reruns of The Golden Girls. She doesn't seem to notice my entrance, ...
I'm sitting with three of the best friends a girl could have, at our biweekly writer's meeting at the Koffee Korral Restaurant. I've just told them that my gumshoe mystery novel is on hold while I'm pursuing ...
- gina nemo
- Skye Taylor
- Bea Lynch
- Nancy Robson
The Method Writers is a journey about four people trying to find themselves and their "writer's voice." It is full of surprises and brings the reader a great blend of different characters to feast on. It teaches us in life that it is never over until it is over ... and as people or writers we should never give up! A book that's on its way to becoming a cult classic.
Four would-be authors decide to take to heart the advice to "write what you know" by actually doing the things their characters do in the books they are writing. What starts out to be an experiment in realism very quickly lands all four of them in some seriously hot water. Can they get themselves out of trouble or not? You'll find yourself laughing out loud as you follow the capers of Dorian, David, Georgie Mae and Marty. Give yourself a treat . . . grab a mug of your favorite comfort brew and curl up with METHOD WRITERS.
Yes, Yes ,Yes this is a great book. I won this on Goodreads and was excited to start it. Join the quest to become good writers as life gets in the way. This is a favorite book of mine for 2015.
I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway, and just from the title, I was intrigued. As an English major in college, I was interested in the idea of four writers truly getting into their characters the way actors do on TV and in movies. Once I received the book, I also learned that the novel takes place in Daytona, which is an area I'm familiar with. However, even with all these reasons I should originally like the book, I still expected to hate it. I was wrong. I read the last 100 pages in one night and found myself rooting for all the characters. Though I ended loving all four of them, Marty and his story was my favorite by far, and unfortunately his story was possibly the shortest of them all. Nether the less, I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a literary thriller, with enough family, danger, and sex to keep the readers interested.
I won't lie - it took me a little bit to get into this book, but once it caught, I could not put it down and finished the last 2/3 at the pool this afternoon. The four storylines merging into one was really smooth and interesting. A fun and light read is perfect for the end of the summer.
Products & Pricing
The Paperback is available now - other formats coming soon.
- A group novel that asks the question, "How far will a writer go?"
- Written by the award-winning Rogues Gallery Writers
- Published for the first time in paperback with an all-new edit and design
- 5.25" x 8" trade paperback / 260 pages
Members of Rogues Gallery Writers
Bridget Callaghan is a member of Michigan Writers and Rogues Gallery Writers. She has her Masters in Clinical Social Work. She is the former editor/writer/owner of Coquina Coast Woman Magazine, LLC (2009-2010). Her other works include Thornetta: The Musical (co-author) and She, her first compilation of short stories. Currently, Bridget is working on a memoir entitled Chicken Pumpkin due in 2017.www.bridgetcallaghan.com
Michael Ray King
Michael Ray King is an award winning author, speaker, and book coach/consultant. His workshop, Write Your Book in 30 Days, has helped over 100 people achieve their dream of writing a book. Now offered online as a live webinar, the five-week workshop walks writers through a positive structure that can be used over and over. Michael writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He has nine books in print with a tenth book currently in edit.www.michaelrayking.com
Nancy Quatrano is an award-winning writer, an editor, speaker, and business owner. She’s presented workshops to writer’s and women’s groups from New Jersey to Florida. In addition to fiction writing, she owns and operates On-Target Words, a professional writing service that specializes in content editing, press releases, article writing, and specialty publishing. Her first novel, Murder in Black and White, was published in 2015.www.nlquatrano.com
Jeff Swesky is an award-winning author, playwright, and ghostwriter as well as an Amazon bestseller. He specializes in writing dark and subversive literary fiction, where the characters balance a fine line between redemption and destruction. Jeff’s fiction has been published in various collections and his first solo collection of fiction, Fell on Black Days, was published in print and digitally in the fall of 2014. His coming-of-age literary novel, Such a Dreamer, which explores the seedy escort service industry of South Florida, will be published in the near future.www.jeffswesky.com