Into the Book


Posts by Martin Detwiler

  1. every breath a torch of flame as i look up and see the blue above i want to fly away but no he says and holds my wrist behind me crying blurs the sky (more…)

  2. This is an original short story by Martin Detwiler, an ItB Contributor. We’d appreciate your comments/thoughts as we experiment with new and different types of postings here at ItB. Thanks for reading!

    “He named them all.” She points up at the stars, her head on my shoulder.
    I shift my elbow on the window sill, the rough grain digging into my skin. They are the dust of His fingers. My other arm holds her close to me, warm and soft.
    “I think He’s smiling at us now,” she whispers. (more…)

  3. A Memoir of the Craft

    If you’re looking for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to becoming a better writer, Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is not the book for you. But that’s what I liked most about it. Rather than hitting us with a set of opinions as to why his writing has been so successful, and a 5-point plan to tap into those supposed ‘principles of best-selling writing’, King gives us a living example of excellent, transparent writing in the text of the book itself. (more…)