John D Reinhart

Writer, Author and Illustrator

What’s in a Name?

While we write our novels one at a time, we writers have to think about each book as part of an enterprise. How many books are in the Harry Potter … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Eliminating Was

Writing for the now, writing with action and verve, can be a challenge. Lets’s try that again: it can be tough to write good action sentences. Passive sentences certainly have … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Exoplanet Mystery Continues

The readership puzzle surrounding exoplanets, those planets that orbit stars other than our own, continues to deepen. My articles with the word “exoplanet” in their title have an immediate and … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

A New Cover for Phineas

The world of book publishing has changed with the advent of online publishers like Amazon and Smashwords. Those of us reared in the old school of agent/publisher/bookstore have to rethink … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Exoplanetary I Told You So

The Kepler space telescope recently discovered a planet orbiting not one, but TWO suns. This new exoplanet may not be a very nice place,  but conceptually,  it could be a … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Crafting a Good Logo is not an Easy Thing

My daughter is raising market rabbits for 4H. Market rabbits? you ask. Yes, rabbits that will go to market to be weighed for their size, their fullness of body, and … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Phineas Caswell, Chapter 16

I like this chapter: there’s a lot of imagery and excitement. Most of all, though, I like the way the wind underlines Phineas’ sense of urgency. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Droppington Place – A New Neighborhood

I’ve often wondered, but have been too lazy to explore, the link between the words journey and journalist. Both have the same root word, which means “day” in French. Root … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Lego Movie is a Wonderful Surprise

We took our twelve-year-old daughter to see the Lego Move, fully expecting to see the same-old, same-old, same-old. Right out of the box, as in the first five minutes, the … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Curious Case of Exoplanets

I have discovered a phenomenon about expolanets that is quite beyond logical explanation. There exists a homogenous body of readers, anonymous and unknowable, that absolutely devours information on them. Who … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

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