Patricia Lewin

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (5 of 6)
Location: Outside Dallas
Birthday: Oct. 9
In My Own Words:
The first question most people ask when they find out what I do is, "How did you become a writer?" They usually ask this with an incredulous look on their face, and to be honest, I never know exactly how to answer. So I laugh and just say, "It's a long story."

You see, I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and spent twelve years with Big Blue (i.e. IBM, for the uninitiated). An… Read more

I'm an author and reader. Since everyone has different tastes and interests, I only review those books I enjoy or would recommend to family and friends. So, if I didn't care for a book, you won't hear about it from me. After all, it may end up bei… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 507,786 - Total Helpful Votes: 5 of 6
Shutter Island: A Novel by Dennis Lehane
Shutter Island: A Novel by Dennis Lehane
This the best book by Dennis LeHane so far. I've read enjoyed them all, including Mystic River, and as good as that was, Shutter Island is better. I'm ready for more.
Writers Journey 1 Ed by Christopher Vogler
Writers Journey 1 Ed by Christopher Vogler
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!, Feb. 15 2004
This book's a bit controversial among established writers, and I know wonderful and successful writers on both sides of this fence. It seems you either "get" this book and can use it, or you don't. Personally, I love it. But then, I love movies and plotting and dissecting stories to figure out why they work or don't work. You have to decide for yourself.
Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fiction Writer's Bible, Feb. 15 2004
This is the "bible" for fiction writers. So, if you want to write fiction, get and read this book. Don't be discouraged, however, if you don't get it all the first time through. No one does. Just keep it on your shelf, and I guarantee you'll refer to it throughout your career. I do. And every time I pick it up, I see and understand something I didn't get the last time I looked at it.