Dead on Writing is a collection of essays, tips, and instructions by award-winning fiction writer Robert. W. Walker, author of more than forty published novels. It covers the following topics: Craft and Execution: Sub-sets dealing with every aspect of the art (and science) of writing. From research, to character, setting, plot, and dialogue. This is where you earn your unofficial PhD in writing. Rewriting and Editing: And how to make a good book great.