There are so many ways to have a conversation. From in-person to texting, over the phone or even the old instant message route. In the world of… Read more “Alternative Forms of Communication and Storytelling”
With great power comes great responsibility. And there is perhaps no greater power (or responsibility) than bestowing a name upon another. I don’t have any tiny humans… Read more “Hello, my name is…”
Writing believable dialogue has always been one of the hardest things to do as a fiction writer. For someone for whom conversation in the real world is… Read more “Enrich Your Fiction: Crafting Believable Dialogue”
Can you imagine writing a novel before there were computers? Or typewriters? Can you imagine writing a novel completely by hand? I certainly can’t and wouldn’t want to. Thank goodness for being a writer and born in the time we live (as far as technology goes)!
A friend of mine went to Cuba last year. When she came back, she downloaded her experience to me over lunch. Of course, I loved hearing about… Read more “World Building: How Sayings Define a People”
I just uploaded my print files to CreateSpace and you can now officially own the paperback version of Withered World! As the process for my new book… Read more “Self-Publishing Lessons Learned”
Don’t judge a book by its cover. Sage advice. But advice we rarely follow. We all judge people by their appearance, whether we want to admit it… Read more “The Long and Short: Hair as a Literary Device”
Write. Edit/Cut. Repeat. The life of a novelist is a vicious cycle and it’s not for the faint of heart. But there are steps you can take… Read more “Building Blocks: 4 Steps to Fewer Edits”