My husband took the children north to his brother and sister-in-law’s leaving me home for the day on Saturday. Our vehicle only seats five, so I stayed home. I’d already decided my plan was to write as much as I physically could. Because of my pain issues, sitting for long stretches is difficult and my…… Continue reading Preview of a Full-Time Author
May your day be full of remembrance of the new life we are promised through the sacrifice and resurrection of our Lord Jesus the Christ!
Do you have a “feisty red-head”? Perhaps a frumpy brunette teacher with glasses? In shorter stories these devices can convey a lot of feeling into a character in short order, but it is good? Are we denying the wonder of the great differences in human nature by relying on these devices? I’ve met a fair…… Continue reading The tell-tale character
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King My rating: 5 of 5 stars Stephen King offers his more than qualified opinion on what makes good fiction. Rules are good, but the language and the style are probably the most important tools you can develop. In fact, as one example, he will tell…… Continue reading On Writing ~ Stephen King
Strangely enough, I am not really big into New Year’s resolutions. I am big into goals. This is most likely because resolutions are often vague and superfluous such as, “I’m going to get healthier in the new year.” Good for you. What does that look like? Is it quantifiable? No. Good luck on keeping it.…… Continue reading Goals for 2016
I’ve talked about NaNoWriMo before, why it works for some and not for others. There is one aspect of NaNo that I think can really work for every writer. NaNo works because it forces you to make a goal. Even in NaNo camp, you must set a goal by day 20 in order to be…… Continue reading Writing goals…and a prompt
So, you’ve made it. You finally got that truly critical review of under 4 stars. You start to get a little angry, maybe you’re wondering if they even read it? Maybe they didn’t, but I’d bet they did, and here’s why I think it is a good thing. On Amazon, the three star rating is…… Continue reading Why a Three Star Review isn’t Bad