I have three children, a ten year old son and two daughters, ages eight and six. And this week, we’re all sick! Symptoms include: a dry cough, runny nose, and exhaustion. It culminates in all of us being super emotional! I’m sure most people know that, as a parent, I don’t get to take the … More Sick Days
I was supposed to write this post on Friday. Instead I spent some much needed time with my partner. So, nope, I’m not apologizing. However, I would like to get back on track here. Today I wanted to talk about my latest book project, the sequel to OLD BLOOD, tentatively titled SOUL BLOOD. It’s bloody. … More Next!
Writing fiction is fun! It’s also complicated. One of the things that I see in many books is the struggle between carrying the plot forward, and creating realistic dialogue between characters. That said, here are my suggestions: Do: Use adjectives to show how a person is speaking. I get it, someone, somewhere, said that adjectives … More Dynamic Dialogue: Do This, Not that
Goals. What a wonderful, awful word. As we begin the New Year, everyone is setting themselves to new tasks that are supposed to make 2016 an epic year of self-transformation. Most of those plans will fall through. The few that don’t, however, will be epic! Though maybe not in the way that they were imagined. … More Why Hello There 2016
For my first Character Development feature I wanted to give credit where credit is due! My favorite book on character development is BREATHING LIFE INTO YOUR CHARACTERS by Rachel Ballon. It’s an empowering and informative read! I learned so much about creating characters from this book that I would have to plagiarize the heck out … More Character Development Feature #1