Before I began to participate in the literary blogosphere, I had no idea that characters in novels sometimes did things their authors didn’t allow, or even anticipate.
Holidays, man. If you celebrate the typical Judeo-Christian calendar, we’re in the last leg of the holiday marathon. We’ve hit the wall. Those of us with kids are looking forward … Continue Reading →
Them’s fightin’ words, Chuck Close. Especially for me, since one of the things I love to do is get dormant writers writing.
One way to make sure you’re never out of the writing mindset is to soak your head in it, every waking minute. At least, while you’re online. (Also check out … Continue Reading →
We love Facebook. We hate Facebook. But these days, authors who don’t have a professional Facebook page are missing out on a huge traffic driver to their personal … Continue Reading →
Are you a fiction writer who’s absolutely terrified of limp plots and drooping character arcs? Do you have a great first line in mind, a story concept, maybe, but no … Continue Reading →