I loved Christmas when I was a kid, we had a huge fresh cut pine tree, decorated with a string of popcorn and cranberries, ornaments and underneath the tree was a big pile of presents. My grandmother did all the cooking and made everything from scratch. The smell of homemade pies, bread, turkey filled the [...]
What is it about a book, that make us to want to read them again and again? I believe its a combination of
Setting the scene A fight scene is supposed to be fast and tense, but there is little time once you’re in the thick of it for scene setting or explaining the layout of the environment. Every word spent outside of the action can kill the tension. At the same time, a badly described scene can [...]
One key to writing a book that connects with readers is including characters they care about. Or hate. It can be characters they hate. Just as long as the readers want to follow from the first page to the last. Follow-worthy characters come from awesome descriptions, dialogue, goals you want to see them achieve, odds […] [...]
We all want to be heard, acknowledged and valued for who we are and what we do. That's one of the reasons we talk to and spend time with our friends, co-workers and others who value our skills, abilities, and talents.
Nowadays, more writers are choosing to self publish instead of using a traditional publisher
One of the things I struggle with as a writer is a lack of inspiration. . .
Where do you find your ideas? Do they seem to magically appear or. . .
Hemmingway called them purr factories” and “love sponges.
Driving along the Oregon coast in the summertime . . .