Writers: Pick up a baton and orchestrate your characters!

Are your characters earning their place in your fiction? When they appear on the page do they make your story move? If you said “Yes!” then you don’t need to read on. But if you think your characters are sitting around like a bunch of goof-offs, waiting for you to entertain them (when we all(…)


What’s the big deal about writing your first blog post?

Well, I’ll tell you: two seconds. Apparently blog readers are a busy, distracted bunch. It seems a blogger has less time to engage readers than a novelist does. And that makes me want to pull the quilt over my head and refuse to leave the bed. This disheartening tidbit about the tendencies of blog surfers(…)



Welcome to my two cents on writing. The good, the bad and the absurdities that keep it interesting.  Occasionally I’ll throw in a slice of life. I know what you’re saying – what can you possibly find here that isn’t covered by thousands of other blogs? Well, let me say you’ll have the benefit of my(…)


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