I am talking about a fundamental writer’s tool. When I first started writing it was one of those things I ran across all the time. And I do mean all the time. Goal – Motivation – Conflict As writers we hear about this all the time. We look at our new WIP and ask the pertinent… Continue reading The Basics
This really isn’t a post about anything particularly crafty. How can it be with the holidays in our lap, and I’m penning this on the cusp of St. Nick making his annual appearance? I do know that little things like this make me want to write about cute little critters and adorable kids. Not to… Continue reading Chicken Little – a Distraction
This week I attended a class through Romance Writers of America. It was about motivation and setting goals. OMG. We’ve heard enough about this subject, haven’t we? I’ve been writing for five years now and I learned about setting goals early on. You would think I would keep at it, set those goals every year,… Continue reading Movitation – what really works?
The Battle of the Bulge – Writing Short There’s more to writing short than less story. Join the Diamond Sate Romance Authors for a glimpse into the beauty of brevity. Learn tight writing, secondary plots, characterization and backstory. We’ll discuss tips and techniques that help craft better stories of any length with fewer words.… Continue reading Open Workshop – Writing Short
I have trouble sleeping at times and I get migraines. Simple, uncomplicated symptoms my husband presented to a local well known herbalist. We refer to him affectionately as the “Witch Doctor”. We live in rural Arkansas where life is simple and so are the remedies to every day ailments, too, it seems, come from the… Continue reading Life’s Little Moments
I never in my wildest imaginings thought I’d write a book. I read incessantly as a kid. I thought all kids did. My folks had a family book shelf that covered one whole wall of the family room that went to the ceiling. Reading was a given in our house. I loved the stories and… Continue reading Who’d of Thought It?
When I first started my writing journey, I thought I wanted to write historicals. I loved all things old. Problem was, my voice sounded all wrong. After a couple more manuscripts and thousands and thousands of words I found the real me. I’m just a country girl at heart. I wasn’t raised in the country.… Continue reading Muse… It Comes From Everywhere