books · writing

An Excellent Writer Can Still Write a Terrible Story

Photo by Wedding Photography on Unsplash She is exceptionally talented. One of her sentences can stop you dead in your tracks, reduce you to admiring puddle. Turns of phrase are quicksilver, perfect and lightly placed. Scenes are vivid. Setting is a swift slash of words, enough to know where and when we are. However. She wrote… Continue reading An Excellent Writer Can Still Write a Terrible Story

#AuthorToolboxBlogHop · story · writing

Playing Inside the Box #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

The Author Toolbox Blog Hop is “a monthly blog hop on the theme of resources/learning for authors: posts related to the craft of writing, editing, querying, marketing, publishing, blogging tips for authors, reviews of author-related products, anything that an author would find helpful.” Want to jump into the writing tool box? Search #AuthorToolboxBlogHop or to… Continue reading Playing Inside the Box #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

books · inspiration · joy

Wearing Too-Large Wings With Confidence

Photo by Jan Prokes on pexels.com A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has landed, is settling in and becoming hard, trustworthy reality. I can hardly believe it. I am jolted every time that I even think about thinking about it. What to do with not knowing what to do? Live the fantastic dream reality. Step into it, enjoy it,… Continue reading Wearing Too-Large Wings With Confidence

creativity · home · On Writing

The Accidental Aardvark

Author Photo: Exceptionally rare and fine Bolt-Nosed Flying Pig (sus volantes, ictu nasum) In an old house, random is normal. There are creaks, sudden fails (and resumption of function), and things that happen on their own. Books fall off the library shelves and open to the section you need, skittering in the walls suddenly stops when… Continue reading The Accidental Aardvark

NaNoWriMo · On Writing

Ways to Thrive as a Writer: One Way Out of the Abyss

My story cratered. The last time that I worked on it, it slammed emphatically onto the bottom of the abyss. Great News: My Story Stinks. The characters are listless, two-dimensional, unlikable jerks who say stupid things and do even worse. They’re bossy blowhards with bad hair and twitchy faces— and they don’t like me much either.… Continue reading Ways to Thrive as a Writer: One Way Out of the Abyss

NaNoWriMo · On Writing

Ways to Thrive as a Writer: Be a Channel

She is a prolific writer of fantastic mystery/suspense books. When she speaks about her most recent release, people flock to her events and the book flies off the shelves. Possibly you’ve met her — or someone who reminds you of her. This is one talented writer with a wide open face, charming manner who genuinely seems to… Continue reading Ways to Thrive as a Writer: Be a Channel