Story Telling

So when a writer sits down to pen a tale, do they intentionally try to teach a lesson? That’s a great question and I’ve noticed that some people seem to think this. I think this reflects the power of a good story. As an author, I can honestly say that I’ve never written a storyContinue reading “Story Telling”

Brainstorming: The First Step to Writing Your Book

Do you have a creative idea you’d like to turn into a novel but aren’t sure of the first steps today? That’s totally understandable. The biggest first step is to explore your idea and something that helps me the most is to ask questions. Usually a story idea begins with something that inspires us. WhatContinue reading “Brainstorming: The First Step to Writing Your Book”

Feedback: Working with Editors

Every writer, at some point, needs to work with an editor. And any experienced author knows the importance of doing this before publishing their book. While not all my experiences with editors has been good, I have been fortunate to find some pretty amazing people who care about my work and my voice as anContinue reading “Feedback: Working with Editors”

Memorable Characters and Why We Love Them

Imagine with me for a moment. You open a new book and read the first few lines. The story pulls you in and soon you’re lost. You can’t put the book down. The main character just captivates you and you are compelled to find out how their journey ends! Ever experience this? If you loveContinue reading “Memorable Characters and Why We Love Them”

Bored and Uninspired

Let’s face it, this pandemic has lasted longer than most of us have imagined and it’ll be with us for a while left. It has changed our lives in both positive and challenging ways. When the pandemic first hit, the newness of it was kind of fun. We get to work from home, there’s moreContinue reading “Bored and Uninspired”