It’s a good idea to have your finished book edited by a professional. Before that, you’ll want to edit, and make improvements, before passing your book on to the next step.
When I worked on The Solstice Conspiracy, I edited the book many times. Oddly enough, a writer doesn’t catch everything in the first read […]
When writing The Solstice Conspiracy, several scenes took place in a watershed. This was a canyon with a waterfall, and rapid stream running through. Giant cedars stretched from the forest floor, their uppermost branches topping the steep canyon walls. I wanted to include the water shed images in my story. Nearby Margaret Falls was […]
Description of Setting Through Your Character’s Experience
Even the most ordinary places can be extraordinary. This is especially true when the description unfolds through your character’s emotions and senses.
When we catch a certain […]
We are story tellers, part of a tradition dating back before recorded time. Over the centuries, only the story delivery changes. -A blazing fire illuminates the faces of the tribe, throwing shadows upon the […]
He almost reached the finish line. “Almost” is a wimpy word telling us little. With the finish line in sight, a powerful cramp doubled him over. Be specific. Words like probably, about, seems, only take […]
Writing a Blog affords the writer a platform for expression, creativity and sharing. -Sharing is a significant part of the blogging process. We all have skills. Why not put some of those skills out there? By sharing, we pass on some of our own hard-earned knowledge. Also, others may be inspired to toss […]
The first copy of my book arrived today. I could say how excited I felt, but it was different than that. Thoughtful would better describe my reaction. Holding the book in my hands, I ran my fingers over the glossy cover, taking in the cover art. The outline of blue enhances the painting, I thought.
Writing anything, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, is primarily drawn from one’s own experience. I’m not talking about specific adventures or incidents which in fiction taps the realm of imagination. It is the myriad […]