What do you like in a story? Have you ever thought about it? And by that, I mean more than for a few seconds. Have you ever sat down and made a list of the things you enjoy about the stories you read? I read Chris Baty's book, No Plot, No Problem last week. For … Continue reading What do you like in a story?
I had a difficult time choosing today's post. Not because I didn't know what to talk about, but because I had originally planned to write about the books I read this year. However, we saw the 'new' Star Wars movie over the weekend and now I can't get it out of my head. * Warning … Continue reading Star Wars Disappointment
To combat the summer madness, a couple of days ago my husband bought me a new game. Other than Civilization and The Sims, I haven’t played much of anything over the past year. When I had free time, I wrote, researched or read books. When I didn’t, I focused on the kids. It was as … Continue reading 5 Tips to Weave a Little Madness into Your Writing
Last Thursday I ran across an amazing podcast from Joanna Penn and Todd Henry. It began with two little words: Die Empty. Contrary to the photo, it's not as creepy as it sounds. What's it all about? Turns out, the graveyard is the most valuable place in the world. Not the Louvre, a luxury hotel in … Continue reading Dying Empty
As mentioned previously, I've stumbled across the personal notes of Jakob Borchain, one of the priests in Aramas. For those of you who've read Ashborne, you might have remembered his encounter with Riatha. (For those of you who haven't, what are you waiting for?) As you'll discover over the next few months, his part in Riatha's story is … Continue reading Jakob’s Journal Update
During my time at university, and while at the police academy, we were forced to attend courses from a slew of experts. Some of them were downright kill-me-now boring. Others were a little more interesting, and a few were captivating. If gore or weapons were on the agenda, it was standing room only. For me, the … Continue reading A Writer’s Brief Guide to Personality Types