As some of you know I'm a member of the Stockholm Writers Group, a select group of writers founded over twenty years ago to provide feedback, encourage each other, and support each other with their writing goals. We meet on a regular basis and offer feedback to those who've submitted their work. In addition, we … Continue reading Project Update
Instagram is my favorite form of social media. Twitter to me is like an endless autobahn. I use Facebook the most, but I really enjoy Instagram and I'll tell you why. Facebook, loaded with political memes, angry judgements, and a sense of divisiveness, makes me feel angry or frustrated or judged or a number of … Continue reading Support Your Local Bookshop – Join a Book Club
I've been listening to The Story Grid with Tim Grahl and Shawn Coyne. It's a writing podcast which pairs up the flailing new writer with an experienced editor and they talk about all things story related. Shawn relies heavily on Campbell's Hero with a Thousand Faces and Robert McKee's Story, so if you've studied either … Continue reading Analyzing a Story
Over the weekend, the latest edition of Perihelion Online Science Fiction Magazine came out. This is important for science-fiction fans because the online magazine is free, which means you now have 11 new stories and articles to read. I'm happy about it because my short story "Bug Out" is one of those new stories. They … Continue reading “Bug Out” Published
A few weeks ago, I started a series called: Female Character Spotlight, where I highlighted the character Adora Belle Dearheart. My goal with these spotlights is to bring attention to realistic female characters, especially within the fantasy and sci-fi genres. I want to introduce you to amazing women, and girls, who are strong and weak, who … Continue reading Female Character Spotlight: Door
They all lived in my head! Last week, I talked about how technology has infringed upon traditional methods of creativity and how we should remember to go back to pencils sometimes. I also shared some of my husband's art work. You'll remember I mentioned I am NOT an artist. To prove my claims, I've shared … Continue reading What do a planet, an alien and a frog have in common?
Ever read a fantasy book, or any book for that matter, that left you scratching your head wondering if the writer had ever met a living, breathing female in his life? We've come a long way in the literary world, but some women (especially in some genres) are still portrayed as superficial sex objects whose sole … Continue reading Female Character Spotlight: Adora Belle Dearheart
If a madman, or in this case delusional woman, saved your life, how far would you go to keep it? Over the weekend, I launched a short story that explores this question. It all started in the spring of 2009. Browsing the internet one day, I ran across a writing challenge that encouraged writers to … Continue reading How Far Would You Go?