How do writers get story ideas? Here’s how!
Within the next week, I will sit on two “expert” panels at a writer’s conference. I only put expert in quotes because I’ll be on them. In one, I may sit near the renowned Anne Perry as well as other people who have significant authorial chops. To say nothing of copious sitting-on-a-panel chops. I have […]
For the past thirty days, I’ve been consumed by a story. A contemporary cozy, to be exact. This afternoon, after 77588 words, I typed ###: the end. Boy, I’m glad that’s over! But that’s just the first draft. Now comes the hard part: editing. I plan to let it sit for a week or so, […]
As a writer, I’m always looking for ways to improve my work. It could be something simple like deleting semicolons (to which I am devoted), or it could be something as complex as a plot line or character that’s weak and needs work. Writing a book of any sort is really not an individual effort. […]
I recently encountered a European outfit that printed only chapbooks. Until that moment, I had considered the chapbook – a small, up to forty page book usually dealing with one subject – a rather rustic but delicate and precious conceit by poets who had nothing better to do. They often have a hand-made, temporary, recycled […]