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Creating Complex and Believable Characters

Knowing who the characters are before I write is imperative. I need who they are before I can tell their story. 

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How To Find and Work Successfully with Beta Readers

How To Find and Work Successfully with Beta Readers

Beta readers are GOLD. Here's my insight into finding the right people, and working with them, through this part of the writing process. View Post
Traditional vs. Self-Publishing:  Determining My Publishing Path

Traditional vs. Self-Publishing: Determining My Publishing Path

As I inch closer to the cliff edge to publishing, I am finding myself at a crossroads. I write about determining the right path … View Post
How Grief Has Guided My Writing

How Grief Has Guided My Writing

This post is about death and grief. It may be a trigger for some, so please consider this the warning label. In this post … View Post
Dealing with a Pandemic as a Writer

Dealing with a Pandemic as a Writer

I have avoided writing about this topic. Avoided it like it’s a hot fire, ready to burn my fingertips if I even broach … View Post
Being a Better Writer: Going Back to Basics

Being a Better Writer: Going Back to Basics

It's amazing what can come out of going back to basics. I have learned a lot over the years: Trust your instincts and listen. … View Post
How To Write A Novel

How To Write A Novel

I share my process of writing a novel. Maybe you’ll find a bit of magic in here to help with your process? It … View Post
The Fear of Failure is Real

The Fear of Failure is Real

After 50 years, I have written a book. Now the book is sitting in front of me, staring me down, willing me to finish it. … View Post
The Power of a Writer’s Group

The Power of a Writer’s Group

Unless there's a deadline, I let responsibility take over my life. A writing group changes that. I focus. I am kept accountable and I … View Post