Hello Friends, Do you love January? Or does it feel like the longest month of the year, like it does for me? I once read that the 28th of January is considered the most depressing day of the year, based off particular statistics and the fact it sits in the deepest trench of horrible winter... Continue Reading →
Writing: Character “It” Factor
Part 2 : Joy of Flaws, Flaws, Flaws Hello Friends, Welcome to Part 2 of Writing: Character “It” Factor. This is where we take the proverbial ‘fine tooth comb’ to our characters. In Part 1, I talked about focusing more on the psychological persona of your character, rather than physical attributes. If you missed Part... Continue Reading →
Writing: Character “It” Factor (Part 1)
Appearance vs. Persona (OR) "How to Write Interesting Blue Aliens" Hello Friends, As an author of poetry books, with my sci-fi/fantasy novels currently in draft, you may wonder why I would presume to give anyone writing advice if I have yet to publish a novel of my own. Here’s why: Writing is a process of... Continue Reading →
Does Your Story Have The ‘IT’ Factor?
Two undeniable facts about story: 1) Readers love a good story, whether it is a short story, novella, stand-alone novel, or a multi-book series. We want to dive into stories that take us to exciting places and time periods we have never experienced, such as: Space, the wild west, ancient Greece, Rome, Alaska. We want... Continue Reading →