Book Reviews & Discussions, The Vault, Writing Groups, Writing Resources

The Vault #3: Writing Practices…they really do work!

After much internal debate regarding writing practices and the distraction I believed they would be from writing my novel, I've changed my mind. And the book that helped me decide is Judy Reeves' A Writer's Book of Days. After a friend in my writing group recommended it and I leafed through his copy, I went home… Continue reading The Vault #3: Writing Practices…they really do work!

The Vault, Writing Resources

The Vault #1: Show, Don’t Tell

As a writer, it's important for me to know my strengths and weaknesses. Studying journalism and writing for a newspaper certainly gave me a great writing foundation, but in no way prepared me for the hard work of writing fiction. Having really started to study the craft, I love this learning curve - it allows… Continue reading The Vault #1: Show, Don’t Tell

Character Development

…looking over your shoulder

In my Welcome post, I let you know that some of my favorite quotes are about the writing life. Today, I want to look at one of those quotes, and see how it affects both the writer and their readers. "The story...must be a conflict, and specifically, a conflict between the forces of good and… Continue reading …looking over your shoulder