The Writing Life

…a literary journey

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Official Book Cover Unveiling!

I’m excited today to unveil my cover for Oldsters! Wow – what a feeling it is to see this book through to completion. I can’t wait for everyone to head … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Doing the Leg Work

Speaking of her writing process, author Jacquelyn Mitchard said, “I do a great deal of research. I don’t want anyone to say, ‘That could not have happened.’” I imagine most writers … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s on your ‘Project Notes’ list?

If you’re a regular reader, you know that the rule I break most often during the writing process is editing while I go. I’ve always been a rule breaker, accepted … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Secondary & Minor Characters

Think about how boring a story would be if there were only ‘main’ characters. No matter how well-written they may be, our stars of the show need a cast of … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Location! Location! Location!

Just like with character development, I often like to use a real-life visual to remind me of small details I might not think of when it comes to locations. Depending … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Oldsters”: An Update

Still working on the first draft of my novel, Oldsters. I’m at chapter eight, and while I’m not pleased with the speed of my progress, I am pleased at the way … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

…sum it up

“What’s your book about?” “What inspired you to write about (insert topic)?” Those are the common questions anyone who is writing a book gets. I’ll take the second one first. … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · Leave a comment