Sunday, June 25, 2017: Here, Take it, It's Free

Freebies. Why That Still Smarts.

Giving books away has been a no-no in my life ever since I was first published. It was drummed into me by other authors to NEVER give away your work -- except to your mother and maybe some siblings (providing they actually read books). So, now that every expert in the field of book marketing is telling me to "GIVE AWAY YOUR BOOKS," I find it very unsettling and not an easy thing to do.

But I'm doing it. (gulp)


Monday, February 13, 2017: I've Got You Under My Skin

Skin to Skin

A large part of being successful when writing fiction is the ability to slip into character. Ideally, we should become each viewpoint character. Sometimes writers make the mistake of being more like a camera looking at the characters. Or they pop into everyone's head and tell you things about every character (omniscient viewpoint). There are times when these tactics can work well.


Saturday, December 31, 2016: The Loss of Excellence

The Way We Were Was Better

If you ever watch Judge Judy on TV then you know that people are far less educated than they used to be, say 15 or 20 years ago.


Sunday, November 27, 2016: Writers Never Die -- Or Retire

I'm at a strange crossroads.

I'm sort of retired, but not really because writers never actually retire. Not as long as their brains function.


Sunday, August 7, 2016: Why We Read

Infectious Reading

I recently read an interesting article by the ever-interesting novelist Neil Gaiman about the importance of reading. Often, I see posts on Facebook and other places wherein people fret about the younger generations not appreciating reading and preferring to play video games. This fretting flies in the face of huge sales of Harry Potter books and many other adventure novels aimed at children and teens.


Friday, June 10, 2016: Riding on Skirt Hems

Thank You, Ladies

Every writer has other writers to thank for inspiration, encouragement, and lessons learned. Although I have a Bachelor's degree in journalism, I learned how to be a novelist from other working writers and from books I fell in love with and wanted to emulate. I've studied -- and still do, occasionally -- novels as my textbooks. Authors such as Phyllis Whitney, Mary Stewart, and Victoria Holt sparked my interest in romantic suspense. I examined their sentence structure, their dialogue, and their expertise with mood setting and describing characters and action sequences.


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