Congratulations to Lyn Cote for her new release this month, Fatal Winter.
From the day I started writing fiction, I’ve heard about the critical importance of character arcs, which for the sake of brevity we can think of as a journey of change. It’s almost a mantra: Major characters must change. I recently took an online class with author Kathryn Craft that focused on character arcs. (Raiders
I love writing classes. They so often offer unexpected surprises. I’d like to share a tip from a recent class that made an impact on me. Veronia Rossi talked about revision. She said read your work and look for the sentences that are vague and general. They’re missing specifics. They’re using a phrase you’ve read
Congratulations to Virginia McCullough for her new release this month, A Bridge Home.
In my latest release, I tell the story of five sisters who changed history by asking to inherit land in a male-dominated society. I’m sure the daughters of Zelophehad were fearful of upsetting their relatives, and I was fearful of writing their story. How would I bring five characters to life on the page? I
There is a curiosity of what authors are "up to" behind the scenes in their writer lives. What is their process? Where do authors’ ideas come from? How long does it take to write a book? When I first began pursuing a career in writing I was on the hunt for a "magic formula" or
What does a fiery red bug have to do with a gun? Everything…if you’re an author writing a story and fleshing it out with detail. Which details? Ah, the conundrum of “significant detail.” That is, the details that matter. Which details matter? Besides providing an atmosphere (setting) in which the story unfolds, those include details
Notice I didn't use the word published. You're a writer whether you're published or not. Professionalism doesn't involve books on a shelf. It's an outlook, an attitude, an inner code of ethics about how you relate to and interact with the writing/publishing business and those that inhabit that realm. The only thing constant about the publishing
Congratulations to the following WisRWA members on their new releases this month! Until June by Barbara M. Britton A Guardian Redeemed by Renee Wildes Journey to Peace by Lyn Cote It Never Felt
RWA National Conference is going virtual! This year, the conference will be completely virtual and will be offered at a much lower rate. Plus, registration gives you access to recordings of most of the sessions for the rest of the year. The conference is free for Black members and a number of scholarships are available