December 30, 2011
I missed posting here during November because I was in the thick of re-thinking my novel, using strategies from Writing the Breakout Novel, by Donald Maass (mentioned in my September 2011 post.)
Maass says (on page 37) to list three Read more
October 8, 2011
During the summer, I stumbled across a book called, The Man Who Forgot How to Read, by Howard Engel, the celebrated Canadian mystery writer. Read more
June 17, 2011
What would you think if you found out in your thirties that you had an identical twin you never knew about? Imagine how meeting that person Read more
May 31, 2011
A top news story this week, about a multimillion dollar settlement to victims of abuse by clergy, made me wish more teens could read Simple Twists of Faith, a Young Adult book that came out this year.
March 18, 2011
Some of my best reads come from the What’s New shelf at the library, where I recently snagged Scent of the Missing, by Susannah Charleson. Although I’m not a dog person as such,
December 3, 2010
Three weeks ago I began what I assumed would be a quick read of my revised manuscript for any little typos I might have missed. Lo and behold, to my dismay, I stubbed my toes on
November 13, 2010
After the major revision of my novel was done last week, I browsed through some editing books that pointed out
August 6, 2010
Three years ago, I started writing a novel. Although I had no idea where the story was going, dozens of pages filled up with characters who seemed to be having a great time. At the end of chapter seven, I came to an obstruction—I was bored.
April 17, 2010
Yesterday I got to see Andrew Clements, my newest favorite author, in person. So much fun. Seemed serendipitous to me that he came to our area at this particular time. Read more
March 28, 2010
Several years ago, when I first became aware I didn’t know how to write fiction, I looked for help from successful authors. To my surprise, I learned writing is a hot topic.