Category Archive: 'The Word Business'
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I posted tidbits of a very loud, obnoxious conversation I couldn’t avoid overhearing in a coffeeshop the other day, and so many people thought it was funny, I decided to share the other bits and pieces I made note of. Be on the lookout for these interactions in my novels. Some of them are so […]
People often ask me where I get my ideas for stories and characters. That’s a difficult question to answer because they come from everywhere. Shows I’ve watched. Photographs I’ve seen. People I’ve known. My own life, or my crazy imagination. And some random combination of all the above. But when it comes to creating characters, […]
Back in September, my business partner and I drove down to Midland, Texas, to teach at the Permian Basin Writer’s Workshop sponsored by the Midland Public Library. We had such a fabulous time! We met so many wonderful people and truly enjoyed ourselves. I got to teach one session, Page-Turning Plot Structure, and then Katie […]
Writing humor takes practice. Humor has a rhythm, and if you want to make people laugh, you have to learn to hear it.
Writers live and die by due dates, otherwise known in this career field as deadlines. There’s a reason writers have deadlines. From what I know of most of us, we have a tendency to procrastinate. We won’t call it procrastinating, though. It’s giving our brains a rest. It’s letting our creativity reboot. So what if […]
One of the questions my writer friends always ask me is how I can come up with intricate, complex plots for all the novels I write. Well, I never really thought about it. So I decided that maybe I should think about it. So that is what this series is about: how to build a […]