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Whenever anybody asks me where I get my inspiration from, I always think of Terry Pratchett. Random, I know! At one point, however, he was the only author I read and I spent many hours of my youth and my early twenties devouring Discworld books so this passage from...read more
In “My Fair Lady” Professor Henry Higgins, Linguist Extraordinaire, proclaimed he could identify a person’s origins right down to country, region and city just by listening to the person. There is an essential truth to that concept that fiction writers need to learn...read more
Halfway through writing The End, I realized my villain was too…nice. The scene was progressing. He was saying all the right words, but for some reason, he came off sounding helpful, sympathetic, even caring, rather than threatening. It wasn’t until I put a gun...read more
Have you ever sat down to write the story and the character looks at you like your stupid, crosses their arms, and sticks out their tongue- clearly not willing to help you tell the story. Mine tend to cross their eyebrow and often twitch their elfin ears at me. At...read more
How does a story come about for an author? Several years ago when my first novel was published, I participated in a panel of authors talking about how to write mysteries. I have to give a shout-out here Sue McGinty who was the first author I met who like me writes in...read more
Looking back throughout the history of the written word, we see that all types of physical writing has formed. From cuneiform to hieroglyphs, and ultimately the written alphabets we recognize today. However, you may be shocked to learn that the wonderful written...read more