Category Archive: My writing process

Keeping to My Path

I forgot. Then Guy Kawasaki recommended If You Want to Write, by Brenda Ueland. No, I don’t know him personally. I heard him on loco MPR, When I was younger, I went… Continue reading

Fictional Character as Victim

Sidrea speaks: Phyllis writes about me, in Topaz – Jewel of Desire, without my permission. She thinks she knows me. She does not. She says I am evil. I am not. I am… Continue reading

Character Development

I tend to be epic.  My stories start simple and bloom outward. Usually, I start with one character and one point of view, and soon have six points of view. I began Topaz… Continue reading

Social Media

Social media, facebook, twitter, blogging, is the new way to advertise and get my name as an author out there. But when I read what I need to do to be successful at… Continue reading

Good Day for Writing

Today was most unusual. I was so very tired when I woke up, I decided to cancel my day and just stay home, stay in bed and finish getting over a cold.I went… Continue reading


When I began writing Topaz – Jewel of Desire I just wrote and let the story take me where it wanted. I posted a chapter twice a week for several months then once… Continue reading

Plots Grow

I started this story with two main characters, Dor and Rheaux, and two supporting characters, Samard and Abyia, but the cast grew to ten characters who would have an affect on the plot.… Continue reading

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