Category Archive: Writing Tips

Windows of Your Novel

The Windows of a Novel Here is a quote from Preston Fuller’s Writing Blog Human Nature and Superpowers “A book is a lot like a window.

Strong Male Character

I’ve written several posts on strong female fictional characters. This post is on a strong male fictional character, Rumplestiltskin of the TV series Once Upon a Time. This will make more since, if… Continue reading

Developing Relationships

Just saw the movie Hugo. It’s not for little children. It’s too slow to keep their attention, but it’s a nice adult movie. I liked the way the move took the time to… Continue reading

Might be Time to Re-Evaluate

I’ve said once before, I start a novel with a simple idea and then the idea grows into a trilogy or a series. Consequently, I never finish a book. It becomes so large… Continue reading

What Could Go Wrong?

I watch the TV show Revenge. It starts with a simple idea. When Amanda was eight years old, her father is framed for terrorism, convicted and sent to jail. Amanda never sees him… Continue reading

Kerri Miller Reads Fantasy

Who is Kerri Miller? You may ask. She is the host of MPR MidMoring show and is an avid reader. I have few complains about her show. One is she does few shows… Continue reading

Words Are Fun

By now you may have guessed I’m a fan of NPR. It’s not just politically left as some claim. There are many interesting programs such as Grammar Girl. Grammar girl hosts a blog… Continue reading

Rules of the Writing Habit

There are so many rules in writing. Such as you can’t have a complete sentence without a subject. You must know the difference between whose and who’s, its and it’s. It’s a good… Continue reading

Demanding Characters

When an author starts a novel he/she has a general idea of who the characters are. But sometimes a character pops up out of nowhere and demands a part in the plot. No… Continue reading

Really Scary Scenes

Readers see the character (s) fears and courage, and how they cope with each situation the author puts them in. But there a different levels of danger and fears. The author can show… Continue reading