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

Writer’s Block

Some authors get all bent out of shape when their brain seems to stop brainstorming ideas. Not me. I never worry about writer’s block. I think on a part of the story and… Continue reading

Chris Rock

I usually put quotes from authors on this blog. Chris Rock does not write books, but I liked two of his quotes from an interview I saw on CBS Sunday Morning show. “Got… Continue reading

Twitter and Jack Dorsey

Ever wonder how twitter got started? Here is an interview on Minnesota Public Radio with Jack Dorsey. Moral of the story, your childhood obsessions or your child’s obsessions could lead to multimillion dollar… Continue reading

Effective Critcism

Effective Criticism I went to college for fine arts. Every week for four years, I turned in something, painting, drawing, photography or, graphics, to be critiqued. The whole class would put their work… Continue reading

John Sayles on NPR

Author and film director John Sayles was on NPR, Kerri Miller, MidMorning show. Its always interesting to listen to a professional. Here is one person I wish I could sit and talk to… Continue reading

What is Backstory

Backstory is anything that has happened in a person’s past that affects who they are today. Ex: Growing up, it was just Mom and me. When we went on a road trip, she… Continue reading

The Love of Writing

Do I love writing? Not sure. Ideas continually float about in my head. As ideas begin to form into sentences, I write them down. Since I don’t carry any kind of electronic writing… Continue reading