The Right Character Development

When an author decides on the next novel, he/she needs to decide what is the most important, the character or the world the story is set in. If the character is the most… Continue reading

My Fictional Female Characters

While writing about strong women, I thought about a few of my female characters in a fantasy novel I’ve started, called Jewel of Desire. Right now, it’s sitting on the shelf until I… Continue reading

Perfect Example

This post is a continuation of my last post, Strong Women Fictional Characters. This post is about a woman who is soft and strong, intelligent and a conundrum. Abby Sciuto is a Forensic Specialist… Continue reading

Strong Women Fictional Characters

While browsing blogs, JacInTheBox found an interesting article on Strong Women. I’ll let you read her post and find the original post that started this blog chain on Strong Women. Both are well… Continue reading

Writing for Self

I’ve thought on the subject of this post for so long, I thought I’d written it, but I couldn’t find it. I was reminded about it when I read Conversations With Novels. It… Continue reading


I had another week of lots of work and being tired at the end of the week. Came Friday evening, all I wanted to do was go home and rest. But first, I… Continue reading

I Write; I Paint

I write out of obedience. My brain fills up with ideas. The only way to clear it out is to write it all down on paper or type it into the computer. Then… Continue reading

The Battle That Never Was

I remember reading a novel where the author made a big deal of an upcoming battle. He spent chapters talking about how important the battle was. His characters prepared, dressed, and rode out… Continue reading

Road to Success

A well-known scientific saying is: The road to success is littered with failure. Scientists are not known for giving up. Thomas Edison failed 1000 times before he invented the light bulb. But he… Continue reading


Usually, I’m a good muti taster. I can write, cook and do laundry all at the same time. But this time I bit off more than I could chew. I was editing my… Continue reading