Tag Archive: writing a novel

Update on Jessica’s Mission

I have once again finished a rewrite of Jessica’s Mission, the third novel in People of Akiane Trilogy. Since this was supposed to be my final rewrite, I had planned to send it… Continue reading

Finding Strong Fictional Characters

Larry B was a friend and co-worker who asked if he could be in my science fiction novel. I already had a Gino Somebody. I forget his last name. My character didn’t have… Continue reading

KAI Presents… Phyllis Moore!

Kev’s Great Indie Authors is hosted by Kevin Cooper. He interviews indie authors and posts the interviews on his blog. Here is the one on me. ;0) Check his blog out to read… Continue reading

Minnesota Weather Inspired My Novel

Where do authors get their ideas? Does a great master author hand them an idea on a silver platter? Is there a crystal ball they can consult? Do ideas come in a dream… Continue reading

Published Author

Well, I’ve done it, as of Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, I am a published author. And I have the photos to prove it. So far, I’m the only one with books. I’m happily… Continue reading

Creating Plot Around a Good Fictional Lie

Lies are not good. The Bible says: Thou shalt not lie. Good advice. Yet every one tells them. “Your new hair cut is original.” “That new color in your living room … it’s… Continue reading

Mystery of a Novel

There will be spoilers about the TV series Revolution in this blog posting. J.J. Abrams is devious and not to be trusted. He leads you to believe something is true when in fact… Continue reading

Details of Character

There are no small details in writing fiction; they just have different purposes. Some details move the plot line in a novel, like having a gun in a desk drawer. You show the… Continue reading

Friends and Writing Groups

It is said, writing a novel is a lonely job. Maybe so, but we would not succeed without family, friends, writing groups: those who read our drafts and give honest opinions. They save… Continue reading

Pacing a Chapter

Recently, I posted Pacing of a Novel. I wrote about how pacing set the tone of a novel. In this post, I write about how the pacing of a scene can bring a… Continue reading

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