Word up my fellow dreamers, DOERS, movers-and-shakers. If you're keen to write that ROMANCE that lives inside everyone--and YOU know it does--now's your chance. Join ProWritingAid's free webinar to learn the ins and outs of how to pluck our heart strings. Make readers weep, sigh, swoon, and all manner of lovely stuff that leaves us… Continue reading So you want to write a ROMANCE!!!
The Basics never change! Who? What? Where? When? Why? And how? The writer’s life, more than most, orbits these six mysteries. Chief among them is who. Characters are the backbone of storytelling. Somebody must want something, fight for something, and need it badly enough— no whims— for readers to engage. The reader himself is a… Continue reading Return of the VORTEX: Make all your characters work for you!
The choice is yours. Life offers us plenty of raw material. Sometimes its lemons. The end product is what you make of it, though. Pie. Lemon bars. Lemonade. A zinger for hot tea. Or just a lemon. One of my six sisters, who shall remain nameless if only to keep her off her dentist’s radar,… Continue reading Life giving you lemons? Thank God.