It’s the time for happy holidays and merry everything! Got a writer on your gift-giving list this year? Hop over to my blog post on the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s blog this month for a giant list of gifts any writer would love to receive, and you’ll win at gift-giving this holiday season! Click here: […]
Small, Extraordinary, Everyday Moments in Bonaire
An island of fossilized coral sits surrounded by Caribbean waters about 50 miles off the Venezuelan coast. This island is home to 1,100 wild donkeys, 15,000-20,000 pink flamingoes, and 30,000 wild goats. And only 20,000 people. What this not-so-typical Caribbean island, Bonaire, lacks in glitzy nightlife and casinos, it makes up for with some of […]
Thanksgiving on the Page: Gratitude as a Character Trait in Your Writing – On the RMFW Blog
As you’re developing characters in your stories, have you considered how those characters feel about expressing gratitude to another being? Do they say “thank you” freely, or do they view saying thanks as an obligation or a debt to be paid? Expressing thanks can take on strong meanings for your characters whether you’re writing a […]
Ghost Story Prompts – On the RMFW Blog
Love ghost stories? Why not try your hand at writing one? On the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers blog this month, I’ve posted 10 prompts for writing your own ghost story. If you’re brave enough, manifest yourself over there (“10 Prompts for Writing Ghost Stories”) and conjure up a frightfully good story!
Interviewing Real People Can Enhance Your Fiction – On the RMFW Blog
Can your fiction benefit from the real-world experience of someone who’s experienced, learned, or is passionate about something in your scenes? If so, interviewing that someone can be the best thing you can do to elevate your story! On the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers blog, I talk about the reasons why interviewing an actual human […]
Can We Stop Using Writing as Punishment in Schools?
For as long as there have been teachers, kids, and writing implements, writing has been used to punish unruly students. Whether it was writing “I will not talk in class” twenty times on the chalkboard or being told to pen a dreaded 500-word essay on “respect” after a too-rowdy assembly, most of us have memories […]