Earlier this year, I decided to learn some travel-related French. Or, as we Francophiles like to say, “Arrgghh.” As a youngster, I took Introductory French 6 times. I was an Air Force brat and every time we’d move to a new school, they would be teaching an introductory language class that year, and somehow all […]
In New York City, the natural urge is to look up. Up at the towering skyscrapers. Up at the cathedral spires. Up at the neon extravaganza of blazing signs in Times Square. But on a trip to NYC a few months ago, I found myself looking down. And my heart rose for it. I was […]
Many authors love to visit local book clubs, either in person or over Zoom or Skype. They enjoy meeting fellow book lovers and talking about their book, their writing process, and the research they did into their characters, settings, or stories. Inviting an author to visit your book club is a great opportunity to peek […]
As a writer, have you fallen into “location” ruts? Do you find your characters in the same settings in scene after scene, like sitting in cars, chatting at the kitchen table, pounding their heads against their cubicle walls? Find out how ditching run-of-the-mill settings can punch up your scenes in my article on the RMFW […]
By Laurie Marr Wasmund Please welcome my illustrious guest blogger this month, Laurie Marr Wasmund! It’s what you’ve always dreamed of—a gaggle of dedicated readers who are eager to rain praises about your writing down upon your head, to fall at your feet lauding your brilliance, to honor you with the moniker “GOAT.” Yeah, right. […]
Confused about the difference between passive voice and active voice, why it matters, and how to use them both effectively? Check out my article on tips and examples on the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers blog: “Passive vs Active Voice – How to Spot, How to Use.” See you back here in a couple of weeks!