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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
In my inbox, a letter from a fellow writer: “How are you, really?” she asked, not just to me, but to all the writers she knows. She asked because she, too, is living through this time when every week brings a new, devastating knife to our society’s heart. She knew we are all suffering. How […]
If you’re setting your goals and intentions for the coming year, are you focusing on goals revolving around wordcount or number of submissions? If so, it’s not too late to think about your writing life from another perspective. What do you need this year to grow yourself as a writer? Do you need to sharpen […]