Monthly Archives: January 2009

Working through a crisis

A friend recently told me that she is constantly finding reasons not to write. I replied that I am just the opposite. For over 20 years I’ve left the lunch table, moved upstairs to my office and began to write. … Continue reading

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Creating Strong Characters

To me the most important thing before you begin a new book is to get to know your characters. I don’t like charts or outlines, but there are other ways to do this. And you can do it as you … Continue reading

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A Good Storyteller Shows The Way

When we speak of story telling, most of us think of sitting around a campfire listening to someone relate a tale so rich in detail that we shiver with fear, cry out with delight, laugh and cry. In this instance, … Continue reading

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