Monthly Archives: April 2010


Because of gas prices and the general economy, we writers have to pick and choose carefully when we want to attend conferences. Unless, of course, we’ve been asked to speak and our tab is picked up. This year I’m attending … Continue reading

Posted in AWC platform, conferences, OCW, OWFI, pitching editors, Uncategorized, Velda Brotherton, writing | 3 Comments


Sometimes being a writer means not writing, and that’s what’s been up with me since my latest book came out. In addition, I’ve been proofing the next book, which is now set to be released May 1. That’s Arkansas Meals … Continue reading

Posted in book promotion, book signings, fiction, nonfiction, Velda Brotherton | 5 Comments

Captivating Characters

One of the best ways I can think of to create a character who captivates the reader is to become that character. But it’s not that simple, because suppose you become a dull, boring person? Yes, it could happen. So … Continue reading

Posted in characterization, emerging hero, five senses, flaws, goal, internalization, sense of place, Velda Brotherton | 3 Comments