Some Kids Are Worth Keeping

After all this time of my asking for some photos, my son finally told me he has a Flickr account (xresonance is the name he uses). I went and took a look at his photos — what a treat! I … Continue reading

Fiction Writing is a Jugsaw Puzzle

Writing fiction is like doing a jigsaw puzzle. You fit the outside pieces first, so you have a framework to fill in (your story premise and theme), then you start placing pieces in to build the picture (scenes, characters, events). … Continue reading

Using Symbols in Fiction Writing

At the morning session of my “What If? Writing Group” today, we got into an interesting discussion about symbols and the role they play in our stories. One of the students questioned the need for symbols at all, citing that … Continue reading