The Scoop on Sub-Plotting

Today, we have words of wisdom on the value of, and how to insert, subplots into your stories, from Sue McGinty, acclaimed author of the Bella Kowalski mystery series. Her Q&A format leaves no stone overturned when it comes to … Continue reading

Author Tony Piazza Hits the Hot Seat!

Today we put Tony Piazza, author of the critically acclaimed Tom Logan series, on the hot seat of questions. What he reveals just may surprise you! Ready, Tony? Go! Author Tony Piazza What in your writing have you dropped along … Continue reading

Marilyn Meredith on Speaking Engagements!

Today I’m hosting Marilyn Meredith, a writing friend I’ve known for quite a few years. In fact, it’s because of Marilyn that I now have 20 books published, and have my own publishing company. When I first moved to the Central … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

What do you see in this photograph? Where is it, here or on some other planet? Let your imagination have free rein as you write for 10 minutes. And be sure to send me your unique story for the contest; … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Here’s an interesting picture I took one day up in San Francisco. It set my mind spinning. What can your imagination make of it? What exactly is it and what does it do? Set that timer for 10 minutes and … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Here’s an intriguing little start for a story. Give yourself 10 minutes and see where your imagination takes it. And as always, send your story to me for the contest, and I’ll post the top three contenders on Monday. Send … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

I’m always amazed at what different writers do with the same opening line. Here’s an opening to a flash-fiction piece I wrote in one of my classes. My story has an eerie quality about it. What will you do with … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

We’ve all had this happen to us… or seem to happen. In the dead of night, when the shadows hover close, when we don’t know who is there, or what will happen… set your timer for 15 minutes and begin … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Still in the theme of Halloween and weird, scary stuff, this prompt will make you work for your ideas. Just what is happening here? Is it real, or??? I’d never before seen time run backwards.

Write Over the Hump

Here’s another suspense-filled opening to sink your teeth into. Just what is happening here? Set your timer for 15 minutes and write: It was the gun she held that convinced me she was serious.