Write Over The Hump

Here’s something from your own life to write about. We only write the best when we mine our own experiences, so this is good practice for all writers. And it’ll give you a touch of nostalgia you might need during … Continue reading

Martha Stromberg on Writing and the Hulder-Kin

Writer/Author Martha Stromberg Today, we hear from writer Martha Stromberg, as she answers some fascinating questions about her writing and her process. The floor’s all yours, Martha! Susan. Where do your ideas come from?  Martha: I think all my best … Continue reading

Write Over The Hump

Here’s an interesting nature photograph that will start your creative juices flowing. What do you see in it? Something human, natural, otherworldly? What made this tree what it is? What is it reaching for? What would it say if it … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Life takes us in many directions. Here’s a situation to play with that I had to deal with recently. Let’s see what you can do with it! Set that timer, put your thinking cap on, and write! You wake up … Continue reading

Scrambled Thoughts About “The Setting”

Author Terry Sanville Today we have some words of wisdom from author Terry Sanville on crafting the perfect setting for our stories. Take it away, Terry! A story’s setting has multiple dimensions. There’re the obvious physical elements – On a … Continue reading

A Journey Through My Right Brain To My Writer’s Voice

Author/Poet Debra Davis Hinkle *Right Brain – …associated with creative thought and… I started writing in 2004 and almost ten years later, I was still struggling with my writer’s voice. Was I a writer, a poet? If I was an … Continue reading

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

Demystifying POV

POV—point of view—is perhaps the easiest writing concept to understand intellectually, and yet the hardest to put into practice when writing. I did massive research when I began teaching fiction and creative nonfiction writing, and discovered that there doesn’t seem … Continue reading

Books, Mysteries and Basset Hounds

Today we have Barbara M. Hodges with us to answer some very interesting questions about her writing. Enjoy! Author Barbara Hodges When did you first know you were going to be a writer? I didn’t really know until we moved … Continue reading