Anne Schroeder Speaks

Author Anne Schroeder Thank you Susan for inviting me into your world of clever mystery. I’m an early admirer from your very first novel and have watched your career with admiration. What is it I do? My writing is set … Continue reading

Crafting Unputdownable Stories

I wrote this for my writing group, SLO NightWriters, and thought it might be of interest to other writers out there. I’ve used examples (in italics) throughout from my own writing, illustrating what I’m saying and what I’ve learned through … Continue reading

Learning to Appreciate My Computer Left Brain

by: Author Debra Davis Hinkle Humans have two brain hemispheres that talk to each other. For many years it was thought that we were either left- or right-brain dominate in our decision making.  It appears to me that some people … Continue reading

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