Write Over The Hump

Here’s a fun little suggestion to start off your writing time on this Hump Day (Wednesday). Get out that timer and have some fun with this one! Ready? Get started! If your best friend were a bowl of cereal, what … Continue reading

Making Peace With Canadian Winter

Author Mar Preston in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada It’s no use sitting inside grumbling, looking at the birds frolicking outside in the snow. So far, and it’s only early January, it hasn’t been that cold, hovering up and down around freezing … Continue reading

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

Write Over The Hump

Here’s a prompt that’s rather appropriate since we’re in the “dead of winter” right now. It’s sure to start your creative juices flowing. Set that timer for 10, 15, or 20 minutes, and start to write! Where will this journey … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Some of the best things happen when we juxtapose things that don’t go together. Surprises can be fun. Set your timer for 10 minutes. Start with, “I wouldn’t lie to you.” Use these words or phrases as part of what … 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

This week, let’s think outside the proverbial box: Look around the room and pick out three pieces of furniture. Now write a short story or scene and use those three pieces in your writing, but not as they are intended … Continue reading

Write Over The Hump

Here’s a fun photo to set your mind whirling. What is this thing, just a bug, or is it something quite different? Where did it come from? What does it want? What will happen if it doesn’t get it? Let … Continue reading