That’s right. Beat it back. But what is it? For me, The Beast in writing is my tendency to write… Read more Beat Back the Beast
Month: November 2013
Thinking Like a Mountain
This time of year, when winter is creeping in, I see the squirrels rushing to gather nuts for the cold months of winter. I think about other
creatures fending for themselves in the cold months. In particular, I think about wolves.
Wolves are a top predator out there in the wild. They are hated by humans who raise animals (like cattle and sheep) for a living – because the ranchers’ cash crops are a ready source of food for
Setting – The Story WHERE
I love the setting! I think I feel that way because I love the world around us. I want that… Read more Setting – The Story WHERE
Here are the final things you, as the writer, need to know about your story people before you begin to tell… Read more Character Questions
This week, I’ve been talking about characterization – or story people. How do we, as writers, make them come alive? What… Read more Character Ghosts
Late Fall Connections
Brrrrr! The cold front came through this week, and the temps have taken a dive. Luckily, the forecast calls for higher temps over the next week,
closer to our usual November highs of the low 60s in Oklahoma. Perfect weather in so many ways, brilliant blue skies and light southwesterly winds.
Many things are happening in the animal/plant world as everything prepares for the coldest part of the natural annual cycle of life. Today’s post features information about these …
Tell Me About That Character . . .
More on story people today. I truly believe that the characters are the most important part of the story. Readers… Read more Tell Me About That Character . . .
Characters – Today I’m continuing with thoughts from Margaret Coel, author of the Wind River mysteries series. (I met and… Read more Story People
My Autumn Thoughts
Now that daylight savings time has ended, we’re back in real time. Early morning light and dark evenings. Many people I know don’t care much for the
change; it’s no fun coming home from work in the dark.
But I tend to feel it’s more natural. It FEELS right to me when the temps cool off and the sun sets so early. Coming home from work – or wherever I’ve been – feels like tucking myself in bed,
Cobwebs : A Suspense Novel – My Characters
As I am focusing on characterization this week in my new writing blog, today I thought I’d provide the thoughts of some… Read more Cobwebs : A Suspense Novel – My Characters