Podcast 7 – Writing a Character Sketch—it’s pretty helpful

Today’s podcast addresses writing a character sketch. It’s your job as the author to know everything there is to know about the characters you are including in your stories. How do you write one and what should you include? Check out today’s podcast to find out! * Stephanie Verni is Professor of Communication at Stevenson… Read More Podcast 7 – Writing a Character Sketch—it’s pretty helpful

Podcast 5 – Clearing Your Head, Work Space, and Thinking About POV

Today’s Podcast #5 covers the need to clear your head before beginning a new project, along with the reasons to clear your workspace. I touch on these two motivators and then roll right into deciding how your narrative is going to take hold. Which point of view is right for your story? Sharing some thoughts… Read More Podcast 5 – Clearing Your Head, Work Space, and Thinking About POV

The Beginning of a New Novel…or Not. What I’m Working On????

* The truth is, after reading my post headline, I’m not actually sure what I’m working on. I’m not sure at all. Ever since completing and now trying to promote Little Milestones, there’s been little happening in my writing world. January was spent getting ready for the spring semester as I’m teaching a course I… Read More The Beginning of a New Novel…or Not. What I’m Working On????

Unlost – Sharing a Short Story from The Postcard

Today, I’m sharing a short story I wrote that was published in my book of 2018 titled The Postcard and Other Short Stories & Poetry. It’s set in London, a place I’ve only visited once, but loved. In striving to write about female friendships as I did in my new novel, Little Milestones, I guess you could say I practiced… Read More Unlost – Sharing a Short Story from The Postcard

Excited for an upcoming book talk in January…and how reading benefits us

I’m looking forward to being at the Severna Park Library in January on the 21st at 7 p.m. They are always so gracious to invite me whenever I release a new book (and there are three copies of Little Milestones in circulation there). Also, I have books on hand for $10 each (plus postage, if… Read More Excited for an upcoming book talk in January…and how reading benefits us