I might spend too much time talking about how hard writing is, and not enough time talking about how much joy it gives. Lately, however, I seem to see on Facebook things like, “I want to write a novel. Can someone tell me how to create characters?” or “I’m about to start a novel.… Read More


  Kristen Lamb is one of my favorite bloggers (note that her blog is on my Resources page), but this post is probably my favorite.    … Read More


  I’ve mentioned this topic before, but in the abstract. I’m going to be a little more personal this time. When I first introduce a character, even a minor character, I try to think of one, or at the most two things about their appearance that can convey to the reader what I think is… Read More


My old hosting service was bought out by another company. I didn’t realize this until I tried to get some help. I wanted to make my main page part of my WordPress, so my WordPress installation had to be moved. That’s when I found out that my only option to get help was chat, that… Read More


It’s funny – I don’t like his books, but boy, does he have a clear eye and good advice for writers: Advice from Kurt Vonnegut that Every Writer Needs to Read    … Read More