Blog Archives

Author Interview: Janice Hardy

As a blogger, a speaker, and an author of fiction and nonfiction, Janice Hardy is one of the busiest writing professionals in the industry. Her how-to Foundation of Fiction series focuses on novel writing with Plotting Your Novel: Ideas and

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Author Interviews

New Mexico’s Connection to Science Fact and Fiction

Here’s an update to one of my more popular posts from several years ago. Depending on where you’re from, you might not know New Mexico is the birthplace of Demi Moore, Smokey Bear, and the first atomic bomb. It is also

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Science Fact & Fiction

Trap Your Writing Muse

The act of writing, of telling the tale, is also the act of laying traps. And it is in these traps that we capture our muses. In other words, we capture them, they don’t capture us. ~ Chuck Wendig

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Quotes

2018 Wednesday on the Web #2

I continue my hopeless obsession with filling a bottomless bag of online treasure. Here I’ve rediscovered the best of these articles/tidbits and share them in this second of my fifth-Wednesday posts for 2018. ■ For Writers Best-Sellers Initially Rejected “What [successful

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Coolness from the Web

Looking at Creativity the Write Way

I recently had a conversation with a friend who was upset by the snobbery she read about between creatives, specifically literary writers versus romance writers. (If it comes to fisticuffs, I’ll put my money on romance writers any day.) Setting

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Musings

Author Interview: Astrid Tuttle Winegar

Astrid Tuttle Winegar’s Cooking for Halflings & Monsters: 111 Comfy, Cozy Recipes for Fantasy-Loving Souls (2017) is now in its second edition. According to Astrid, Tolkien scholar and foodie, you don’t need to be a “gourmet monster chef” to enjoy

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Author Interviews

My Mother, a Girl with a Star-Spangled Heart

At some point in the early 1960s, a boy on the playground yelled at me, “Your mother wears combat boots.” I don’t remember what prompted such a remark. If it was meant as an insult, I didn’t take it as

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Musings

Hanging on to Story

Opposable thumbs let us hang on; story tells us what to hang on to. ~ Lisa Cron

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Quotes

First Draft Writing Rules from Copyblogger

In Demian Farnworth’s post, “10 Rules for Writing First Drafts [Poster],” he mentions this quote by Kurt Vonnegut: When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth. If an author like Vonnegut felt that way,

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Writing Advice

Author Interview: M. Pax

Speculative fiction author M. Pax is a self-professed workaholic with a dozen published novels and numerous short story collections. Her seven-book space opera series, The Backworlds, takes readers to a universe where bio-engineered humans survive on different planets and the

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Author Interviews
All who wander are not lost.~ JRR Tolkien

Archives
CampNaNoWriMo Winners Badges Apr_Jul 2015