Rules of Engagement for Writers

Rules of Engagement for Writers

My father died last week. The Colonel was the one family and friends invariably went to for advice, and he was always more than happy to hand out his own brand of wisdom, battle-tested in combat and inspired by his personal holy trinity of Jesus, Patton, and Napoleon...
When All Else Fails… PLOT JUMPSTARTERS

When All Else Fails… PLOT JUMPSTARTERS

“When in doubt, have a man come through a door with a gun in his hand.” –Raymond Chandler Whether you outline first or simply plunge in by the seat of your pants, there may come a time when you realize your story engine is failing and you need a jumpstart, fast,...
On Writing A Book Series

On Writing A Book Series

Keeping a series fresh and fun is a challenge—and it does not get any easier. As I sit down to write Book Four in my Mercy Carr series, I find myself rethinking everything I’ve learned about writing a series so far—often the hard way—and reminding myself of key...

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