As a science center director in a former life, my job was to show our audiences how science works, not simply to tell them. The Aha! moments made the experience real for the thousands of kids, adults, and young adults that visited. When they left, there was a good chance they would remember the scientific concept behind the hands-on exhibit.
Writing is much the same. Writers need that Aha! encounter to grow and nourish their ideas into a final piece of work. That’s what this blog is all about. It’s about MY “minds-on” adventure with words — one I enjoy sharing with readers. Whether it’s about the research aspect, the craft of writing itself, or the emotional roller coaster of putting myself out there in the public eye . . . my blog is me. Pure and simple.
I welcome your thoughts and hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them.
Using emotional experiences to enhance your writing.read more
Experiences Make You a Better Writerread more
The Triangle Factory fire tragedy revisited.read more
This week I'm posting my interview with Magdalena Johansson:to honor my B.R.A.G. Medallion award for Time Exposure. I hope you enjoy. I’d like to welcome B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree Lynne Kennedy to A Bookaholic Swede to talk with me about her story, Time...read more
For me, outlining is extremely important. Mainly because a large part of the action in my mysteries take place in the past and have so darn many details, I can’t rely on my pea-brain to remember it all. I begin with my “jump-start” outline. Now, what the heck is...read more
Writing a Great Author Bio is More Important Than You Thinkread more
Creating tension in your story will get the readers to turn the page.read more
With so many authors, how do you market your Indie book?read more
Are Dark Mysteries Today’s Fashion or Fad?read more
What Novel Writers Can Learn from Screenwritersread more