Finishing a book is terrifying, terribly exciting, and a little bittersweet.
Writing fiction from a different chracter’s perspective usually leads to insights about the story itself.
Even after a story seems locked in, I sometimes have to re-ignite my big picture imagination.
When imagination gets in the way of day to day tasks, it can lead to some surprises.
Coming soon to a library near me: a discussion about my new novel.
Discipline gives us the freedom to be creative.
Names matter, but they also have to be instantly recognizable on the page.
Chosen wisely, visual details can show readers our character’s personalities—and maybe even predict the role they’ll play in the story.
Timeless advice from an unexpected source.
Book research can happen in the most unexpected places.