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.
In order to drop breadcrumbs throughout a story, first you have to bake the bread. Good thing there’s a baker in my latest novel.
Olympic sailing and publishing have both changed drastically since 1994. Fortunately, some traits remain constant.
Keep your favorite characters close, and your least favorite ones closer.
When the phone rings inside a story, it’s up to the author to figure out who’s calling.
Sometimes authors just want to be a fly on the wall.
Story ideas are like people; some are more persistent than others.