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.
Developing a story involves chasing a few rabbits down holes.
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.
When the phone rings inside a story, it’s up to the author to figure out who’s calling.
When is a story ready to publish? Probably later than we think.
Story ideas are like people; some are more persistent than others.