I”m another person who’s constantly checking the status of Hurricane Irene from a distance. Since I teach remotely for the Institute of Children’s Literature, I have a lot of students in harms’ way. I’m praying that they and their stories are all safe and dry. Advertisements
As I might have mentioned before, one of the tricky things about writing in the suspense/mystery/thriller genre is ensuring that your characters aren’t too dumb to live. There has to be a reason for them to keep their deadly secrets or roam through dangerous places. In fact, there was one series of books by a mystery … More Characters Who Are Too Dumb to Live
It was fun to find SUSPECT on a list of suggested books for a last-hurrah-of-the-summer kind of book put together by a librarian in Harris County, Texas.
When my friend, fellow author and Michigan Ad-Com member Pat Trattles approached me about serving as the novel mentor, I couldn’t say no. Really. As Robert Heinlein pointed out to Spider Robinson decades ago, you can never really pay a professional writer back for the help that they’ve given you. You can only pay forward. Winning … More Serving as the Michigan Mentor
Despite my “Escape from the Seiser Alm” post, I’ve found myself going back there more than once. But that’s part of my standard operating procedure since I can’t just leave things at the level of what Annie LaMott calls “a sh***y first draft” and move on. One important reason for this is my Dreamweavers’ critique … More Over 12,000 Words