Often in my blog, Brain Bubbles, I'll share my thoughts about various aspects of writing. I love good writing, and am committed to improving the craft.
These posts are prompted by reader questions, an item in the news by a writer/author, or something (other than the voices) stirring in my head. These are shorter pieces, that are expanded in or continued in the articles on the right.
My novel is finished, which leads to the question of what happens next.
After more than a year of persistent, intense work, my next novel is finished, and ready to send to the publisher.
As I write my next novel, I’m sharing some of the interesting and challenging aspect of the process.
I’m at a crucial place in my new novel, and an old challenge is hindering my progress.
I came across a novel I’d started writing…and abandoned…almost ten years ago. After re-reading it, I think it has potential. But it will require a unusual method of writing for me.
The decision to kill a main character requires thought, intent and should not be taken lightly.
I often get inquiries about the “folks” who populate my stories—whether they are thinly disguised versions of real people.
For those who like to read, but prefer a "tamer" fare, there’s an App that can remove offensive words. But should it?
As an author, I get these two questions on a regular basis. I take both as a personal and professional compliment, but a simple YES or NO answer is not sufficient.
For those who think they’d like to become a writer, here are a few practical suggestions.