Tag Archive | writing ideas

What Every Author Must Do

What Every Author Must Do

OK. Maybe not every author,  but I wanted a clickbait-y title. I completed my latest manuscript during NaNoWriMo and have started editing it. I went through K.M. Weiland’s Outlining Your Novel (for a second time) to lay out the plot points. Something just wasn’t working. My introduction was too long and resembled a misshapen two-humped […]

Brainstorming Plot Holes

Brainstorming Plot Holes

One of my favorite things to do is to help other people brainstorm through plot holes. I love looking at the big picture, seeing where it needs to go, and figuring out how to get it there. This is a little weird, since I’m totally a pantser, so at least in my own writing I […]

People-Watching

People-Watching

I don’t travel very often, but when I do, I always travel with the best intentions. How better to use that down time than adding a few thousand words to a manuscript or catching up with the latest book on writing? This past week, I took a short house-hunting trip to Kentucky–a long trip that […]

The cast of I Am Ocilla

When I wrote I Am Ocilla, my children had to have characters. Each one needed a character that reflected something wonderful about each child or a funny story that I hold near and dear in my heart. I thought I would share how each child’s character was created.