2013 Writing Resolutions

ceil-boyles.jpgMy friend, outstanding author, and fellow critique group member Julie Ann Peters recently blogged about writing resolutions (www.thewildwriters.com).  Each year at our January meeting, we all submit our resolutions (pertaining to writing) for the coming year, so I better get busy as I’m hosting this meeting in just over a week. Continue reading “2013 Writing Resolutions”

Good Stories Have Layers

Like onions and ogres, good stories have layers.  Often we think of these as storylines.  While there is generally an overarching theme, like love conquers all or persistence pays off, and a main storyline central to the theme, there can be (and generally should be) additional storylines which heighten the tension and add depth to the novel. Continue reading “Good Stories Have Layers”


I think she sees us!

If you’re like me, you’re drawn to humor.  We’ve all heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.”  In fact, studies have demonstrated health benefits related to laughter, such as lowering certain stress  hormones, lowering blood pressure, and improving alertness, creativity and memory, among others. Continue reading “WRITING HUMOR”