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There are as many routes to writing success as there are writers who got there. My advice, however, applies across the board: read widely, learn…
The distinctions of what makes a book one genre or another can sometimes be a bit muddy, but generally it’s a matter of projecting who…
Predictability is boring! I want a book to take me someplace I haven’t been before, show me sights I haven’t seen, make me ponder questions…
No writing effort is ever wasted. At the very least, it’s practice, and a writer never knows when he or she might usefully cannibalize an…
My stories seem to always in some way explore mistakes and misapprehensions and the possibility of redemption – though that redemption doesn’t always occur in…
My husband and I have, in some ways, a non-traditional relationship – especially when it comes to domestic duties. He does most of the cooking,…
My creative workday starts with strong breakfast tea and a few minutes of journaling, both of which help me get my head in the story.…
It’s 2010. I’m forty-three years old. I’ve just turned in the final draft of what will be my third novel when I decide I want…
I’m among the first girls ever to play Little League baseball, and to my knowledge, the very first in western Illinois. It was 1976, and…
I went looking for some preliminary information, and very quickly was struck by the sort of way the surface-level knowledge about Zelda doesn’t begin to…
As with many teens, my first jobs included babysitting and mopping floors at McDonald’s. Since then, I’ve held jobs a diverse as selling used cars,…
The history of storytelling isn’t one of simply entertaining the masses but of also advising, instructing, challenging the status quo.
Point-of-view is a matter that readers rarely pay attention to, yet it’s one of the most important story decisions an author makes.
At 19, I went to live in the Philippines for three years as a U.S. Air Force ‘dependent spouse.’ I lived off-base in Angeles City…
Conventional wisdom tells us to avoid taking unalterable action while at a low point in life. I have never been conventional.
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