Writing Question of the Week: What Story Development Processes Do Writers Use?Chris Mojo asked this question of Janalyn Voigt on Quora.
An idea might start with a character, a theme, or even just a title. Writers use a variety of … Continue Reading ››
I recently guest posted for Sandra Ardoin at Seriously Write on how to prepare for a writing location research trip. I've known Sandra for a while now as we're connected through a historical research group. I took the image I use to illustrate this post in Yosemite National Park. While … Continue Reading ››
Fantastic DescriptionsIn a certain sense, all writing is fantasy, although we like to break it into genres. Whatever your writing process—whether you make intricate notes, carry your plot in … Continue Reading ››
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Each night at dinner while on the writing retreat, we're reading portions of the stories we're working on to one another. It's been both entertaining and educational. There are seven of us here, and we all have different styles, but there's one thing we have in common. Each of us writes with emotion. Some manuscripts have … Continue Reading ››