One Fish, Two Fish… Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Theodor Geisel would be 116 years old. This master of the creative word left us a treasury of stories for both young and old. From learning one’s ABC’s to recognizing that a person’s a person… Continue Reading “Read Across America”
Love. What better topic to cover during this Christmas Season? As writers, we cover the topic of love from many different angles. It’s a desire that drives a character to good or evil. The reason behind a character’s action. Of course, there’s romantic love.… Continue Reading “The Writer’s Advent: Love”
Have you ever found yourself staring at a blank page, a deadline screaming in your ear? Or been in the middle of a story, essay, or assignment and wondered how to get out of the dead spot in the middle? Here are a few… Continue Reading “How to Keep Writing through 5 Common Roadblocks”
Two weeks ago, we began a discussion on story lengths. This came from a question I have been asked of late: what types of story types are there? This is a more complex answer than it may appear. On the surface, we have two… Continue Reading “Story Types: The Novel”
Last week, we began a discussion on story lengths. This came from a question I have been asked of late: what types of story are there? This is a more complex answer than it may appear.On the surface, we have two types of stories:… Continue Reading “Story Types: Novellas”
A question I have been asked of late is, how does the industry define various story lengths? Or, perhaps more specifically, other than a novel, what types of story writing are there? This is a more complex answer than it may appear.On the surface,… Continue Reading “Story Types: Short Stories”
The past few weeks, I’ve been doing research on genres. Specifically the difference between mysteries, suspense, and thrillers. All of these are often found under the greater umbrella of crime fiction, but lately, mysteries have come to stand on their own. Thrillers can also… Continue Reading “Mystery, Suspense, and their Definitions”
When a tragedy, such as the recent events in Florida, strikes, I find myself either staring at the television in horror or running from every form of media because my heart is too broken to bear any more.
As promised, here are the finer details for the Gathering of Authors this Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. come to the Wisconsin Downtown Open House. In Plymouth, there will be a variety of events, including a gathering of several local authors who… Continue Reading “A Gathering of Authors this Saturday!”
There are certain conversations that one vividly remembers years after they happen. Perhaps those are turning points in one’s life, even though we may not realize it in the moment. This one conversation happened when I was at a missionary training conference.