By Cheryl Reifsnyder
A few months back, one of our group—the fantabulous writer/illustrator Bobbi Shupe—wrote the post “Which Comes First, Pictures or Words?”. Bobbi got me thinking about the different ways out brains puzzle out information and story ideas. Bobbi begins with pictures. For me, words come first, usually in an outline, list, or other [...]
By Anna-Maria Crum
Timing is everything in humor. Ask any comedian. Timing is important in writing, too. It’s necessary for the pace of the story, for how quickly or slowly a scene unfolds, for whether the emotion in a scene comes through or falls flat. But how do you know if your story is [...]
by Pamela Mingle
It takes a village—no, I can’t use that worn-out expression. Instead, I’m going to change it to this: It takes a town, or a small city…to publish a book.
Tomorrow my book, Kissing Shakespeare, will be published by Random House/Delacorte Press. My amazing agent, Steven Chudney, found a home for it in [...]
Some people think that if you say it’s too hot to write you’re just making excuses. But that’s crazy! Have you ever tried to hold a pen or type on your keyboard when it’s over ninety degrees outside? I mean, even if you’re inside with air conditioning or a swamp cooler, the mere thought [...]