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First Things First

I attended a writer’s workshop at Martha Merrell’s Books today. It was hosted by Orange Hat Publishing and focused on examining “the techniques that some famous authors have employed to capture their reader’s imagination.” … 548 more words

Novel Writing

What keeps me here?


No alarm needed, my brain produces thoughts and questions, dialogue and quirky characters, publishing avenues, and marketing plans in my sleep, until I stand to my feet at 4:00 AM and drag my body toward the coffee pot. 217 more words


stefan hertmans: war and turpentine

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“It was all so long ago, a century ago,” writes Stefan Hertmans in the closing pages of War and Turpentine… 430 more words

Novel Writing

Interview with Amanda Berriman, author of 'Home'

I am very pleased to welcome to Air and Sea Stories, Amanda Berriman, whose fantastic debut novel Home will be published next month (February 2018) by the Transworld imprint of Penguin. 3,242 more words

Novel Writing

The Willful Character And The Act of Writing

I read comments by writers all the time saying their characters take over and start driving the plot of the story. With my current work in progress, I’ve become quite the plotter, making detailed outlines for each section of the work before I start writing. 637 more words


A Novel in 4 Days - Hold me Accountable!

Since last summer, I’ve been struggling to write Book 2 in my Angels of Sojourn series. This novel was supposed to be my July Camp NaNoWriMo project, but then June 29th happened. 488 more words

My Writing Journey