Know Your Characters

I just spent an hour writing one paragraph, and I might end up deleting all of that. Why? Because I’m writing it from the point of view of a character I don’t really know. He’s in a bar—not an elegant one, but a hole-in-the-wall type—drinking to forget something. What? What … Continue reading

What is an Outline?

I’m more of a pantser than a plotter. I always try to plot out a story, but along the way things change—characters take over. When I started my writing career, I had to submit a synopsis and the first 3 chapters, so, I created a rough outline for myself and … Continue reading

How To Come Up With A Great Title

Last weekI blogged about the importance of a good title. So how do you come up with one? I’ve already mentioned the problem with titles that don’t give any idea what the book is about…or are so generic they could be plopped on a dozen books…or are so popular dozens … Continue reading