To Outline, Wing It, or Both?

It's said there are two types of writers: those who work methodically off an outline and those who write by the seat of their pants, guiding their characters into the unknown with pen, paper, and intuition their only provisions. Another type that is commonly overlooked is the hybrid. In a world of logical classification, they are … Continue reading To Outline, Wing It, or Both?

If You Enjoy Reading and/or Writing…

Exciting news! A group of writers and I have put together a new blog for fellow word addicts. When Readers Write will feature author interviews, short stories, book giveaways, glimpses into our writing lives, and oodles more. Out of the ten of us behind When Readers Write, we've got a lot of fiction genres covered--from … Continue reading If You Enjoy Reading and/or Writing…

Words from WFTS

For this post, I wanted to share some of the inspiring quotes from the Writing for the Soul conference I had the privilege of attending the weekend before last. There were many great speakers and so many good points, but here are a few quotes that really stood out. "The joy of telling a tale … Continue reading Words from WFTS

The Color Red: the Brighter Side

When I counted every person who had critiqued the chapter I blogged about last week, I calculated twenty. Never before have I had that large of a critique group, and never before has my writing changed so drastically from start to finish. Over two months ago, before another pair of eyes had seen that chapter, … Continue reading The Color Red: the Brighter Side

The Color Red

Recently, three authors whom I admire gave me a crash course in the color red. Two told me red symbolizes pain, anguish, and bloodshed. The other author showed me. He took a sample of my writing and projected it against a wall for the class and me to study. First came the untouched opening of a chapter … Continue reading The Color Red