Bringing your characters to life

Writing characters that are so real, your fans feel like they know them personally, is every writers goal. I've found some great little quotes that can help you along that path: "First, place an instance of self-talk very near your story's opening to immediately build characterization." ~ Nancy Kress "The…

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What’s Up?

Next up on the calendar of events for the local Treasure Valley area are a few things I'd like to share. September 14, WRITER CEO ONE-DAY WORKSHOP with Donna Cook And Colleen Story. This is an all-day workshop at the Hampton Inn & Suites, downtown Boise. You can see more…

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Murder In Clichy book review

I just finished the book Murder In Clichy by Cara Black. If you haven't read any of her Aimee Leduc series, give yourself a treat. Especially if you like France and the French language. Aimee Leduc is a private investigator in Paris, and this is book five in the series.…

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Reading list

I created a reading list in the same way I create my shopping list for the grocery store. After all, nourishment for my brain and spirit are just as important as nourishment for my body. Wouldn't you agree? I'm always up for the next FBI Agent Pendergast book from Preston…

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7 Steps to Highly Effective Short Story Writing

Join me on Wednesday, May 15 at  the Meridian Library, 1326 W. Cherry Lane. This class is part of the library's Writers Bloc and starts at 6:00 pm. We'll cover these great topics and how they relate to short stories: Character Setting Conflict Plot Theme Dialogue Killer openings and endings…

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Why follow an author on BookBub?

BookBub is a free service that helps you discover books you'll love through unbeatable deals, handpicked recommendations, and updates from your favorite authors. Bookbub doesn't actually sell books. They simply introduce you to books you'll love that are available on retailers like Amazon's Kindle store, Barnes & Noble's Nook store,…

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