Hello, SE Readers. Today is Columbus Day in the United States. Christopher Columbus first set foot in the new world on October 12, 1492, but the holiday was changed to the second Monday in October so that people could enjoy a three-day weekend. I’ve always been interested in history. As a child, the story of … Continue reading Oh, Christopher!
Hi, SE Readers. Joan here today to talk about settings and making them realistic. Lots of things occur behind the scenes before an author published a novel. Whether the writer is a planner or a panster, he or she must decide a few things such as genre, character names, and premise before beginning to write … Continue reading Choosing a Setting and Getting it Right
Hello, SE Readers. It’s time for another Friday book share. I drew the honors this month and decided to look back into my archives. I’ve always been interested in history and the assasination President John F. Kennedy. Theories about the assassination have floated around for years. Was there more than one shooter? Were shots fired … Continue reading Friday Book Share: Frame 232 (A Jason Hammond Novel)
A few weeks ago, I shared a couple of brainstorming techniques that help me when I reach a dead end while writing. A few other things that help me is to take a walk to refresh my mind or even putting aside my project for a day or two. Most often I come back from … Continue reading Out of Order
Hi SE, Readers. Joan here with you today. It's time for another writing question and this month I have the honors. It seems there is always someone willing to give their opinion on just about any subject. Writing is no exception. Sometimes what we hear is unsolicited, while other times we might seek the wisdom … Continue reading Writing Question: Advice