This has been a busy week. It's been so busy that I'm actually writing my Sunday post on Sunday! The quote above is one that I keep in front of me while I'm writing my first drafts. I try to make sure that each character has a purpose in a scene, even if it's subtle. I guess that's true for life as well. I wonder if Vonnegut knew that when he came up with this. I mean, I try to make … [Read more...] about The Writing Life #6
Please welcome novelist and humorist Molly D. Campbell to WFW today as she talks to us about the rules of writing! If you have any thoughts or examples to share, please do so in the comments! Amy xo I am a published author, so that makes me an authority on writing things, doesn’t it? There are rules to follow. I try to follow them. One rule that has me flummoxed is the … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Author Molly D. Campbell Kills Her Darlings And Lets Us Watch!
I was fortunate to read an early copy of The Promise of Forgiveness by Marin Thomas. It's full of heart, family, and the promise of second chances. It's her first work of women's fiction but not her first book. Not by a long shot! Marin has written (sit down now) over 35 romances. When she approached something new, she wanted a special setting. She wanted it to be different from what readers were … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Man Oh Man! How Author Marin Thomas Created A Setting For Her Novel
Originally posted on Writers In The Storm I blame it on a lunch date. Or maybe I should say I owe it to a lunch date. Yes, my entire writing career is predicated on the fact that I met someone for lunch whom I’d never met before. I don’t remember his name, or what he looked like. I never saw him again. Good thing you don’t pay royalties on inspiration. During our pleasant midday conversation … [Read more...] about Writing Is An Uphill Battle (Thank Goodness)