Today we're talking about dialogue (HA) here on WFW with my fellow Tall Poppy Writer Katie Rose Guest Pryal. We all love to read great dialogue, and though we all write differently, there are pitfalls we can all avoid! Here's how Katie tackles the dialogue in her novels! Remember, when it comes to writing advice, please take what what you need and leave the rest. Welcome Katie to WFW and … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Writing Around Your Dialogue by Author Katie Rose Guest Pryal
Beach, pool, mountain, lake, air-conditioned living room. Doesn't matter where you do your summer reading! How about adding The Good Neighbor (a signed copy no less) to your To-Be-Read pile? Already crossed it off your to-read list? Enter to give as a gift. Can you say Christmas-gifts-in-July? Just click the Goodreads link to enter. That's the only way. No comment on this blog gives you a … [Read more...] about Summer Fun Giveaway!
This week, in the writing life, I was thinking about what happens when a story ends, and I thought about it in a few ways (of course I did). I've had people ask where my character are now. What do I envision them doing? Did Evie and Sandy from The Glass Wives end up together (most readers say yes). What happened to Nicole? From The Good Neighbor readers ask if Izzy ever had any more children … [Read more...] about The Writing Life #12
A Stitch In Time This week, in the writing life, I started a project (okay, maybe two) that have nothing to do with writing. For a few years I was painting furniture, collecting bits and pieces from Salvation Army and salvaging them. But in an effort to have less, not more, I stopped adding things to the house. There went the hobby. But then my daughter cam home for the summer, and she … [Read more...] about The Writing Life #11