Romance Writing

WORKING WRITER TIP… STORYBOARDING WITHOUT THE BOARD

Ever watch 'House' on TV with Hugh Laurie playing the part of a brilliant diagnostician?  We do.  My husband watches the clock during the show.  Approximately 48 minutes into the show, he'll announce that it's epiphany time so House will shortly diagnose this week's mysterious disease.  It happens just as he predicts.  Every time.  Because House… Continue reading WORKING WRITER TIP… STORYBOARDING WITHOUT THE BOARD

Romance Writing

Working Writer Tip: Endings

Once, because I was getting a student straight from the jungles of Laos, I was given a crash course in southeast Asian culture.  I learned that in that part of the world the worst insult a person can bestow on another is to touch the top of their head. Similar to giving someone the finger in the USA. … Continue reading Working Writer Tip: Endings

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Working Writer Tip: About Beginnings

I made baskets yesterday, demonstrating the coiled basket technique as my part of advertising a farmers' market we belong to.  When I do this I'm always surprised at the interest people show in simple grass baskets.  And they all want to know what it will look like when it's finished.   I tell them they can… Continue reading Working Writer Tip: About Beginnings

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Guess What, I’m A Confession Writer

 No working writer tip today.  Instead, I'm answering a question  related to last week's tip on how to easily get into a main character's head and write that deep, deep POV story. How, I was asked, did I learn that writing in first person is the easy way to a character's heart, especially since first… Continue reading Guess What, I’m A Confession Writer