Writing Characters with Personality

Writing Characters with Personality

Last week, I turned in my new book to my editor, and immediately answered the siren song of the next one—the so-called affair book, unsullied by the drudgery and frustration of actual writing. Sadly, the affair book is now my WIP, so it won’t be long before it sports...
Narrative as Weapon, Narrative as Poison, and “Getting it Right”—Chernobyl

Narrative as Weapon, Narrative as Poison, and “Getting it Right”—Chernobyl

Chernobyl by Dmytro SyvviThis is one of those posts that begins by telling you what I intended to write, why I decided not to write that, and how it led me to what you’ll read below.I will be in Ireland when this post goes up (meaning I won’t be available for...
Women’s Fiction Day

Women’s Fiction Day

Once upon a time, circa 2005 to be exact, an agent suggested that the story I had written wanted to be women’s fiction. I had no real idea what ‘women’s fiction’ meant, and so I set out to learn—and ran into some significant silence. Few articles existed about women’s...