Seven Scene Purposes You Don’t Wan’t To Miss

Part of the How to Craft Killer Scenes series Every scene must have a purpose. Otherwise, the story will wander and feel as if it is not building (because it’s not). Purpose drives your story’s momentum and […]

How to Craft Killer Scenes – 10 Essential Tools

Sometimes reading can be dead boring. We’ve all been there, wondering why in the world someone recommended a book that makes us want to gouge our eyes out. Sure there’s a great underlying story or some […]

The Bold Truth of Fairy Tale Families

Everyone wants to have a fairy tale family. The smiles, the glitter, the happy, happy ending. But when you stop for a moment and examine fairy tales, even the oh-so-happy Disney brand, fairy tale families […]

Secrets of Successful Authors: Featuring Danyelle Ferguson

I met Danyelle Ferguson at the Johnson County Library writers’ conference last year, where she taught a fabulous class on how to use music to inspire creativity. Her many books are evidence of her enthusiasm […]

Writing on the Fly at Middle Grade Minded

These days authors write everywhere, in the park, at doctors offices, even poolside. In my latest post at Middle Grade Minded I explore the perks of writing wherever and whenever you can. Check out my tips to […]