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511, 2019

The Villain: The One We Love To Hate

By |November 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

In writing, it’s important that the reader relates to the protagonist or the main character. They’re the hero of our story. The good guy/gal. If the writer does their job, then we know the protagonist well. But what’s a hero if we don’t have an anti-hero? You must have a conflict in your story or it would be boring. The bad guy/gal is the antagonist or villain. What should the [...]

1010, 2019

When it’s okay to tell instead of show

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

When it’s okay to tell instead of show in writing. Writers hear show don’t tell until it reaches a point where they are unsure what to do. But there are times when it’s a good idea. When is it okay? 5 Instances When You Need To Tell (And Not Show) To connect scenesand/or gloss over unnecessary conversations.  Sometimes you need to make your readers comfortable with a brief transition that lets [...]

710, 2019

The Importance of Authenticity in Writing

By |October 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

  When I write, I aim for as much authenticity as possible. To accomplish that goal, I spend a lot of time researching. It certainly slows down the writing process, but I believe it’s worth every lost night I’ve spent. In one of my reviews for The Chemist: A Psychological Thriller, I was complimented for that. Rebecka Jager, my co-author of Conjuror of Evil, and, along with Schuyler Pulliam, Romance [...]

2409, 2019

Believable Dialogue

By |September 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

As writers, we often hear “Show Don’t Tell.” And what better way to do so than through realistic dialogue? By realistic I don’t mean the way most people speak, which sounds contradictory I know. But who wants to read the “umms” and “ers” that are used often in everyday conversations? As a youth, I spent much enjoyable time in Italy visiting close relatives. It wasn’t a family meal unless shouting [...]

2409, 2019

Dream Big!

By |September 24th, 2019|Categories: SC News|

Do you have a bucket list? Everyone should have one because it will help us identify our dreams and goals that we want to fulfill before we die. Start one now if you haven’t already. If you’re unsure about how many to include, some say fifty, while others one-hundred or more, but ultimately it’s your choice. There are even online sites to help, such as bucketlist.org/ https://fullylived.com/creative-bucket-list-ideas/. Sometimes our goals seem [...]

2409, 2019

Something Fun!

By |September 24th, 2019|Categories: SC News|

I’m attaching an image, and the goal is to find out what emotions it invokes. Does it frighten you, are you curious? Use the contact form to tell me and I will create a page posting the best results. I’m going to include fun contests, along with my serious posts. Have fun!