I’m writing a multiple viewpoint thriller. One of the braids of narrative takes place in The Light, that place where Angels go when they’re not hanging around us humans, battling the dark and meddling in our world. One of the tools I often use whether I’m writing an otherworldly novel or a literary short story […]
Join us for a discussion about suspense in Dan Wells’ The Hollow City. March 21, 2013 at the Highlands Ranch Library at 7:00 pm. We’ll talk about the unreliable narrator and how his delusions have just enough reality to pull you through the book.
Can characters can make or break a story? One of the things readers remember most about a story is the characters. Great characters make a great story. Developing great characters can make your novel more enjoyable to read and leave readers wanting more. Join us on February 21st 2013 at 7PM at the Highlands Ranch […]
“Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant.”—Emily Dickinson. Many of my private clients are writing memoir. All of them have heard of James Frey and Greg Mortenson and many of them have expressed concern as they try to claim their story. They are so intent on getting it right they’re draining the juice right […]
“Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant.”—Emily Dickinson. These are three examples I used to talk to my Writing Circle classes about truth in memoir. See the full post and the facts for the scene here. Example One: Tell it Straight Friday after writing class I was thinking about the next four things that […]
During my writing career I have workshopped short stories with authors like Pam Houston, Ron Carlson, Barbara Kingsolver and many others. They all emphasized the need for me to become the best reader of my own work that I could be. Over the years I have developed my reading skills through my writer’s book club, […]