Spontaneous Stories

Sometimes, I have scenes spontaneously appear in my mind that replay consistently throughout the day. I don’t know the characters, I don’t know the story, but a distinct bit of dialogue, a feeling, a circumstance. Now, I’ve written here on my blog before that I don’t believe writing has any magical aspect to it–I stillContinue reading “Spontaneous Stories”

Keep On Keeping On

How do you handle the demand for the sequel to your first novel? This is something that I’ve been dealing with for the past couple months since Premonition released in early March. The day after the book came out, I had someone ask me, “Where’s book two?” It sent a shock down my whole body.Continue reading “Keep On Keeping On”

Article Writing: Advice on what to do when you’re uninspired

Recently, I had a reader of my blog ask me for advice on writing articles, specifically, how to stay focused and keep the words flowing. So this one is for you, Josette! I remember back in college, I took a class called “Article and Essay Technique,” which I will draw on here. I’ve never beenContinue reading “Article Writing: Advice on what to do when you’re uninspired”

“How do you write a story?”

“How do you write a story?” “Where does your inspiration come from?” I’m asked various versions of these questions anytime I tell someone that I’m a writer. Well, where does a writer get the inspiration for a story (whether it be a short story or novel or poem)? This is how it happens: the writer goes toContinue reading ““How do you write a story?””