I want to tell you more about the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference I just attended in Westminster, Colorado, September 11-13, but I’m having trouble deciding where to start. So before I begin…. Please stop by on Thursday and meet my guest blogger, Jason P. Henry. Jason is the conference director for the …Read More
Archives for September 2015
But when I got home yesterday afternoon, my brain was ready to explode from information overload and I was so exhausted and so energized and so excited that I couldn’t even take a nap. It didn’t help that some goofball had tried his room key in the wrong slot at 2: 00 a.m. Sunday morning, …Read More
Thanks for inviting me to guest, Patricia! It is a rare book event where some version of the question, “What is your process?” doesn’t come up. Heck, I want to know how other writers create stories out of nothing, too. Alas, I still haven’t discovered the magic formula. So instead I thought I’d share a …Read More
Yep, my cane and I are going to give it a try. Some days this bad knee behaves and other days it balks. I’m keeping my fingers crossed the darned thing lets me attend all the Colorado Gold workshops and panels I want, enjoy the Friday night book signing, work my way through the buffet …Read More
Congratulations to Maryann Miller who won a signed ARC of Smart, But Dead by Nancy G. West Maryann is also an author and blogger and can be found at Maryann Writes.
Many people divide literary fiction from mystery fiction based on considering these elements: memorable characters and/or prose, sensory details, pacing (timing of events); high stakes; and tone (serious to humorous.) Which elements do these literary fiction authors, and one mystery writer, incorporate into their work? Most of these authors use all the elements. Since they’re …Read More
On August 29, 2015, I posted the sad story and hoped-for recovery of my laptop, a December 2014 purchase that seemed okay the first few months and then turned into a nightmare that could only be caused by gremlins, or a curse, maybe voodoo….whatever. Or Windows 10…. With the help of a nice computer company …Read More