My post, “500 Words a Day,” can be found at Chiseled in Rock blog. If you’re still in that “I want to write but I can’t get started” phase (or even “I’ve done this before but I can’t get going again”), this post might help.
You all know how much I love to talk about first sentences. I’m at it again, mostly because I’ve made the first pass through my WIP to change the point of view in about eight chapters, and now I’m doing the fine tuning on the first chapter. This is the deep, deep revision where I …Read More
Today it’s my pleasure to welcome my good friend, mystery author Beth Groundwater. Since our first novels were published the same year by the same publisher, and we also live in the same state, I had the pleasure of rooming with Beth at a few conferences and joining with her and others on book signing …Read More
Carolyn J. Rose is the author of several novels, including Hemlock Lake, An Uncertain Refuge, A Place of Forgetting, and No Substitute for Murder. She penned two humorous cozy mysteries, The Big Grabowski and Sometimes a Great Commotion, with her husband, Mike Nettleton. Through a Yellow Wood, the sequel to Hemlock Lake, will be published …Read More
Mark Stevens is another one of those Colorado authors I love to talk about. As member and Program Chair of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, he already has a big job putting together together the excellent monthly programs for RMFW. On top of that, he has a real job in the real world (as opposed to …Read More
I’m over at Chiseled in Rock today with a post about how my characters tried to wrest control of my novel away from me and totally messed up my plot. By the way, if you live in the U.S., there’s still time to get yourself in the running for the two writers’ market books Northern …Read More
Writing Book Giveaway at Northern Colorado Writers Facebook Page The two books we’ll be giving away to one lucky writer in the U.S. (because the books are kinda heavy for international mail) on the NCW Facebook page are: 2011 Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market 2011 Christian Writer’s Market Guide All you need to do …Read More
WORDS OF WISDOM FOR BEGINNING WRITERSFROM STEPHEN KING I love this advice because it encourages the one thing I love even more than writing…reading. I’ve written often about my obsessions with books. I buy new ones with and without authors’ signatures, buy and trade used books (yes, even though the author doesn’t get a royalty …Read More
Thursday’s Guest Colorado author of historical and contemporary Western romance Leslee Breene is my guest tomorrow. Can you change horses in the middle of the (writing) stream? See what Leslee says about that. Die Buying Coloradoan Laura DiSilverio’s upcoming new mystery release, Die Buying, features a female mall cop as the protagonist. You can read …Read More
Please join me at Chiseled in Rock blog today where I’m mulling over the weird things that happen to our stories while we’re writing.