One evening last week I gave a “library talk” at the Oley Community Library for the Greater Lehigh Valley Writer’s Group. The talk is called, “Get Writing, Get Published” and members of the group have been giving it each year to help new writers and to publicize the upcoming conference. I gathered some of my … More Never Give Up —- Never Surrender!
When I’m “fermenting” a new story idea, I try to imagine the main character’s likes and dislikes. One of the “likes” I’ve started thinking about is: favorite fictional character. That’s right. I try to discover who MY fictional character’s favorite fictional character is. Stay with me on this one. It’s not that convoluted. Really. For … More Character’s Favorite Character
Yes, I consider myself a schizophrenic writer. I hear multiple voices in multiple points of view. I also have ADD (SQUIRREL!) but more on that later. I recently joined a relatively new writers loop, Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and found that I may not belong there. It’s not that the members are not lovely ladies … More The Schizophrenic Writer
Oh, dear. I seem to be involved in another “kurfluffel”. (Well, that’s how I spell the word, so that’s how it’s staying.) On a loop for woman’s fiction I mentioned that I was in a horror/paranormal anthology and that my book, coming out soon was a paranormal romance. Uh-oh!!! The moderator sweetly told me that … More Oops! I’ve done it again…
General Hospital will be turning 50 this year. Yes, that’s right. The soap opera centered around a hospital in the upper New York State town of Port Charles has been around for half a century. I’m not one of the fans who’ve watched if religiously for the last fifty years. I guess I’m a fair … More Characters and Stories That Continue–Forever