IWSG – Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it?

Insecure Writer’s Support Group, March Question: Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out? Given that I only delved into fiction writing about six years ago, I don’t have any stories that are “really old”. For me, this question also requires some differentiation between long and short […]

After the Happily Ever After anthology

AHEA

My story, 3-D Monarch, is part of new anthology edited by Anthony S. Buoni and Alisha Costanzo of Transmundane Press. At 522 pages, it’s a substantial volume of fractured fairy tales. Claudia Quint posted an interview with me on her blog, After Happily Ever After: KT Wagner Goes Bugs For Cinderella After the Happily Ever […]

Writers need healthy nourishment: Orange Bran Muffins

Orange Bran Muffins

Writing does not typically involve much movement or activity beyond staring out the window, growling at the screen and pleading with characters. Put bluntly, writers tend to be cerebral and somewhat sedentary. I’ve decided to share the occasional recipe I’ve developed, along with a picture (don’t expect studio quality, please). Orange Bran Muffins 2 cups […]

Insecure Writers Question of the Month: How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?

I’ve been studying fiction craft for the last six years. These days, when I read a story that isn’t engaging me, I’m more likely to know why (head-hopping and/or poor characterization for example) I experience the urge to throw the book across the room. Life is too short to finish reading poorly-crafted novels.  If I […]

What writing rule do you wish you’d never heard?

I’m a couple of weeks late with this post. Not a great start to my resolutions, but late is better than never, right? (In my defense, I fell off the group list and didn’t receive a newsletter reminding me – I’ve signed up again!) I don’t think there is a writing “rule” I regret hearing. […]