7 Things About Me

Back in September, my friend, and writing-workshop instructor extraordinaire, Devon Ellington tagged me in her blog. The tag was a challenge to post “7 Thing About Me” here and nominate seven people to carry it on. I’ve been slow in responding, but here it is: 7 Things About Me 1. In 1976 my family lived […]

Death Sparkles – A Short Story Anthology

It’s a year since I last posted to this blog.  Where has the time gone? Let me tell you: September 1st, 2011, I began a one-year novel writing intensive workshop led by Devon Ellington and hosted by Savvy Authors.  I’d taken several of Devon’s shorter writing workshops during the previous year and learned a lot; […]

A setting I love to write (my characters may not agree)

UBC Forest Trail

Paths intrigue me. Who, or what, made them and why? In particular, paths in forest settings hide as much as they reveal. What destinations await the courageous traveler? What dangers lurk along the way? A mysterious setting reflects the emotion and heart of a Gothic story. Little is revealed when wandering down a forested path. […]

A few of my indispensable fiction writing sites

  For today’s rolling blog tour, we are sharing our favourite sites for writers. The internet offers thousands of excellent writer resources. Here are several sites I find particularly helpful: Fiction Writing Plot Development Story Boards –  story board template and worksheets. Role playing game (RPG) development sites can be useful for speculative fiction writers. […]

Why should writers (and anyone else reading this) care about literacy?

Today’s blog tour topic – What can and should writers do to support literacy? – was my question, but then I tried to write an answer. I quickly realized I needed to back up a couple of steps and answer a different question: Why should writers (and anyone else reading this) care about literacy? (Beyond […]