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Focus on Perspective – Southern Writers Magazine

One of my favorite aspects of writing is perspective. Stories that capture my attention and make me want to keep reading are those that effectively tell the story through a character’s eyes, or, from a character’s perspective. I also think … Continue reading

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In the Shade of the Bonsai

Some mornings, as I sit at my kitchen table drinking coffee, I stare at these two men and wonder what they’re talking about. You may think that strange, unless you’re a writer. The following excerpt is from a scene in … Continue reading

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Creative Characterization Online Class

Do you have writer’s block? Are your characters giving you the silent treatment? Would you like to discover your characters’ secrets? Need a subplot? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may benefit from my online class, … Continue reading

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Creative Characterization

Of all the workshops I present, my favorites are those centered around character development. There’s nothing better than seeing an author’s eyes widen when their “aha” moment arrives and they discover something new about their characters. For me, characterization is … Continue reading

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Win a Copy of Creative Characterization!

I’m excited to announce my new workbook, Creative Characterization, is now available on Amazon! This workbook demonstrates six different methods I’ve taught in workshops over the last few years: Interviewing Describing Photos and Paintings Writing Letters Writing in a Different … Continue reading

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