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Creative Characterization at The Writer’s Garret

What makes a story memorable to you? For me, it’s the character, and I love discovering writers’ characters in my Creative Characterization workshops. This four-week workshop at The Writer’s Garret will cover several of the methods I’ve used to create … Continue reading

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The Literary Citizen Has Arrived!

I first met my friend, author Karen Nelson at Ozarks Writers League. She served as President of OWL following the end of my term in 2013. Karen is a multi-talented mom, author, photographer, editor, webmaster and entrepreneur, which brings me to … Continue reading

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Southern Writers Magazine Giveaway

I’m excited to announce my workbook, Creative Characterization, is being offered as part of a giveaway sponsored by Southern Writers Magazine. Discover your characters’ secretes using exercises in this workbook, many I used to develop characters like Sachi, Nobu and … Continue reading

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Haiku: The Power of Brevity

I had the privilege of writing about one of my favorite topics in the January/February issue of Southern Writers Magazine – haiku! I love to write haiku just for the sake of writing haiku. I even have a separate blog … Continue reading

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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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