Kristen Lamb’s post on the antagonist is going to help me plenty. She adds a perspective that cleared some of my confusion and apprehension. The Engine of Fiction—Meet the Antagonist    … Read More


It’s funny – I don’t like his books, but boy, does he have a clear eye and good advice for writers: Advice from Kurt Vonnegut that Every Writer Needs to Read    … Read More


Now that I’ve finished Gifts of the Elven, the second book set in the Vale, I realized that I should let my publisher know that this will be a series. Series apparently sell better, and marking the books as part of a series is a good marketing idea. So now I have Stories from the… Read More


Below is what I like to think of as my Editor’s Prayer ~ There are so many ways that an author can blow it, even the best authors, never mind me. But since you don’t want to sit here counting the ways, I’m only going to talk about one – putting too many details in the… Read More