Category Archives: writing life

#MyWritingProcess blog tour

Friends!  This week I’m participating in the #MyWritingProcess blog tour, and my friend and fellow writing group member Rachael Hanel got me involved in it.  Thank you, Rachael!  Side note:  if you haven’t read We’ll Be The Last Ones To … Continue reading

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Stories that are More

When is a story More than itself?  This question intrigues me.  CAN a story be More than itself?  I think so.  A story is always More when someone reads it, since the author and the reader are collaborating to make … Continue reading

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Mind geography: doors and mirrors

Characters have to live somewhere, of course, but the question is always where.  When I first started working (cluelessly) on SKY, I gave Morgan my growing-up house, because 1) it was all I could think to do, since 2) my … Continue reading

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Welcome to my new website!

Hello, friends! Welcome to my new website–new year, new book, new website, right?  My old web site (which worked just fine for a while) was the DIY equivalent of a 70s dirt bike with a banana seat.  This one is … Continue reading

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