Category Archives: writing method

How I Wrote My Poem: Guest Post by Tom Spencer

I am reblogging this previous guest post in memory of my friend, Tom Spencer, who passed away June 30, 2015. How does one create poetry? I have no idea. I’ve tried it a few times and have only read one in my … Continue reading

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The Music of My Prose: How Music Inspires Writing

It’s the MUSIC that provides the emotion I need to drive my passion for the characters and the story line. I remember reading the interview of an author– I want to say Stephenie Meyers– in which the author stated they listened … Continue reading

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Writing A Memoir – One Author’s Story: Guest Post by Ron Trigg

Thanks to Ron Trigg for this fabulous post about memoir writing! Check out my review of his book The Alluring Temptress in my Goodreads section. Obtain your copy at Amazon.com “You really ought to write a book.” I’d been hearing … Continue reading

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To Be (Or Not To Be) A Socially-Conscious Writer

I’m wrapping up 2014 with a post I’d previously published on the Indiana Writers Consortium blog. Enjoy and see you all in 2015! I don’t consider myself to be a socially-conscious writer. I haven’t blogged about the recent grand jury … Continue reading

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How to Love Research

  I hated doing research. In high school and undergrad, I had to write research papers. When I pursued my masters degrees in education, I had to do action research. To even do my job as a teacher of the … Continue reading

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Killing Them Softly (Not): How I Transitioned to Writing Horror

Today I’m blogging at Flying Turtle Publishing. Check out my post at Flying Turtle. Above photo, A Groaning Too Deep For Utterance by bluecinderella, courtesy of Creative Commons.

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My 10 Most Influential Books

Julie Perkins, a writer friend of mine, recently challenged me to list on Facebook ten books that influenced me. I decided that, since she only asked for ten, I couldn’t list all of Toni Morrison’s novels (that was my first inclination). But here … Continue reading

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