Happy Freya’s Day, Folks! Marcia, here. Always good to make it to Friday, but before you head off for the weekend ahead, I’d like to share a Literature & Latte program with you that I’m not sure how I ever managed to live without. Nope. Not Scrivener. Tried that, yes, but it’s not for me. … Continue reading My Favorite New Way to Organize Pretty Much Everything: Scapple!
Happy Moon's Day, Everybody! Marcia here, with some thoughts about names. Shakespeare's words above might be true for roses, but are they always true for the characters in our books? I'm not so sure. Certain names can trigger specific memories and images for each of us, for sure, but not always in ways that are … Continue reading What’s In a Name? And How Do You Choose One?
Hi Gang. Craig with you again today and I’m about to bite off more than I can chew. I write what I call speculative fiction. This is the stuff that requires a suspension of disbelief from your reader to enjoy the story. It’s a broad area that encompasses science fiction, fantasy, paranormal/supernatural, horror - and … Continue reading Special Items: Paranormal
Hi again, Everyone! Marcia popping in from the Land of Sunshine. Lately, I've been thinking about creativity, specifically, how much of it is inspiration and how much is perspiration--especially as it pertains to those of us who write. Being a writer is hard work. We devote countless hours to our craft in hopes that the … Continue reading #InspirationBoards
Hello, SEers! Mae here with you today as we enter a new month. Happy first day of July! In June, I raised the question "are writers born or made?" Today, I want to follow up with another question: can the writing gene be inherited? Think about the Bronte sisters. Neither parent was a writer, though … Continue reading Can the Writing Gene be Inherited?