Ciao, amici! It's time for another Friday Writing Question. Today's is a simple one: Series or Standalone? I've written both single titles and sprawling sagas, and I can see a benefit to each. Standalones Sometimes there's only one character to follow, one mystery to solve, one story to tell. Writing a standalone lets you say … Continue reading To series or not to series? That is the question.
Ciao, amici! I wanted to discuss idea generation today. I've always known this was a possibility (and maybe I've even subconsciously done this before), but after a long discussion---and subsequent project assignment---at work, I thought I'd bring it up here. At work, we're all doing an exercise where we're given a very generic outline to write … Continue reading Idea Generation: Some of the Work is Done for You
Hey, SE Readers, Joan here to start this post off. It's the fifth Friday, and you know what that means. Time for another group post. We've been talking about doing this one for a while---a little humor we hope will brighten your day. Here's how it all started: Several years ago, Staci and I were … Continue reading Bonus Friday: Typos
Ciao, amici! This is my last book share for the year, so I'm going to do something a little different than usual. I'm choosing five books. That's right, not one, but five. Why? Two reasons: This might help you choose a holiday gift for friends and/or family (or even yourself). I want to show my … Continue reading Friday Book Share: A Comprehensive List