Last month I was in LaVerkin, a very small town in southern Uah -- not a place you would expect to meet fellow writers. My husband and I went to our friends' house to visit, and to my surprise, a writers' group meeting was about to take place at their house. Our friends' daughter and… Continue reading Writers are Everywhere
Tag: character development
The Sixth Power
Last January I published my first novel, The Sixth Power. A lot has happened in the past year. I've learned a lot about publishing and marketing. I've also learned a tremendous amount about the craft of writing. Attending workshops, reading other people's blogs and books (and applying their ideas) and writing both my blog and… Continue reading The Sixth Power
I stayed up really late last night to finish Warbreaker, by Brandon Sanderson. This book was incredible! If you’ve read any of his other books, you know that Brandon’s world building is amazingly rich and complex. He does this by weaving the details of his carefully constructed fantasy world into the story, gradually revealing a… Continue reading Warbreaker
Wanted: Chick Flicks
On Friday night we went to see Red 2. My husband and sons loved it. It was a typical male action/comic book, shoot-em-up, blow-it-up, car chase movie. Yes, on one level it was funny. The violence was so over the top that it became impossible and ridiculous. But I came out feeling as if I’d… Continue reading Wanted: Chick Flicks
Too Many Books? No Such Thing.
I started listing all the books I’ve read in the past six months, and I am surprised at how many there are. My husband teases me that the only people who call the house are salesmen, my sister, and the library informing me that my books are in. I have to sheepishly admit that I… Continue reading Too Many Books? No Such Thing.