WOTF Writer’s Workshop 2018 – Wednesday, April 4th (Morning): Suspense

Disclaimer:  As much as I want to recount the workshop in minute detail, I don’t have the time or the memory to do so. But, for the sake of my fellow writers, I’ll hash out the high points and my notes from the lectures. To organize my notes and thoughts, I’ll go through the week … Continue reading WOTF Writer’s Workshop 2018 – Wednesday, April 4th (Morning): Suspense

Character Outlines

If you're having a hard time figuring out the voice of your character and fleshing out his or her personality, try outline brainstorming. Complete the following information, but write it as if you are that character.   Immediate Family (complete for each character):  What are the names, ages, and birthdays of your family members? Are … Continue reading Character Outlines

Tending My Craft: A List of Resources that Root My Writing

Many who know me know that I love talking and writing about writing just about as much as I enjoy writing my stories (sometimes more). I love to critique and I love to discuss critiques and provide resources that I've found valuable that I hope will give support and direction to other writers. So, here … Continue reading Tending My Craft: A List of Resources that Root My Writing

WOTF Tips and Tricks (What I learned from analyzing other people’s stories by their results)

I submitted to the Writers of the Future contest a total of five times. Vol. 33: Q3 - R; Q4 - R (rewrite of previous submission) Vol. 34: Q1 - R (new story); Q2 - Second Place (rewrite of submission from vol. 33, q's 1&2); Q3 - HM (accidentally submitted under a different name arrangement … Continue reading WOTF Tips and Tricks (What I learned from analyzing other people’s stories by their results)