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book beginnings

February 17, 2019
Opening Scene

How to Write a Great Opening Scene

The opening scene is one of the most crucial in your novel. It has to engage readers while introducing the most important aspects of the story.
March 21, 2019

To Prologue Or Not To Prologue?

To me, prologues in novels usually exist to provide a complicated backstory that may or may not be immediately relevant to the main storyline.
May 8, 2019
Council has spoken

Council Had Spoken

The council had spoken. She would be tried for giving the unfaithful hope. Her false imprisonment only fed her desire to break them.   As she […]
May 27, 2019
Modern Audience

Challenges Of Writing For A Modern Audience

These days is writing a novel easier, harder, or basically the same as it was in the past? In this age of the super information highway, […]
June 4, 2019
So you need to get away, for whatever reason, and get some writing done. Where do you go? How much will it cost? The following list […]
July 3, 2019
Looking over Water

Looking

As she sat looking over the water, the memory was close at hand. How could so many perish so quick? The depths held a secret, and […]
October 30, 2019
Worth Writing Your Story?

Is Your Story Worth Writing?

Are you pondering taking the plunge into writing a novel? Maybe you have your protagonist and antagonist all fleshed out in your head. But, is the […]