Overusing the ol’ hammering heart? I write that way too. But recently I took a deeper dive into writing emotion via your characters’ thoughts and reactions, rather than via bodily sensations. The Emotion Thesaurus is a wonderful resource and a good starting point, but too much hand-trembling, knee-shaking, and trickling beads of sweat can become exhaustingContinue reading “How do you feel? Writing Emotion”
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You’re writing about WHAT?
There’s so much pressure today on writing for the market, writing for your ideal reader, writing for a genre so the publisher feels secure in how to market the book and the bookseller knows where to shelve it. All this is important but let’s not lose sight of why most of us write in theContinue reading “You’re writing about WHAT?”
Little Sister Song
The Wynter Wild series is a story about love, music, family, pancakes, and the occasional igloo. Here’s the blurb for Book 1, Little Sister Song (out in early January 2019)
Introducing my new contemporary series…
For those of you who know me as the author of Song of Scarabaeus (Harper Voyager), thanks for following me to my new home. I write in several genres, from science fiction to middle grade to contemporary family drama. It’s this last one I’m working on right now. The story of Wynter Wild has beenContinue reading “Introducing my new contemporary series…”