Christmas Eve Sneak-Peek

      I can't believe that it's Christmas Eve again! It seems like just yesterday that I was just settling down for a long winter's nap...       I hadn't planned on posting until after Christmas, but I thought I'd post a small piece of a novel I've been working on (out of…

The Fictional Writer’s Guide DAY THREE

Topic A: The Plot Categories: Brainstorming, World building, Story Set-up Topic B: The Characters Categories: Initial Creation, Background, Complexity Topic C: The Writing Categories: The Vital First Chapter, Your Inner Editor, Writers Block Welcome back, writers! Today I'm going to cover plot structure and creating a basic outline for your book. I know, outlines sound…

The Fictional Writer’s Guide DAY TWO

                          Topic A: The Plot Categories: Brainstorming, World building, Story Set-up Topic B: The Characters Categories: Initial Creation, Background, Complexity Topic C: The Writing Categories: The Vital First Chapter, Your Inner Editor, Writers Block   Hello aspiring world-famous fictional writers! If you haven’t…

‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ Review

“You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of underdone potato. There's more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!”  ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol (Ebenezer Scrooge) Who doesn't love the classic A Christmas Carol, especially during this time of year? I remember when I…