Writing – Character Development

Every human being has secrets. Why we hide the truth (or lies) from others and sometimes ourselves is often the most interesting part behind a good secret, but understanding what makes up a secret can help an author write a character in a more genuine way. So what should we know about our characters’ secrets? […]

via Discovering My Characters’ Secrets — Shannon A Thompson


Charity Mews – Bella Update

Hi everyone, Some of you may remember our story from last year about Bella the cat that managed to eat a whole kebab stick! We are pleased to be back with an update today to let everyone know that she is doing just fine and living happily ever after at her forever home with her […]

via Charity Mews: An update from Bella — Katzenworld

List of Books on Writing in 2017

Welcome to the Distress Signals Blogging Bonanza! What’s that, you’re wondering? Well, you can either go and read this post or read the next sentence. In a nutshell: Distress Signals was out in paperback in the UK and Ireland on January 5 and hits the U.S.A. on February 2, and every day in between I’m […]

via My Top 11 ‘How To Write Books’ Books — CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

Lucy’s Christmas Miracle (A Frank Rozzani Private Detective Short Story) by Don Massenzio — My train of thoughts on…

I bought this book (mobi format). My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Plot (by Goodreads) It’s the Christmas Season and a child is missing. Her parents are frantic. Join Private Detective Frank Rozzani and all of his friends as they search for her in the inclement weather of a cold winter night. It will take a miracle […]

via Lucy’s Christmas Miracle (A Frank Rozzani Private Detective Short Story) by Don Massenzio — My train of thoughts on…

NEW DOG — Stone City Blog

I was called down to master control today to pick up my new dog. I had a hard time controlling my excitement when I was told to go get him. Another doghandler and myself went together. We each had one waiting for us. His was a 2 yr old Blueheeler Border Collie mix named Cleveland. […]

via NEW DOG — Stone City Blog

Persistence — Live to Write – Write to Live

While I’m hiking The Long Trail, I’m reposting old favorites. This one originally published January 20, 2011. Seeing the galleys for my first book was like seeing a sonogram of a baby that’s been growing inside me for years. I was giddy with excitement to see the cover, the type, and the design of the […]

via Persistence — Live to Write – Write to Live