Tag: Novels

They Never Saw Stu Redman Again — or — 3 Things Storytellers Can Learn From Uncle Stevie

 Now, I’m well aware that Stephen King isn’t everyone’s favorite flavor. That’s fine. No biggie. I’m not here to discuss his merits as a Great American novelist. What I will argue is that the man knows how to write a novel. He can spin…

Just Another Brick (or rock) in the Wall

I’ve always been fascinated by rock walls. They are big puzzles really. I love the different kinds of rock, the way they fit together, how the colors work together. My dream house would have a rock exterior. When I see a rock wall (like…

Queen of the False Start

 I ran track my freshman and sophomore years in high school. Now, why would an asthmatic who abhors running join the track team? Two reasons. 1. My sister, Betsy, told me to. 2. Hello. It was a boy/girl sport. And, as evidenced by this…

Blueprints

In case you didn’t know, last summer a tornado spun its way through my neighborhood. The hardest hit area was our park. 98% of the trees were destroyed. For a city park, we sure had a lot of trees. Last night, there was a…

Characters Taking Over

I sat at Starbucks, trying to write even though Oprah was behind me, watching my every move. I’m writing a novel with a pre-teen protagonist…no, it’s not young adult…no, it’s not fantasy fiction… I got to the point in my story where my protagonist…

Rules Were Made To Be Broken. Maybe.

My daughter was washing her hair. Through the door, I heard her counting. She was up to 120. “What are you doing?” I asked. “Are you okay?” “Yeah. I’m counting,” she answered. “Why?” “I have to count to 180.” “Uh huh.” “Because I have to…

Meet Sharon K. Souza

I would like you to meet Sharon K. Souza. Sharon is one of the lovely Novel Matters bloggers. She is also one of my writing mentors. I have to tell  you, Sharon is fabulous. Well, I’ll let you see that for yourselves. I had…

Reading Jonathan Safran Foer

One of the very best things in the world is a good book. Couple that with a gorgeous day and I’m in glee (not the tv show). I love sitting in my backyard, reading while my kids play. Recently, I read Everything is Illuminated and…

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