Category: In The Writer’s Studio
The Romance of the Epistolary Novel
I’ve made a huge dent in The Woman On The Wall this week, finally hitting my flow in the balance between the modern-day timeline and the historic epistolary component. Incorporating the fictitious journals and letters of Francesco Melzi and determining their role in the storytelling process has, to be honest, posed the biggest dilemma for…
My Great-Grandmother’s Magic Pencils
On my great-grandmother’s mechanical pencils and how magic is always with you—even when it lays dormant until you are ready for it.
My Bucket List of Novel Settings
I’m a bit lusty in the travel department lately, not really able to get my mind off of the frolicking in France I’ll be doing this September. However, my family will report that wanderlust and I have been BFFing hard since I got my first National Geographic in the mail at age six. Novel writing…
On Writing When You Are “Too Busy”
Tips for how to write more, even when you are “too busy” for writing.
On Why Writing Is So Damn Hard
Writing is so damn hard. While that may come off as me prepping for a whiny diatribe on the travails of the writer’s life, it actually constitutes me launching into a bit of a love poem
Day 36 – Scouting Locations
Nailing down setting for novels is like traveling without leaving your chair. Check out these mystical Ukrainian sites I’ve been considering for my Sibylline project.