A Protagonist’s Character Development

I haven’t posted here in what seems like ages.  I’ve been busy writing the sequel to Fractured, the first book in the Detective Maggie Flynn mystery series.  Its sequel, The Costa Affair, comes out next year and I can’t wait for you to get to know Detective Flynn, bit by bit, with the turn of […]

Time and Place

Today’s writing spark:  Think of your favorite place and favorite time of day.  Now describe that attraction to a stranger who’s never been there before in 100 words or less.  Don’t think.  Just stream of consciousness. Here’s what I came up with: Sorrento at Sunset There’s a moment of the day when all is right […]

Writing Spark – Born to write!

It happens the moment a young writer firsts holds a crayon.  We grab hold of the nearest colorful object and just start scribbling lines in aimless patterns that only the little mind can understand.  It happens before we’re able to voice our inner child with a big, loud voice, before we can understand the beauty […]