How Stories Happen: Working Title – “November 18”

By |2020-01-07T17:49:30+00:00January 6th, 2020|Editing, Ideas, Personal, Writing|

I am often asked how I actually write my fiction stories. As a shot at a response, I thought I would give you an inside look at how it happens by sharing an early "idea" for a story I may or may not end up actually finishing. In fact, this might even work as a [...]

Creating Really Nasty Villains!

By |2020-01-07T16:43:25+00:00January 5th, 2020|Editing, Fiction, Ideas, Writing|

I had a really fun conversation with another author this week. As we talked about my past and the years I spent as a pastor and counselor, he asked how I am able to create my nasty villains since I spent all that time in such a “nice” role. He is the first person to [...]

That’s Not Really True, Is It?

By |2020-01-07T16:32:24+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Editing, Fiction, Ideas, Uncategorized, Writing|

"I enjoyed the story, but that isn't really true is it?" I hear that question from readers of all three of my novels. But of the three books, it has been asked the most about the second one, Distraction. A few ask about the hacking pieces. I assure them that as I did my research [...]