Don’t Tell the Kids – About Writing the Arnie Dufner Series

By |2020-09-07T16:27:01+00:00July 29th, 2020|Arnie Dufner, education, imagination, learning, Young Readers|

Don't tell the kids... You probably don't want to tell the kids about this post...a least not if you want them to read about Arnie Dufner! I'm going to let you in on a little secret about the Arnie Dufner books...and it's a secret we [...]

Making Your Characters Sick! – From May 2019

By |2020-09-07T16:42:10+00:00February 15th, 2020|Emily Graham, Fiction, Ideas, imagination, learning, short stories, Writing|

This is going to be a short post today, and one for the writers who may come across it. It will be short because, well, wait a minute, I have to blow my nose…Okay, I’m back. That’s why. I woke up in the middle of the night last night with a scratchy throat threatening to [...]

Creating Really Nasty Villains!

By |2020-09-07T16:31:43+00:00January 5th, 2020|Fiction, Ideas, imagination, learning, short stories, 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 [...]

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