Writing Process

Starting a New Novel

This new novel I’m starting would be my seventh novel, not including any that I shred or gave up on long ago.  The first novel published was Pandora’s Box, the second, The Bohemian Life.  Then I finished two more novels, Magical Diaries and Servant of the Secret Fire.  I’m almost finished with my fifth novel, […]

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He Said, She Said: How to Write Realistic Dialogue

Writing dialogue — realistic dialogue anyway — doesn’t always come easily.  Done well, dialogue advances the story and fleshes out the characters while providing a break from exposition.  It takes time to develop a good ear, but learning the simple rules and obvious pitfalls that you’ll learn in this workshop can make a huge difference.  […]