Join Me in Amelia Island for a Writers’ Workshop and Festival

Join me at the Amelia Island Book Festival and Workshop this February 20-22. I will be giving a workshop on images in fiction, particularly to: find inspiration focus your ideas immerse into character explore a historical period create great story openings complete story endings more… There will be lots to do, and if you join … Continue reading Join Me in Amelia Island for a Writers’ Workshop and Festival

Composite Characters: Fantasy Meets Real Life, Real Life Alters Fantasy

In formal venues, I have presented and written about the necessity of research in fiction, the caveats, the immersion process, the repercussions of altering history or fact, the responsibility of writers to glean detail in the most absolute accuracy. But for this post, I want to talk about the fun part of interacting with facts (or … Continue reading Composite Characters: Fantasy Meets Real Life, Real Life Alters Fantasy

So, shoot me!

Yeah. It’s about guns.  So shoot me. Of all the typical, banal, most trite, most tribal, most revisited, warn-out, decidedly unresolved “controversies” between the left and the right, this is the one that I like the least.  It feels like such a waste of time, and yet it’s also so important, and so boring, and … Continue reading So, shoot me!