Second Wind: Re-engaging on my Work-in-Progress

Many writers take on the NaNoWriMo challenge each year. You know, the National Novel Writing Month? The goal is to write at least 50,000 words during the month of November. For 2020, I began the third book in my Undercurrent series, RAGING TORRENT. This is the third time I’ve done NaNoWriMo, and I think I’ve … Continue reading Second Wind: Re-engaging on my Work-in-Progress

The Pair of Protagonist Partners

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you know that I’ve been reading Kevin Sands’ BLACKTHORN KEY series. Although his books are Middle Grade and mine tends more toward the Young Adult sector, there are a lot of similarities, and I think that’s what’s drawing me to that awesome series of books. One … Continue reading The Pair of Protagonist Partners

The “Trick” to Naming Characters

I need advice. I wrote the start of a very short story that takes place in a remote region of the world in the near future. I worry that the names I used don’t reveal enough about the characters. Anyone have opinions on the names I used for these folks? Here goes… The gathering promised … Continue reading The “Trick” to Naming Characters