Getting ready to restore an antique doll cradle for a customer. Here's the story behind it, and next week, I'll share my process for reconditioning this family heirloom.
I am now on the third book of my UNDERCURRENT series titled RAGING TORRENT, now in the editing and revising stage. As I read through these chapters that I wrote months ago, I am pleased that I’ve kept my characters true to themselves. My initial reaction has been something of relief, that somehow, miraculously, I’ve … Continue reading Three Ways to Keep Your Characters Real
This Thursday, 22 April 2021, is the 19th Preversary of the completion and christening of the first dome to be built over a major North American city, when the former city of Baltimore becomes Aquataine. Baltimore will be chosen about ten years from now, because of its harbor and small shipping channel, its steel and … Continue reading Celebrate Founders’ Day in the Underwater City of Aquataine
ASSOCIATIONS, OBSESSIONS, and OBSERVATIONS It has been 72 days since I typed “The End” in my work-in-progress—RAGING TORRENT, the third novel in my UNDERCURRENT Series. I feel like it’s time to open it back up and see how time has treated the rough spots, how the bruises are healing, and how those pinholes in the … Continue reading Three Ways to Know When It’s Time to Revise Your Work-in-Progress
While trying to come up with a topic to blog about, I started throwing ideas around in my head. I started thinking about “Five Ways to Describe Your Character,” or “Three Ways to Create Tension,” and then “Four Ways to Stimulate the Creative Juices.” I was throwing these titles around, and then it hit me—THAT … Continue reading Prompt-Storming: How to Get the Creative Juices Flowing