Monthly Archive:: April 2014

Characters can surprise a writer

The writers’ group I am in met yesterday and we had a notable conversation about characters. After we reviewed Phil’s latest chapter, Tammy asked him, “Is your character going to do X?” Phil’s answer, “I have no idea.” He then shared how this particular character had already stepped off the path he’d so carefully calculated
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The Pros and Cons of Cons

I intended to write this last week but why that didn’t happen will shortly be clear… On April 4-6 I was invited to join Roxanne Rix, sister of fellow local author Gretchen Rix,¬†at AggieCon in College Station, TX. Roxanne is Gretchen’s publisher and sales rep and offered to share some of her booth space with
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