Research Before the Internet – Interviews!

Often times I circle into a tornado of research. I love it! Hours later, I find my footing again and tackle writing armed with dizzying details to help breathe more life into my story. I remember as a child interviewing my Grandmother for a school report. As I sat with her for hours and hours…

Writing Fact… Mingled With Fiction

I’m sitting here writing this post on my front porch while the moon turns to blood. October 8th at 5:00 am and my imagination is crawling with ideas looking at the lunar eclipse of the Blood Moon. I’ve incorporated the Blood Moon into my YA fantasy novel, Vagabond, which I started years ago. Now I…

Don’t be set in Stone.

Over the course of the past couple years, I have received feedback from critique partners and betas that have asked me if certain parts of my stories are true. This happened again last night when I had taken a part of a biblical story and expanded on a small detail. “Did that really happen?” I…