Simmer Starters – February 13, 2016

Business Musings: Serious Writer Voice (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) – This is a great, encouraging article about how every writer’s books should be different and we don’t all have to follow the same rules. How Atheist Authors Steal From God (Mike Duran) – “You can’t have bad guys without real evil. You can’t have compelling drama without real […]

Flash Fiction: “Catastrophe”

This is the first of two flash fiction pieces that were requested by winners of my blog giveaway last year (long overdue, my apologies!).  Fellow author H.L. Burke wanted me to write a flash piece about “cat invaders.”  So without further ado… 😀 Catastrophe The head of Secret Service stood by the drapes, sweat dripping down […]

Simmer Starters – September 12, 2015

Simmer Starters today: young adult novel key elements, why boys should play with sticks, how fiction helps us reimagine life for the disabled, how to speak geek, and more.  There are a lot of links today because I forgot last week.  I hope you find some useful things here! How SciFi and Fantasy Can Help […]

Character Haikus

A friend and fellow writer posted a challenge to my Facebook writer’s group – to write a haiku about one or more of your characters.  I had so much fun doing it that I wrote one for each significant character from my Kraesinia Trilogy.  I love them, so I’m excited to share. 😀 Kevin (main protagonist) […]

Simmer Starters – August 15, 2015

We have quite a few links today!  Publishing, introversion, culture and politics, some humor, and the history of bathrooms all make an appearance here. What It’s Like When You Publish a Book (Nicholas MacDonald) – Interesting thoughts on what it’s like to finally get published, and some great musings on humility.  Favorite quote: “People who do […]