In life, endings can be messy. Endings can be complicated. When readers reach the end of a novel, however, they are not looking for messy. Readers look for happy endings, or at least some sense of resolution for all the problems and travails our characters have gone through. But what if the end of a … Continue reading Endings
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If Only It Were This Easy
My five-year-old granddaughter wrote and published her first two books last week: Spring is Here and The Chick Finally Hatched. After some discussion, she dictated her story as I typed, and once it was printed her sisters helped her color and illustrate, and voilà! She is a published author, so proud of her work. Going … Continue reading If Only It Were This Easy
This word is used a lot. People struggle with their feelings, struggle with a problem, struggle with finances, struggle with beliefs. If someone were to ask how my writing is going, right now I would say I’m struggling. It’s early in this new novel, early in the process of getting to know new characters, trying … Continue reading Struggling?
A Sense of Direction
Many people who know me know I have a poor sense of direction. While we sometimes refer to our older son as "the human map," I am pretty much the opposite. When I am finding my way in a strange place (without the benefit of GPS), whether on a street or in a building, it's … Continue reading A Sense of Direction