Creating “Spine” Stories

Originally posted on The Writers in Residence:
If you are like me, you’ve never heard of a Spine Story (or Poem) before.  I hadn’t until I read Erica’s wonderful children’s blog “What Do We Do All Day?” about a Summer Literacy BINGO game. In the game, some of the squares were titled; learn a new…

Reaching out by Paty Jager

Originally posted on Ladies of Mystery:
Whenever I start a project with a topic I know only enough about to want to write about it, I reach out to others who have experience. That’s what I did for my latest Gabriel Hawke book, Stolen Butterfly. For years, I’ve heard of the injustice towards the Native…

Building a Character Arc

Originally posted on The Writers in Residence:
by Gayle Bartos-Pool Part 2 Here’s Part Two of the Character Arc Blog I started a few weeks ago. We discussed the main points of not only the Character Arc, but also the Three-Act Structure that works right alongside it. Here are some other points that you might…

What are some good biographies to read?

Originally posted on The End Time:
By Elizabeth Prata I like to read Christian biographies, especially missionary bios. I am currently reading the biography of William Borden, and I like it very much. Someone had asked me what were some good biographies, and I compiled a list. Some of these I have read and can…

Things native english speakers know….

Originally posted on The Writers in Residence:
…but don’t KNOW they know! Ajectives in English absolutely have to be in this order: opinion-size-age-shape-color-orgin-material-purpose Noun.  So you can have a lovely little old rectangular green French silver whittling knife. But if you mess with that word order in the slightest you will sound like a maniac. …

The Blind Switch (A Rosedale Investigations Mystery)

 by Lyn Farrell The Blind Switch (A Rosedale Investigations Mystery)by Lyn Farrell About The Blind Switch The Blind Switch (A Rosedale Investigations Mystery)Cozy Mystery1st in SeriesPublisher: Camel Press (January 12, 2021)Paperback: 230 pagesISBN-10: 1603816968ISBN-13: 978-1603816960Digital ASIN: B08QBH2BHH The first book in the Rosedale Investigations series finds Wayne Nichols, our doggedly determined Detective, and his sassy…

WHAT MAGELLAN STARTED…

Originally posted on The Writers in Residence:
? by Rosemary Lord Hmmm. Well, it’s been a year of discovery, hasn’t it? When our world was stopped a year ago, by the dastardly Covid pandemic, we had to re-think our entire lives. The way we did everything. The way we worked, lived and communicated. For those…