Do You Like Change?

Spring is here with gorgeous flowers and trees budding with vibrant color. Life is happening all around us—a beautiful example of change. Weather varies from day to day. Relationships grow and fade. Companies expand and contract. No matter where you are, change is there. And yet I resist change. I like my habits, my routines. Getting up at the same time …

What’s In Your Heart?

The world seems to be falling apart and not slowly. It’s easy to give in to fear. Every day the news reports another catastrophe. Did you know the word catastrophe means “a turning point”? It was used in drama (in winding up the plot) to show a “reversal of what was expected. Writers have the power to change their audience’s perspective. So …

Write from the Heart

Do you have an idea for a book? Have you started writing? Is everything flowing like an ocean current or is there a dam or roadblock?     Writers get stuck. Even ones who have written for years. You’ve heard about speakers having stage fright. Well, writers get writer’s block. Sometimes it happens occasionally. You’re not quite sure how the scene …

The Four Selfs

When I first started writing, my characters “went through the motions” of the story. The heroines dressed well, wore gorgeous clothes, and attracted handsome, well-dressed heroes. The heroes undertook grueling adventures where they encountered obstacle after obstacle, and always saved the heroine in the end. All stories have to end with HEA (Happily Ever After), of course. But despite the …