Why Do Writers Tell Stories?

I’ve been thinking about this one. It’s not an easy answer. Some of my stories are made up…pulled completely out of nowhere, with absolutely no tether to reality. And some of them are so close to real life that they may as well have pulled up a chair at our dysfunctional family Thanksgiving dinner, ohContinue reading “Why Do Writers Tell Stories?”

Writer’s Doubt? It’s the Antagonist in Your Story

You know the antagonist you love to hate? The bad guy who always stands in the way of your favorite good guy? As an author, self-doubt is your biggest, baddest, nastiest antagonist—and it’s time to recognize it for what it is. What’s the antagonist in your latest book trying to accomplish? What’s driving him orContinue reading “Writer’s Doubt? It’s the Antagonist in Your Story”