I don’t know where characters come from. It should be obvious. I make them up, right? But it’s not that simple. If I make them up, why do they spring to life fully formed? Why do I so often feel their actions are out of my control? And why do they seem so dang alive? It’s […]
It’s far too easy for writers to fall in love with their own words. You can become so besotted with a scene that youre determined to wedge it into the story somewhere. But some scenes deserve to die. Some scenes do nothing but provide a forum for a bit of humor or a telling detail that […]
The new Star Trek movie taught me a lot about what makes a story work.
Once you open the door and reveal the hidden threat, its power is gone…
They say admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery–and God knows, I need to recover.
I have a problem with time. There simply isn’t enough of it.