Telling Your Story

After Tidying  Everything Up Write Everything Down You cleaned and purged. Every item in your house now brings unimaginable joy. What about everything in your life?  Today you have the opportunity to create the next big improvement in your life –  your story. Are you telling the right story? When you tidy up  – did you notice that eachContinue reading “Telling Your Story”

How to Build A Fantasy World

How do you build a whole world? Lord of the Rings, Disc World, Game of Thrones, Handmaid’s Tale — These fantasy series are as much about their world as they are about the characters and story. Done right, the world itself becomes reason enough to read the book. That is why world building is important and daunting. Readers loveContinue reading “How to Build A Fantasy World”

Do women exaggerate? Hell yes, as long as it’s funny.

At a recent workshop, I was asked about humor, how to be funny.  I regaled the group with stories about American female humorists with the caveat that I had not written the book on humorists.  Then realized, hey, I  but DID write my Master’s Thesis on them.  Why not share a bit about the historyContinue reading “Do women exaggerate? Hell yes, as long as it’s funny.”