Learn Plotting: Miss Peregrine’s Home…

Plotting: MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN Line-by-line writing is important. Characterization is key. But for most readers and editors of genre and mainstream fiction, what’s most important is story. A story that grabs the reader by the throat, hauls her inside, and doesn’t let her go until the story comes to a satisfying end. How does a writer create a work of fiction that compels the reader to keep turning pages? Ransom Riggs demonstrates his mastery of story in his wondrous first novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. In chapter one, our protagonist Jacob, … [Read more...]

Blog Tour


Thank you, Michelle Edwards, for inviting me to join My Writing Process Blog Tour! This is a great way to begin my blog and my new website.  I enjoy Michelle so much as a writer, a knitter, and most of all as a friend. We talk regularly to each other about what’s going on in our writing and personal lives, and I have great respect for her opinions. I’ll return about twice a month to post updates and answers to questions I’m often asked. I’d like to thank my good friend Sharon Knight for the use of her beautiful photograph, “Asana.” Be sure to check out her photography blog at … [Read more...]