Stacking BBs in a Bathtub…

Can you picture it? Stacking bbs can be fun, but it’s hard to make much progress. I used to wonder why professional publishers advise authors to select one genre–one style of story–and stick with it. I like to read LOTS of different genres, and the stories brewing in my head were not necessarily similar. Why [...]

Consecrated Writing

So here we are…poised between the season of sacred beginnings and the season of personal beginnings. In just such a frame of mind many years ago I determined to consecrate my life to God, and my writing is a part of my life, so it’s consecrated too. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines consecrated as “dedicated to a [...]

Writing Lesson 3.18 – Conventions of Genre

NOTE: Please welcome Shannon McNear back to the NOVELWritingSite, but this time she is not a guest. Shannon is the newest member of our pool of contributors, and we’re so glad to have her with us! In my last blog post, I discussed genres and mentioned that what genre you write affects how you write. [...]