Tomorrow, loyal readers, I am off to hobnob with my fellow wizards. I shall set off on the winding road to the bright mountain where the wizards gather to share secrets. That is to say, I’m packing to go to the Romance Writers of America Annual Conference in New York City. Sigh. What occurs at […]
We have a visitor on the blog today. An author that writes romance that’s plaid to the bone. If you love all things Scotland, you’re going to enjoy Julie. About Julie Doherty Julie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Central PA Romance Writers. When not writing, she enjoys antiquing, shooting longbow, traveling, […]
Thanks to Snarkology: Elemental Storytelling for encouraging me to analyze the plot of Dangerous Secrets. That was a fun exercise. I ended up with this “molecule.” The elements are taken from the “Periodic Table of Storytelling.” Check the Dangerous Works analysis out here.
In honor of Malala’s birthday she wants action not greetings. She asked us all to post the reasons we prefer books over bullets. Are you kidding me? Books open minds. Bullets close them. Books inspire. Bullets kill. Books give voice. Bullets silence. Shall I go on? We need to ask all governments to support universal […]
All this week Melissa Stark is featuring analyses of various books in her Elemental Story Telling blog event. The idea is for authors to view their plot through the lens of the Periodic Table of Storytelling and create a “molecule” that reflects how the tropes and other story elements relate to one another. What is […]