Disasters!

I’d planned to post about writing today, but Hurricane Harvey hitting South Texas last Friday has changed things. I live in Fort Worth, Texas, way north of the coast, so I and my family are not in harm’s way.  I’m grateful, but mindful of the extreme situation in which many Texans are existing. The small…

Creating an #AudioBook #WriterTips @jacqbiggar

It’s hard to express the feeling I had this week when Audible released Missing: The Lady Said No to audiobook. Hearing your hero speak for the very first time is indescribable. I’ve been waiting for ACX- (Audible Creation Exchange) the company that produces audiobooks for leading suppliers such as Audible, Amazon, and I-tunes to allow Canadians…

In Praise of Handwriting

For decades, I eschewed cursive handwriting in favor of keyboarding and printing. That’s right—printing. After several students had complained about my illegible board work, I switched to printing on the blackboard and inputted almost everything else onto digital devices. I did sign report cards, checks, and other legal documents, taking extra care with my penmanship….

Filling in The Blanks

One of the maladies—and joys—of being a “pantser” novelist is that the story’s not over until it’s over. The raw, clay model of a novel can be reshaped, added to, and trimmed at any point in the process. Just like a sculpture. There is no outline. No rubric. Nothing written in stone. Anything, and everything,…

Painted Rocks, Joy, and Childhood Revisited

I grew up spending my summers at the beach, and one of our favorite pastimes was collecting rocks and shells, and painting them. Well, imagine my surprise when I recently discovered adults all around the world have taken to painting rocks, and tucking them in fun spots for other folk to find. Rocks with messages, or…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines about A QUESTION, #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about A QUESTION for a great start to the week. Enjoy! “How many curses do you have?” Was I really having this conversation? Joanne Guidoccio “I’m coming in a little late, so forgive me if I ask a question you’ve already answered.” Lucas flipped to a new page in his notebook….