Hello everyone, it’s not quite so lonely in here today, the wonderful, talented, and generous K.B. Owen is our guest postress today. I can’t tell you how much fun it’s been working with this charming writer. And Just for fun, I’ll be guest posting on her site too, so it’s a two-fer! With no further … Read the rest →
Today I’m getting ready to go off to Story Masters, a workshop billed as “an unprecedented event for writers” (it’s the first time they are trying it out) “featuring THREE masters of writing instruction: James Scott Bell, Christopher Vogler, and Donald Maass! (Exclamation point, theirs). I first heard of the event when it was announced … Read the rest →
When the subject of murder mysteries comes up for me, the greatest influence in my writing career has to be P.D. James. Or rather, Baroness Phyllis Dorothy James of Holland Park. Yes, the Queen named her a Baroness. There is a great background article for those who are unfamiliar with her work on her Random … Read the rest →
Social Alchemy is a place that celebrates the creative spirit. It is my belief that creativity is what will save us. The desire to express one's spirit through writing, painting, film making, theater or any other art form, takes courage. Engaging in the creative process is a form of alchemy, once you you go down that road, you are not the same person you were when you started. I may not agree with all of the beliefs expressed in the end result, I do believe in the process and in the urge to communicate with our fellow women and men.