Do’s & Don’ts for a Writers’ Conference

A writers' conference can be intimidating, especially for those of us who have yet to publish our work. But it's well worth your time to maximize your experience. With that in mind, here are some Do's & Don'ts for attending a writers' conference.

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10 Hero-Character Archetypes

Archetypes are recurring patterns (plot structures, symbols, character types, themes) that occur in mythology, religion, and stories across cultures and time periods. They embody universal meanings and basic human experiences and can evoke unconscious responses in a reader. For writers, archetypes are tools to employ that can deepen a reader's understanding and emotional connection to a character … Continue reading 10 Hero-Character Archetypes

My Review of Nancy J. Cohen’s “Writing the Cozy Mystery”

In the market for a new, great How-To book on writing? Well, look no further. I keep my eye out for these because they tend to be a wealth of knowledge and experience, packed with interesting ideas and exercises. And I've found one that I recommend highly. It's a quick, efficient read that'll definitely get … Continue reading My Review of Nancy J. Cohen’s “Writing the Cozy Mystery”