Writing with a Purpose

I’d been revising the fourth draft of The Devil Particle based upon Editor Tim Storm‘s comments when I came to a scene I knew needed work. Of course, Tim didn’t hesitate to point that out and offered great feedback. Without giving too much away, the...

I Blame Fredrik Backman

I stayed up way too late last night and am having a hard time concentrating on my work today. It’s all Fredrik Backman‘s fault. Mr. Backman is the author of the critically acclaimed novel A Man Called Ove which was made into an Academy Award nominated...

Retreating

I’m sure many readers imagine novel writing as a solitary pursuit. First thing in the morning, the novelist grabs a mug of coffee or a cup of tea on her way to her computer wearing pjs and fuzzy slippers and writes until noon. Followed by a shower, lunch, maybe...