Are Thrillers This Century’s Story Form? – The Story Grid #Review Post 5

Daily we are inundated through all forms of Social Media with messages that tell us we are not safe. Images and stories from around the world shatter our sense of security, and our anxiety level rises with each new’s bite. Let’s face it. We feel helpless in a a scary world of hurricanes, terrorism and … More Are Thrillers This Century’s Story Form? – The Story Grid #Review Post 5

Off-beat and Overwhelmed – The Story Grid #Review Post 4

I’m old enough to know when to quit. I’ve been studying the Shawn Coyne’s Story Grid system for a few weeks now and I’ve learned a lot, but now I’m cross-eyed, tongue tied and generally pooped. I’m overloaded with analytical detail, which I understand has its use, but honestly the gargantuan amount of it is … More Off-beat and Overwhelmed – The Story Grid #Review Post 4

Naming my Moonshine

In my post-apocalyptic series, The Bete Noir, a virus wipes out most of the world’s population. Three years later my heroine starts a moonshine business so that she has something to trade for the things she needs. I’m stuck on a good name for her product(s). Here’s my list: of favourite names I found on … More Naming my Moonshine

Understanding Motivation – The Story Grid #Review, Post 4

I’m reading The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne and blogging about parts of it as I go along. This is my fourth post. Understanding External and Internal Motivation Driven characters are at the heart of good  stories. Many craft books talk about the importance of motivation and conflict, but I particularly like the way Coyne … More Understanding Motivation – The Story Grid #Review, Post 4

My September Courses

Part of being a writer for me, is being a learner and I love that. Having been a student for many years and then a teacher for many more years, September evokes in me an array bitter-sweet feelings from excitement for new learning opportunities to despair for the loss for the freedom of summer. Somethings … More My September Courses