Making Time: Bad Drama and How We Show Up.

Sunday, December 4th, 2016


Today we’re talking about drama. Not the kind on the page, the other kind. How we show up…to ourselves.

Making Time: Doing the Work.

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Today we talk about doing the work, what gets in the way, and simple step to get it back on track.

Suspense: Inside Edition

Monday, November 21st, 2016


Now it’s time to talk about suspense created inside a character when he’s at war with
himself…or at war with the world around him.

Suspense: The bomb under the table.

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Today Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock delivers the goods on suspense.

Suspense: Try this! Startling, huge or totally terrifying!

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Television can be formulaic, but its form can teach us something we can use in creating suspense in our novels.

It’s slugged: Wait for it…Suspense!

Monday, October 31st, 2016


Every novel needs a healthy wallop of suspense to keep things moving. Today we talk about how to get that suspense ball rolling.

Subplots: Color coding.

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016


You don’t want a subplot wandering off and disappearing. A low-tech way to check subplots.

Subplots and how to use them.

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Done correctly, subplots add significant value to your novel. Here are some ideas.

Creating subplots that work

Sunday, October 9th, 2016


A subplot is like the compact car next to the standard model; it has many of the same features, but it’s tinier.

POV: The gang’s all here.

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016


Sometimes a book has to be written from multiple POV. How to do it without losing your mind or your way.