Plot Driven Characters or Character Driven Plot?

As I’ve written about before, my dad was a writer. His writing technique was definitely character driven. Also as I’ve mentioned before, my dad seemed to get bogged down in his characters. Never going much beyond index cards full of characterizations. I’ve been taking Masterclass lessons on writing from some of the greats. As myContinue reading “Plot Driven Characters or Character Driven Plot?”


My dad was a writer. As far as I know, he wrote till the day he died. Only he didn’t write. He had all these cards with character descriptions. He had grand ideas. He didn’t have the words on paper. He did have one play that was written up in Time magazine and performed atContinue reading “Daddy”

Is NaNoWriMo Just a Set up For Failure?

That’s what I have thought in years past. And I never signed up. This year, I changed my thinking. Instead of trying to complete a novel during the month of November, a task I still find daunting, I am using the daily word count to build a consistent routine. Every weekday morning, from 6 toContinue reading “Is NaNoWriMo Just a Set up For Failure?”

New Site No Time

I’ve gotten a new website. And I keep telling myself I don’t have time to build it. I have time. I also have depression and find myself in a depression hole these days. I manage to keep up with my editing duties and occasional household chores but, beyond that, I’m not even working on myContinue reading “New Site No Time”