Category Archives: Where Story Ideas Come From

Where Do I Start?

A new writer asked, “Where do I start if I want to be a writer?” My response? By writing. Here are a few tips to help clarify my meaning of “by writing”. Write something every day. It could be a … Continue reading

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Love It When a Story Comes Together

It’s dark and early this fine day, and yes, instead of sleeping, I’m up before the birds writing. Many times as a writer, I become frustrated with a story, and although I wouldn’t necessarily think of it as writer’s block, … Continue reading

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Using Simple Memories To Bring Characters To Life

A funny thing happened while making my bed this morning. As I made a precise hospital corner, I remembered where I learned to secure a sheet in such a manner…Summer camp. Inspections were performed, and I remember taking pride in winning … Continue reading

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Learning From the Pros

Recently, I was blessed enough to attend an author event at the University of Florida and the guest of honor was one of my favorite authors. I don’t go all “fan girl” too often, but that night I did. It was … Continue reading

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Why I Write Paranormal Stories

  With Halloween approaching, I found myself reflecting on a recent reader question. “Why do you write paranormal stories?” It’s a common question I get often as I am a multi-genre author. I also write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and … Continue reading

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Stimulating Story Ideas

Ever have one of those days where you’re staring at a blank screen with no clue what to write? You’ve had ideas whirling in your mind for months, but now they escape you and you didn’t write them down. How … Continue reading

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Where Story Ideas Come From – Screaming Characters In Your Head #amwriting

Good Morning! It’s 6:30 am on a chilly Friday morning, and I’m sipping on my coffee, trying to figure out what to write about today. Oh sure I’m working on a novel right now…the third book in my Saving Shenanigans … Continue reading

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Where Do Story Ideas Come From? Friends and Family #amwriting

I was reading a post on Facebook the other day and it read, “Never tick off a writer or they might kill you off in their next book!” I laughed, but that also started me thinking about this segment of … Continue reading

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Where Do Story Ideas Come From? – Dreams

  Sweet Dreams… Do you have them? Maybe they’re not so sweet, and you wake up, heart pounding, trying to convince yourself that what you just dreamed didn’t happen? Yep, that’s me, and it happens frequently. So frequently, that I … Continue reading

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Where Do Story Ideas Come From? The Daily News #amwriting

They say truth is stranger than fiction. I sure have found that to be the case. Whenever I’m searching for a story idea, I never have to go much farther than my own television. The daily news is a beehive … Continue reading

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