The Journey of your Muse


The Journey of your Muse Interfering buggers, they are at times. I have mine stepping into each other’s stories, trying to take control turning a book from a romance into a mystery romance. They really don't play ball most of the time. If this isn't enough the characters come crowding into my office and attack … Continue reading The Journey of your Muse

Reblog – Top Ten Peeves of Creative Writing Teachers by Anne R Allan


Top Ten Peeves of Creative Writing Teachers Share189 Tweet +1 Pin4 Share17 Stumble SHARES210 A creative writing teacher has to deal with a lot. By Melodie Campbell It all started in 1992.  I’d won a couple of crime fiction awards, and the local college came calling. Did I want to come on faculty and teach … Continue reading Reblog – Top Ten Peeves of Creative Writing Teachers by Anne R Allan

Don’t Panic. You can use Contractions in Creative Writing.


Contractions in fictional dialogue....Where the heck has it gone?  I read ebooks and cringe at the long-winded speech patterns. It's horrible. I do wish writers used them more.  Ok so if you're writing formal text you don't need to use contractions...In fiction it's another matter, especially in speech.  You may not learn to use them … Continue reading Don’t Panic. You can use Contractions in Creative Writing.