Category: books

Introducing Casper

I created a character from 1900 who is on the run from the law.  What do you think of him? In the farthest compartment in the procession, in the dark humidity among the stalls containing a horse, a calf, and a Border collie, a…

I Miss John Updike

“It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of you.” John Updike, My Father’s Tears and Other Stories. Great writers are able to show their values and philosophies by creating imaginary…

Tip #2 Incorporate Differing Types of Plot

Multiple Plots in W. Somerset Maugham’s The Painted Veil “When love and duty are one, there is grace within” is spoken by the Mother Superior and the pithy radiates through heroine Kitty Fane  with meaning. It’s the line that alters Kitty’s feelings for her…