Monthly Archives: August 2013

Kernel-to-Outline Plot Development

Kernel-to-Outline Plot Development   I’ll attempt to retell what I learned in a master storytelling class taught by Beth Horner. She covered the story development process from the kernel that forms the basic story idea to a plot outline. Lots … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

I blame Laurie King for “crepuscular”…

I love the way words rise and fall. I am fascinated by the way punctuation can change their cadence and rhythm and impart new shadings of tone to their meaning. I can get downright giddy when I find a new … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

SURRENDER TO CHANGE

My baby is leaving. It’s college time, and my older daughter is poised for launch. She needs to move on – anything less would drive both her and us crazy – yet I will miss the sense of wild energy … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

I’ve been interviewed by PD Singer!

There has been so much going on! My current participation in a storytelling festival, a daughter going off to college, a new book coming out… In midst of all this happy activity,  PD Singer posted an interview with me on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

My story “The Price of Silence” is out and free!

The M/M group on Goodreads is coordinating a “Love Has No Boundaries” event, where we write stories to a prompt consisting of a picture and a letter. My story, “The Price of Silence,” came out today and I am excited … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

In the footsteps of Kai and Attila

Last spring, I took a number of pictures in Pittsburgh’s Strip District to document the places my “Wild Horses” characters would know and love. Those of you who read the book will recognize various landmarks by their captions. The book … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment