Literary Liaisons

A blog about writing and all things story…

Where can you meet Rick Steves, Bharti Kirchner, Jack Remick, Larry Brooks, Robert Dugoni & more? At Pacific Northwest workshops this fall.

For me, fall is all about getting back to the business of writing and the hustle-and-bustle of living the Pacific Northwest life that I love. A life that dances with … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

What the Heck is a Story’s Spine?

Today I’m working on clarifying what the SPINE of my story is. Spine? You might be thinking. Yes, spine; something we writers often don’t know a darned thing about, but … Continue reading

September 22, 2012

What is a Story Premise?

It was Donald Maass of Maass Literary Agency who (Unknowingly) revealed to me that I didn’t have a clue how to write a novel. That was about 10 years ago … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Naked Truth

Q -How do you make your story more powerful? A – Wrap it around a universal truth. Do you have a message in your story? Are you trying to pull … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · 1 Comment