Let Your Inner Actor Bring Your Story to Life

Let Your Inner Actor Bring Your Story to Life

Shakespeare was an actor. So was Dickens. And so are you. Think about it. When you create stories, you play the lead role inside your head, don’t you? In fact, you play all the roles. It’s one of the most satisfying aspects of being a writer, getting all the...
Deep Genre: The Serious Writer’s Mission

Deep Genre: The Serious Writer’s Mission

(Image: bestselling author John le Carré)   Why Genre Matters I sometimes hear emerging writers say, “My book doesn’t fall into a genre. It’s a literary novel.” But is it? Often what they mean is that, naturally, they want their story to be thought of as serious....

What’s Your “North Star” Word?

Painting: Holiday North Star by Gretchen Kelley Happy 2020! At the close of every year my daughter Sara chooses a word to represent how she wants to navigate the upcoming year. One word to be her “North Star” for her business and her life. For example, one year she...