When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.~VIKTOR FRANKL, author of Man’s Search for Meaning
The plan made me feel dishonest and creepy, so it took me a long time to send my novel out under a man’s name. But each time I read a study about unconscious bias, I got a little closer to trying it.
When you take the opportunity to write through challenging experiences, you heal and you do something powerful for your authorial voice.
Contemporary writers may think it’s much easier for them, but if you set your story in a different country or even a different part of your own country, make sure you know what the culture is.
To shape your dialogue scene into a compact and intriguing unit, dialogue and non-dialogue have to complement each other.
Doors can signify separation… inclusion… warning… welcome… power… weakness. They are threshholds and crossing through one can lead to new experiences… and consequences.
I think the best television characters want something they can never have — and spend every episode pursuing it. What makes them compelling is that they are under siege, in some way, by the world around them, and unable to secure that version of their life that they continually fantasize about.
When we talk about building your author platform, the inescapable challenge every author must face is marketing. Particularly, email marketing.
Today’s ever-changing publishing industry offers a land of innovation and experimentation to the players who are not afraid to redefine what “publishing” means, or how it should work.
Our senses appear to show us the world the way it truly is, but they are easily deceived.
How Emotions Are Made: The New Science of the Mind and Brain
Despite the large number of journalists, authors, and scientists who write on this topic, few provide a definition. Without clear language, it is hard to make inroads into understanding, detecting, creating, or living in accord with a purpose in life.
A young woman wrote to me recently about fears about the future.
White has a physical purity. White light contains roughly equal amounts of every color in the visual spectrum, and activates all three types of cone cells in our eyes related to color. As a result, we perceive materials that don’t absorb color, and reflect light back to us, as achromatic—white.
From Fast & Furious to the Avengers, Terminator and Jurassic World, the trend for ridiculously over-complicated storylining is out of control this year. Is it time for a purge?