Book Reviews, Non-fiction, Novel writing, writing, Writing Life, Writing resources

Help for novel construction

Image from Pixabay A request to beta-read an as-yet-unpublished novel recently brought to mind again the challenges of writing a novel-length story. Two books that were a lifeline for me when I was writing my two Bible fiction novels were How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method by Randy Ingermanson and The 12… Continue reading Help for novel construction

Quotes, Writing Life, Writing resources

Words Becoming Flesh: Write! Vancouver – 2

"Words Becoming¬† Flesh: Writing for the Stage" was the first workshop I attended Saturday morning of Write! Vacouver. Ron Reed taught it. He is the creative director of Pacific Theatre as well as a playwright and actorMy 'history' with Reed and Pacific Theatre goes back to about 2002 when I saw Reed act in the… Continue reading Words Becoming Flesh: Write! Vancouver – 2

Book Reviews, Writing Life

This writing classic still energizes (review)

If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit by Brenda Ueland My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book made me want to stop reading and start writing. I love Ueland's enthusiasm and her quirky style. Empowering and energizing. What annoyed me about my Kindle version of the book was that… Continue reading This writing classic still energizes (review)

Writing Life


Welcome to the blog at, my home base for sharing my life as a reader and writer. Here I will post: Book reviews. Interesting things I'm discovering as I research the Bible times setting in preparation for writing more biblical fiction. Developments and trends in the world of book publishing and marketing. Reviews of… Continue reading Welcome!