Tag Archives: Writing

Solving the Mystery of Writing

Did you know that when asked, an estimated 75% of people will say that they want to write a book? But 75% of people aren’t writing books, are they? There are probably a good number of people who are closet … Continue reading

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LTUE Roundup

Last weekend, science fiction and fantasy writers and fans from Utah and beyond gathered for Life, the Universe & Everything (LTUE): The Marion K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction & Fantasy.  After being held at BYU for 29 years, … Continue reading

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Getting a Book to Press

I’ve been wading through edits and revisions for the past few months to prepare my next novel, Caller ID to go to press. It’s heading out next week so my publisher will be ready to get it on bookstore shelves … Continue reading

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The Balancing Act

As a writer, I’m reminded daily of the amount of discipline it takes to get those words on the page. It’s tough to carve out time to write each day. Frankly, it’s tough to carve out time to get a … Continue reading

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Fantasy and Reality

Tracy Hickman, a writer I greatly admire, wrote an interesting blog the other day about the new TV series Once Upon a Time. He gave a brief synopsis of the story that went like this: “It is about an Evil … Continue reading

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Mystery of NaNoWriMo Unveiled

This month celebrates the frenzied craze of writing known as NaNoWriMo. I’m a WriMo and some of you might be asking, What is a WriMo? Let me share. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and it takes place each … Continue reading

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Mysterious Doings: Why Suspense?

There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it. –ALFRED HITCHCOCK As a suspense writer, I love this quote! Think of the scariest movie you’ve ever seen or the most suspenseful book you’ve read–wasn’t it the … Continue reading

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Mysterious Doings: The Same but…Different

Ten years ago, if you were giving a ‘report’ on LDS fiction, most of what was being written was romance and historical. There were a few other genres represented here and there, but not many. Anyone who has paid attention … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Desk: To the Nameless Guy in the Steam Room

So, Nameless Guy, you’ve written a 900 page book—which is not yet finished.  You want to know if I am acquainted with publishers at Little Brown, so maybe I could nudge them into reading your masterpiece.  Nope, I don’t know … Continue reading

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From the Writer’s Desk: Making Time to Write

Where does one find the time to write? Where do Mormons find the time to write? Over the years I’ve heard Mormons complain about this. The complaint usually goes like this: “I’d have a great novel to my credit if … Continue reading

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