Category Archives: character

It feels good to be known

I was recognized today. When you are a writer, that’s important. Even when, no especially when, another author knows your name. I attended a writing workshop at the Northbrook, Illinois public library about crafting YA characters.  The library holds a … Continue reading

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Courage Spotlight – Sickle Cell Disease

There are many kinds of courage. Living with Sickle Cell Disease requires more than one of them. Dontae Morrow is twelve, and does not want to be labeled the sick kid. He may have to live with sickle cell disease, … Continue reading

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Writing cross-culturally

I am currently (July 2016) teaching a class of authors about writing diverse characters, my Spice of Diversity class. I received a student question that I’ve chosen to answer here, because I think it deserves a wide, thoughtful, answer. I was … Continue reading

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Those that can…teach

Maybe I should have been a teacher the way my high school instructors claimed. I enjoyed teaching my on-line Man Talk class with the Low Country RWA chapter. And last week I loved being part of the guest faculty at the … Continue reading

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Characters – Part 2

Today I am doing my once a month blog post at Romancing The Genres. I’m going deeper into the subject of creating characters readers love–and love to hate. Come join me and tell me about your favorite characters.  This is … Continue reading

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