The Value of the Stupid Character

I’m in the middle of my first novel re-writes, I’m reading a novel series, and I’ve been watching a lot of TV–more than I care to admit. So, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about story. While fiction writers may get stories from truth, how we craft story is almost a different matter. Sometimes,Continue reading “The Value of the Stupid Character”

Creative Writing Career. . .unfulfilled? Do we open the “Stable Job” door?

In one of my LinkedIn groups, someone proposed this question for discussion: Money-wise, is it worth quitting a secure job to do creative writing as a full-time career? I’m currently in retail, which is fine in terms of money & job security but not job satisfaction, especially for a highly creative mind. I know IContinue reading “Creative Writing Career. . .unfulfilled? Do we open the “Stable Job” door?”