Tag: Writer

Characters from the Ground Up

Characters from the Ground Up

In our third episode of Firsts in Fiction, Steve and I talk about how to construct characters from the ground up. Here’s a few ideas to help you pull your characters from the ether and rivet them together into unforgettable friends (or enemies). Special thanks 

Author Spotlight: Michael Wolff

Author Spotlight: Michael Wolff

Today, I have the honor of talking with fellow LPC author Michael Wolff, author of Praying Today’s Psalms. You may order the book here. ADG: Tell me a bit about yourself, how long you’ve been writing, what types of writing you do, etc. MW: I’ve 

Starting Your Book

Starting Your Book

Our second podcast focuses on how to start your book. While there are several methods, these are the points Steve and I highlighted. THE SNOWFLAKE METHOD: Randy Ingermanson developed a method for writing a novel called the snowflake method. It’s a complex idea, but the 

Getting Your Ideas

Getting Your Ideas

Ever wonder where writers get their ideas? Maybe you’ve watched Under the Dome and thought, how did Stephen King come up with this? There are several answers, and they vary from author to author, though there are several commonalities.

Author Spotlight—Kimberly Rae

Author Spotlight—Kimberly Rae

It’s my pleasure to spotlight fellow LPC author Kimberly Rae this week. She’s lived in Bangladesh, Uganda, Kosovo and Indonesia. In addition to being published over 250 times, she has work in 5 languages. Her suspense/romance novels on international human trafficking and missions (Stolen Woman, 

Author Spotlight: Cindy Sproles

Author Spotlight: Cindy Sproles

This week, I have the honor of “spotlighting” Cindy Sproles. She’s a good friend and great writer. We’re in the process of collaborating on a novel as we speak, but that’s not the only thing she has going on. You’ll see just how busy she 

Author Spotlight—M. B. Dahl

Author Spotlight—M. B. Dahl

This week it’s my honor to feature M. B. Dahl. Mary Beth has won several writing awards at Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers’ Conference. Her essay, “Little People,” was part of the Life Lessons from Teachers anthology, and her first novel Through the Balustrade was 

Author Spotlight–Steven James

Author Spotlight–Steven James

Today I have the extreme pleasure of featuring best-selling author Steven James. He’s penned more than thirty books ranging from psychological thrillers to  prayer collections. He has received wide critical acclaim for his work including four Storytelling World Honor awards, two Publishers Weekly starred reviews, 

Author Spotlight: Dennis Fulgoni

Author Spotlight: Dennis Fulgoni

It’s my genuine pleasure to feature Dennis Fulgoni on today’s Author Spotlight. Among other things, Dennis is a fellow Antioch Alum (he sat next to me at our graduation ceremony) and a great friend. He won an Intro Journals Award, a Kirkwood Award for Fiction, 

Author Spotlight: Lee Stoops

Author Spotlight: Lee Stoops

This weeks Author Spotlight focuses on Lee Stoops, fellow Antioch Alum and fellow fiction editor at The Citron Review. I’ve had the pleasure of working with him for some time now, and you’ll recognize his name as my guest blogger for the last few weeks