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A Body of Information

A Body of Information

On this week’s Firsts in Fiction, Steve and I discuss the physicality, the biology, of our characters, and how that adds to their depth and history.

Author Spotlight: Ann Tatlock

Author Spotlight: Ann Tatlock

This week, Ann Tatlock has graciously agreed to talk with me about her career in writing. She’s the author of 10 novels and four children’s books. Her newest novel, Sweet Mercy, was released in May by Bethany House Publishers. She also enjoys teaching at various 

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 

Seven Simple Steps to Successful Collaborative Writing

Seven Simple Steps to Successful Collaborative Writing

As a writer, I’ve had the privilege of working with some pretty outstanding people (I’m looking at you, Diane Sherlock and Cindy Sproles). These collaborations have resulted in two pretty incredible books (Write to Be Heard with Diane, and Radio Radio with Cindy), but not 

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