Where Do Writers Find Their Inspiration?

Just as you are what you eat; so too, you write best about what you know. Select a well-known author and you will soon find the source for their inspiration resides in their personal life history. For example: J.K. Rowling Her creation of the Harry Potter series steeped with sorcery and wizardry is sourced from…

Poetry or Prose?

Have you ever tried to write prose only to discover the best way to describe an idea is through poetry? For example, consider the children’s nursery rhyme: ‘Ring a Ring o’ Roses’. ‘Ring-a-ring o’ roses, A pocket full of posies, A-tishoo! A-tishoo! We all fall down. Cows in the meadows Eating buttercups A-tishoo! A-tishoo! We…

Heart of Hearts

Just as people allow their emotions to influence their purchasing decisions; so too, people are hooked by stories (and characters) that stir the innermost feelings. And if a story (or character) tugs at the reader’s heartstrings, all the better. Until next time, Jo

Which Way?

Typically, a journey has a destination. To reach this destination there could be any number of byways, back alleys, dead ends, highways, straight streets, winding country roads, dirt tracks, one-way streets and hiking treks from which to choose. Sometimes, the chosen route is straight forward. Sometimes, the chosen route is tedious. So, too, a story…