Dialogue, as we all know, is an essential part of any novel. But it’s a lot more than just words. More than having your characters interact with each other. And it’s way more difficult than we realize.Read More
Would you allow me to share with you my deepest personal dreams? And promise not to mock me, when I lose myself enough in your acceptance, to gift you with the intimacy of my most vulnerable thoughts. . .Read More
So here's the dirty truth about being a writer . . . Awriter who is a mom that is. Or rather a mom who is a writer. Because no matter how much I try to ignore my 6-year-old twins, it turns out I can't escape them. Not even if I hide in the bathroom to write.Read More
Personally, I like thinking I can organize every single detail of my writing. I love the idea of outlining. I love the idea of knowing exactly which word to place in front of another. Realistically, I'm a big fail on that. First, because I'm a pantser. Second, because no matter what, writing can be a messy business.Read More
Storytellers are naturally intrigued by the many possibilities that our creative peers have to offer. And because of this, we're quite aware of the mistakes writers tend to make. It's even more interesting when we realize we've made the same errors. Sometimes repeatedly.Read More
Unlike everyone else (let's just allow the generalization for the purpose of my post), writers are always working. And I do mean always. It is, after all, a 24/7 job.
Here's a little something I made up to properly convey my thoughts on the subject:
By S. Katherine Anthony
S.K. Anthony (Shanny) is a writer, a reader, and make-stuff-up-er who lives in New York. She is an award-winning author and a bestseller on Amazon. When she isn’t busy with her toddler twins, S.K. finds herself being transported into the world of imagination. Well, either that or running away from spiders . . . she is convinced they are out to get her!
To pseudonym, or not to pseudonym: that is the question.
Personally, I’m not “me” and choosing to go with a pen name was actually a must. Why? Well, read on for that answer. But for most writers, whether to use a pen name or write under their real names could be a complicated decision.Read More
I like rules.
Rules exist to keep chaos at bay. Personally, I don't like chaos. But sometimes my naughty side comes out to play, and I find my toes dipped in dangerous waters.Read More