Laughter Lifts the Heart
Several years into it, and this blog still refuses to be categorized. It's eclectic and includes everything from writing posts to snippets from my ordinary life.
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Give the Lady a Ride
The Final Ride
Ride to the Altar
Circle Bar Ranch Coloring Book
A Southern Season
Skydiving to Love: a Novella
The Cat Lady’s Secret
Writing in Obedience
Tag Archives: Characterization
If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you’ll remember that I was supposed to write a novella about a couple of other characters from Give the Lady a Ride, Marie Lambeau and Chance Davis. Since I never could … Continue reading
As I’ve said before, I didn’t intend for Give the Lady a Ride to be a series. I’ll be taking a course on creating a series at the ACFW Conference this August, but for now, I just had to wing it. … Continue reading
A Rodeo Ranch specializes in breeding animals for the rodeo–broncs for bustin’ and bulls for ridin’. Several years ago, I interviewed the owner of such a ranch, one that specialized in raising tough riding bulls. Amazing how much science goes … Continue reading
Bruce Dern–the actor who’ll forever be known for shooting John Wayne in the back in The Cowboys, poor guy. I read an interview with him in American Cowboy, and he said something that struck a chord with me as an author. He’s talking … Continue reading
Last week, I mentioned I was trying to come up with an “entr’acte” to land between Give the Lady a Ride and The Final Ride. I didn’t have a clue what I’d write, I just knew I needed something to tie a … Continue reading
You’ve seen it on Facebook, I’m sure: “Don’t tick off the author, or she’ll put you in her book and kill you.” Yesterday, at the doctor’s office, someone ticked off this author. First time in a long time I wanted to … Continue reading
Your two main characters are in the same scene, but they’re not together. He’s doing his thing, she’s doing hers. You can reveal so much about both when you illustrate your POV character observing the other. Of course you can … Continue reading