My Cover Art…

Folks have been asking about the first “The Science of Loving” cover and why I changed it then returned to it. So it’s like this: I loved most of the original illustration. I spent forever getting the tattoo designed just right. But days started turning into weeks of digital painting. Writing and editing chores weren’t…

Cover me….Dead Dwight update…

Hey folks, I’m toiling away on Dead Dwight. My (hubby) test reader has informed me that it’s a hard read, so I’m reconsidering the POV: Changing it from first person to third. That will allow me to switch the narration to Standard American English, leaving only the dialog in American Midland English. Unfortunately this requires and…

To respond or stay silent…

Public domain: Old Book by George Hodan I just read an interesting discourse on whether or not an author should respond to critical reviews. Of course, I read this after I’d already established the practice of trying to respond to all of my readers (well, the ones that actually read my book) and took the time…

Nowadays, literally is used interchangeably with figuratively, is this truly acceptable? Does this constitute an erosion of the English l…

Answer by Candace Vianna: No,  to the first part. These are not interchangeable. They are antonyms.  Literally means without interpretation or embellishment, exactly as  stated. Figuratively means you’re not being literal, you’re using figures of speech or are speaking metaphorically.  The  second part of the question is more difficult to pin down. Language  evolves with…

Is this paragraph properly written?

Answer by Candace Vianna: I pretty much agree with the majority on this one, but here’s another punctuation trick to consider. On  the way to his car, Dan analyzed what the man had said: The  warehouse was  occupied on Wednesdays and Thursdays. But the Buffalo  murder occurred  on a Saturday, and Sarah Johnson was killed…

Do you have a master list of character skeleton sheets?

cleverhelp:  Here are a few of the best/most interesting character development sheets we could find around the internet. Use them to answer questions as you develop and create your new characters. Blank Character Profile – Huge Blank Character Sheet Abridged Character Sheet Big-Ass Character Sheet Character Sheet Creation Bio Sheet How to Create a Character…