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Writing Murder and Mayhem

EPISODE 166I Our guest today, Natalie Walters, has just published her second romantic suspense novel, Deadly Deceit, the followup to Living Lies. We have an enthusiastic conversation about scary movies, where to hide the bodies, and finding story ideas in your own life. Natalie finds brainstorming to be the most fun part of writing. While…

Finding Inspiration: Everyday Places to Find New Ideas

Episode 144T Finding Inspiration

EPISODE 144T We’ve finally settled down enough to start watching Game of Thrones (now that it’s ending!) and it occurred to me that George R.R. Martin does not have a problem with throwing his characters into conflict. Not even if it kills them! As for me, I find it very difficult when writing a sweet…

Your Business and Writing Toolbox

Episode 142T Your Business and Writing Toolbox

EPISODE 142T Between my entrepreneurship class for foreign-born women here in Sweden and listening to Stephen King’s On Writing in audiobook form on my way to and from work, I have business and writing on the brain right now. So I thought it would be a great time to share with you how I try…

119T – Knowing Your WHY Will Change Your Writing

Episode 119T Knowing Your Why Will Change Your Writing

Today’s episode is taken from a live writing workshop I taught at my church in Malmö, Sweden, in November 2018. In this first portion of the talk, I discuss the “why” of your writing and how that “why” will help you choose topics and stories that will impact your audience to a greater degree. (See…