When struggling with characters, plot, interest, or the writing what do you do? Are you inclined to quit? Read Diana Stout’s Behind the Scenes blog and learn how she resolves these different elemental struggles.
Wild Women Authors has reviewed my book, Love’s New Beginnings, and interviewed one of the main characters. Check them out!
The Joy of Writing & Knowing When It’s Time to Quit: A December #IWSG blog What makes a writer want to quit and when should they quit? For those of us who don’t quit, why do we continue even when there’s so little income?
A forced partnership that neither Charlene or Logan wants means facing their trust issues head-on. Can they survive these new beginnings?
New October Release! Love’s New Beginnings Charlene Walker’s life as a concert pianist is in shambles because of a mugging that left her with a broken arm. Now, she’s learned she’s inherited an apple orchard business she doesn’t want and a partner she doesn’t trust. The last thing Logan Taylor wants is a new partner, […]
On the Other Hand…things I’ve done right In Keri’s first blog she talked about what she wished she’d known before publishing her first book. Here, she talks about what she’s doing right. Many of her mistakes were mine, too. I find that via the questions many new writers are asking in various online writers’ groups […]
7 Lessons of Failure as a Writer People look at me and see success. Published in multiple media, in multiple genres, with various awards. With an MFA and a Ph.D., too, but there have been many failures along the way. I have failed so many times I’ve lost count, from beginning, middle, and end. In […]
Today, I have a guest blogger. Keri Kruspe, fellow writer and friend, writes this blog and shares with you her experiences as a first-time author and what she wished she had known beforehand. I wish I had known, too. Behind the Scenes with Diana Stout, MFA, PhD
This month’s question: What personal traits have you written into your character(s)? My response isn’t about specific traits but rather the one thing that drives the character(s), and which often says a lot about their traits. Check out my blog here. For more information about The Insecure Writer’s Support Group
A new Behind the Scenes blog where I discovered how I’ve made a difference despite someone telling me that I needed to stop trying so hard because it wasn’t as if I could change the world.