The Boots & Backpacks map: the importance of setting in a journey story

Why, yes, I did make a map to show the route Darcy and Elizabeth travel. In a journey story, the setting is particularly important, and when a setting is as well-known as the Appalachian Trail, you had better get your … Read More

The Austen Project “F-Word”

Have you heard about The Austen Project? It’s an project in which “six bestselling contemporary authors” are paired with each of Jane Austen’s six novels. From the website: “Taking these well-loved stories as their base, each author will write their own … Read More

Author confession: I was diverted from my purpose… which means a new redhead story on AHA!

With my current novel less than a chapter from being completed, why do I find myself scribbling down a short story that keeps sneaking additional ideas into itself, not to mention an original character? Authors will tell you this happens … Read More

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