Craft Monday: No problemo? That’s a problem.

The other day I was reading and found myself skimming more than I’d like. Then I did it. I fell asleep. Not good. I enjoyed the characters, and the story line was intriguing. But nothing was compelling me to turn the pages to see what would happen next. So what was wrong? A lack of Read more about Craft Monday: No problemo? That’s a problem.[…]

Craft Monday: Do you dangle your modifiers?

It’s Craft Monday, and we’re reposting an oldie but a goodie from author/editor Alicia Dean. Alicia tackles the often confusing world of misplaced and dangling modifiers.  ___________________________ Writing this blog post, my phone rang.  A man selling cemetery plots with a husky voice was calling. Okay, neither of those happened. But I thought they would Read more about Craft Monday: Do you dangle your modifiers?[…]

Meet Rohn Federbush

This week we welcome Rohn Federbush, author of “The Farm Stray,” a short story about a woman who happens upon an old, abandoned farmhouse in the Michigan countryside. As she wanders around, noticing odd tools and detritus of the lives of the former occupants—a Depression-era farmer and his young, city-bred wife—her imagination takes flight. Or Read more about Meet Rohn Federbush[…]

Craft Monday: Has your muse taken a hike?

We’ve all faced them – those blank pages we know we have to fill but our minds aren’t cooperating. The brilliant ideas that woke us from our dreams, that interrupted while we were driving or watching TV have vanished. Even if we scribbled them down somewhere, they don’t seem as brilliant as they did in Read more about Craft Monday: Has your muse taken a hike?[…]