Bringing a Character to Life

Bringing a Character to Life

Bringing a Character to Life Making characters come alive is one of the trickiest, but most important elements of writing. When you see how they look in your mind — and can hear their voice echoing — then you’ve begun to know who they are. But it’s not...
Dragons I Have Known

Dragons I Have Known

Dragons I Have Known How do you describe a dragon? Dragons are a frequent subject in the marvelous messages I receive from readers, and many of them have put this question to me in one form or another. Describing characters well is a great challenge for any writer,...
Why Do I Write Fantasy?

Why Do I Write Fantasy?

Why Do I Write Fantasy? If you imagine where I live in Colorado—beside a willow-draped creek that is home to  wild coyotes, foxes, hawks and owls—you can guess how much inspiration this place gives me.  And in the distance, from the windows of my writing room in our...