When It’s Hard to Relate

As a writer you know you must allow your characters to live through you as they unfold on the page. But what if the character feels unlike you? A character you can’t relate to is hard to, well, relate. But you WANT characters who are different from you–whether they are sympathetic, antagonistic, or simply “other” […]

Wordless Times

I lost my father in July. Then in August, my husband underwent a high-risk surgery. And then last week, I had surgery to determine whether I have cancer. (It looks like I do not.) Now everything that has always felt certain is entirely up for grabs. We have been so well-loved and supported by friends […]

Fall Writing Classes

Fill Your Wednesdays with Writing! Bellevue College, North Campus, Redmond, WA *These classes are for adults; high school students may enroll only with instructor permission. Writing the Hidden Story 9/23/2015 – 11/25/2015, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Your characters live and breathe because of a hidden story—one you must go deep within to find. A […]