In the New Year, Befriend Your Ego

Wrapping up the old year and bringing in the new, my monthly contribution to The Writers' Vineyard invites us to see the Ego as a source for drama in fiction... rather than real life. The Ego, after all, knows well how to create Drama. Conflict. Tension. Spectacle. These form the home turf of the Ego. … Continue reading In the New Year, Befriend Your Ego

Life Lessons Fermenting in Fiction: Welcome Celia Breslin

The talented Celia Breslin has visited Point No Point before, so I'm thrilled to have her back for the Fictional Lessons for an All-Too-Real Life series. Celia, author of Haven and the upcoming sequel, Destiny, lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two feisty cats. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, and has … Continue reading Life Lessons Fermenting in Fiction: Welcome Celia Breslin

The Courage to Be Myself: Real-Life Lessons from Fiction by Olga Godim

This month's Fictional Lesson for an All-Too-Real Life is from Olga Godim, a freelance journalist from Vancouver, Canada. Her passion is fantasy fiction. Olga's short fantasy stories have appeared in multiple internet and print magazines, and her high fantasy novels Almost Adept and Eagle en Garde were published recently by Champagne/Burst Books. As an indie writer, … Continue reading The Courage to Be Myself: Real-Life Lessons from Fiction by Olga Godim

“The Quick Route:” Fictional Lessons for an All Too Real Life from Matthew Curry

This month's guest post on Fictional Lessons for an All Too Real Life is artist and author Matthew Curry. Matthew describes himself this way: "I live in a small town in Northwest Georgia with a black cat named Frances. When I'm not at the mill, I'm at home, writing and drawing. I recently self-published a Southern … Continue reading “The Quick Route:” Fictional Lessons for an All Too Real Life from Matthew Curry

If the team is ready…

I've added the next few sections of Amy June's new adventure. One of the scary things she has to face this time around? The memory of watching her Grandpa cook: Watching Grandpa Marq cook felt a bit like watching an accident about to happen. He tossed wrappers, forks, lids, everywhere and anywhere. He piled dish … Continue reading If the team is ready…