My People

Have I mentioned that I’m a writer? You probably put that together by now. I am beginning to think that being a writer is a physiological and emotional thing. Part of that physiological thing is a constant need to be surrounded by people like me. People who can...

First line bandwagon

There’s a neat first line contest going on at http://cherstinieveen.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/first-line-contest/ that is sort of in connection with the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers conference. Since I can’t go to this conference, and I also...

The Sweet Spot

If you’ve ever written fiction, you’ve probably gotten to the point in a scene where you wonder how much detail you should put in about the setting, or how much you should say about how a person looks, or how much back story you should add. Essentially you’re looking...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series