Amazing Monarch Butterflies

I’ve always really liked butterflies.  As a young kid one of my favorite science projects in school was the hands-on metamorphosis lab.  The teacher hung a mesh net filled with plants that contained eggs.  In the first days the eggs hatched and the caterpillars ate the plants.  In a few… Read more“Amazing Monarch Butterflies”

Are prologues a good idea or should you avoid them?

Prologues, is there a secret to a good one or are they just a bad idea?  To be fair I’m a fan and all of my completed stories (one is published and two are under contract for later this year) include a prologue.  In the further interest of full disclosure,… Read more“Are prologues a good idea or should you avoid them?”

What’s in a fictional name?

Are the names of fictional characters really important?  Many authors struggle over selecting names for their characters.  Some take several chapters to resolve their dilemma.  Fortunately, with the wonder of the modern word processor all it takes is a quick ‘find/replace all’ operation to globally change a character’s name. Does… Read more“What’s in a fictional name?”