I’m a Backward Pantser

  They say there are two kinds of writers—Pantsers and Outliners. “Pantsers” write by the seat of their pants. Hence the name. I read somewhere that J.R. Tolkien said he wrote Lord of the Rings to find out what a hobbit was. Pantsers begin with a situation and go...

Stop the Presses!

He called two minutes after I texted him to “Stop the presses!” My friend/editor/publisher and I thought The Divine Meddler was ready for its first print run to reviewers and us for final input and edit. Instead, I told him I wanted to chop the last chapter and...

Plotting

Although writing styles and reading interests change, authors still must have an engaging yarn to spin. Otherwise, no one will read beyond the first chapter, or even the first paragraph. To quote Jerry Jenkins, author of 200 books and counting, “grab the reader by the...

Introducing Patricia Iacuzzi – Artist and Writer

  A Roman Soldier’s Horse by Patricia Iacuzzi Remember when Downton Abbey hijacked America’s attention every week?   The series was a great yarn that took place over 100 years ago, in a world far different from today. Good historical fiction is like that....