Conflict: In Fiction it’s a Very GOOD Thing

Just a quick post, and I’ll keep it simple… I was text-talking with a writer recently. This amazing writer is working on her first novel. The story plays out around a real-life iconic place, and she has managed to create characters that seem as real to me as my...

Do You Need a Writing Coach?

In addition to writing my own stories, I own a writing and editing business, Archer Editing & Writing Services, with my son. As the name of our business implies, we offer a variety of editing and writing services for clients. Take a look at our website to see what...

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face….

My oldest son is getting married in less than two weeks. That and the romantic comedy novella I’m currently at work on have me thinking about how people meet and fall in love. One of my favorite romantic comedy movies is the classic When Harry Met Sally, and one...

A Pilgrimage Worth Taking

If you look closely, you might see a tear on my office Buddha’s cheek. I warned him that The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is one of the saddest, most touching novels I’ve ever read, while at the same time it is filled with humor and hope. It begins:...

A Seed, A Spark, A Lot of Imagination

“Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.” – Orson Scott “Where do you get your ideas?” That, my reader and writer friends, is the question fiction...

The Hating Game

Hey you guys. I read recently that Romantic Comedy novels are making a comeback. Yay! I love Romantic Comedies. No big surprise, since I’ve written a few of my own. I just finished reading one that I absolutely LOVED. It’s called THE HATING GAME, and the...
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