To Type or Handwrite?

To Type or Handwrite?

To type or handwrite: that is the question. I am a member of a couple of Facebook author groups and this is a frequently asked question. There are many reasons given for individual choices. “I write my first draft by hand, at least for fiction. For non-fiction,...
How Lum was born

How Lum was born

A frequently asked question by both children and adults is “What inspired you to write Lum?” It is possible that I have given more than one answer to this question, dependent on how much time I had to explain, the age of my audience or even my energy...
My Inspiration

My Inspiration

Writing stories for children is the perfect “job” for me.  I spend a lot of my time talking nonsense just to amuse myself and this works well for children’s stories.  When I am asked a question, if I don’t know the answer, I am often tempted to...
The Story Idea

The Story Idea

Every author gets asked “where do you get your ideas from?” and I suspect every author has a different answer. In my case, the ideas come from things I see and hear around me every day. For instance, the rhyme Making Friends (working title) came about...