Wordless Friday (A picture is worth a thousand stories)


Photo credit: Stormy Seas by Phantom Power @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrHfu-HT2lM

Writing: Does It Really Matter HOW You Write? (Quote)



If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.
– Somerset Maugham

Do you agree with the quote above?  What do you think this writer really meant when he said this?

Writing: How Do You Keep the Readers Coming Back For More? (Poll)



How do you keep your readers coming back for more?   Is it the main protagonist/antagonist?  Or perhaps it’s the thrilling storytelling?  Better yet, maybe it’s a combination of interesting characters and edge-of-your-seat story line.  So…in your experience, what have you noticed readers enjoy most about the stories you write?


By voting (you’ll have to let me know that you voted) or commenting, you’ll have an opportunity to either guest blog or be interviewed here (your choice!).


Every Writer Has a Superpower!

Do you know your storytelling superpower?

This superpower is tied very closely with your personality and your strength as a writer.   Gabriela Pereira over at DIY MFA created a quiz that writers can take to help them determine their own superpower as storytellers.

Would you like to know yours?

storytelling superpower quiz

Click on this image to take the quiz.



So, what’s my superpower?

It’s Survivor!

“You’ve got a penchant for characters who will do whatever it takes to survive….regardless of their situation, you’re drawn to creating characters your readers will admire for their pluck, determination, and sheer creative willpower.”

I have to be honest to say that I was completely amazed by the result as it clearly described my writing personality.  My characters tend to be fighting for survival or for acceptance in worlds that have changed in horrifying ways.   It also resonated with me in a very personal way as I have dealt with losses throughout my life.

For those who decide to take the quiz, please share with us what’s your storytelling superpower, and let us know if the result truly resonates with you as a writer.