In 1987, I was studying art history at the École du Louvre when I met an older German man named Peter.
Peter was stern, didactic, exacting, prickly and super intellectual. He relished arguing loudly at dinner for the fun of it. Something a young twenty-three-year-old Southern woman wasn’t used to.KEEP READING >>
The opening line. That ever important first impression. The way to draw the reader into your story. Those previous words were easy to write. But the real thing is not.
Every writer struggles with the first line of his or her novel, because they know that if that first sentence is killer,KEEP READING >>
In a few weeks, I want to contact literary agents with my young adult novel. I wrote this post to wrap my mind around how to go about it, and maybe, help other people in the process.
Literary agents help navigate the business side of publishing a novel.KEEP READING >>
Some say there are only two plots in the world—a stranger comes to town and someone goes on a journey.
My novel’s plot definitely falls into the latter journey category. So I decided to find out a little more about the Hero’s Journey.
I was familiar with Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero with a Thousand Faces concerning the journey of the archetypal hero in world mythologies and that Campbell made famous the term “monomyth.”
Interestingly enough,KEEP READING >>
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My name is Caroline Lord. I'm a writer who loves nature, and I make portraits from twigs, petals and leaves.