Fiction Writing

Learn about the characters and story-lines, and some struggles, in writing Chris’ first fiction, “Life Out of Death at Potter’s Bench Greenhouse” (working title).

Meow Matrimony Book Review

Meow Matrimony is part of the Fancy Cat Cozy Mystery series by Lisa Lickel. (Book cover…
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Meeting a Greyhound Turns into Character Research

I was searching for a new character for my fiction. Then I met a greyhound dog. Then I met his…
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Meow Mayhem’s Book Review

Meow Mayhem was published by Prism Book Group. Meow Mayhem is number one in the Fancy…
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A Hole in My Heart

Philip Martin was the welcome sign. It seemed easy for him to walk up to a stranger, say hello, and…
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Meow Mistletoe Introduces Fancy Cat Series

Cozy Mystery Meow Mistletoe Here is a cozy mystery, the characters I fell in love with…
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Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp

What Did I Learn at Writing Camp

Writers and editors gather at week's end in 2018. (Photo credit: Amy McNeil) I attended for…
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Breaths Spirit Back at Potter’s Bench Greenhouse

  Heaven “A place where all the animals you’ve ever loved run to greet you.”          …
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Jimmy Moon

The character Jimmy Moon is Gavin Doyle's  Newfoundland dog. He is 150 pounds of fluffy black that stands atop webbed…
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Potter’s Bench Greenhouse – Location Location Location

Readers may think Potter's Bench Greenhouse is as much a character in the story as any person, dog or cat. …
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The Irish Backstory

I met Mary, the librarian, at The Irish Cultural & Heritage Center of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee a few years back.…
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Characters First

I found it difficult to write a plot line without naming names. Who was this person or that creature? And,…
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