If author BC Deeks could take a trip of a lifetime, where would she go? Memories of a school project inspire her to plan a journey to the other side of the world from where she grew up. Join her imaginary travels.
People must discover things themselves or it just doesn’t stick but that’s not to say we don’t hear some really good advice over the years that we wish we had known and perhaps even listened to.
The differences between literary and commercial popular fiction were never clear cut and are becoming less so with the emerging publishing landscape. This post looks at how much they have in common and why popular fiction deserves more respect than it often receives.
Ten suggestions for holiday traditions to start with your family to add continuity to your seasonal celebrations.
Can artificial intelligence replace the human author’s innovation and creativity in writing a fiction novel?
The current meshing and merging of genres doesn’t mean the old rules no longer apply. A good mystery can still be a solid whodunit even if it happens in outer space.
Illustrating the special relationship between humans and animals adds a significant dimension to fictional stories that is just as important as the interactions between the rest of the characters.
Character interviews are usually used to reveal a story character for promotion purposes when fiction book authors have new releases. However, sometimes you can use the technique to incite intrigue and promote reader interest.
Forced to accept that her familial tremors and arthritis had become a disability, author B.C. Deeks began a journey to discover the assistive devices and technology that would give her back her ability to write.
Sentence sequence and association set the story rhythm. Find out how to use Feelings, Actions and Dialogue in the best order to add impact to your fiction writing. On June 11, 2021 I joined authors Meredith Bond and Pru Warren to discuss the effective use of sentence sequence and association in setting story rhythm and adding impact to your fiction writing.
A running list of suggested reading from author B.C. Deeks, author of heartwarming stories of mystery and magic.
Imagination is the beginning of creation…whether you want to create a painting, a novel, or anything else your heart desires. As George Bernard Shaw wisely said, “You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” Author B.C. Deeks encourages you to just do it!
Learn how I wove family traditions into a holiday-themed novel, entitled, The HOLLY AND THE IVY. It’s a lot of fun to write a holiday themed book. You close your eyes, imagine those sugar plums, listen for the jingle of bells… and start typing. But even in a Christmas book, there has to be conflict or there would be no story at all. Think about it – even Rudolph was being bullied by the other reindeer until he triumphed and became the most famous reindeer of all.
“My life was a mystery even as I lived it.” (Melissa Gilbert) Truth is often stranger than fiction, or at least it is in my life. I seem to have a knack for getting myself caught in unique situations, particularly
Author BC Deeks answers frequently asked questions about genre fiction writing.
Most people fear public speaking more than death but that doesn’t mean you can’t give a presentation. Here are ten tips on how to overcome your fear of public speaking.
Author BC Deeks contemplates her special affinity with animals and how it influenced her writing.
If you’re interested in hearing about what makes up the bare bones – pun intended – of a successful mystery, Author B.C. Deeks has the answers.
My favorite Sayings & Quotes combine to tell you my philosophy for life: I collect my favorite quotes here so that I can re-read them whenever I feel my energy or motivation flagging. Maybe they’ll inspire you too. I credit
When I started writing fiction, my stories always began with a dead body and then went on from there. I have to admit I love murder and mayhem, but sometimes the relationship between the hero and heroine has enough magic of
Creating a Setting for A Frost Family Christmas With the power of the internet, an author can now travel the world looking for a story setting without ever leaving her desk. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good idea