Need Some Insight: Internal Dialogue

Hey all!

I have a question for those of you willing to share your opinion.

How important is having a fair amount  of inner dialogue in a mystery/suspense novel? Is it as important, in your opinion, as in other genres?

I’ve written romance before, and I know that inner thoughts are hugely important there. But I want to try writing a different genre, and I don’t want it to come off as too sappy, if you know what I mean.



You OR The Writing?

Late one night, he called my cell and said, “You know that I’m never coming back, don’t you?”

I looked up from my notebook and scanned the bedroom. I saw that none of his things were there anymore. And I said, “Hey! When did you move your stuff out?”

He exhaled heavily and hung up.

I went back to writing.

Creative Minds Are Easily Distracted

I have a big problem with concentrating on my writing if there is anyone or even the slightest noise around. For the longest time, I thought that it was a flaw in me. Because if I’m supposed to be a serious writer, I should at least be able to focus. Right?

It turns out that my easily distracted mind might only be a byproduct of my creativity. According to a Psychology Today article, “people with high creative achievements didn’t inhibit or didn’t gate as much of the sounds compared to people with fewer creative achievements.” I don’t know about anyone else, but I found that to be a little encouraging.

You can read the entire article here:


Imagine for a moment that you will live forever, and nothing and no one could cause you harm. What are those things you’d do run out and do right now, or a year from now, or 10 or 100 years from now…

…well, those are the things that FEAR is costing you.


LIVE FEARLESSLY! DO IT NOW… before another one of your dreams dies.

“How To Make The Audience Care About Your Characters by John Truby”

Hi all,

I’m back! (Dun-dun-duuuun!).

I just thought I’d share this video with you. It’s geared toward screenwriters, but I think it can be helpful to those of us who write prose. Check it out, and tell me what you think in the comments.


“How To Make The Audience Care About Your Characters by John Truby”