Plot (and Character) – Pt. 2

Episode 17 of Good Sentences is now available anywhere you go to when you want to hang out with podcasters. Literally everywhere. I think you can ask a bus driver to play it and he’ll just open his mouth and the Lawn Dart opening will start coming out. (This may vary from bus driver toContinue reading “Plot (and Character) – Pt. 2”

A Chat with J.A. Jance

If you love mysteries, the chances are very good that you are familiar with J.A. Jance. She is the NY Times best-selling author of not one, but four successful series, beginning with the J.P. Beaumont novel Until Proven Guilty in 1985. Her other marquee characters, Joanna Brady, Ali Reynolds, and the Walker family round outContinue reading “A Chat with J.A. Jance”

Killing Your Darlings

Have you been exposed to the famous quote of William Faulkner? Well, if you haven’t, you have been now. But before we discuss this, there is some necessary housekeeping in order. First, Faulkner may have said it at one point or another, but the quote does not originate with him. In an excellent article calledContinue reading “Killing Your Darlings”