Author Archives: Char of inkydancestudios

About Char of inkydancestudios

Writer by nature and for the soul. Educator for life. Artist for love. Passion: All things good and true.

SouthWest Writers Interview #2

Way back in the early 1990s I joined Southwest Writers Workshop (now SouthWest Writers). This writers’ group welcomes all writers and authors with conferences, contests, classes on the craft, and open-armed friendship. If you hear someone in NM say they … Continue reading

Posted in Pen Points | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Three Wishes

My first wish: A room full of books on shelves from floor to ceiling all around the room. My second wish: (Fifteen years later) A way to clean the dust from thousands of books. My third wish: (In fifteen years) … Continue reading

Posted in Pen Points | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

HOW TO KILL A BOOK

Peter Gelfan taught me to be passionate about creating strong scenes, and this passion has paid off in the form of two books and two Kirkus starred reviews. I read, read lots, but weak scenes kill books for me. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

Posted in Pen Points | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Should Authors Give Away Writing Secrets?

Wow, was I befuddled when I attended my first writing conference years ago. I didn’t have a book published. I didn’t know anyone. Yet, everyone else seemed to be “someone” or be on a best-seller list somewhere. I wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in Pen Points | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

NEW MEXICO PRESS WOMEN SALUTE FILM INDUSTRY

364 days of sunshine, tax incentives, and jaw-dropping scenery add up to a perfect union between New Mexico and the film industry. The 2019 conference of New Mexico Press Women saluted the film and media industry at The Canyon Club … Continue reading

Posted in Pen Points | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Book of 2018

Image | Posted on | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

TWO KIRKUS, STARRED REVIEWS

Madcap characters proliferate. Some are good and protective, but others are as dangerous as rattlesnakes. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment