Re-Make A Little Magic
Some stories should be retold; that's how I feel about the stories in my Make A Little Magic Romantic Comedy series that's soon-to-be-released on Amazon in both ebook and paperback. I wrote these stories early in my career, and they went on to be published...read more
Cover Reveal: Spark A Little Flame
I've been hard at work on a project that's so much fun. I'm reworking my early romantic comedies -- breathing fresh life into the characters for a new audience of readers. The process has made me remember how much I love reading and writing romantic comedies. I've...read more
Does Your Novel Need a Ticking Clock?
Previously, I've talked about the importance of conflict in a novel. (See post here.) Conflict keeps readers engaged. But what creates conflict, and how can you be sure yours keeps readers turning the pages of your book? When I scan bestseller lists and read the...read more
Conflict: In Fiction it’s a Very GOOD Thing
Just a quick post, and I’ll keep it simple... I was text-talking with a writer recently. This amazing writer is working on her first novel. The story plays out around a real-life iconic place, and she has managed to create characters that seem as real to me as my...read more
Do You Need a Writing Coach?
In addition to writing my own stories, I own a writing and editing business, Archer Editing & Writing Services, with my son. As the name of our business implies, we offer a variety of editing and writing services for clients. Take a look at our website to see what...read more
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face….
My oldest son is getting married in less than two weeks. That and the romantic comedy novella I'm currently at work on have me thinking about how people meet and fall in love. One of my favorite romantic comedy movies is the classic When Harry Met Sally, and one of my...read more
A Pilgrimage Worth Taking
If you look closely, you might see a tear on my office Buddha's cheek. I warned him that The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is one of the saddest, most touching novels I've ever read, while at the same time it is filled with humor and hope. It begins: "The letter...read more
A Seed, A Spark, A Lot of Imagination
“Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.” - Orson Scott "Where do you get your ideas?" That, my reader and writer friends, is the question fiction writers are asked...read more
The Hating Game
Hey you guys. I read recently that Romantic Comedy novels are making a comeback. Yay! I love Romantic Comedies. No big surprise, since I've written a few of my own. I just finished reading one that I absolutely LOVED. It's called THE HATING GAME, and the author is an...read more