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Wandering Soul Backstory - Heinrich

You’ve had a chance to meet not only Winston but Elsa, the heroine of Wandering Soul. It seems only fitting that I should introduce you to the hero as well. 1,576 more words

My Books


I attempted to start this blog several years ago, when my family first moved to LON. However. as a freshman (fresh person, fresh meat, fresh whatever), I was slightly over emotional about the whole idea of being in BOS alone – hence, the blog had only one post, the standard “Hello World!” from WordPress.com. 55 more words


Summer Festivals and Summer Love

When I was a teenager there was a show out called Gilmore Girls. My mother and I had a running joke that while we certainly did not live in New England, our town was Stars Hollow. 532 more words

Midwestern Musings

How to Introduce Backstory SAFELY

Backstory.  It does so many things – makes the reader care, gives your characters humanity, plus something to do on those boring Sunday afternoons.  However, used incorrectly, backstory can turn on you faster than one of your traitorous characters. 642 more words

Writing 101


I’ve avoided outlining my story from the very beginning. In the very, very beginning I wanted to write the story something like Jack Kerouac’s first draft of… 544 more words


Cartography, At Last

I love drawing maps. As a kid I drew pirate maps on old brown grocery bags, burning the edges to make them look old (with Mom’s help). 343 more words


Your character is your new bff

Sometime a story gets started with the concept of a really awesome character. When this happens what unfolds around them is secondary to who they are. 368 more words