• #Top10Tuesday

    #Top10Tuesday Writing On The Go! A Guest Post by Jessica White

    As we head into summer, many of us are going to get outdoors more, take vacations, and spend more time away from our desks and thus our computers. But as writers this often proves problematic since we still have deadlines and our brains rarely shut off just because it isn’t convenient to write. But have no fear, here are ten ways you can keep writing even when you are away from home. 1. These days, almost everyone has a cellphone.  We keep them within hands reach almost every waking hour. When writing on the go they are a great tool.  Standing in line with three carts in front of you…

  • Craft

    Fall in Love with Your Characters (So The Reader Will Too) — A Guest Post By Jessica White

    One of my favorite parts of writing is creating characters.  As a reader nothing makes me fall into a story faster than falling in love with a character.  It’s like meeting a new neighbor or making a new friend.  Even the antagonists are interesting to meet from the safety of my mind.   I love watching them grow in depth and complexity, learning their quirks, hobbies, backstories, and what makes them tick.  You can tell the exact same plot line from a million points of view, and each time it will be a different story, because each character will make different decisions. For many writers a character begins a bit…

  • Author Profile

    Author Spotlight: Meet Jessica White!

    Every other week, this blog will interview the authors in the 10 Minute Novelists Facebook Group. (You can join that group here.)   Today, we’re meeting Jessica White! Besides living in Texas and homeschooling her two children, Jessica is also is an important part of the  administration of 10 Minute Novelists.  1. Tell us about your book. In my debut novel Surviving the Stillness, winter comes early in the foothills of western Montana forcing siblings Abigail and Samuel Morgan to seek refuge in a Catholic orphanage.  When Abigail’s health fails her life is put in the hands of Dr. Mason and his son and apprentice Matthew.  Together they must stop…