The real-life news story that inspired Betting Game, and how an OPP expert in illegal gambling reinvented my bad guy. An interview on the Orca blog. #TuesdayTalk
Writers make something from nothing. We take the glimmer of an idea, and play around with it. Add dab of character here, a bit of setting there. Layer by layer, we build a story.
Every writer has a few favourite go-to resources they reach for. Tops on my bookshelf are three well-thumbed books by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi: The Emotion Thesaurus, The Positive Traits Thesaurus and The Negative Traits Thesaurus.
I test-drove One Stop for Writers, a new online reference library. And it rides like a dream… It’s a brilliant new writing resource from the creators of The Emotion Thesaurus, The Positive Traits Thesaurus and The Negative Traits Thesaurus.