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Rhonda Denise Johnson Is there a mystery in my life? Oh my!Looking for a mystery could itself be a plot.
Rhonda Denise Johnson The sequel to Queen of the Quantum Reallm. It's a stand alone novel, but the characters cry to tell their own stories.
Rhonda Denise Johnson I see writing as a craft. As such, it offers many tools to work with: dialogue, action, exposition, character, plot, etc.

To keep your reader's interest mix these tools up. Your instincts as a writer will tell you which tool to use to perform a given task.

The best way to develop your instincts for what's needed is to read books similar to the one you want to write, not to copy the other writer's style but to get a feel for how your tools work.
Rhonda Denise Johnson The books that I’ve written had to be written. They wouldn’t let me rest but would wake me up at 3 in the morning with all kinds of characters and scenes.
I’ve been reading books since I was a wee thing. Somewhere along the way I discovered that I could create worlds just like the ones I read about. That’s ecstasy.
Rhonda Denise Johnson Having a body of work. The sense of achievement from creating something worthwhile.
Rhonda Denise Johnson Actually, I first approached quantum physics as an academic subject. When I learned that there’s something scientists call the quantum realm, I knew I had to write a novel. I love reading stories about secret realms and magic kingdoms.
Rhonda Denise Johnson I find something else to do that has nothing to do with writing. This allows my mind to percolate. But I also recognize the little tricks my mind likes to play to procrastinate when I need to be working. It's a judgment call.

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