One of the things that keeps me sane as I sit alone in my room, making up stories, is my writers' mastermind group. We’re a group of six writers who maintain an online forum where we get to bounce around ideas, share opinions, and tap into the expertise of other members. We don’t workshop our … [Read More]
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I’m Lisa Manterfield and I love to tell stories.
I’m a curious cat, fascinated by human behavior and what makes people tick. I love fish-out-of-water stories of ordinary people in extraordinary situations, especially if those situations delve into the unexplained.
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"Curiosity didn’t kill the cat; it gave her material for stories." - Lisa
Stay curious, my friends,
Recently on the blog…
The road to a finished book is littered with discarded characters. As subplots are cut and the main character’s story is streamlined, some characters no longer serve a purpose in the book and are bid farewell. In an earlier version of A Strange Companion, Kat had a second brother. He was the … [Read More]
July is here, school’s out, and, all of a sudden, it feels like summertime. Which can only mean one thing: Time for Summer Camp. Summer Camp wasn’t a big thing in the U.K. when I was growing up, so I have little experience with cabins, camp counsellors, or having my sheets shorted. When I was … [Read More]