Tag Archives: Augusta Scattergood

April 23

What’s in a Name? by Augusta Scattergood

Most of the writers you and I know agree: giving a character just the right name is crucial to her personality. Motivation, appeal, distrust, dislike, or whatever we’re trying to make you feel as a reader turns on finding exactly the right moniker. Most of us love that process.   Two examples hop quickly to […]

April 01

Take Me Out to the Ballgame by Augusta Scattergood

True confessions (Don’t you love a story that begins with those two words?).   When I’m writing a novel, I occasionally add embellished details from my real life. As do many writers. Of course, by the time I complete the final draft they may not be recognizable. But some of my settings, an occasional character, […]

Top Ten Things I’ve Learned From Kids About Writing a Book by Augusta Scattergood

One of the best things about discovering a second career as an author after many years as a librarian? Having the great good fortune to be in classrooms again. How many times during the years I spent writing and trying to get my first book published did I wish for wisdom from the mouths of […]

Where in the World Am I? by Augusta Scattergood

Last week I traveled back home. Never mind that I haven’t lived in that state since I left to go north to college in North Carolina, I’ll always think of home as Mississippi.   Visiting a school near Jackson, I spoke to a multi-purpose room full readers who’d done a literature study on my book […]