Author Archives: Wendy L. Koenig

About Wendy L. Koenig

I was born in Colorado, but raised on a small homestead in Illinois. I served in the USAF right out of high school. After my stint in the military was finished, I returned home and had a horse stable. My first piece to be printed was a short children’s fiction, Jet’s Stormy Adventure, serialized in The Illinois Horse Network. It was a natural fit, given my business. Later, I attended University of Iowa's famed summer workshops and writing programs. Since that time, I have authored and co-authored numerous books. Several of my novels and short stories have won international awards and have appeared in multiple venues.

3rd Draft

I often get asked how long it took me to write one of my novels. The answer varies anywhere from 10 years to 6 months. I’d love to say the novels take less time the more I write, but that’s … Continue reading

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Character Worksheets

There are a million-zillion different character worksheets spread all over the web. These are designed to help you better understand your character. Nothing wrong with that. However, to help your readers to understand your character, some of this material actually … Continue reading

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On Finishing

I finished the second draft of To Be Phoenix, and I must say, I’m getting excited about this book. I think it’s going to be one of my best. Now to reward myself. I find that writers don’t do this … Continue reading

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