Why characters won't do what I told them! I like many have experienced this, you're trying to write a gripping story, and your stupid characters want to do their own thing! They won't follow the outline. Come on guys, follow the outline! But they just won't listen. The cynic in me says, "stop talking to … Continue reading Week 27: Character Anarchy
I was tagged by Patrick Pena on twitter @patwritesbooks to do the 7-7-7 tag. It's really simple. Go to page 7 of your manuscript. Share 7 sentences. Then pass tag 7 other people. Easy Peasey! It was surprisingly hard to decide which one of my WIPs to do this for. The one I just finished, the … Continue reading Midweek 24: Quickie tag 7-7-7
One of the questions I hear authors get asked a lot is "would you ever publish something you wrote in your teens" and they immediately laugh nervously with a unanimous "No!" Well... I wrote Fire's Hope when I was 13... In the high of writing a complete story for the first time and not just … Continue reading Week 22: The Editing Trenches–Everything I’ve Learned So Far.
Hello Writer's and Readers, I'm sorry for the inconsistency with Blog posts lately, I've been putting my all into editing FH's hope (AFRICKINGAIN) and I'm now on draft #4. I have been watching tons of writing videos in search of inspiration and I found this lovely tag by Kim Chance and Mandi Lynn and I thought … Continue reading Week 21: Writing Rituals Tag
Hello everyone! Sorry for no blog last week, I needed a short break to finish my Self-Edit of Fire's Hope and guess what?! I finally finished it! FH is as ready as I can get it for the professional edit and today I sent out my baby to my editor! Quick Update for this week: … Continue reading Week 19: Writing 14 Books
Last week I talked about how Parental figures in our stories shape the characters we create, this week I'm veering away from Character Development to talk about how I have been influenced as a writer over the last few months. Back in October I took Jenna Moreci's Skillshare class and through it I determined to … Continue reading Week 16: The Writers Who Shape Me
There are two things I like writing more than violence, and that's Cooking and Arguments! so much can be gained for character development in these kinds of scenes, and it really stretches your ability as a writer to ask you characters "How would they act right now?" You may not know this but I spent … Continue reading Week 14: How to Write Cooking Scenes
This year, I'm going to get published!I'm a strong believer in positive thinking to motivate yourself, and last year I set out with a list of unreachable goals, most of these goals I thought were crazy, but come June 2017, some of them actually started falling together! Last summer I determined I wanted to be … Continue reading Week 12: New Years Resolutions!
Hello all, and welcome to 2018! Did everyone have a nice New Years? This week I'm getting my New Years resolutions written up in a workable list to follow and I will be sharing it on Thursday, but in the mean time. I have been tagged yet again by Alison Haines to do a writer tag … Continue reading Midweek 12: LadyWulff’s Character Interview
Sorry for the delay in this week's blog. I've been dealing with some pain since Christmas, and it's been hard to function. So in honor of the New Year, I'm happy to announce that December 30, is the current day in TS:Dragons on Skye! This has never happened before where I've been writing about the … Continue reading Week 11: Special Excerpt!