Now that I've rewritten two full books--no, I'm not about to say I'm an expert--I've just begun to recognize the process of taking your 15-year-old self's 2am sleep-drunk ramblings and turning them into a boook (with emphasis on the "ooo"f). I've also been working through outlining my series to fit in all the consistency checks … Continue reading Reworking Your Work 5 Self-Editing Tips
About three years ago I got fed up looking at Fire's Hope and decided to finally buckle down and rewrite it. So I started with an outline. I went through and took scenes I thought were absolutely necessary and did bullet points on all the notes I wanted to hit. The rewrite took a good … Continue reading Book2: The Rewrite Process
Hello Writers and Readers! Last week was awesome! I had a plan, I had the means, I was ready to get it done. Monday I went to my bank to deposit the money for ISBNs, Thursday after calling my bank I found out I needed a new debit card. Mhmm perfect timing. I drove into … Continue reading Week 29: Announcement–EVERYTHING IS ON FIRE!!!
III Induction Everything he knew was about to change. “You’ve been a Shadow since you were born. You were always one of us, but it’s possible your Shadow is different than ours and it cannot be detected by that strange test.” The girl explained with an unbreakable smile, smoothing back her long brunette hair … Continue reading TS:Fire’s Hope Chapter 3 Induction
II Ash and Fire October 26, 2030 The first semblance of consciousness returned as doors closed around him. Standing by himself, Mark stared at the cold metal, a space only six feet by four feet. He felt drugged and dazed but was regaining control over his senses. He became acutely aware he was in … Continue reading TS:Fire’s Hope Chapter 2 Ash and Fire