I recently did a post on prologues, and a writing friend (check her out here) asked about epilogues. So here are my thoughts… Epilogues are no different than prologues, just at the end. They need to serve a purpose outside the main story otherwise they might as well be the final chapter. Like my prologues,Continue reading “Epilogues Are NOT the Same as a Final Chapter!”
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Writing Outside your Wheelhouse!
Do it. Seriously, put yourself in someone else’s shoes and see how deeply you can dig. It doesn’t have to be a whole novel. It could be a short story or an occasional POV in a bigger story. This is NOT about sensitivity or political correctness. This is about tolerance and understanding beyond what we’veContinue reading “Writing Outside your Wheelhouse!”
Good Things Come to Those Who Wait!
In writing, waiting can be good or bad depending on what point you’re at. If you’re waiting for that perfect idea to strike or for the “right” time to start writing that novel you keep talking about, then ask yourself if writing is really your thing. Sure, story ideas don’t magically come to everyone, butContinue reading “Good Things Come to Those Who Wait!”
A Fantasy in Darkness
Check out more from my Embracing Darkness series. Darkness consumes me in its obsidian, a welcome relief from the blinding light of day. It wraps me in its coldness, and I let it. A black veil draws closed another day, and here, in my stillness, I have only myself. I am free, yet Darkness trapsContinue reading “A Fantasy in Darkness”
A beautiful morning poem by my friend Aby. Enjoy… Morning shrugs over the horizon Drags rays through pine and oak Mumbles birdsong through the wind And I stand awed Morning Image by FotoWorkshop at Picabay.com.
I know I’m a long way off publishing and branding. But it doesn’t hurt to ponder these things as I work up to the whole marketing stuff. I keep dipping into my lapsed graphic design skills and thinking about the general look I want to go for. I’m still deciding, but I have a possibleContinue reading “New Logo!”
Revisions and Edits Suck!
Well… they do and they don’t. But they are necessary for any writer, so suck it up and deal with it. A few days ago, my revisions felt marvelous with a minor plot addition that really built on my driving plot points. Honestly, it was genius. Now, I’m knee deep in edits and consistency revisions, andContinue reading “Revisions and Edits Suck!”
I Dare You!
Warning: Graphic images of adult content. How many ways can you be daring in your writing? It’s all about showing the most vulnerable side of your characters, which might represent your most vulnerable side, too. No matter your experience, there are certain emotions that can push our writing to its limits. There are many eventsContinue reading “I Dare You!”
Like everything in life, balance is key. But it’s also subjective, so finding a balance between your own writing and critiquing others’ can be a case of trial and error. I’m on an online critiquing website, one I’ve had some ups and downs on but that I’ve also learned a lot from and refuse toContinue reading “Balancing Act!!!”
What Is in a Pronoun?
Why do people automatically think that 1st POV delves deeper into a character than 3rd? I’m sure many of you wonder what I mean. Well, I’ve been scouting the big wide web for opinions on POVs. 1st or 3rd? Past or present… etc. But one thing I found in comparing 1st and 3rd is thatContinue reading “What Is in a Pronoun?”