A Support System Recently I realized that I don’t have a proper writing support group. Sure, I have a critique group and I submit pieces or chapters to them twice a month, we meet and give each other feedback. But that’s not enough. To really see what I mean, look at the Acknowledgements page of… Continue reading We don’t have to go it alone!
As almost every writer knows, November is National Novel Writing Month, and many are closing in on that coveted 50,000 words as the end of November creeps around the corner… How is your NaNo going? Are you almost done with that novel? Or have you fallen behind and are despairing? Do you feel that your… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Fun
In honor of All Hallow’s eve, sacred to the druids of old, I am submitting a mystical piece instead of my “scary” piece (partly to honor the day as it was, and partly because – well, my scary piece was embarrassing! It isn’t scary at all). My disclaimer for this piece is that I wrote… Continue reading Happy All Hallow’s Eve!
When the writing is good, you feel it. “You feel it in your bones,” they might say in a story, as if good writing matches the creak we hear from our bones sometimes when we sit down, or kneel on a hard floor. When I revised my chapter one recently for the bazillionth time, I… Continue reading Feel it in your bones
This is the beginning of something…I’m not sure what. There might be some mystical reason her hair is white, like she’s a faerie changeling…or not. I’ve been trying to write more YA, and do more third-person POV, since I lean towards first, so…something different. ============================ Sam Mayhorn was the only person at school with white… Continue reading Sam
Writing From the Heart If you read the mission statement on the right-hand column on this blog, you’ll see that writing from the heart is one important point. So, what exactly is writing from the heart? I’ve posted about these topics in these couple of posts about writing your truth – in short, this means,… Continue reading Writing From, or About, the Heart (YOUR Heart!)
Currently I’m dabbling in a time travel romance something-or-other, when I have trouble with revising my fantasy novel, so…I decided to share a bit. Here’s a little excerpt; totally rough, mind you, and not my usual genre: When you see a worm on your shoe and part of you wants to scrape it off –… Continue reading An Excerpt from My Draft