“But people themselves alter so much, that there is something new to be observed in them for ever.” -- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice So what does an author write about when she has a writing competition for word count and massive writers block? Well I could refer to my blog about Busting Through Writer’s Block OR … Continue reading My Current Project: #Authorslife
Dim blue hues of light barely braking through, I breathe in deep while taking it all inside me. With true appreciation I sit still, While all around me are others wishing for sun. Oh, how perfect then is the day dawning before me, Leaves dripping and mist surrounding all it touches with gloom. I … Continue reading Rainy Days: My First True Poem
This character is one of my favorite ones to push and discover. Enjoy the confrontation he needed. Layah was looking over the shots and wondered where that paparazzi was even tucked away that no one noticed them at all. He tutted falsely, “You are making the wrong reputation for yourself.” he said snidely. She looked … Continue reading Fictional Friday 9.14.18: A Man Named Haunt
He considered her, “You wish to recreate what I am.” he accused. She shook her head, “I am trying to un-create that which you have created.” His eyes narrowed and she knew she had his attention. “Besides the respect you have, and control you get, do you like yourself really?” she asked him pointedly. His … Continue reading A Snippet of Haunt
I am a firm believer that the characters in my books should treat each other with respect and kindness. It goes back to the fact that the hero of many romances can be a touch taciturn and a lot like an ass. Perhaps I am hoping to help humanity in this case. I am tired … Continue reading Fictional Friday: Why Does He Get the Girl?
“She drinks pints of coffee and writes little observations and ideas for stories with her best fountain pen on the linen-white pages of expensive notebooks. Sometimes, when it's going badly, she wonders if what she believes to be a love of the written word is really just a fetish for stationery.” ― David Nicholls, One Day Often … Continue reading Why is Character Description So Awkward?
I am posting this for Singledust because she wished to see what a song could bring to life for me. Many of my novels come from songs and music. Music adds spice to my life and I appreciate all different kinds. This one came from Lindsey Sterling's Beyond the Veil. To give some context, this girl is … Continue reading Haunting Wilderness: An Excerpt
Below is the beginning of the first chapter of a book I started after an editor suggested I work on description of atmosphere and surroundings. Hope you like it friends! The moon was out brilliant and full. A white circle a quarter of the way up the sky shadowing all stars around it. It … Continue reading Fictional Friday: Man in the Moon
"A figure sat there in thoughtful silence. Shrouded in darkness as he preferred, he thought about the recent activities of that company, and the meddling woman who was solving the trouble he was creating." - Twisted Lies, Bee 2016 I'm searching for a villain. Everywhere I look, everywhere I turn I am hoping to spot … Continue reading Hunting Down a Villain in the Grocery Store
Yep! You heard it here first. I sniff books. I do! Nothing is more pleasing to me than walking into a library, a book vault, a used book store, a new book store, or my own collection and smelling the printed word. There is just something so amazing about all those words shoved together to … Continue reading Confession; I Sniff Books