“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
Rainy Days: My First True Poem
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
Word of the Day Challenge: Taciturn
I'm posting in response to The Word of the Day Challenge: Taciturn Each book I write, at least one character has a book that is their go to book. The one that they can compare all of life to. And in this one, it is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. But this new her, the … Continue reading Word of the Day Challenge: Taciturn
Fictional Friday 9.14.18: A Man Named Haunt
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
Fictional Friday: Why Does He Get the Girl?
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?
Why is Character Description So Awkward?
“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?
Haunting Wilderness: An Excerpt
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
Fictional Friday: Man in the Moon
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
Hunting Down a Villain in the Grocery Store
"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
Job Interviews Are Like Dating
So this afternoon I have my first job interview in over seven years. And I am going into this much like when I buy a car or go on a date. What? How are those related? Well, let's look at all those things we do when interviewing for a job. I am not sure how … Continue reading Job Interviews Are Like Dating