Gasp!

Keeping with the spirit of Halloween, which is right around the corner, I’m bringing you today some lovely ideas on how to incorporate fear into your story this week. We start, with a gasp. Gasping is a sharp intake of air to display that we are shocked, frightened, excited, spooked, or otherwise scandalized. But why … More Gasp!

For the love of books and stories and how they change lives

Originally posted on Live to Write – Write to Live:
Something a little different today. https://youtu.be/Ad3CMri3hOs ? ? . Jamie Lee Wallace Hi. I’m Jamie. I am a content writer and branding consultant, columnist, sometime feature writer, prolific blogger, and aspiring fiction writer. I’m a mom, a student of equestrian arts, and a nature lover. I believe in small…

Never Underestimate the Creative Value of a Good Meal.

Wednesday already? Where has the week gone? I’ve mostly been holed up in my study or sitting on my couch with an angry face this week, when I’ve not been working in silence. That is because, my dear friends, I hit a snag. That’s right! Every writer’s worst enemy (besides writer’s block, no outlets available, … More Never Underestimate the Creative Value of a Good Meal.

Old Things That Are Tough To Explain: Research Before The Internet

Originally posted on Dysfunctional Literacy:
(image via wikimedia) When my daughter announced that she had a research paper for school, I was expecting an ordeal.  I braced myself for hours of whining and complaining and procrastinating.  Instead, my daughter pulled out her phone, looked up a bunch of stuff, and was done in 15 minutes.…

The Lorien Legacies

Adventure! Government conspiracies! Intergalactic war! Sound good to you? Well don’t forget about Super powers! Romance! Betrayal! Yeah, seriously, how could it get any better? Maybe with Loveable, dynamic characters! The fate of the world in the balance! And if you need any further prompting after all that, there’s a telepathic dog. If any of those things … More The Lorien Legacies