The First Draft

This November has really taught me a lot about what it means to write the first draft. And, oddly enough, I didn’t really understand the first draft until I’d written about a dozen of them. I think I’m starting to get it now, and as a self-proclaimed amateur writer and a damn fine looker-upper-of-things, I … More The First Draft

Oh No WriMo

Well, last week I was going to prepare a lovely NaNoWriMo post for everyone, but got a bit sidetracked with a heavy dose of depression that really bogged me down. Everyone who has grown from darkness eventually returns to it, and this will be my life forever. And while that isn’t a very uplifting thought, … More Oh No WriMo

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!

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

Whoops.

Well, we’re a day late, but at least we’re not a dollar short. Sorry for the delay, everyone, but I’ve been extremely busy and that’s kept me from sleeping. As much as I love and care about this blog… I needed rest! I’m just one person, so I used Wednesday (all of it) for sleeping. … More Whoops.

Literature and Yoga

Recently, I’ve started taking yoga classes at the local “Yoga Spot” in town. It’s been a lot of fun, and really helps me think and my body feel revitalized. I’m really enjoying it! This is what I plan to do during the fall to keep me busy and to help me stay in shape.  I had originally … More Literature and Yoga