Archive | February 2010
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Sorry for the delay. I had a rough weekend. My granddad died on Saturday and well, it is what it is. And now for my entry for the 1k Words BlogFest ———– Amy watched the snow drift by her window. She could see the ephemeral reflection of her face. It had what her Mom called […]
No cute pics this time around. I don’t feel like it. Emotional anchors, we all have them. But what are they? “They” are the people and things that, as the term suggest, anchor us to a place and/or state of mind. An old faded black and white picture. A favorite song. Love ones. “They” are […]
On a recent post I suggested that you, gentle reader(s) and writer(s) take five characters out of one of your WIPs and write the first word that came to mind when you thought about that character. Janna took the idea and ran with it. Dozens of her readers followed. But I, well, I didn’t. What’s […]
Snarky, And Foul, Not to mention too smart for my own good. Yeah, that’s my “voice” as best as I can describe it. The first time someone told me I had a “strong voice”, I had no idea what they were talking about. And after doing some research I discovered that there are a lot […]
Take the first five characters of your WIP and write beside the name the first word that comes to mind. “But I can’t reduce my wonderful, deep characters to a single word, I can’t, I just can’t. I refuse, I–” <SLAP!> “What was that for?” You needed to snap of out, so I slapped you. […]
Get your finger out of your nose! That’s not what I meant. What I mean is that research can be more than just checking the facts, ma’am. Example #1: Names I am lousy with names. I write down one name and then forget it. And I am lousy at coming up with names on the […]