How do you write?

Well, it's that time again.  We're in the midst of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), where novices and experts alike try to write 50,000 words in one month. I wish I could say there are two kinds of writers - those who struggle to craft every word and those who write quickly and with a … Continue reading How do you write?

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Writer problems 

As writers, we encounter a lot of problems.  Probably the most talked about problem is when people ask us if we're still writing (which, I guess is a good conversation starter, but is kind of frustrating because the emphasis is usually on "still"). :p But there are lots of other ones like: #1. Fearing and … Continue reading Writer problems 

All Hallows’ Eve…of NaNoWriMo

Today, people will dress up in all kinds of costumes and go to parties and/or get free candy.  But writers... Well, writers embarking on the adventure known as NaNoWriMo will eye the clock, fingers will be poised over keyboards or over a well-loved notebook, waiting - Waiting for that month that embodies both a writer's … Continue reading All Hallows’ Eve…of NaNoWriMo

A to Z – Z!!! (WR)

It’s April again and that means it’s time for the A to Z challenge and this year, my theme for the A to Z Challenge is characters and narrators. Z is for Zoological  Okay, work with me on this one.  Z is for zoological, which I am using to discuss how/when authors give human traits to animals in books/tv/film...and … Continue reading A to Z – Z!!! (WR)

A to Z – Y (WR)

It’s April again and that means it’s time for the A to Z challenge and this year, my theme for the A to Z Challenge is characters and narrators. Y is for Youth  Many novels favor the young characters. My genre (romance) nearly specializes in young heroines, aged from about 18-26 years old.  Heroes of this genre, however, have … Continue reading A to Z – Y (WR)

A to Z – X (WR)

It’s April again and that means it’s time for the A to Z challenge and this year, my theme for the A to Z Challenge is characters and narrators. X is for (e)xtraterrestrials This one may be sneaky and not really an "x" word, but I'm running with it anyway. :p Aliens have been popping up in stories for quite some … Continue reading A to Z – X (WR)

A to Z Challenge – U (WR)

It's April again and that means it's time for the A to Z challenge and this year, my theme for the A to Z Challenge is characters and narrators. U is for unreliable narrators "Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see" We know that there are people who lie and chances are, you … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – U (WR)

A to Z Challenge – T (WR)

It's April again and that means it's time for the A to Z challenge and this year, my theme for the A to Z Challenge is characters and narrators. T is for Tragic Not all characters have happy beginnings, or happy endings for that matter - these are the characters, the tragic and tortured souls, who pull at our heart-strings for … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – T (WR)

A to Z Challenge – S (WR)

It's April again and that means it's time for the A to Z challenge and this year, my theme for the A to Z Challenge is characters and narrators. S is for side characters They're not the focal point of your story, they're not even the dreaded enemy of your hero(ine), but like it or not - side characters … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – S (WR)