Monthly Archives: August 2011

Dreams – A Creation Vision

For the month of August, I challenged writer’s to write a creation story. I have never participated in one of my own challenges but I have recently been working on a creation story for the lytes who live in my … Continue reading

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The Importance of Foraging

Foraging for facts otherwise known as researching is vital to writing a good novel. I like to use the term foraging because when I do research I always feel as though I am feeding my mind. That way even if … Continue reading

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And the starring role goes to…

When my muse decides there is a story I need to tell she usually whacks me over the head with it. She is never subtle, and is not afraid to use some force if necessary. She does not feed this to me in the … Continue reading

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Adverbs – Are they contagious?

Jacqui Murray has posted several writer’s tips on her blog which I am using as a sort of check-list for my rewriting/editing process. Tip #2 Ban Weak Adverbs, reminded us to use them sparingly. She recommended using the find feature … Continue reading

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From caterpillar to butterfly, let the transformation continue.

Once upon a time while I was writing this one novel my muse would not let me think of anything else but the story. I immersed myself in the new world that was unfolding in front of me so much that I … Continue reading

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Taming the imagery, primping the prose and finding the balance…

Warning: This post has examples of very poor writing. Please resist the urge to yawn. Example 1: Her eyes followed the lengthy, slender, brown, deer like legs all the way up to where they married the round thin flat slab. They … Continue reading

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The Bridges of Fantasy County

A big thank you to Ken Broad’s Picture This and Indigo Spider’s Sunday Picture Press for their fantastic pictures and prompts which inspired this piece and although I did a story for Sonia G Medeiros’s August challenge already, oddly this … Continue reading

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