Howdy! I'm stealing the idea for this post from Jenelle Schmidt because it's an awesome idea and her first lines were great. First lines are terrifying and exhilarating to write at the same time. There's all the pressure to make sure to hook your reader and trying to set the right tone from the get-go. … Continue reading First Lines…Ish.
Howdy! So I missed my usual Thursday post because I kind of forgot it was Thursday and I'm pretty sure I missed a day somewhere this week. And I spent all of yesterday afternoon updating the website! (What do you think of the new look?) The lovely Deborah O'Carroll tagged me for the Life Lessons … Continue reading Life Lessons Learned From Fantasy Tag!
Howdy! The "Writing as explained by" posts are back, and today we're exploring the craft with one of my favorite Disney movies! (Links to the other posts are at the bottom of the page!) Figuring out a plot point/twist - Your MC's reaction to you telling him/her they have to carry the plot - Drooling … Continue reading Writing As Explained by Tangled
Howdy! I'm back on clinical rotation and I'm learning tons. Not the least of which is patience and how important it is. My clinical setting is a skilled nursing facility where patients have come in from the hospital and aren't ready to go home yet. I was working with a patient the other day who … Continue reading Staying Patient In A Fast World
Howdy! I'm excited to help out with a cover reveal for author and blogger friend Hope Ann! This is for her Hansel and Gretel retelling, which I'm excited about because I don't think that's a common one for retellings! It's also #3 in her Legends of Light novella series (which you should totally check out!). … Continue reading Shadows of the Hersweald Cover Reveal!
Howdy! So last week in my poll, writing updates scored pretty high. So I've decided to make the last Thursday of the month my writing update day. Aand there are some interesting things going on since last week. Tate Publishing, my publisher for the Aredor series, has closed. *cue some panicked running around* Fortunately I will be … Continue reading An Unfortunate Event?
I have the exact same outlook on this subject.
by Lauren Sapala
Every morning when I open my inbox a landslide of emails from the online writing community pour out. Blog posts, newsletters, classes and programs and retreats. And then I jump on social media and the wave continues: Advice and instructions on character development, plotting your plot, finessing the end and then going back to that first page and polishing your opening hook until it sparkles and shines and catches the eye of every agent with an email address.
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Howdy! Since I've already started out the year with a stellar blogging record (as in missed my usual post day TWICE), I decided to start writing down some post topics to make myself remember to post. My selective and short term memory issues are quite impressive, guys. 😛 And while making a few plans I … Continue reading Making A Plan
Chapter 30 “Everybody ready to go down?” Cassie asked as she cleared the last of the breakfast dishes and dumped them in the sink. “What is this about again?” Josh asked. “Dr. Braxton said they’ve made some big jumps in the research recently and he wants to fill us all in,” Cassie replied. “Great, more … Continue reading Children of Two Worlds – 30
Chapter 29, Part 2 Kyle stared at the four walls of his room – the first he’d had in a long time that he could in and out of freely and with no threat of armed guards on the other side. It had been so long since he’d had a bit of freedom that it … Continue reading Children of Two Worlds – 29.2