Posts tagged with: writing

Uncharted Territory

By On Feb 20 2014, 8:37 am

I admit it. I’m a sucker for destruction. I know, that sounds incredibly…odd? Maybe. You see, I have a weakness for end-of-the-world shows and movies, be they natural disasters or the results of disease or war. One of my favorite game series is FallOut.

I’ve had ideas for such stories of my own for a while now. I even have the bare bones of a few plots brewing in various stages of research. One is the result of disease wiping out the majority of the human race, another is the aftermath of World War 3, and another is something like a mix of the two with vampires taking over. (Not much of a surprise there, I suppose, eh?) Read more…

Writing Christmas Romance

By On Dec 20 2013, 7:00 am

The world never gets tired of reading Christmas novels. Readers love holiday romance, and it’s fun to use all those wonderful sights and smells while writing a Christmas themed book. Gingerbread cookies, peppermint canes, evergreens, fairy lights and snow fill us all with excitement, and memories of Christmas past. Writing a Christmas romance you want [...]

Writing Descriptions

By On Nov 14 2013, 8:55 am

The Lovers by Rene Magritte I have a tough time writing descriptions. The process is unnatural and awkward. My world-building always starts off lumpy and ugly, like a poorly-stirred muffin mix. But descriptions are crucial, so I work hard at it. Books and workshops offer suggestions for writers who want to craft glow-in-the-dark descriptions. This [...]

That Delicious First Blush

By On Oct 17 2013, 9:00 am

For our wedding anniversary this month, as we traveled to Chicago and a hot tub hotel room, my husband and I got onto a strange topic. I won’t tell you what anniversary we’re on but let me say we’ve been together enough years to start looking like each other. We’re way way past the first [...]

Stumped

By On Oct 9 2013, 9:00 am

Tagged as conflict, Dead-end, Life, Stumped, WIP, & 1 more...

Life has been crazy lately. It seems like whenever I turn around there’s something else demanding my time and writing keeps taking a backseat to it all. I’ve read all the blog posts that advocate to “just say no” to extra stuff, but I always have an excuse as to why “my” situation is different. [...]

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