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Writing A Lost Character

via Daily Prompt: Unmoored Today's word-of-the-day prompt was 'unmoored'. What a lovely word. It immediately captured my imagination. I wondered how I could possibly post about the foggy, poetic state of mind it immediately put my sleepy little brain in.... Continue Reading →

Harmony – a momentary reflection on writing a motley crew

via Daily Prompt: Harmony For a most excellent post on writing motley crews, please check out my brain-twin's blog post: How to Write A Motley Crew. As for me, I've been struggling with the very issue of harmony with the crew... Continue Reading →

Most Interesting – Problems in Writing

via Daily Prompt: Passport So the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, right? This applies to writing. If you have your characters in a (physical, emotional, existential) place and you need to get them to another place,... Continue Reading →

6 Unpublished Novels – Why Writing is NEVER Meaningless

via Daily Prompt: Meaningless I am a writer. I write things. My family identifies me as a writer, sometimes finding things for me to write which grow or stretch me in ways I wouldn't have sought out myself (hey, I... Continue Reading →

Eloquence in a Question #1

TheSarahDoughty posted a most interesting question today. Her answer was equally stimulating, and I thought I'd give it a whirl for myself. Question: How does it feel when your muse runs fingers through your hair, resting bare palms on your crown?... Continue Reading →

Colorful Clips – Instinct

When this prompt came into my inbox this morning, I thought, "Yes! I know I talk about instinct A LOT in my writing. I'm SURE I have TONS of clips I could do a post about." Well, maybe not as... Continue Reading →

A Recipe for Busting Writer’s Block

Remember, the best way to cook is always with the finest and freshest ingredients. You're going to want a work of literature for this recipe - it should give just a little when you squeeze it, but not be yellow... Continue Reading →

Beautiful People – March 2017

In my series (known as Bill) centered around a group of gifted individuals, I needed to spend a little time on my protagonist: Elizabeth. Though I have to say, it was tough. I wanted to do this on my anti-hero as... Continue Reading →

Desire – Colorful Clips of The Queen’s Assassin

When I saw WordPress's word-of-the-day prompt today, I couldn't help but think of my novel, The Queen's Assassin. I wanted to write a romance which was largely devoid of the usual YA romantic cliches, one which stressed friendship over hormones... Continue Reading →

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