Or critique feedback. It's not easy to write a story, let alone a book. It's not easy to get someone to read it and offer comments. It's not easy to get a critique on a book. But, if we want to keep writing stories and books, we need to take the first step (sometimes, several … Continue reading Getting the Goss
Today is the shortest day of the year - if you live in the southern hemisphere. It's the day I do a bit of a clean-out. Cupboards, rooms, shelves, eFiles, drawers, sheds, gardens. It's the shortest day, so getting it done within the time-frame ensures it can't all be done, only the things that matter. … Continue reading Looking to the Light
(Okay, let's just pretend it's Friday and I'm doing my weekly update on the subject that came up several weeks ago) (The pic comes from Fandango and his Flash Fiction Challenge, except I'm not writing fiction -- or am I?) photo from Nicolae_Balt at Pixabay.com. Conflict: See that balloon? The conflict comes from the character … Continue reading Conflict, suspense, and tension
There's a news story from a reputable rag: Billions of passwords just leaked online! Check here to see if you are affected with a link to check emails at the Personal Data Leak Checker. I checked. And I've spent all my time this morning changing the passwords. And then going through and security checking every, … Continue reading The Frantic Friday Kerfuffle
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It’s a big day, the completion of months of writing and all the tasks that go along with bringing a story to life. The muses are satisfied, the sun is shining with the promise of spring, and the mermaids are singing their enchantments.
To all my blogging and reading friends, thank you from the tips of my toes to the ends of my fingers. Your enthusiasm and spirit of friendship make all the months of toil worthwhile. Thank you for accompanying me on this journey.
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The merrow rule the sea. Slender creatures, fair of face, with silver scales and the graceful tails of angelfish. Caught in a Brid Clarion net, the daughter of the sea witch perishes in the sunlit air. Her fingers dangle above the swells.
The queen of the sea bares her sharp teeth and, in a fury of…
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And it's not because I forgot it was Friday again. It's about stories. Where the open lies, where the build happens, how it all crashes together to form an ending. I use a couple of methods to get the shape of the story. The first thing I do is a paragraph about the idea. A … Continue reading How to get to the Starting Point