Available on Amazon This Young Adult Historical novel, tells the fictional account of young Mary Shirley who just wants a normal life with friends her age and someday, suitors. She is brave, tenacious, and prone to be rash. The settlers along Indian Creek in Western Virginia are siding against King George, except Papa. He has … More Book I Defiance on Indian Creek
So, I just read the first chapter of Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee, that’s trending all over the Internet as a promotion for the book release on the 14th of July. This was the original book she wanted published. Let go of expectations. Read it as if you know nothing of To Kill … More Go Set a Wat…Chapter One Opinion
Joining a critique group brings an end to the arrogant delusion of, “I have written a great story.” In fact, I’m discovering some hard, and down right scary, things about myself.
Some days, you just have to spread everything across the floor and sort it out.
I watched my first Punch and Judy puppet show on YouTube—the gritty, not for children, version. And I have to say, some days I wish I had a slap stick, which would make me someone’s antagonist, but there are people in this world who need a good whack.
Scrivener stores, organizes, compiles, and so much more. I use the Windows version and love it. Now, if only there were a brain version. I can dream… In the mean time, I’m enjoying the tutorial YouTube videos by Karen Prince. Happy writing!
I made up this dialogue quip to keep them straight. “Lay the object down now.” “I laid the object down yesterday.” “I have laid the object down every day.” “Don’t lie.” “I’m going to lie down now.” “I lay down last night.” “I have lain many times.” Even though fictional stories are most often written in … More Lay/Laid and Lie/Lain
Short answer: If you don’t understand where you’ve been, you may not know why you’re here.
Call me weird, but I read one star ratings before choosing a book to read from Amazon. Some authors complain that competitor authors troll and leave bad reviews. I have no idea about that, but I find the brutally honest one star reviews point out characterization and plot flaws. With the bad side pointed out, … More Learning From Picky Readers
It’s those little moments of recognition, acknowledgment, or words of encouragement that inspire writers to bare their souls to the world. Write to touch or humor–even if only one.