This is a fantastic email to get from my publisher! The Ebook is now available. I'm saying it once. Buy it!! smashwords
The introductory phrase can be a bit confusing, but it's probably one of the easiest rules to remember. EXAMPLE: 1. If she goes out to the bar, she will get drunk. 2. "So, that's what you meant." 3. When that happens, you run. All of those have introductory phrases or words. PRACTICE: Example: 1. When … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: COMMA–Introductory/Concluding phrases and words
This world has been crazy the past few weeks for me. I am writing, though not on fiction (unless you are atheist, then maybe it's fiction to you). I am sermonizing. It's actually quite like writing a short story. I'll share it when I'm done. I'm also adding in music to it. Secondly, if you … Continue reading Writing and Book Launching!
My copies have officially arrived in the mail!! w00t! Just in time for me to leave for the weekend.
A parenthetical is easy. If it could go into parenthesis, a.k.a if it makes not difference to the meaning behind the sentence, but you still want it there, then it is a parenthetical phrase. EXAMPLE: 1. Bobby went out to the bar, which he did a lot, and had so many beers he couldn't drive … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: Comma–parenthetical phrase
I'm spending the next two days at a sci-fi/fantasy writing convention on Dallas. Will have lots to share one I'm done!! Already had a panel on pacing a novel.
This is what I've been working on most of the day. It's got one of my favorite scenes! The scene is based in truth. I worked with law enforcement and heard a call similar to this one. Although, the way it's written is from a very different POV and its greatly exaggerated.
I finished writing chapter 4 of the super secret project that's not so secret yesterday. It took longer than I expected and the chapter itself is a bit shorter than I thought it would be (my guess is that'll change in edits), but it is finished for the first draft. This chapter was incredibly intense … Continue reading One up, One down
Participle phrases can be a bit tricky. Basically, if you have a sentence with an "ing" word in it, you need to pay attention to what's going on! A participle is a verb that acts and pretends to be an adjective. It modifies the noun. So, now that I've probably confused you with the lingo, … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: COMMA–participle phrase
I need to preface this post with the fact that I am NOT against cursing in books. So, I am NOT against cursing in books. Have you every seen the movie "Good Will Hunting"? I read something recently where it started to turn into that movie. For the first ten pages there were no curse … Continue reading Fucking Fucks! (Cursing in exposition)
Yesterday, I spent the day at the Dallas Sci-fi Expo/Comic con. It was an amazing experience. I met actors from my favorite TV shows, friends from twitter, and hung out with general geeks like me! Aside from the general grandeur, what amazed me the most was how writing brings people together. I went with a … Continue reading Writing brings people together…
Wrote about 8k words today! My original goal was 5k and I upped it to 10k. I'm satisfied and taking the rest of the night off. This project is turning out to be amazing! I'm so excited for it! In 2,000 more words, I'll be a quarter of the way through my original plot (always … Continue reading Devil’s Advocate
This is one of my favorite tumblr pages of all time. Granted, I don't really tumblr, but if you're an author or aspiring to be one, these posts are HILARIOUS! Hearing about an unpubbed writer who replies to rejections with reasons why the editor/agent is wrong..
A compound sentence is made of two independent clauses. That means, in the basics, each part of the sentence can stand alone as a sentence itself. My FAVORITE example for this is from Katy Perry. "I kissed a girl, and I liked it." "I kissed a girl." and "I liked it." can both stand alone … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: COMMA–compound sentence
Had to share! First book, that I know of, has arrived! Katherine wins (if there was something to win other than the book, lol). When you get yours, take a self and either tweet it to me or post it on my fb page! It'll be fun to see them all and maybe ill make … Continue reading The First
This is one of my favorite scenes. Mostly because James is extremely annoyed. ‘Mr. Sheriff’s Deputy with the extra smelly cologne’ had his hand on her leg and a soft look on his face. “You okay?” “Yeah, I’m fine.” Her brow narrowed and wrinkled between her eyes. It was a look she often gave when … Continue reading James meets Heath
meanie Katherine might possibly have made a few tears roll down my cheek. I don't know how I am blessed with such good friends, but thank you! Amazon.com: Katherine's review of Forever Burn.
I am what most people consider somewhat prolific. I produce a lot of story over a little amount of time. This is particularly true for someone who is a full-time graduate student. This also comes from what are considered amateurs, though I consider myself an amateur so there is little distinction in my book. People … Continue reading Simple Advice
Guess who's writing! Oh right, that's me! I've been writing a lot of today. Here's a pic of the first chapter of my super secret project!! I'm very excited for this project. You also get to see a few lines (kinda sorta) so be excited! Oh and say hello to my writing partner, Rusty the … Continue reading DV 101
My goal in 2013 is to read more books for pleasure. Last year I read exactly two books for pleasure. Actually, now that I think about it, it might have only been one book. It's not that I don't read! Please don't think that I do not read. I read almost every day (and not … Continue reading Books!