Here's the thing about writing action. You've got to be extremely clear about what is going on. That means no extra little words in there, no desperately alliterating on what is happening, and the sentences need to be quite straight-forward and to the point. I'm currently beta'ing a fanfic piece for a new beta (he … Continue reading Action sequences…
“It is. I’m holed up in the security office if you ever want to stop by.” “My section is on the other side of the mall. You know, that part by Santa. Why do parents have to go all insane? Why can’t everyone just stay calm and have a good time anymore? It’s all about … Continue reading For by Grace TIDBITS!
Been editing this evening!! My stuff and chapters for others. Either way, I am making progress on my wall Before. Current.
In my current novel, from the first few chapters, it should be pretty obvious that this is NOT a romance novel. I work with a website called Project Team Beta to find my beta readers and editors. This is the third novel that I have pushed through their site and it might possibly be the … Continue reading To continue on romance…
A semi-colon is used as a way to separate the two independent clauses more than just a comma and coordinating conjunction. A semi-colon has a firmer break in the thoughts. A comma and coordinating conjunction is like a California stop (or a rolling stop) at a stop sign, and the semi-colon is like a full … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: COMMA SPLICE–Semi-colon
Okay peoples! Sirena wrote this in a blog post, and I feel the need to reiterate the fact that NOT EVERY NOVEL HAS TO BE ROMANCE! and that NOT EVERY NOVEL IS A ROMANCE NOVEL. I have some wonderful beta's right now. Before I got them, I had to send my chapters through "transit." Basically, … Continue reading On romance in a not romance novel….
I have let it slip a few times what the actual title of this novel is, but this is the actual 100% totally awesome reveal! Are you ready? Are you really, really ready? All right...The title is............. For by Grace =P This novel follows the life of Deputy Grace Halling and her day to day … Continue reading Super Secret Project (that’s not so secret) Title REVEAL!
I wasn't ever planning on writing this post, but after reading a chapter and editing it for someone, I feel it's absolutely necessary. So, here we go. WRITERS! YOU NEED TO DO YOUR RESEARCH! Okay, whew! I said it. Here's the thing. It's okay to elaborate and to expand, and yes, to use hyperbole, but … Continue reading Wrongs compounded by wrongs…
I just got home from one of the longest days at school. I'm looking forward to tonight and relaxing with a good friend and a great meal (that she's cooking for me!). So, I checked my mail and in it was a really small, inconspicuous letter. I open in up and WOW! I feel so … Continue reading Good things come in small packages…
Hey y'all (yes, I've been living in Texas far too long). This is a blog hop. Don't know what that is? Good, I didn't either for a bit. Basically, this is a way to learn about some awesome and cool indie authors. I answer a few questions and give them a shout-out! I want to … Continue reading The Next Big Thing: Blog Hop March 20, 2013
Things that should be in every writer's contract. bahahahaha I WISH!
Our new grammatical issue to look at, for the next five weeks or so, is the comma splice. Are you ready? This one has been the bane of my existence since my early college years. My prof would go through and take red marker to ALL my comma splices, and let me tell you, that … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: COMMA SPLICE–coordinating conjunction
7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to - Yahoo! News.
So...I finished writing my 85k word novel yesterday in a massive rush of typing away during spring break and now...now I'm not sure what to do. Spending so much time on one project, where my entire focus is only on that, is fantastic but when finished leaves a very odd feeling. It's like a large … Continue reading The Downward Spiral
I have finished writing the super secret project! Yay! My first draft is totally out to be just over 84k words!! This last chapter had my heart pounding so hard. This is how I spent the last day typing btw. Remember, kiddies, don't overuse your hands! I also built my editing wall for when I … Continue reading Giving Chase
Welcome! I had to cancel the original party due to the flu-like cold and ridiculously high fever I had. This one will NOT be canceled. I'm bound and determined that if even sick, I will still go! So, come and join me in celebrating the launch of Forever Burn. There will be cool swag that … Continue reading Book Lauch Party rehashed
Hey guys! So my writing was slow today. Sadly it had to do with a lot of pain in my wrist. So instead of pushing through to finish, I'm just going to do that tomorrow. Here's what I did today! It's one of my favorite chapter titles ever and I will actually tell you why. … Continue reading Battery Assault
Oh goodness! Yesterday I surpassed even my own expectations and was up crazy late writing. So...that's why this post comes to you now. I finished three chapters yesterday. Fender Bender and an Asshole, Son of God, & Whiskey and Wine. Goodness! But I'm very close to being done with the major writing aspects of this … Continue reading Holy cow!
Fun times! Check this out; it's quite interesting. 7 words that came about from people getting them wrong - The Week.
Check this out! Sirena is awesome and will end up published one day. I'm sure of that. Next week, I will be participating in the next bit blog hop and I will give a shout out to Sirena again. Check back a week after I post to find out more about her novel and what's … Continue reading Sirena N. Robinson