WIPpet Wednesday!! July 31, 2013 (Harry Potter’s Birthday)

Good morning! I'm joining in from the East Coast today with a spectacular visit with my mother. Can you imagine? I sent a message saying I would be there in two days and she thought I was wrong. So when I posted on facebook yesterday that I was flying, she immediately writes back "Um...I thought … Continue reading WIPpet Wednesday!! July 31, 2013 (Harry Potter’s Birthday)

Grammar Wednesday: TENSES — future

This is the rarest of all for an entire story/novel to be written in. However, there are often sections that require this. example time!! Rusty would be going to visit her brother in Washington, D.C. for a week. Then she would be going to the west to visit some family. She couldn't be more excited … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: TENSES — future

Grammar Wednesday: TENSES — something that happened

This is where it gets confusing for people. When writing in present tense about something that happened in the past. This is where past perfect comes into play when writing in past tense, and past tense comes into play when writing in present tense. Examples. Usually the easiest way to figure things out. PRESENT TO … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: TENSES — something that happened

#WIPpet Wednesday: July 24, 2011 #wip #amwriting

So...It's Wednesday! That means it's WIP Wednesday! WooHoo! If you haven't heard, I finished my last WIP, so guess what? I started another one. Because I'm absolutely insane and can't take a break. This new one I'm very excited for. There are vampires (not the sparkly kind), witches (not the good and not the bad … Continue reading #WIPpet Wednesday: July 24, 2011 #wip #amwriting

Ashes Fall and the end of the James Matthew’s Trilogy

Today is a day to be remembered! But isn't every day? =P I spent about six hours writing today and completed the novel "Ashes Fall" in almost record time. If you only count the days that I wrote during NaNo, it probably is. However, I started writing this novel in February.¬† It was slow going; … Continue reading Ashes Fall and the end of the James Matthew’s Trilogy

Grammar Wednesday: TENSES — past tense

Hey ya'll! This is my preferred tense to write in. I love it! To me, even when speaking, stories are told in the past tense because they happen in the past, not in the moment. If that makes sense. So here's an example of past tense. *** She walked into the room, her dress beautifully … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: TENSES — past tense

Creative Buzz Hop: To do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly

It may come as a surprise to many to find out that I am training to be a minister. With what I write, it does shock a lot. (Don't worry, I shock congregants too.) The prompt for this weeks Creative Buzz Hop is justice, and I can't help but think of Micah 6:8. He has … Continue reading Creative Buzz Hop: To do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly

Indie Author Land Interview

Today my interview with Indie Author Land goes live!! I'm sharing it here so you can read it. I had a ton of fun answering their questions and getting to know them better.The interview is about my first novel Forever Burn.Here's a section from the interview...OK. Tell us a little more about James. James has … Continue reading Indie Author Land Interview

Grammar Wednesday: TENSES — Present tense

Here's the next series! Tenses! I'm thinking four posts in this one, at least for the main four things people generally do with tenses. Present, past, past perfect (and using those together). This first one is going to be about present tense. There are lot of fanfiction and some novels being written in present tense. … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: TENSES — Present tense

#WIPpet Wednesday: July 3, 2013

So sorry I missed last week folks, but nothing I wrote was appropriate *giggles* I do have appropriateness this week! Yay for writing non-sex scenes. Also, the sex-novel, aka the erotic sci-fi, is finished! wOOt...now to start the editing process. So here's what WIPpet Wednesday is. We (writers amongst the greatness) post our WIP's, work … Continue reading #WIPpet Wednesday: July 3, 2013

Grammar Wednesday: Pet Peeves and Americanisms

It is not OK. It is okay. ** It is not alright. It is all right. *** It is not wanna, gonna, coulda, shoulda, woulda. It is want to, going to, could have, should have, would have. (The only exception to these should be made in dialogue, or if you are planning some massive narrating … Continue reading Grammar Wednesday: Pet Peeves and Americanisms

Random Post: To do list

Here's what I'm doing today...I know you all want my life because I write all the time, but I do a lot of other stuff, too. 1. Edit for Sarah (9:00-10:00) 2. Edit for Kat (10:06-13:15) 3. Writing my writing group prompt (10:00-10:06) 4. Start Camp NaNo¬†(15:00-17:30) 5. Write Creative Buzz Hop Post, which yes, … Continue reading Random Post: To do list