Whether you want to focus your writing or you have a target word count to get down to, tightening your prose can strengthen your writing. For me, I have a 115K YA fantasy draft (Masked) that I am trying to get down to the 90K-110K range. Rather than cutting out whole scenes, I have been exploring… Continue reading Tips to Tighten Prose (And Reduce Word Count)
Exciting news! My Goodreads account is finally set up for people to add me. Click here to see my profile. Feel free to send a friend request or follow me. 🙂 Now on to the reading meme hosted by samanneelizabeth! Three W’s: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do… Continue reading WWW Wednesday February 24, 2016
Last week I posted an excerpt from my fantasy novel, so this week I’m posting a writing prompt. This is a one word prompt. The only rules were that the passage had to start with the word ‘magic.’ Surprisingly, this idea came to me really quickly. Enjoy! … Magic courses through me, drawing air from… Continue reading Writing Prompt: Magic
During the editing of my current WIP, I noticed that when I cut to a new scene, I always used the same method: a direct cut to a line of dialogue. While it’s an efficient way to break to a new scene, using it all the time messes up the flow and makes the cuts… Continue reading How to Make Effective Scene Breaks
Back with more from Brigid Kemmerer’s Elemental Series! Here’s the reading meme, hosted by samanneelizabeth. Three W’s: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? What I’m Reading: Secret by Brigid Kemmerer I started on Secret immediately after finishing Spirit. I just cannot get enough of Brigid… Continue reading WWW Wednesday February 17, 2016
Here is a small scene from my WIP, Masked. Please be aware that this is not the final form of the scene and it is subject to change. I’m nervous but excited to share this. I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to leave a comment or some feedback. I’d love to hear what you… Continue reading First Excerpt From My Novel!
So I have yet to do a proper update on my novel progress. All I’ve given is little pieces here and there, insight into my editing methods, and a few lines during #1linewed. Finally, it is time for a proper progress update. Woo hoo! Currently, I have been going back and forth between two projects.… Continue reading Progress Update: My YA Fantasy Novel