While editing, many writers find themselves stuck. The words have been jumbled about, commas have been added, but the prose is still missing something. You’ve tried adding description, adding background information, taking out some dialogue, but it’s still not working quite right. If you’ve reached this point, take a breath, relax, and read on. Don’t… Continue reading The Power of Rewriting
I made a post back in January about my Quartlerly goals for January-March. Now it’s time to see what my next quarterly goals are and what I accomplished last quarter! Writing/Editing Goals: Participate in Camp NaNoWriMo Finishing writing draft 1 of new fantasy novel Get Masked Book 1 ready for beta readers Edit Masked Book 2 into… Continue reading Quarterly Goals (April-June)
This post is different than my other posts. Here I am just pouring out my current feelings because I am really frustrated with my fantasy novel, Masked. I wrote this book and its sequel during NaNoWriMo in November. I took about two weeks off before I started editing. The beginning of my edits went relatively smooth–or perhaps… Continue reading A Time for Every Story…
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
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!
Here is a list of some scene goals to consider for your story. It really helped me focus my writing. When you write, try to think about these things, answer these questions, and your story will take on more direction and meaning. General Goals What do you want this scene to accomplish? What do you… Continue reading Goals of a Scene